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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
The album art comes off your MP3 files, that are tagged properly. Not from Gracenote.
A vague answer that is not correct. My USB stick has nothing but MP3s on it, no JPGs at all, so it can't come from the USB stick. And, my Tags do NOT contain album art. Now if you are saying it uses the meta-data (AKA Tags) to retrieve the album art from somewhere, you are correct.

It was clear from my original post that I am aware it uses the TAG info (I referred to it). My question was along the lines of "where does it go to get the art". Gracenote seems to be the answer, according to JEG23 and the manual.
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2016 550i Mediterranean Blue, M-Sport--del Nov 2015
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2013 550i Space Gray, M-Sport
2009 X5 4.8 White (w/hitch)
2007 550i Monaco Blue, Sport
2004 X5 4.4i
2003 540i M-Sport w/Dinan mods (last of the great E39's)
2002 X5 3.0
2000 540i Sport
1995 525i Sport
1991 325is
1986 325es

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