Originally Posted by Flyfrnk1624
I'm having this same issue as well. I have all of my movies stored on an external hard drive connected directly to my iMac. Every time I seem to power down my iMac, the next time I go into iTunes most of my movie cover art is missing. Yes, going through each movie and selecting "Get Info" brings back the cover art, but there has to be a better solution than doing this for 200+ movies every time. Any other thoughts or fixes?
I have stopped having this problem. Once I do the "Get Info" to load the cover art it has been stable. I have changed the way I have edited the metadata however (including adding/changing cover art). I have started using Subler to always edit the metadata and not do it in iTunes. I read somewhere that for files Optimized using Subler, iTunes has to do some re-writing of the file if you edit in iTunes. And it is slow. Yesterday, I started to do the edits using Subler and it is much faster. Seems like my iTunes art work is more stable too. One thing I learned yesterday, is if I do edit using iTunes, I get the spinning beach ball for a long time and if I go to the Activity Monitor, is shows iTunes is unresponsive. It's not, it is slowly transferring data to the remote HDD. If you wait long enough, it will eventually finish it's edit. However, if you interrupt the process, you can possible corrupt the file.
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; iPhone 5s; AE; AppleTV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR