6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 3:18 PM by bryanAustin
ptajones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm having trouble manually adding artwork to several albums in itunes 10.7 on macbook pro (the 'get album artwork' facility won't pick these discs up presumably because they're too obscure).

 

I go to 'get info', select the relevant check box, then add a  non-read only, apparently normal jpg to the artwork box. This image then displays successfully in the artwork box, I press ok, but when I return to the albums list it won't display at all. This has been consistent problem that I haven't only experienced in this version of itunes and it's very irritating having just a few blank albums that refuse to change.

 

Any ideas what might be causing this. Or is there a workaround or an alternative method I can use to add artwork?


Macbook pro
  • 1. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,435 points)

    What format music files?

     

    I use an old iTunes.  I have it set to display an artwork box in the bottom left corner of the main window (I don't get info, select View > Show Artwork).  I can make sure a track or trakcs are highlighted and drag artwork to that box.  That is how I always do it.

  • 2. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    Jasric89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you select all the songs in the Album and then do get info put the JPG in the box it should show the whole album artwork. It will ask about processing the artwork for multiple Items but just click on continue and you should be fine.

     

    Let me know if that doesnt work.

  • 3. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    ptajones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks both for the responses.

     

    Limnos - I can't find an equivalent 'show artwork' function in the view menu in my version of itunes, and I'd rather not have step back to an older version of itunes if I can avoid it.

     

    BUT having thought about it I think the root of the problem must be that they are all albums with .flac files that have been imported into itunes using the 'Fluke' software. I suspect this might be what's causing the problem - and I'm wondering whether that means the problems with Fluke itself. It's annoying that there isn't a quality music player on mac that handles .flac and I have to use these crappy converters.

     

    If anyone has an idea about how to solve this please pitch in, but I suspect this goes beyond the remit of these forums.

     

    och well.

  • 4. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,435 points)

    I believe you can embed artwork in FLAC files but have only done it with a third party tool.  Fluke is tricking iTunes into playing FLAC and you are probably right that it isn't capable of doing it seamlessly as far as tagging.

     

    I bet the artwork thing is still there but I can't help you fid it.

     

    Have you checked out Songbird?

  • 5. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    ptajones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I've been trying out doubletwist... but songbird looks like it might be better.

  • 6. Re: problem with adding artwork manually in itunes
    bryanAustin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any luck on adding artwork to files that have been imported with fluke?