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5th July 2014, 07:26 PM   |  #1  
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I want to hide album covers from the picture viewer so I use a .nomedia file in the 'root' folder where all my music is in per groups folders.
It works which is good
But it is also hiding the music from the music player (winamp).

Trying various things to 'get around' it and of course googling but does anyone know a 'solution'?
using standard 4.3 picture viewer.

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6th July 2014, 10:11 AM   |  #2  
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Just make a top level folder and call it Media,place all music in there.

This was a known quirk at least 4yrs ago.
What Android should have done and could maybe do in the future is have different kinds of .nomedia files.
Example.....

.nopictures
.nomusic
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6th July 2014, 11:06 AM   |  #3  
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That's why i don't use the crap stock gallery App.

I use QuickPic and then I can hide the folders like Music or other folders with unwanted pictures

Nomedia files hide MEDIA
Music, pictures and videos is media


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6th July 2014, 11:39 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by buell47

That's why i don't use the crap stock gallery App.

I use QuickPic and then I can hide the folders like Music or other folders with unwanted pictures

Nomedia files hide MEDIA
Music, pictures and videos is media


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I used QP in the past but like features of stock gallery.
It also seems that the media folder solution is just a temporary thing
Stock gallery also has the hide feature but it doesn't actually work.

So still looking for a solution............
6th July 2014, 02:05 PM   |  #5  
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Open the Music app once so it will load those files. After that you can delete those files but the album art will still stay with the music.
7th July 2014, 09:09 AM   |  #6  
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Best way it seems is to embed the art into the music then can get rid of album arts.
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