album art feature with visuals

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mnkeybsness, May 1, 2003.

  1. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    i didn't notice anyone mention this yet...

    when an mp3 or aac tag has album art with it, while viewing the visual effect, when the song name pops up, the album art does too...check it out

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  2. jholzner macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    Thanks for the tip...I hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere else...pretty cool.
  3. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    Artwork Transfer

    Anyone noticed where the Artwork is stored?
    When I add art, it looks like each file of a multi select has the data added.
    Does the art stay with each m4a, even when transfered to another machine?
    or is it some sort of library system?

    hmm... I wonder...
  4. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    It's stored in the ID3 Tag. If you were to copy it to another computer, it would already have the artwork.
  5. dstorey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2002
    wouldn't it be cool to have a visulisation that used the album art image and played with it...or is it just me?
  6. wwworry macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2002
    you can have the visualizations turned on then pause the music and the visualizations keep going. It is not tied to the music which kind of bugs me. It would be nice to have some visual that came from the actual source.

    Maybe a simple formula and link address could be stored within the id tag for visualizations. Then the artist could have some control over it.
  7. shakespeare macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2002
    Portland, Maine
    What sucks is that nearly all of Apple's screens are widescreen now, but if you do an iTunes visual at full screen on a widescreen computer, the cover art and the song title text is very obviously streched horizontally. This gets on my nerves - you'd think they could get around this somehow.
  8. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    I'm pretty sure it is at least slightly linked. Some stuff will keep going, but if there are lines, they won't "buzz" to the beat. Try leaving vis on after it's been paused or stopped, it'll go practically all black eventually.
  9. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    there is an iTunes visualizer plug-in called Jacket. i think i found it on VT, but i'm not sure. it goes and gets the album covers from online, so they don't have to be in the ID3 Tag.
  10. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    nice of them to add the album cover to the visuals, but not what i was hoping for. i was kinda expecting to have some new visualizations introduced in the update, but i have yet to see any that i have not seen before. i suppose i will have to keep waiting, or get some plugins to add new visuals. oh well..

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