I keep loosing movie artwork. What am I missing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by miklovo, May 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    I've searched threads and google but cannot find a specific enough solution to my issue.

    All my movies are stored on a TC and everything plays just fine and everything is connected via the network and I've tried all the no-brainers like closing and re-opening iTunes, disconnecting the TC then re-connecting it then re-opening iTunes and pointing to the TC again and still nothing.

    Problem is randomly I loose my movie artwork. Sometimes it's there and sometimes I get some up to 3/4 of my artwork but never 100% and never all the time. What am I missing?? It's so frustrating that I've spent all the time tagging all these movies with metadata and then the artwork (and only the artwork, all other data shows up fine) only shows up part of the time...

    Please, there must be an easy solution I'm missing!! Any help appreciated..

  2. macrumors regular

    Perhaps if you spelled " lose " correctly the search might show more results.
  3. macrumors member

    I apologize for my quick mis-spelled post but I did in fact search with correct spelling prior to asking.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Look -I vote we lobby Webster's and all other English dictionary bodies to give up and change lose to " loose" with the amount of it we see on the internet its a losing battle. Stick a fork in it the battle is done :)

    Thus "loose" will become one of the words like "bow" and have two meanings.

    Whooze with me?

    to the original poster. i would try repair permissions and making sure your iTunes library points to the correct folder etc. There is an Apple help article on it i recall.
  5. macrumors member

    Everything is the way it should be. ie..points to correct file folders on network disk, no issues with permissions, etc. I have no issues playing all original files and even those that have "lost" their (not there but their..which is I think even more commonly mis-used that loose and lose...) artwork, as soon as I play the movie the artwork magically appears in cover flow...

    I've looked through apple support forums and all I can find is how to reset entire libraries and/or delete and re-import the movie into iTunes....I've however tested this with a few movies with no luck....

    Thanks for the constructive response though, appreciate the help
  6. macrumors 603



    have you tried to restart the ATV, mine does what you describe some times but a restart usually gives me back all my artwork
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Try this -
    Close iTunes, go to ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache and delete what's in there.
  8. macrumors 68020

    I also had this problem a while back. I fixed it by selecting and deleting all of the files in the iTunes library, then added them all back in. Have not had a problem since doing that.
  9. macrumors member

    That was it!! Took about 4 hours to process all artwork back into iTunes but everything is there and looks great!!

    Thanks for the help!!
  10. macrumors 68020

    Yeah...it wasn't painless!!! Glad to be of service.
  11. macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

    I believe it was your Movie Artwork that you were missing... ;)

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