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Album Covers for CD Music?

17188 Views 53 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2006 9:30 AM by Master Mind RSS
  • kazMaster Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2006 6:18 AM (in response to philmaicock)
    why would u need a billing account? does finding
    artwork cost money or a small fee. please reply ASAP


    I was just as startled as others when I just downloaded some album art for my own CDs (purchased at retail). Curious why I had to log into my account, I immediately checked that "My Account" hadn't been charged (it had not).

    So, why would a billing account be required to obtain what is currently a free service? One person's guess: The probability of any iTunes user purchasing anything from the iTunes Store increases dramatically if they already have an account established. So, if Apple wants to increase their iTunes Music Store market share (duh), and can get millions of iTunes users to establish a billing account just by giving away 300KB image files ... Catch my drift?


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  • dangerfelix Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2006 1:33 PM (in response to JE13)
    Does anyone know why the artwork doesn't display on the ipod itself? or how to get it to display on the ipod?
    Dell, Windows XP
  • Octagram Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2006 7:37 AM (in response to JE13)
    7.0 Killed everything, Album art is messed up and the playback of music is distorted. What should I do?
    Windows XP
  • halcyon87 Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2006 5:51 PM (in response to Octagram)
    Same here. iTunes 7 screwed up my tv shows. The ones I bought before iTunes 7 don't work because the colors go neon when I take my arrow off the screen. However, the tv shows I bought with iTunes 7 are fine. Can smeone help me? Please?
    Toshiba, Windows XP
  • jesseluke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2006 10:40 PM (in response to JE13)
    yes, press opt or alt & the i key, then go to album cover & basically paste anything you want in there. I also use a little piece of software called Clutter to retrieve ablum art, & there is an option with in that software to apply he cover it found to iTunes.

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  • Corey Cruse Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2006 8:19 PM (in response to JE13)
    i have some album covers that i got from the itunes 7 i was just wondering if i can get them on my i-pod not just on i tunes. i have a 5th Generation i-pod.

    I-pod Viedo   Windows XP  
  • holpooky03 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2006 4:52 PM (in response to dangerfelix)
    I'm having the same problem..... I have artwork for most of my songs (which show up in itunes) but none of them show up on my ipod even though I have the "show album artwork" box checked.....
    Does anyone know how to fix this or what's wrong?
    Is itunes 7 screwed up?
    Windows XP
  • ScottSorgent Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2006 6:32 PM (in response to John Lockwood)
    I'm having a much worse problem with that new "Get Album Artwork" feature. I sent feedback a week ago to Apple about the problem of the new feature sending the wrong cover album art down to my albums. I have over 13,000 songs in my iTunes music library and now almost every album is mismatched with the wrong album artwork. My album, artist and song names are right. My files are in AAC format and are stored in my iTunes Library folder, still almost all of the songs except the ones I purchased directly from the iTunes music store are mismatched with the wrong album covers. With a little over 400 purchased songs from the iTunes Store, over 12,600 songs have the wrong album artwork covers. I need desparate help anyone. Help!
    Gateway 500GR, Windows XP
  • ScottSorgent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2006 6:36 PM (in response to rkuhl19)
    Yes, I have over 12,600 mismatched album artwork covers in my library of over 13,000 songs. I'm from the U.S. too and I always have accessed the iTunes U.S. Store version.
    Gateway 500GR, Windows XP
  • Phillip Sweatman Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2006 8:38 AM (in response to JE13)
    Someone mentioned importing cover art directly from Amazon. How exactly are you doing that?

    Before Apple decided to put the import artwork functionality into iTunes, I used a third party software from Zelek. But it had the same problems as iTunes namely it didn't always find all the artwork particularly for compilations, greatest hits, soundtracks and classical music. But you can usually always find the artwork you need on Amazon. So being able to import it directly into iTunes would be wonderful. Please enlighten!

    On a different subject, anybody noticing much slower import speeds with 7.0/7.0.01? I used to be able to routinely get 15x - 22x import speeds out my 52x DVD reader/writer. I just swapped it out for a Lightscribe DVD writer so I could print cover art for the jewel case and song selections on the disk. Now I'm lucky if I get 2x-4x speeds. Takes forever to import a disk. I'm trying to figure out whether it's 7.0 or the new Lightscribe that is causing the problem. On the Macbook with the Superdrive I'm typically getting between 8x and 15x speeds. Anybody experienced anything similar and can point me in the direction of the answer? Thanks in advance.
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  • kenneto Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2006 9:57 PM (in response to Ryan Webb)
    why do only some of my albun covers show in my library and the rest show a music symbol. i have clicked on get album covers in the advanced tab and it acts like it is searching for them but nothing happens. both past purchases from i tunes and some of my own i have imported.
    hp, Windows XP
  • farner Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2006 5:21 AM (in response to holpooky03)
    I had the same problem. Aperently iTunes 7 is a work in progress. It seems that you need to make a small change to every song that has artwork, like a volume adjustment. Then update your iPod and the cd artwork should then be there. Also, if the cd title in your music list is even slightly different from what iTunes it will not recognize it. I went to iTunes and compared several of my cd titles with theres, made some small changes and they were then downloaded from iTunes.
    Compaq Presario 2100, Windows XP
  • Lilliquist Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2006 12:00 PM (in response to kenneto)
    I think the other messages have it correct: album art can only be downloaded properly if the Album is correctly identified AND the album exists in database (Gracenotes CDBD??). For most popular albums, it works fine. For odd issues, foreign releases, small publishers, etc. you are out of luck.

    My work around is to scan the CD cover in with Photoshop, clean up, and paste into "Artwork" pane of "get info" for each song. I haven't figured out how to do it for all songs from entire album at once. "Album Artwork" folder seems virtually empty, so I don't know where the artwork actually lives (appended to music file??).

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  • Dianne Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2006 12:12 PM (in response to ScottSorgent)
    I've got a similar problem. iTunes seems to have overwritten my existing artwork and now art for any album that has a "1" in the title has been replaced by the Beatles "1" album. This is actually kind of bizarre because iTunes doesn't even sell this CD. I've had to go back through TONS of albums and fix the artwork. I turned this feature off in my preferences because it is seriously more trouble than it's worth. It replaced art for CDs I have imported, standalone songs my brother wrote, songs I downloaded off iTunes... it does not seem to have any preference for where the song came from originally or whether or not it already had art on it. If this feature is to be useful, it needs to have a box to say "do not replace existing artwork."
    G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • farner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2006 12:43 PM (in response to Lilliquist)
    To paste artwork for all the songs on an entire album/cd highlight all the songs. To do this you click on the first song then move the pointer to the last song, use shift left click. In the highlighted area right click, select get info. It will ask you if you indeed want to make multiple changes. Select yes. Paste the artwork in the spot there and it will add it to all of them. That should do the trick.
    Compaq Presario 2100, Windows XP


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