mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

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Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by Peke » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:32 pm

We will try not to forget. Feel free to give us a slap when MMA 2.0 gets out for testing.

My daughter wanted to have each song its own Album Art and I made workaround by putting each song in its own folder so in hers sync profile for a music file path I have "\Music\<Title>\<Artist> - <Title>" and it works perfect for her as she uses MMA as player so no need for folder/filename structure, but also if she shares some files filenames are OK.

Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by el_mundi » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:13 am

Lowlander, thank's for your quick response.
I agree with your statement "This limitations is fine for most ..."! The vast majority of my songs, recorded from my vinyls and CD's fullfilles this criterion, but not the recordings on 55 tapes over a span of about 30 years.

Actually, in the meantime I found an entry in the Knowledgebase "Device Synchronization" from Oct 3, 2017, that already refers to this issue: ... or-missing

Now I hope, that the statement therein "This limitation is planned to be eliminated in a future version of MMA." does not get forgotten.

Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by Lowlander » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:40 am

No, MMA displays 1 Artwork per Album. This limitations is fine for most as Albums generally use the same Artwork for all files and most users use Albums that way. However if you use individual Artworks per file on an Album or don't use Album tags this limitation will cause problems.

Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by el_mundi » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:41 am

I am also struggling with the way artwork is displayed in MMA (Media Monkey for Android).
My Media Monkey for Windows is set up so that it stores artwork in the file-tag, not in the folder.
I have digitized all my tape-recordings, stored each tape in a folder and used the folder-name as album-name for all the songs therein.
The songs within one folder (=album) do not have one common cover; instead all songs have an individual cover stored, typically the cover or the label of the single record.
Apparently MMA cannot handle this situation and displays cover-art randomly at it's will - and the image displayed for one particular song might be different the next time I play it. This happens, no matter wether I play songs from my PC via the MediaMonkey Server or wether I play songs stored on my android phone.
Looks like MMA assigns one single image to all songs with the same album-name, instead of taking the image stored in the MP3-file.
Would be nice, if one of these days it could do that.
Or ist there already today a way to achieve that, that I have overlooked?

My versions:
Phone: MMA: and MMA Pro: 1.3.0017 (I don't know, why there are two entries)

Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by terryo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:37 pm

I'd implement that solution if I could find .nomedia/hidden files and the option to disable it. I googled it several ways and searched the mm forums several ways and could not find an answer.

Re: mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by Peke » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:40 pm

Are you using Samsung phone and if yes disable ignoring .nomedia/hidden files. You can also tell MMW not to save Album art in folder, but to File tags which will not create album art file in track folders.

mma v2.0 needs better album art storage

by terryo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:38 pm

In v2.0, can you make it so album art for all mma audio tracks is in one folder?

I use my phone heavily for photography as well as auditioning many hundreds of music tracks every month. It is a real pain to have the album art files spewed across a gajillion individual photo albums, each with a single piece of album art.