1. VKSNDjRC's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I was wondering, since on Windows Phone 8.1 there wont be Music+Video but separate Xbox Music app, is MPATool (tool for adding backgrounds) gonna work for it too?
    Did anyone tried maybe?
    04-07-2014 04:37 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I think the images are associated with the music file and have no bearing on what app is being used. So I don't see an issue.
    04-07-2014 05:22 AM
  3. Adam Vlcek's Avatar
    No MPAtool didn't work in windows phone 8.1 and I didn't tried to put images into music file jet... Did someone know how to do it?
    04-15-2014 04:21 PM
  4. WavingReds's Avatar
    No MPAtool didn't work in windows phone 8.1 and I didn't tried to put images into music file jet... Did someone know how to do it?
    It still works for 8.1 I've just finished my collection.

    NOTE: One you finish, play a song and go into the lock screen setting, turn the option on then off. And test it out =)
    04-15-2014 04:31 PM
  5. Jetface's Avatar
    I'm not a developer for MPAtool but I've been playing around with building a music related app. In WP8 you were able to access the MusicLibrary using the WP SDK and get the song information. Unfortunately, since Xbox Music is a stand alone app you don't have access to its contents through the SDK, and in fact the old way of getting the song information has been slowly changing since GDR1. Before GDR1 I was able to get a users entire collection (Downloaded and Streaming) but that changed after GDR1 (or 2 can't remember) so that I can only see songs on the device. In order for it to work for your whole collection my understanding is they would have to redesign the app using the new Xbox Music API pilot which allows authentication and access to a users music collection data (song, album, playlists, etc.) stored in the Xbox Music service.

    So short answer is the current version of MPAtool might work for downloaded music in WP 8.1 but if properly updated I would think they'd be able to make it work for both local and streaming.
    04-15-2014 04:38 PM
  6. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    I've noticed that with MPATool, the artist background will show on the lock screen during play if I update the artist background using MPATool, then (as stated above) disable and re-enable the option in lock screen settings.

    However, the artist background in the music app itself is not going to be the one you chose. Instead the music app will choose its own, which I am hating because they are using crappy low res images for random online databases. This is also the case for artists that you pin to the start screen, Which means I have stopped pinning artists... :(

    Also, MPATool album art changes do not seem to be taking effect. Even if I try to add them and then restart the phone. Does anyone have any experience with that, or know how to get it working?
    04-15-2014 08:15 PM
  7. AndrewL920's Avatar
    The new music hub doesn't work with MPATool. Why do they need to ruin a service which is not broken?
    04-15-2014 10:15 PM

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