Originally Posted by iSinergy
Thanks for the reply but i assumed it was embedded into the file or WA mixed something up.
If i went into windows media player all the artwork for the albums are correct but in WA a lot duplicates of one cover.
When i transfer the music to my phone from WA it brings the duplicate artwork along with the file so I'm thinking its embedded within WA or the file itself?
So would the only way to fix this be in WA:
View File Info > Artwork
And change them all manually cause WA won't recognize?
Winamp does make a cache of some artwork to speed later processing but anything that's transferred must be in the file itself (if it's not a separate image file that was copied).
You can use any 3rd party file tagger (such as TagScanner or MP3Tag) to bulk remove artwork embedded in your files. WA's artwork support is not very good, imo.
I have no direct knowledge of how WA deals with smart phones. I suggest doing a forums search on that specific issue (artwork transfer to phones).
Did you check your folders for 'wrong' images?
You can also select all your files in the media library and force WA to re-read the tags (right-click on the selection and click on the option to read metadata of selected files). You should do this for the appropriate files after any tag changes to ensure the media library database is up-to-date.