Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Santiago, CHILE
FLAC TAG and the infamous "=artist" issue
It has been discussed here that FLAC TAG produce an error in Cowon D2 if it contains embedded cover art, in simple words: if the cover of the album is included in the TAG of the file.
The player then shows in album name the text "=artist".
This is not so!
Cowon D2, in my fw 3.02 at least, have no problems when cover art is included in FLAC TAG. It depends what TAG manager was used to include the cover art into the TAG.
I do a very simple exercise:
. Using mp3tag v2.4.3 I extract the picture of the cover from the TAG and save it as “cover.jpg”.
. The I remove the cover from the TAG... this was added by MediaMonkey 3, at least the file was ripped by MM3.
. Then I put back the same “cover.jpg” into the FLAC TAG using this time mp3tag.
The problem was solved!!! Cowon D2 shows perfectly well the name of the album. No more "=artist". It seems that MM3 manages in an improper way cover art in FLAC TAG.
Most simple solution is to remove cover art using any TAG manager, as embedded cover is useless for the player which takes the cover from the file "cover.jpg". But if some audiophile like me, wants to have cover art embedded in his FLAC files there is no problem, just don’t use MediaMonkey3, I’ve tested it long last year, finally I remove it.
I've used from year the best media manager available: J River Media Center without problems, if I need some extra TAG managing I use only mp3tag.
If somebody wants to do further investigations in the exercise I did I've posted one track in each version with cover.jpg in Mediafire here
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