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Old 12-23-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
No, I don't think so. I right-clicked on files of many MP3s off my desktop and the album art is embedded into the meta-tag data. I have a bunch of bootleg music I got off some sketchy site online. When it's on a USB stick, the iDrive displays the custom cover art that the website put on the files. No way album art comes from gracenote.
I don't know how to be more clear. I am very familiar with tagging. I use MP3TAG, and ripped & tagged most of my 1500 CDs myself. I do NOT have the album art embedded in the Tags. I just dbl checked a few, and there is no album art embedded. None. Zilch. Nada.

Just because your MP3s have art doesn't mean mine do. And the display is coming from a BMW source, not directly from the MP3.
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