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Podcast artwork not downloading

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bdb484 Calculating status...
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Apr 30, 2012 7:44 AM

Hi, everyone.


I'm having problems with podcast artwork not showing up. I normally download my podcasts through iTunes, and for several feeds, album art shows up in the iTunes Store but isn't embedded in the files I download.


I always figured that the providers were just somehow not embedding the art in the individual files, but then I noticed that when I download the files directly from my iPhone, they show up just fine. To test it out, I tried two copies of the same file -- one downloaded directly to the phone and another synced from iTunes -- and got the same result: one with album art, one without.


Any idea what's going on here?





  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,850 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to bdb484)

    Not sure why you see that. I still find that unless the podcast producer includes art in the original files then I have to manually embed it later.



  • tpetdoctor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 8, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to bdb484)

    I have same issue.   Artwork appears in itunes store, but then when i download it doesn't appear in the file for coverflow, etc.


    i downloaded straight from itunes store to my ipad and iphone and the artwork showed up just fine.  seems to be a problem with artwork displaying in download itunes podcasts...anyone know if there is anything i can do differently, or this just a bug.  Thanks!

    - Paul

  • heavycf Calculating status...
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    May 23, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to bdb484)

    I too have this problem. Not that it is the end of the world but I'd love to have it resolved too.

  • jrodl3r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to bdb484)

    Also have this problem - Even after vigorous Menu>Get Album Artwork attempts. My Podcasts look like empty tabs with zero differentiation between each other...


    Come on Apple, stop treating podcast talent like chode, they're one of the only things keeping you guys from having to totally overhaul the iTunes app... how is that going by the way? I guess we'll all just keep jumping over to Spotify until you get that one figured out... Better hope they don't dig into podcasts too =/


    Jokes aside, I love iTunes, but it really need the artwork to complete the experience, eh?





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