Adding Album Art in X-App
I was going to follow FortisFlyer75's fine footsteps, but the present plan is to purely plagiarize his post #29 on the SonicStage album art procedure. I hope you don't mind Fortis! Below is Fortis' post on SS with pics of the X-App procedure inserted to the right of the SS pics or below them, depending on your screen. His words are entirely unchanged. This should show the similarity of the 2 Sony programs and perhaps show that you don't have to know Japanese to use X-App.
I should add that I do find learning languages interesting, so to me the fact that X-App is Japanese is part of the fun. Other users may be less enthusiastic. Also, many of the words in Japanese on X-App are borrowed from English and I can read them phonetically-but I keep my Hiragana & Katakana alphabet cheat sheet handy ;)
Originally Posted by FortisFlyer75
I found using SonicStage with the Japanese Z1070 does not like adding the album art in both Atrac 352 or WAV even though it tags okay with artist, track, album info no problems.
Only way to add with SonicStage is to manually add the album art by saving image files from Google.
I have included a quick step by step how to as you have to add the art for the album itself first and then go into the album to show tracks listed and add the art for each track manually one by one.
Easy enough buy tedious and time consuming..........
1: Highlight album to add art to; -
2: Click on properties;-
3: click the add button
4: Choose the album art from a designated folder where you would of saved a image from Google earlier on and click on the open tab:-
4: You should see the album art inserted like so, just click ok to accept or if you have other albums to do click next and it will take you to the next album in the library if you have others to do.
At this point Fortis shows how to tag individual tracks with the art. X-App does this automatically. In X-App, the library can be viewed as individual tracks (and other views as well). Where tracks can be individually highlighted, they can have their art changed, added, or deleted individually.
In step 2, the X-App drop down menu labels Properties with an (R)-consider it Revise Properties if it helps.
In step 3, the Properties box is shown. The box shows the current artwork. Below that art are buttons to Register the Jacket (J) and to Delete(D) the art. With the (J) button, you can replace existing art or add art when there is none assigned-perhaps more useful than the SS Add button.
Other boxes here in Properties:
(T) Title (K) Alternative Title ????
(R) Artist (Z) Alternative Artist Name?????
(P) Compilation check box
(G) Genre (Y) Release Date
(E) Equalizer (X-App player has an equalizer)
(B) Back (N) Next
The genre box has a drop down list. You can add your own words in English. In such lists, a user could add words to label the box in English such as "A Genre" where the A would keep the label near the top of the alphabetically sorted list.