Wrong coverart or no coverart in now playing (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
April 22, 2006
Austria Austria
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I only use folder.jpg and no embedded cover art for my mp3 CDs. Every CD got it's folder with the appropriate folder.jpg.
While until MediaPortal 0.2.1 everything worked fine, since I'm using MediaPortal 0.2.2 it does no more.
As far as I understand it, if I scan my music shares (update db) using configuration an image cache is build up under:
with two versions (small and large of each folder.jpg) for each CD.
Now the naming of these files is probably not ideal: Different subfolders can contain folders with the same names or more precise the first files of 2 folders in different subfolders contain the same artist and album name.
Eg. I've a folder "Singles" and a folder "Rock&Pop". Both contain a subfolder/an album "Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way". The CD single got the same name as the CD. If I play the single, the cover art of the Album is getting displayed instead of the cover of the single.

Folder view:

Now playing:

Another strange problem that I'm having, is that with double albums where the album names/folder names got a "CD1" "CD2" at the end, the cover art does not get displayed.
For double CD albums I use 2 folders. The folder names are eg. the following:
Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity CD1
Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity CD2
The album names are:
Serenity CD1
Serenity CD2
Both folders contain a folder.jpg – which is identical. The coverart simply does not get displayed in now playing for most of these CDs.


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  • April 7, 2005
    Germany Germany
    The best way to workaround your single's problem is configuring the folder containing all singles as an extra share. Then you can scan it with different settings for thumb usage. But the main problem is that your single's album name does not contain a hint (like EP, LP, Maxi, Single, ..) which can be used by MP.

    I'll check if something with stacking is broken currently, too.


    Portal Pro
    April 22, 2006
    Austria Austria
    Thanx rtv for the info!
    I've resolved the single problem, but the "no coverart showing" of double CDs problem is still there.

    Here's an example (maybe that helps finding the bug).

    Folder view:

    Now Playing:

    Folders+files in it:
    Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity CD1:
    01 Bobo Stenson Trio - T..mp3
    02 Bobo Stenson Trio - West Print.mp3
    03 Bobo Stenson Trio - North Print.mp3
    04 Bobo Stenson Trio - East Print.mp3
    05 Bobo Stenson Trio - South Print.mp3
    06 Bobo Stenson Trio - Polska Of Despair (II).mp3
    07 Bobo Stenson Trio - Golden Rain.mp3
    08 Bobo Stenson Trio - Swee Pea.mp3
    09 Bobo Stenson Trio - Simple & Sweet.mp3
    10 Bobo Stenson Trio - Der Pflaumenbaum.mp3
    Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity CD2:
    01 Bobo Stenson Trio - El Mayor.mp3
    02 Bobo Stenson Trio - Fader V (Father World).mp3
    03 Bobo Stenson Trio - More Cymbals.mp3
    04 Bobo Stenson Trio - Extra Low.mp3
    05 Bobo Stenson Trio - Die Nachtigall.mp3
    06 Bobo Stenson Trio - Rimbaud Gedicht.mp3
    07 Bobo Stenson Trio - Polska Of Despair (I).mp3
    08 Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity.mp3
    09 Bobo Stenson Trio - Tonus.mp3
    Would be great if this could be fixed somehow - got my new lcd tv and I'm demostrating MediaPortal to some friends :D - I always take care not to play double albums, so that this bug doesn't appear in my little presentation...

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