adding album art to wav files in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spuzzum, May 4, 2015.

  1. spuzzum macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2015
    Ok.. so I've been trying to add album arts to wav files in iTunes, or at least try to figure out where it actually stores the files it downloads, and then how it directs the song/album to that file when needed. I know it doesn't actually embed the artwork to a wav file, so it has to manually tell iTunes where to find it.

    I have a bunch of albums that are not in the iTunes library, but I have the covers myself already. I tried downloading a known Jimi Hendrix album, and it displays the cover now, but I can't find where it stored it, or how it's being called in the iTunes Music Library.xml.

    I was hoping it was going to be as easy as just adding the paths to the xml file. iTunes should just add the option of looking for "albumArt.jpg" within the album's folder. I mean seriously... how hard is that? The MPD client Cantata can do it.

    There must be a file somewhere to modify manually. ???
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Why not simply convert the .wav files to .mp3? I use All2MP3 for that, but you can also convert them in iTunes.
  3. spuzzum thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2015
    If I was to convert them, I'd use aac over mp3. But I keep them in wav because I'm an audio fanatic. You lose too much depth when compressing, even to aac. Personally I wish the industry would ditch cd's and go full steam with dvd-a (audio dvd's), recorded at 24-bit, 192kHz. DVD's are being taken over by blu ray, so give them new birth by redesigning the players specifically for music.

    And with the price of terabyte drives being dirt cheap these days, there's absolutely no excuse to store poorly compressed music anymore, at least not on your desktop machines.

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