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So, I recently got my Cowon D2, and it sounds great, but my OCD side is bothered by a few things. I ripped all of my music with EAC, using RemoteFreeDB for most of the tags, other than Media Monkey for the album art.

1.) For almost all of the Album names, it come up as "ARTIST: (insert artist name here)" instead of the name of the album. Is there a problem with the RemoteFreeDB tagging, or what?
2.) The album art won't show up on my D2. All of the images are in their respective folders, and the player can find the pictures if I browse for pics, but the little stock Cowon box comes up where the album art should be. Is there something I have to do?

I know these are rather vague questions, but I figured I'd at least ask. Thanks for any and all help.
    
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I have no experience with your particular player, but many of them insist on having album art embedded into ID3 tags for it to show on the player. Media Monkey should do that for you easily.
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Unfortunately, I don't know how to solve your problem, but I was looking at getting a 16GB D2. How do you like it?
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So far, it's great. It's tiny (about the size of the Zen Vision: M's screen) but sturdy, and the sound quality is great. I plan on getting a 16GB SD Card to store the rest of my music some time this summer.

I guess I'll have to go through with Media Monkey again and make sure it attaches the Album Art to the tags. The Album Art works in Foobar, which is the weird thing I have noticed.
    
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Have you tried updating the firmware?
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I'm going to tonight, but I didn't think that would affect the tags, but I guess it may have an effect. Also, I didn't use the Cowon transfer program, I just dragged and dropped. Think that may be the issue?
    
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post #7 of 13
I doubt drag n' drop would affect it. The D2 apparently has bugs with reading FLAC tags, which is why I suggested the firmware. I'd also double-check the tags with another app to make sure they're being written correctly and not as ID3 tags or something.
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Well, the D2 uses ID3 tags, so isn't that what I want?
    
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post #9 of 13
Just use, Tag&Rename to re-tag your FLAC files. That is what I use and my audio tags are immaculate. No mistagged or tagging errors here, since I started using it.
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You don't want to use ID3 tagging on FLAC files. FLAC uses Vorbis tags. You get into weird compatibility issues with apps and players if you use ID3 on FLAC files. The D2 is supposed to be fully capable of reading FLAC tags (aside from a few bugs...)
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