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Hello:  I  have the Lumin X1 and L1.  I am ripping my CD library to the L1 using Exact Audio Copy.  Recently - meaning after the most recent Lumin App update (if that matters) - the Lumin App no longer shows album data on newly ripped CDs.  Specifically, I will rip a CD to my computer drive and then transfer it via USB to the L1 (same as I always have).  The CD will show up in folder view without album art but over the artist's name.  When I tap on the folder, it shows the song titles and timing but not the album title, artist name, genre or any other information.  The album does not appear in any other view.  It continues to show all data on previously ripped CDs.  All the CDs in question play ok. 

 

I have tried re-ripping the CDs (including a re-rip on a completely different computer).  I have tried Reloading and Updating the music library.  I have performed a reset of the L1 per Peter's instructions given elsewhere on this forum.  Nothing has restored the missing information.  There is this tidbit however: the first CD that I ripped following the reset did properly display all the album data.  However, the second CD post-reset rip reverted to the previous pattern.  

 

All this is deeply frustrating and I am hoping that someone can offer a solution.

 

Thanks so much!

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Please name the album art as folder.jpg in lowercase and place it with the other music files in the same folder, then reset the L1 database.


Peter Lie

LUMIN Firmware Lead

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Hi Peter:  Thank you for the amazingly prompt reply!!!  I tried this but it did not fix anything.  However, I want to be sure that I correctly followed your instructions.  For that purpose, a specific example may be useful.

 

One of the CDs I ripped was an Otis Taylor album called Recapturing the Banjo. I followed the process that I have used successfully since I got the X1/L1 combo last March. I inserted the album art automatically as part of the ripping process through Exact Audio Copy.  The ripped CD was saved into a folder on my computer hard drive that I have named Otis Taylor.  That folder consists of the 14 tracks on the CD plus three additional files: "Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo.jpg" (this is the name assigned to it EAC); "Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo.log"; and Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo.m3u".  I then dragged that folder on to the L1. 

 

This evening, per your instructions as I understood them, I attached the L1 to my computer and edited the folder on the L1 named Otis Taylor by renaming the file called "Otis Taylor - Recapturing the Banjo.jpg" to "folder.jpg".  I did not otherwise change, rename or move any files.  

 

I did the same thing with the other affected files.  I reset the L1.  However, all the album data remains missing from Lumin app display.

 

Please let me know whether I've handled this correctly.  If so, what should I try next?

 

Thanks again!!!

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Hi Peter:  Yes; I did reload. Sorry I failed mention that in my narrative.  I also did another reload just before responding here to double check.  But let me ask this.  How long should a reload take?  I have 89 GB on the L1 and the reload process takes less than 2 seconds.

 

I'm wondering if there is a problem with the L1?  For what it's worth, I have observed that it sometimes runs slightly warm to the touch.  Other times, it is at room temperature.  I've noticed this whether the L1 is online or offline and, when it is online, whether it is actually playing any music.  In other words, I have not detected any pattern or correlation corresponding to when it might be warm and when it might be at room temperature.  Is this normal behavior?  As I have noted previously, it plays the files without problems and (of course) sounds great.

 

What is the next step in solving this?

 

As always, thank you for your interest and willingness to help.

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The reload from L1 is super fast because L1 prebuilds a database for use with Lumin app.

 

L1 is fanless, and its case is metal.  Please do not worry about it being warm if it plays fine.

 

Please try using dbPoweramp to rip a CD, and not remove existing ones from the L1, such that the L1 album count becomes different after adding an album instead of the same.  For this experiment, let them be duplicated if you're ripping the same CD.  After you get the album art solved, then you may remove the duplicated albums.


Peter Lie

LUMIN Firmware Lead

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Hi Peter:  Thanks again for your involvement and advice.  I tried dbPowerapp and it worked perfectly!!!  I'll probably never know why Exact Audio Copy spontaneously stopped working after 7 months but I am, of course, pleased with the result.

 

Best wishes for the holiday season!

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