10862 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2008 10:26 AM by Loodacris
I have the same problem. I just bought an Aluminum MacBook a few days ago. When I first got it, I wanted to put it through its paces and import a few CDs. The first CD I did correctly imported the art. Then Apple update caught up and had me update to iTunes 8.0.1 (12). Since then I haven't been able to import album artwork.
I have the automatic download checked and am also signed in to iTunes music store. Even when I right click and select download artwork, it won't work. I see the status bar at the top change to reflect download activity and nothing happens. After a few seconds it disappears and nothing happens. If I try the right click method again, the status no longer pops up. I'm guessing it's a bug in the new iTunes...
Are you seeing an error in iTunes?
Make sure iTunes preferences are set to automatically download album art as described here:
Can you download a FREE on itunes track? If you delete the artwork for that track does iTunes find it? FREE on iTunes content can be found by going to iTunes> iTunes Store> FREE on iTunes( near the bottom center of the page).
I know you asked Cammy, but I gave it a try anyway. Yes, I can get the album art from the free downloads off iTunes Store. I deleted the artwork just like I said, waited a few seconds, right clicked, and selected download artwork. It worked just fine for two of the free songs. I hope that info helps.
I just realized that the first CD I imported was done with iTunes default settings. Thus, it was encoded as AAC. I then realized this and switched to mp3. That's when I couldn't get the album art anymore. Until last night.
A strange thing happened last night though, one of my mp3 albums was able to download the artwork, but the others couldn't.
I tried importing a new CD as AAC this morning, and guess what? It'll download the album art with no problem, even after I go back and delete it.
Just some more clues to help solve this.
Message was edited by: Loodacris