I'm not firm with the french iTunes but I'm sure its similar to all other iTunes in the world, except the language of the menus.
You can include the cover (Illustration) inside the music file. mp3, AAC or Lossless makes no difference.
To do so go to:
- The song (or songs) by marking it (them) in the main iTunes window. Then right click mouse (or two fingers on touchpad) and choose "Information"
- In the information window go to the tab called "cover"
- Move the wanted picture via drag & drop into this window. The best format for such illustrations are 500 x 500 pixels. If yours are bigger then iTunes will resize it to fit.
- Click on save
If you will change the cover for more than one file (song) you will be ask "you are sure to change all files"
Simply press ok
After that the cover will show up in iTunes and will be exported within the file if you pass the song to others..
There is no reason to place the cover / Illustration in the Music folder cause iTunes uses for imported covers the "Album Artwork" Folder in the Library.
If you just want to change the normal mac icon to your flyer, then you don't have to go thru iTunes.
- Just open your flyer in Preview and select ( cmd-A) the complete cover picture, then copy it (cmd-c) to the clipboard.
- Open the Folder containing your mpeg-File in the Finder, select the mpeg-file and show the information panel (cmd-I)
In the information panel click the icon of the file and paste (cmd-V) your new icon.
does it work for you?
Yes, I have done that very often.
When I click on the icon in the information panel, it only plays my set and I cannot paste my flyer...
Maybe I did not express myself clearly:
In the information panel there is a small document icon in the upper left corner - that you need to click and then paste your picture there, not the big preview icon in the lower half, that just plays the song
Hope it now works for you ....