Quote: Originally Posted by jk419
but my problem isn't solved yet......
You're going to have to provide more information... like a screenshot of MP3Tag showing one of the "problem" MP3 files that isn't showing the cover art.
I just ran my own experiment (although I don't normally use Windows Explorer to manage or view my music collection). Works perfectly for me.
I do NOT use imbedded album art inside of the tags in my MP3/FLAC files, because there's no reason I can justify for the duplication of imbedded JPG art into each music file for the same album. So normally I would only have "cover.jpg" as an external album art file in the album folder and no imbedded art duplicated into each music file's in that same album folder. But I did just that in my experiment, to see what would result.
(1) Initially, Explorer showed only the "cover.jpg" thumbnail, and nothing for each MP3/FLAC file in that folder:
(2) Then I used MP3Tag to imbed the "cover.jpg" album art in that folder into EACH TAG (of each music file, MP3 and FLAC) in that folder. So now I had both imbedded album art in each tag, as well as the same "cover.jpg" album art in the folder. Results looked perfect:
Note that Windows Explorer does not support tags in (or even play) FLAC files, so they still appeared as having no art. But if I look at those files with MP3Tag the imbedded album art is there, since FLAC tags DO support imbedded art and MP3Tag does support FLAC tags completely.
So... this is obviously how things SHOULD work. Everything works perfectly, and Windows Explorer shows the imbedded album art inside of ID3 tags (for MP3 files) even if it doesn't show imbedded art inside of FLAC tags.
Now, looking at one of these MP3 files which currently has imbedded album art using MP3Tag, it looks like this. Do your files look the same, showing the imbedded art??