5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2013 11:06 PM by Primollie
IlMolto Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi,

I'm a little confused as to how WAV files handle album artwork. When I click on Get Info in iTunes, the Artwork and Lyrics tabs are grayed out. I'm guessing this is because WAV files don't support them. But the confusing part is, when I click on Get Album Artwork for a WAV file, iTunes sometimes finds the artwork and adds it to the file. I don't understand how this is possible when the file doesn't support it. The annoying part is that only some of my WAV files have artwork and for the ones that don't, I can't manually add them.

Anyway, if anybody knows a work around for adding artwork to WAV files, please do shed some light. It would be much appreciated.

Regards,

Daniel

Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz (Late 2005), Mac OS X (10.4.11), 9GB 533 DDR2 SDRAM
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    *When I click on Get Info in iTunes, the Artwork and Lyrics tabs are grayed out. I'm guessing this is because WAV files don't support them.*

    Correct

    *But the confusing part is, when I click on Get Album Artwork for a WAV file, iTunes sometimes finds the artwork and adds it to the file*

    When iTunes adds artwork that it finds in the store for that album it stores it in an album artwork folder in your iTunes folder. The artwork is then referenced in your library to the album in question, it doesn't add it directly to the WAV file.
  • IlMolto Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for your response. So if that's the case, why doesn't iTunes allow for artwork to be added manually? I just don't see the logic in this. What about MP3 files? Is artwork stored in the same fashion? Or is the artwork added directly to the file itself?

    Thanks again for reading.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    *So if that's the case, why doesn't iTunes allow for artwork to be added manually?*

    Because adding it manually adds it to the actual file and WAV doesn't support that functionality.

    *What about MP3 files? Is artwork stored in the same fashion? Or is the artwork added directly to the file itself?*

    If the artwork is added automatically from by iTunes it goes to the album artwork folder if you add it manually it is added to the file. MP3 supports adding artwork to a file.
  • IlMolto Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Interesting. Well thanks so much Z. You've definitely cleared things up for me. Much appreciated.
  • Primollie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can always create an aac version by right clicking on the mouse and selecting create aac version then delete wav version of the song!

     

    WORKS EVERY TIME!!!