Album Art Present in Cover Flow, but Absent in Album View

Discussion in 'iPod' started by GentlemanLoser, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. GentlemanLoser macrumors newbie

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    Okay. So this is a slightly different album art issue than what seems to be the most common ones I have found when I searched the forum.

    Around mid-february, I started having some problems with my 160GB iPod (firmware and iTunes was/is kept fully up to date). Any new music that I put on the iPod would show up with album art under coverflow or when playing the song(s) itself, however, when browsing from Music>Artist>Albums on my iPod, I get the default image on the left hand side instead of each of the album's artwork. Frustrating, because for me, display of the album artwork is something I want to see as much of as possible (one of the reasons for my 1/2 year Zune stint, though that cheap PoS flat out broke on me).

    So what I did last night, just made things worse. Note that I sync my iPod in manual mode (because my music collection doesn't fit on my laptop's hard drive and is kept on a separate USB HD that is not always connected cause it's usually connected to my Xbox).

    First I tried to turn on and then off album artwork in iTunes and sync (I had found that solution in my google searches). Not only did that not work, but I would get an "error (-50)" during the final sync. As a result half of my collections art was gone, coverflow and all. So before I went to bed last night, I deleted all the music off of my iPod and put it all back on. All my coverflow art is back, but now EVERY album I have is missing artwork when browsing from Music>Artist>Album (or Music>Album). What is up with this? Anyone know?
     
  2. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest a restore of your iPod. Look up the support section Apple's website. And if all don't work, pass by an Apple store. They'll fix it or will give you a new Classic!
     
  3. GentlemanLoser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm really trying to avoid restoring the iPod. The amount of backing up that will have to be done will be kinda long and difficult. Also, considering that I have only had my iPod for about 5 months now it seems like this could be a reoccuring problem, and I was hoping that perhaps someone out there had the same problem and found the solution.

    (Note that I think when the problem first manifested itself, I had just either updated iTunes or the firmware, however I have updated iTunes again since this problem started.)
     
  4. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    Hmm well if you put it that way. But I believe if nothing works, the best way to solve it would be to restore it. Yes it would be a hassle, but do you want to fix the problem or not? If then the problem still persists, go to an Apple store.
     

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