1. samarunirman's Avatar
    I bought a Nokia Lumia 730 last week and overall I'm quite pleased with my choice. It's smooth and elegant while the look and feel of the OS is near flawless.
    The Only issue I have with this is its music app, xbox music. I shifted from a Sony Xperia Neo L which is a mid range handset, I've had no problem with its music app.
    Please help me out with these issues I have with my Lumia. As much as I love the WP, I can hardly ignore these since I'm heavy on the use of music on the go.

    1. Some of my mp3s work and some doesn't. (If I'm to convert my music to a specific format in order to get rid of this can anyone suggest me a suitable format to convert my music into?)

    2. Artist pictures in the background of the music app is not displayed for every artist. (Currently I have 20 odd artists and only 2 has background images in displaying in the music app)

    Thanks in advance for reading and trying to help out !!
    12-25-2014 11:06 PM
  2. NafcMontana's Avatar
    How do you transfer your music from computer to your phone? And I don't really know why but I don't get a lot of artist pics too and the name of the artist is exactly spelled the same as when I search music in the Music app on WP
    12-26-2014 07:17 AM
  3. spch's Avatar
    Yea xbox music app is kinda crap at getting info/art. What you can do is open Mix Radio and go to my music. You can pin My Music to start as well.
    12-26-2014 07:24 AM
  4. onlysublime's Avatar
    The best way to identify how your music file is actually constructed is to use a Windows program called MediaInfo. After you install that, you right click on the song file and select MediaInfo. It will then tell you info like the container, the codec used, the bitrate, etc. etc. It works for any kind of multimedia file whether it's a video or an audio file. You can copy and paste the info so it makes it easy for people to know what's wrong.

    For example:

    Complete name : D:\Workplace_precautions_against_bloodborne_pathogens.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID : mp42
    File size : 78.6 MiB
    Duration : 24mn 35s
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 447 Kbps
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-02-07 15:13:41
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-02-07 15:13:41
    gsst : 0
    gstd : 1475070
    gssd : BADC20842MH1406275248162469
    gshh : r7---sn-a5m7lnes.googlevideo.com

    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L3.0
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=60
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 24mn 35s
    Bit rate : 348 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 1 141 Kbps
    Width : 480 pixels
    Height : 360 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 4:3
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.067
    Stream size : 61.2 MiB (78%)
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-02-07 15:13:54

    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 24mn 35s
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 96.0 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 102 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 16.9 MiB (21%)
    Title : IsoMedia File Produced by Google, 5-11-2011
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-02-07 15:13:48
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-02-07 15:13:54

    As for album art, it's best to add it yourself. When you purchase a song legally, the album art is embedded in the file already. Most ripping software (when you make your own MP3s from CDs) will have a system for importing album art and embedding it. If the album art is not embedded, you can manually add it. I use a program called Tag Scanner. It can search for album art. Or best yet is to google/bing the album art cover and then use Tag Scanner to add the art to your MP3s. That way, no matter what media player you use, it will have the album art.

    As for whether songs will play back or not, the music app supports all standard audio codecs. If your songs are using a specialized codec like FLAC, it will not play. That's another reason to use MediaInfo to determine what your songs are using.
    12-29-2014 03:39 PM

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