1. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    Heres a puzzler I switch back and for the between the various CM7 and CM9 based ROMS at least once a week or so. I do a complete wipe whenever I switch. When I am on CM9 (and AOKP) ROMS, all of my music files (MP3 and WMA) are fully recognized and organized accordingly. However, when I am using a CM7-based ROM (BACKside, BobZ, Mirage, JoyOS, ect), the artist portion of the metadata is not recognized and all of my music files get dumped in the same unknown artist category. This applies to the stock music player. Google music player, and I get the same behavior with Alarm Clock Extreme when trying to get it to wake me with a random song by a certain artist. I know this wasnt always the case with CM7 ROMS it happened some time after I started flashing CM9 ROMS.

    Anyone else seeing this or have a clue as to what is causing it?
    07-03-2012 09:27 AM
  2. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    Or an improvement from Gingerbread to Honeycomb and ICS.

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    07-03-2012 10:31 AM
  3. kcls's Avatar
    Are they synced via iTunes?

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    07-03-2012 10:45 AM
  4. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    Are they synced via iTunes?

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    Nope. I won't touch iTunes with a ten foot pole. They are just stored on my SD card under /sdcard/music.

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    07-03-2012 10:49 AM
  5. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    How did you get the music?

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    07-03-2012 12:24 PM
  6. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    How did you get the music?
    Music was ripped from CDs with Windows media player. The weird thing is that CM7 ROMs did recognize the artist info for a long time and CM9 ROMs still do. It seems that the info is still there, but CM7 no longer recognizes it.
    07-03-2012 12:31 PM
  7. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Are they synced via iTunes?

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    iTunes kills the Meta data.

    If the Music Id3-tags and Meta-Data are stored right then CM7 or CM9 ROM'S well have no problem reading the data. I use TagScanner to edit the Meta-Data, there is a learning curve, but it is the only program that I know that stores the Meta-Data right.

    Windows Media Play handles the Id3-tags better then iTunes does, but if the tags were created by iTunes, then the Meta-Data gets corrupted, and need to be fix manually. This applies to music downloaded through bittorrent sites.
    07-03-2012 12:36 PM
  8. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    iTunes kills the Meta data...
    ...This applies to music downloaded through bittorrent sites.
    As I stated before, I do not use iTunes (it is just too invasive for my comfort.) No bittorrent music, either - all ripped from CDs.

    I did find one clue - Poweramp and Playerpro both show the artist info. Thinking this may be at the app level, not the ROM level.
    07-03-2012 01:37 PM
  9. theboyshort's Avatar
    Try Mediafix. Its an app in the Play Store.

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    07-04-2012 08:29 PM

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