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First time importing CD - easy question

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John_Neumann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 8, 2013 4:22 PM

I'm about to import my first CD into iTunes.  I have almost no experience with iTunes.  The goal is convert my 500 or so CDs to ALAC.


I've learned how to set iTunes to ALAC and I've popped in a CD.  I can see iTunes has already retrieved the CD title and track names.


What I don't see is the cover art.  When I rip the CD to ALAC, will the cover art be embedded in the file?  I want to make sure the cover art is in there so it displays even when I'm not connected to the internet.


Can anyone help?



  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to John_Neumann)

    Once you've imported CDs, try FIle->LIbrary->Get Album Artwork.  If it doesn't show up, then it's not in the GraceNote database.  In that case, find it on the web (just google the CD name). 

    (Right-click)->Get info on the album, check the artwork box, and drag the image into it.


    Now that they've fixed the problems with Match and album artwork, I just spent a *lot* of time doing this.

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 5:22 AM (in response to John_Neumann)

    You also need to have iTunes logged in to the iTunes Store using a valid account in order for iTunes to be able to retreive album artwork from the iTunes Store.


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