Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to Litabel)
First, this is a long lasting and complicated issue. Long lasting, because all versions of iTunes/Finder had this behavior. Complicated, because you have to do a lot of work.
You should be aware that:
1. Adding covers with iTunes to audio files (e.g. MP3) doesn't mean they will embedded into this file. It depends of how you do this.
2. Files which show a cover in iTunes, not necessarily have a cover embedded in the file.
3. You have to crosscheck whether a file really contains a cover. This will not work always with the finder. The finder shows you sometimes a cover and sometimes it does not, especially on shares with foreign file system (e.g. SMB shares).
4. Install a separate application for tagging and crosscheck purposes.
You will be suprised how many files do not have a cover embedded.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to surogat70)
Thanks for your answer. Please be sure that all my album art IS embedded in AIFF-Files. My Album art is embedded with XLD and not with iTunes. And yes, I checked with other apps, they show the album art. Only Finder of ML is not showing the album art! (also Finder of Snow Leopard showed the album art)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to Litabel)
If you go to the Music folder in iTunes folder (look in iTunes Preferences Advaced Tab, where to find that folder), and click an Artist Folder and the the Subfolder if the songs are even deeper, and when you see the songs, you see which one has the Art embedded. Some albums have it embedded in all the songs some don't. But if even one song in the album has embedded artwork, the whole album will display this in iTunes. If none has, there will be no artwork in the iTunes on the album. You can add artwork yourself by getinfo on one song of the album and in the Artwork Tab you can add the artwork.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
Sorry LexSchellings, but you did not understand my problem in detail.
My problem is that FINDER cannot show up the artwork. So, EVERY file in my music folder does not show up album art! And every other application (Player X, Player Y, Player Z, Tagger X etc. ) is showing the album art.
Please beleave: Album art IS embedded in my AIFF-Files!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to Litabel)
You could do a test: Open iTunes and look at the meta data of an album or a single file. Drag the cover from the meta data dialog to desktop, iTunes file generate a file on desktop. After that, delete the cover in this album/file and click OK, so that iTunes will write to the file. Open the meta data dialog for that file again and drag the cover from the desktop back to the cover field and click ok. iTunes should write again to the file. Now check in Finder whether the file will indicated with cover art. If not change the size of the file icons with the little slider on the bottom of Finders windows.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to Litabel)
Maybe this will help:
If you monitor the "More Like This" box, other solved threads appear. Opening them usually displays other threads.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to surogat70)
Thanks surogat 70. I did exactly what you told to do. Unfortunatly it does not help.
I searched other threads for hours and did not found a solution except the one with the Voice Memos. But I don't have Voice Memos. I found also that other people like me habe the same problem and look for a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 5:16 AM (in response to Litabel)
I have a similar problem. Here is the link to my post:
Could you try and report your results?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Morglbltrio)
Well, I think I am not having exactly the same problem. In my case iTunes (10.7) is showing album art always correct. Here, album art is not shown in finder, quicklook or preview. OSX 10.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to Litabel)
I have a part of a solution:
(But it's only for people who know how to handle iTunes libraries!!!)
Open a new user account.
Make a new iTunes library called 'itunes' nothing else.
Import some files with embedded album art.
Drag such a file back to desktop and you should see the icon of album art. Everything is like it should be.
Now copy this itunes library to your user account of origin.
Rename your old iTunes library different from 'itunes' e.g. 'itunesorigin'
Open iTunes and point it to the imported library 'itunes'
Drag one file of itunes to desktop, now miraculosly all audiofiles in all of your itunes libraries should show up album art IN FINDER and preview and quicklook. It is like that in my case!
Unfortunately this is not stable. As soon as I open my old library 'itunesorigin' the problem starts up again. All files who were opened in a finder window or dragged to desktop have lost the icon of album art. I can fixit by openimg the new library 'itunes' but again it will not be stable.
I hope one of you geniuses may know more with this information?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 5:00 AM (in response to Litabel)
After hours struggling with this issue I finally found a solution (my setup is iTunes 10.7, OSX 10.8.3):
(But my workaround is only for people who know how to handle iTunes libraries!!! And backup first!!)
Open a new user account on your mac.
Generate a new iTunes library called 'itunes', no other name!
Import some files with embedded album art.
Drag such a file back to desktop and you should see the icon of album art.
Everything is like it should be.
Now copy this new itunes library to your user account of origin.
But first rename your old iTunes library different from 'itunes' e.g. 'itunesorigin'
Open the new iTunes and drag one file to desktop, now miraculosly all audiofiles in all of your itunes libraries should show up album art IN FINDER including preview and quicklook.
But this state is not stable. As soon as you open the old 'itunesorigin' the problem starts up again.
So, the next steps are:
Open the new iTunes and in preferences select the media folder of 'itunesorigin'. OK, say no to 'collate data'. Close iTunes.
Now copy and replace from 'itunesorigin' to the new iTunes the following files:
iTunes Library Extras.itdb
iTunes Library Genius.itdb
Open the new iTunes and it should look like the old 'iTunesorigin' with all your playlists etc..
Move the media folder from 'iTunesorigin to the new iTunes folder (replace).
Open new iTunes and select in preferences the new location of the media folder.
Now you should have the file iTunes Music Library.xml instead of iTunes Library.xml.
(iTunes Music Library.xml is the default if you have multiple libraries)
Done! For me its stable and I am happy. Your iTunes folder should look like this picture: