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Walkman app display incorrect album cover

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Message 11 of 29
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Message 11 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

I am sorry,it might be a bug for 4.3...



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One time poster
Message 12 of 29
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Message 12 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

Even I Am Facing the Exact Same Problem . As You Diascussed Above.Everything is awesome about Walkman app but this things is the black hole in it.Are there any Solutions??

Inhabitant
Message 13 of 29
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Message 13 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover


@DarkPrince wrote:

Even I Am Facing the Exact Same Problem . As You Diascussed Above.Everything is awesome about Walkman app but this things is the black hole in it.Are there any Solutions??


Nice to know I'm not the only one

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Inhabitant
Message 14 of 29
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Message 14 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

Hello, it has been awhile but I wish to address my theory of this problem, it might be incorrect in few places, and whether not it will be investigated by Xperia developers, I don't really mind if not, just want to throw it out there for everyone to see.

 

WALKMAN co exist with an app called Download music info, this app interferes with how info such as Title, Artist, Album cover and all that, are displayed through WALKMAN, you can find more information in, Main menu > "3 verticle boxes" > Download music info > "3 verticle boxes" > Legal. What this app does is when your music files are imported onto the phone, it scans the file for all the tags and all that, and makes a copy of it which are stored as cache (I might be incorrect), and that copy will be what is displaying through WALKMAN and to be viewed by you, and one of the problem is this app doesn't seem to like Album covers so it decides to only copy the Album cover of the first track of an album and applies it as the cover for rest of the song in the album, so in a nutshell, WALKMAN does not display the actual tags that is with the file, that's why after you "Edit music info", other apps such as Poweramp will still read the files as if you didn't edit the files at all, because your edit only applies to Download music info app, thus WALKMAN, thus Play Music (Google's music player), and disabling Download music info in settings will not work, cause it will be reenabled again everytime you launch WALKMAN.

 

That is bascially the issue, you can tell Download music info app is bit of a nuisance, but make no mistake, it serves it's purpose which it is what it's name suggest, it download music info, while in the process make a bit of mess.

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Visitor
Message 15 of 29
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Message 15 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

I have a variation on this problem - all my album covers are mixed up on the album listing screen - but if I select an album, the correct picture is displayed - the same on the now playing widget etc.

 

think they were OK when first read from SD card (from last mobile), but went wrong after downloading details online. Actually I did this to get SenseMe settings working, but hardly any albums appearin Sense Me list, so that was a mistake! 

One time poster
Message 16 of 29
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Message 16 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

This is default fault in Walkman. It's only identity 1st track of the album art and apply to whole album eventhough there's a different album art for each song.

Updating track information from gracenote won't help it. It will mess your all albums.
Sony should solve this. Or maybe people will switch to apps like proamp,etc
Eventhough I love Walkman app. I said it
Inhabitant
Message 17 of 29
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Message 17 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

I had issues with the wrong album art being shown. I found this and it fixed the issue:

 

How to add or change the album or cover art in the Walkman app

 

The work around seems to be for a tablet, but if you just go to the walkman app and start from there, that's how I did it. My phone is a Z1 Compact using Android KK 4.4.4

 

Hope this helps.

 

Pony

Learner
Message 18 of 29
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Message 18 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

i got the same problem here !  if i try reset the single cover of a song it will be correct 

One time poster
Message 19 of 29
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Message 19 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

Ok, here is my problem, I bought a Z3 to listen to HR music, I bought premium headsets and a micro SD 128gb.

I moved my entire collection (100 gb) and all the covers are wrong. 

When I start listening the covers are fine, but it is impossible and it is a mess when I try to select an album from home menu or from albums list.

Does anyone knows **bleep** to fix this? I checked on pc also and the tags are perfect.

I am about to cry 

One time poster
Message 20 of 29
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Message 20 of 29

Re: Walkman app display incorrect album cover

Got this messy cover problem too ... Just tried that and covers displayed properly:

Go to the path by using file commander
\android\data\com.sonyericsson.music\data\cache

I deleted both "contentcache" and "thumbnail-generic" folders