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Windows 7: Can't delete album art files


12 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 professional (student download)
 
 
Can't delete album art files

I'm in windows explore trying to clean up my music folders. I don't use album art so I am trying to delete it but it just re-installs itself as soon as I delete it.
I found an old post about turning off some thing in the Library and about auto down loading stuff from the internet, I assume they were talking about WMP, but I'm in windows explore and I use Winamp Pro not WMP. [WMP is installed thought]

Any ideas out there?
Thanks!


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13 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
I'm in windows explore trying to clean up my music folders. I don't use album art so I am trying to delete it but it just re-installs itself as soon as I delete it.
I found an old post about turning off some thing in the Library and about auto down loading stuff from the internet, I assume they were talking about WMP, but I'm in windows explore and I use Winamp Pro not WMP. [WMP is installed thought]

Any ideas out there?
Thanks!
I'm assuming that you're using MP3 for your music, right? Part of the ID3v2 specification for tagging MP3 files includes embedded album art. This is why the album art keeps returning to your library, because Windows Explorer extracts (when available) the thumbnail to display directly from the MP3 file ID3v2 tag.

The only way I know how to stop this is to edit the tags of your MP3 files, and remove the embedded images.

Although I must point out that having the music show up in the library according to album, and recognizable cover art, does make the whole concept of a music library worth it...
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13 Feb 2011   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Agree with Dzomliza , in all of his views .

I use Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) for editing metadata . Open your music with it , select individual or the whole album, and you will see the album art in the left pane bottom . Right click on it > Delete . Now save the result . Do the same for all the albums .
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13 Feb 2011   #4

windows 7 professional (student download)
 
 

Dzomlija,

Thanks! It sounds like I need to adjust my rip settings then. I think I remember having a choice of being able to select how I wanted to save my files as far as tags go, I'll look into it.
As to "having the music show up in the library according to album". I have never had any problems, I guess I don't understand what you are referring to. Winamp displays every thing by artist if I select that, or by album if I select that, etc.. I really don't like the picture stuff, it takes up to much desktop real estate. I like the most info in the smallest footprint. [assembly language anyone?]
again, thanks for your help
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13 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 professional (student download)
 
 

Archie,
The tag editor sounds good, appreciate the feed back. I got it installed but there is no delete selection, the current version is remove or cut. After doing that the album art was still in the original folders but, they stay deleted after deleting them.

Thank you, very much


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Agree with Dzomliza , in all of his views .

I use Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) for editing metadata . Open your music with it , select individual or the whole album, and you will see the album art in the left pane bottom . Right click on it > Delete . Now save the result . Do the same for all the albums .
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13 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
As to "having the music show up in the library according to album". I have never had any problems, I guess I don't understand what you are referring to.
A picture is worth 1000 words

This is how I have my Music Library configured in Windows Explorer:
Can't delete album art files-image1.jpg

If you don't like Thumbnails view, you can alway switch to details:
Can't delete album art files-image2.jpg


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13 Feb 2011   #7

windows 7 professional (student download)
 
 

I had to laugh when I read that. What can I say, can't argue to much anyway I would use the detail view for sure. Actuall I don't use the library folders I just open my music player, in fact do you know how to get rid of the library folder? I should look for a utility program that would let me totally format the way windows explore window would look when it opens.

I guess you noticed my reply to Archie, so I'm up and running. This is an awesome forum. It is guys like you and Archie and the others, that make it that way.

Unlike CyberLink's PowerDirector 9 crew. I have been bantering back and forth waiting for there tech support for a month now. Just to get a [most likely] simple problem fixed. The last time they replied to me was to ask me for the same information that I all ready sent them. I'm about ready to reverse charges on my credit card and see if I can get it fixed that way. Anyway, thanks again


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
As to "having the music show up in the library according to album". I have never had any problems, I guess I don't understand what you are referring to.
A picture is worth 1000 words

This is how I have my Music Library configured in Windows Explorer:

If you don't like Thumbnails view, you can alway switch to details:
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13 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
I had to laugh when I read that. What can I say, can't argue to much anyway I would use the detail one for sure. But I don't use WMP. I guess you noticed my reply to Archie, so I'm up and running. This is an awesome forum. It is guys like you and Archie and the others, that make it that way.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
Unlike CyberLink's PowerDirector 9 crew. I have been waiting for there tech support for a month to get a [most likely] simple problem fixed and nothing. They keep asking me for the same information that I all ready sent them, but don't address the questions I'm asking. I'm about ready to reverse charges on my credit card and see if I can get it fixed that way. Anyway, thanks again
That happens alot, doesn't it? Where a company expects someone to use their software, but then falls short of providing decent support. Your own experience echos why I stopped using Cyberlink software entirely.
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14 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
Archie,
The tag editor sounds good, appreciate the feed back. I got it installed but there is no delete selection, the current version is remove or cut. After doing that the album art was still in the original folders but, they stay deleted after deleting them.

Thank you, very much


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Agree with Dzomliza , in all of his views .

I use Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) for editing metadata . Open your music with it , select individual or the whole album, and you will see the album art in the left pane bottom . Right click on it > Delete . Now save the result . Do the same for all the albums .
Hi there...

I can whole heartedly recommend Tagscanner - this can add / remove / extract album art along with all other id3 tagging. It's free and very good.
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11 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

I have a problem myself with this kind of stuff: my music folder contains various and different mp3, each one of them has its own cover picture embedded in the tag.
Unfortunately the system has decided to pick one of those tags (random) and make a "folder.jpg" and an "albumartsmall.jpg" out of it.
This happened the moment I inserted album art in the files tags.
No matter how many times I remove those 2 files (which makes no sense having in this folder): they always reappear.
Is there a way I can avoid it, without having to remove all album art from each file?

Thanks
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