Album art gone screwy

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AmuletOfNight, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. AmuletOfNight macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
    Ok, I don't know what happened, but an iTunes sync doesn't fix this, and I've never seen anybody else with this problem:

    Adam Lambert's 'For Your Entertainment' album has P!nk's album preview in the upper left corner:

    But when you actually play a song from the album, the album artwork appears as if Timbaland's Shock Value is taking up 80% of the album artwork from the top to bottom, not only that, but the album has been reversed as if perfect image editing had taken place:

    This is the actual Timbaland Shock Value album artwork:

    What's going on? And why can't I fix this?
  2. ascendedoshen macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Had same problem

    Even with movie and podcast art! Update iTunes first then restore that fixed it! Complain to apple as well
  3. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Not sure if it is just the newer versions of iTunes (10.0 +) But this seems to be happening a lot recently.

    Download the newest version of iTunes and sync your iPod, usually fixes the problem, if not then take off all of the music and podcasts, then re sync it, should re assign the artwork on the iPod to the music
  4. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    I'm having problems with album arts as well. It changed the album art to a wrong one, and for most of them erased them.
  5. dtblaze macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    right click on the song and click info...go to album art and delete the misc.
  6. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2004
    Since the iTunes 10.0+ updates, I've noticed that if I sync less than 5 tracks from an album, the album art doesn't display on my Touch.....Anyone else noticed this?
  7. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I had a similar problem, the album art would be different in cover flow than when playing the actual song.

    Before that I had tried unsynching and synching the music, which fixed the problem for a day but it came back.

    Restoring the iPod fixed it though, so enjoy.
  8. -M- macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2011
    Well... this thread at least confirms I'm not alone in one of the three issues I've been having.

    FWIW, I'm using iTunes on the main frame here, but I suspect the issues I've been seeing (possibly including this one) are related to iOS 4.x and/or the iOS versions of iTunes and the music player apps these devices use.
  9. transmaster, Feb 5, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011

    transmaster macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2010
    I get this all of the time with non-iTune songs. What happens is iTunes will go out and look for album art and it doesn't get it right all of the time. iTunes is a clanky turd the way it works. WinAmp blows it away in terms of functionality but we are stuck with iTunes so we will just have to live with it.

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