Querying for album art always returns No entry for content://media/external/audio/albumart/31726


So I’ve been trying this for some time now. To get the album art for an mp3 file and displaying it on its respective ImageView and I am using the uri(“content://media/external/audio/albumart”)

This is my method for getting the album art

    public Bitmap getAlbumArt(long idAlbum){
    Bitmap bitmap = null;

        final Uri sArtworkUri = Uri.parse("content://media/external/audio/albumart");
        Uri uri = ContentUris.withAppendedId(sArtworkUri, idAlbum);
        ParcelFileDescriptor parcelFileDescriptor = getContext().getContentResolver().openFileDescriptor(uri,"r");
        if (parcelFileDescriptor != null){
            FileDescriptor fileDescriptor = parcelFileDescriptor.getFileDescriptor();
            bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeFileDescriptor(fileDescriptor);

    }catch (Exception e){
    return bitmap;

and this method always returns

java.io.FileNotFoundException: No entry for content://media/external/audio/albumart/31726

where the 31726 is the album id.

Since I’m catching this exception and I set it to a default Album art if it returns null, every mp3 has its ImageView set to the default album art. I am using my Samsung Galaxy s3 to run the application and my device runs android 4.2.2 JellyBean. Please someone help me getting this right.

This is how I request the album id

    Uri musicUri = MediaStore.Audio.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;
    String[] columns = {

    String where = MediaStore.Audio.Media.IS_MUSIC + "=1";

    Cursor musicCursor = usicResolver.query(musicUri,columns,where,null,    null);

Then in an if loop with condition

    int albumId = musicCursor.getColumnIndex
          long idAlbum = musicCursor.getLong(albumId);

          //Then i send it to my above method getAlbumArt
          Bitmap songAlbumArt = getAlbumArt(idAlbum);




This is how I query the cover art path from the album id:

private static String getCoverArtPath(long albumId, Context context) {

    Cursor albumCursor = context.getContentResolver().query(
            new String[]{MediaStore.Audio.Albums.ALBUM_ART},
            MediaStore.Audio.Albums._ID + " = ?",
            new String[]{Long.toString(albumId)},
    boolean queryResult = albumCursor.moveToFirst();
    String result = null;
    if (queryResult) {
        result = albumCursor.getString(0);
    return result;

You can get the Bitmap from the BitmapFactory using the path returned from the method above:


Answered By – Emanuel Seidinger

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