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  1. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
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    Anyone else noticing that the artist images displayed on the tile are being changed. I noticed this today. It use to display the same photo over and over, and today, I noticed it being different.
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    Did you listen to a different artist today? I noticed mine will change to the last artist I listened to.
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    It changes, but the same artists from yesterday, is now showing a different photo on the home screen. First time I've seen this happen. Not all of the photos have changed though.
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    I think the album art comes from that artists latest release. So you might see a pic change if they just had a new release. At least, that's my best guess.
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    I wish they just showed the actual album art or I could choose between the two. Its stupid that if the artist isn't supported in Zune you don't get anything and why cant the playlist tile be a mosaic of the albums in the playlist kinda like the people tile
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadGaffler View Post
    ... and why cant the playlist tile be a mosaic of the albums in the playlist kinda like the people tile
    I like that idea. It would be like the Zune software background.
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    I really like this feature. It's better than just seeing album covers or a blank background. It's one of those small things that impresses me with WP7.
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    Oh yeah one of my favorite bands' image was changed... Pretty cool hopefully they're revamping the images and such in the Zune catalog/library.
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    I see screenshots with images in the Music +Video tile, but mine has never shown any. I don't know why.
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    Strange. I see it every time.
    Quote Originally Posted by drunkard View Post
    I see screenshots with images in the Music +Video tile, but mine has never shown any. I don't know why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkard View Post
    I see screenshots with images in the Music +Video tile, but mine has never shown any. I don't know why.
    I noticed there was no image showing after a hard reset till I streamed something through Zune. Then that bands photo popped up on the tile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    I noticed there was no image showing after a hard reset till I streamed something through Zune. Then that bands photo popped up on the tile.

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    Yeah. It has to pull down "background artist images" from Zune services before it kicks in.
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    You do not need to stream through Zune the image will be taken from your music collection, I'm not sure how often the image will refresh when you play something different as ther are no settings for this.
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    The image isn't from the music collection. I don't have any of these images in my phone, and it's not album covers images.
    Quote Originally Posted by awarner View Post
    You do not need to stream through Zune the image will be taken from your music collection, I'm not sure how often the image will refresh when you play something different as ther are no settings for this.
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    My tile seems a little random. Sometimes it will switch to the latest artist I've played, but sometimes it sticks on one artist for a few days, even though it isn't the last artist I've played. But my guess that this is more an issue of finicky live tiles.
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    Yeah, if you don't go into the actual Music tile and change the songs, it'll stay the same. If you use the mini controls, it won't change. I hope MS updates this.
    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    My tile seems a little random. Sometimes it will switch to the latest artist I've played, but sometimes it sticks on one artist for a few days, even though it isn't the last artist I've played. But my guess that this is more an issue of finicky live tiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    My tile seems a little random. Sometimes it will switch to the latest artist I've played, but sometimes it sticks on one artist for a few days, even though it isn't the last artist I've played. But my guess that this is more an issue of finicky live tiles.
    Whatever the issue with the way the Music tile updates, don't confuse it with the issues that all third party push/live tiles have. All the built-in app tiles work totally independently of the push channel on your device so are not part of the 15 (30 with Mango) live tile count, etc. I am sure Microsoft worked some elaborate algorithm for the Music tile. We just don't know what it is.

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    Is anyone else having the issue post nodo where the track shown in Zune history isn't the currently playing track but something you played earlier and sometimes nothing all? This happens to me all the time and its been driving me nuts.

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    I like it. It looks really fancy. I never know who it is though, I have no idea what most musicians look like, lol.
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    mine seems to pick randomly from among the artists i have loaded onto the phone. it'll stay on one artist for a while, then jump to another one after a few days (or hours)... sometimes it seems to be related to what i've been listening to, other times, not so much... it's neat even though it seems a bit hard to figure out the logic it's using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf1891 View Post
    it's neat even though it seems a bit hard to figure out the logic it's using.
    It pulls an artists picture from Zune marketplace, whatever the current artist is, is what it shows but it seems that it won't change if you don't go into the music app to change it. There are however some artists that Zune doesn't have the background to so it'll stay on the previously played artists picture. An example is; I'll listen to Megadeth and it'll show Dave Mustaine's face (lead singer for those of you who may not know) then I'll listen to Katy Perry and a picture of her holding an umbrella pops up. I then switch it up to Infected Mushroom but for some shocking reason they have no background for them (I would figure that they're actually pretty famous given the number of successful albums they have out) so while I'm listening to infected mushroom it shows Katy Perry's picture lol. As far as i know, I only have two artists which Zune doesn't have the background to, and that's pretty much what happens when I go from listening to a known artist to them, it stays on the previous artist background. What I thought this thread was started for was that artists WITH backgrounds, were getting a new background for them which I noticed one or two in my library actually did get new background art.
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    I listen to too many bands that dont' have their pictures in the Zune marketplace....even if their music is in the marketplace. I wonder who's responsible for putting those pictures in there? The artists? Also some of their are super super old....

    Anyways, it may not be changing if the artists picture isn't available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averry View Post
    I listen to too many bands that dont' have their pictures in the Zune marketplace....even if their music is in the marketplace. I wonder who's responsible for putting those pictures in there? The artists? Also some of their are super super old....

    Anyways, it may not be changing if the artists picture isn't available.
    It's not. It uses the art of the last artist it had art for until an artist it has art for is played. This has been the same since before Nodo as well.

    And low quality photos really do suck. Going from Rhianna (probably my favorite photo so far) to The Arcade Fire (disappointing given how good it looks on the tile) is kinda depressing. I can't imagine this is the sort of thing that will get fixed any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico View Post
    It's not. It uses the art of the last artist it had art for until an artist it has art for is played. This has been the same since before Nodo as well.
    I think it's the last artist it has played with the app open. It doesn't seem to change if I have it on shuffle and it's in the background or behind the lock screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhody View Post
    I think it's the last artist it has played with the app open. It doesn't seem to change if I have it on shuffle and it's in the background or behind the lock screen.
    yeah, it seems like this might be the answer...
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