4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 12:24 PM by lensrecords
lensrecords Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone 4S and the latest iMac.  I manually manage my content on my iPhone - I don't have anything automatically sync on it.  But when I drag music over to my iPhone the album art does not travel with it.  I have most of my audio in AIFF format in iTunes - other than stuff I buy digitally.  I have found that once the audio is over on my phone, I then have to copy the artwork over not once but TWICE before it will update on the phone and show up.  It does work though and that is fine.


My problem now is I purchase digital 'compilations' where each track has a different album cover because they come from different albums.  I just dragged over 250+ tracks and I'm not going to go in 1 by 1 and copy the album covers over twice for each track. 


My phone used to update properly but in the last few months it stopped doing it properly so I'm wondering if there is something that needs to be reset on it to get it to work properly again.


I have all the files on my iPhone coverted to 128K for size issues and all my files in iTunes are at least 320K or higher so they all get down-converted when they are moved onto the iPhone.  I assume the artwork is somehow getting 'lost' in this conversion process.




iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,161 points)

    There's a script on the Dougscript web site that embeds album artwork in a file.  Try that for a file and see if it works.

  • lensrecords Level 1 (0 points)

    Holy Cow! Thank you so so so much for this information!! I went and downloaded the "Restore iPod Album Art v2.0" script from Dougscript and it works like a charm! Its pretty amazing!  It could just be me but it seems to maybe compress the image when it pulls it over? The artwork doesn't seem as crisp on the phone as it is in iTunes but that could just be me.  It is definitely doing the job though!  Going to go donate some funds to Mr. Dougscript now!! Brilliant!!

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,161 points)

    Also check: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=embedart


    I only have worked with artwork and Dougscripts with another script. I don't know the details of what it does but some artwork does change a bit (and others do not at all) when transferred.  I have no idea why other than I guess the artwork can be present in different formats but maybe the script only uses one and converts?

  • lensrecords Level 1 (0 points)

    Cool - yeah I grabbed that script as well.  Going to go through my library and run that one as well.  Seems to only be able to handle X amount of tracks at a time so will have to do it step by step.  I have about 21000 tracks in my library and it didn't like doing all at one time


    Its fine if it compresses the images a bit - not a big deal.  Its only on my phone so its fine.  I'm probably a bit anal about things but I hate having tracks on my phone with no images - if there are images available.


    Thanks again!