Quote: Originally Posted by mitrich
When Microsoft started the "simpler" ad blitz for Win 7, they should have just said more like a Mac, don't think, don't try to configure anything, just use what we give you.
My complaints have to do with music files.
WMP12 - no Advanced Tag Editor.
Windows Explorer - can no longer change tagging via Properties in the album files.
Windows Explorer- album art files imported with their music onto a hard drive for this Win 7 computer do not show up. I was told to change the View config to Show Hidden Files. I did that, now some show up, but only some.
This is very poor. If I wanted a Mac, I would buy a Mac.
Edit tags in place in WMP12:
Edit tags in details pane in Explorer:
Album art should be embedded in the music files for best results. Use WMP12 or Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)
to do this. Embedded art is portable since it's not dependent on cover.jpg or folder.jpg or whatever because it's actually IN each MP3 file. When you copy the music file to another folder, computer or even a device the art is sure to go with it even if the whole album folder does not. Here's how:
What's really cool is that WMP12 will add that art to each of the tags of each of the file associates with the album if you do it as I've shown you. MP3Tag will take all your cover.jpg or whatever you use and embed them en masse if you don't want to drag and drop. If for some strange reason you're against embedding, just make sure the album art file you copy along with the mp3 files is called folder.jpg and is not some wacked out JPG variant that's not compliant with the ITU-T T.81, ISO/IEC IS 10918-1 standards. WMP12 will pick it up along with your mp3s when it imports them.