4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2010 7:15 AM by jkc73
jkc73 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
I have two computer running iTunes.

My main computer is a MacBook Pro. On this computer I have all my cover art in place, and everything is well organized.

I also just set up a PC with iTunes for my wife. I enabled Home Sharing so she could share my library. Problem is, a lot of the album cover art isn't copying over. Some of it does, but about 50-60% of it doesn't seem to be copying over. Anyone know why this might be? Anyway to fix it, or should I just manually add it all back in on her PC?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    jkc73 wrote:
    Anyone know why this might be?


    my guess is the artwork for those files isn't embedded. in that case the artwork won't be copied over using home sharing

    Anyway to fix it


    if my guess is correct, you'd have to embed the artwork first, then copy the files over.

    JGG

  • jkc73 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    How do you embed the artwork? Is artwork I've added manually not automatically embedded?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    jkc73 wrote:
    How do you embed the artwork?


    you embed artwork like this:

    1) individual tracks

    right-click and +get info+ on the file, go to the artwork tab and click on add. navigate to the image file on your HD. or, drag the image file into that artwork window.

    2) multiple items

    select them all in iTunes, +get info+, copy the image out of Safari or Preview, click once into the artwork box and paste the image into it. or, drag the image file into the artwork box.

    Is artwork I've added manually not automatically embedded?


    yes. and the files where you did that should carry the artwork over when transferred using home sharing.

    if you use the +get album artwork+ function in iTunes, the artwork will be stored in the album artwork folder inside the iTunes folder but not embedded.

    JGG

  • jkc73 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Ahh.. I see, so anything iTunes automatically "found" for me didn't get transferred over. Kinda weak. It should automatically embed. Oh well. But, if that's the case, I should be able to make iTunes assign all my artwork automatically on the PC then. Thanks for your answers on this!