Originally Posted by JohnMarch
Thanks for your reply, TD. While I accept your comments about the X3 being a player, it seems to me that displaying album graphics is something that many X3 users want and having to obtain (buy?) additional software to do it seems unreasonable to me - and I would have thought it was something the designers of the player would have considered from the outset. I'm sure the X3 firmware could be updated to permit it.
It is possible that you misunderstood my answer or are totally not familiar with the concept and implementation of ID3 tags in music files.
The X3 displays the Album Artwork for all of my music files now because I have carefully and meticulously put all the information there myself over the years with either iTune's, MusicBrainz Picard or Tag & Rename. These are ID3 Tagging programs that embed the song info into your files that you rip from CD into FLAC or whichever format you use.
This is something the X3 is not physically able to perform, so having the designers consider this from the start is impossible.
If you are having a problem with Artwork not showing up with your files, there is a great chance that they have not been tagged properly at all.
Here is a great introduction on properly Tagging your digital media from the MusicBrainz site.