Saving iTunes artwork?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marknicholls, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I use a windows XP PC and have backed up all my iTunes music onto a external HDD - when i formatted my PC and reloaded all my music back into iTunes all my artwork had gone?

    How can i save my artwork with all my music so i do not get the same problem next time i run a backup?

    Thanks for any help

    Mark
     
  2. w00master macrumors 65816

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    mark-

    Not sure how this happened as the album art is stored within the ID3 tags. I have my music files mirrored in three (3) different location. All of which are being accessed by different machines. All of my various machines display the album art. Additionally, when I give on of my mp3s to someone, the album art displays for them as well.

    So... I'm not sure what happened in your case. Btw, two (2) of my machines are Windows XP machines, the other 2 are macs.

    w00master
     
  3. KKKL macrumors 6502

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    the artworks are integrated in the audio file. you will not lose them
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    hey, would you mind telling me about your setup? i might be interested in something similar for my macs and pcs
     
  5. w00master macrumors 65816

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    Oh my setup is definitely clunky. It's as basic as it gets. I have two external drives, my home windows PC, work windows PC, powerbook, and mac mini. Basically all I'm doing is using a file backup software to mirror all of the drives together. Yeah, I know clunky: requires manually syncing data (i.e. music files), can't do it over the network and/or internet, iTunes library functions don't follow (ratings, play counts, etc.), but for the time being it does the job.

    My goal is to create a Network Area Storage system, but until there's a way I can maintain a consistent play count, ratings, etc. It'll remain for the most part just a basic synching system.

    w00master
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    oh ok. thanks for letting me know. i guess i'm wanting to make some type of music server, but really a file server as well. but for now i guess i'll just share files over my network. sorry for posting this in this thread. [but i did send him a pm]

    so back on topic now
     

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