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# 100657 16-Apr-2012 09:40
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Hi guys, 

I'm in the process of backing up my music folder to Sugarsync. All my files are being backed up but it's also backing up a whole bunch of AlbumArt files too. These files cannot be seen in my music folder on my PC but are being backed up and showing in my music folder on sugarsync. Why would this be?
 

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  # 609857 16-Apr-2012 10:32
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A: Stop using WMP to play media ;-)
B: Show hidden files and delete them




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  # 609859 16-Apr-2012 10:34
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They exist on your PC, they are just hidden system files. You can see them by turning off the option in Explorer to hide system files. They are probably generated by Windows Media Player.

 
 
 
 




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  # 609862 16-Apr-2012 10:36
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Thanks guys, just what i needed to know :)



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  # 609877 16-Apr-2012 11:03
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I have deleted the hidden album art files and unchecked the setting in WMP to obtain additional information from the internet but it keeps downloading albumart files.

What's another good media player anyone can recommend for videos/music playback that wont download album art?

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  # 609992 16-Apr-2012 13:08
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VLC or Media Player Classic




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  # 610015 16-Apr-2012 13:52
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foobar2000 would be my suggestion




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  # 610017 16-Apr-2012 13:55
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Lias: VLC or Media Player Classic

Do both of these display the album art though?

I know that a JPEG file can be embedded into the header of each MP3 file, rather than as a separate file, which seems like a more sensible option.





 
 
 
 


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  # 610018 16-Apr-2012 13:56
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richms: foobar2000 would be my suggestion


+1.  Love foobar2000

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  # 610031 16-Apr-2012 14:12
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sidefx:
richms: foobar2000 would be my suggestion


+1.  Love foobar2000

I had a look at the screenshots for this, but it doesn't seem to display any Album Art.  Did I miss something?





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  # 610054 16-Apr-2012 14:42
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I dont care about album art so it has never been an issue for me, but there are addon components to do that and lyrics and other things that clutter it up




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  # 610056 16-Apr-2012 14:47
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Media Player Classic seems to be not downloading album art which suits my needs perfectly.

Would rather use WMP but couldn't it to stop downloading album art even with the option unticked!!!!

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  # 610067 16-Apr-2012 15:10
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Its not downloading it, someone has ripped it and put it into the files and WMP seems to like pulling it out of the files and stashing it in a couple of hidden files in the same folder as the audio track. If I am not still seeding things I like to sanitize the tags by stripping all that out, removing nonsense like when people put 1/15 in the track number or put the disc number in the disc title field etc.

There is some real sloppy work going on out there among people that rip. Thankfully since I stopped wasting my time getting non 100% flac rips I have had to do a lot less work fixing up other peoples abortions of tags and other clutter.




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  # 610096 16-Apr-2012 16:01
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Can anyone recommend a good free ripping software?

I'm ripping all my CD's again into 320kbps bitrates to increase the quality.



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  # 610098 16-Apr-2012 16:07
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Actually just found some really good ripping software: Express Rip.

Works really well and titles my tracks exactly how I want (unlike WMP that didn't leave a space between artist name and track name in between the "-".

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  # 610106 16-Apr-2012 16:30
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simon14: Actually just found some really good ripping software: Express Rip.

Works really well and titles my tracks exactly how I want (unlike WMP that didn't leave a space between artist name and track name in between the "-".


Why would it be putting the artist and the track into the same field to start with?

I recommend exact audio copy as it will at least tell you when there is interpolation going on because of a dodgy or scratched disc, most others will just rip it errors and all with no attempt at recovery.




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