Artwork missing from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TonyL08, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. TonyL08 macrumors regular

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    I just bought a MacBook and when I backed up my iTunes library on my old PC and try to import it into the Mac, most of the album artwork is missing. I installed Vista onto the Mac and imported the library into iTunes there, and all of the artwork is there so I know it copied correctly.

    It's just when I try to get it onto OS X that the artwork goes missing. Am I missing some setting or trick?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    Is the artwork truly integrated in the ID3 tag? Or is it in the seperate folder, Album Artwork? Strange, I never have any problems when I sent my songs from my PC to a friend's Mac. All my artwork is integrated in the song true Get Info.
     
  3. TonyL08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't really know. Most of the artwork is stuff I added myself into the Get Info area. Some of it was added by iTunes.
     
  4. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    Then it should be no problem but be sure that they are into the get info, and else you just have to select the songs, login to the iTMS and Get Artwork.

    Good luck!
     
  5. TonyL08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't even think to click Get Artwork. That worked for all but about 8 of the albums which I'll just have to re-enter myself. Any reason those wouldn't come over to the Mac but still show up when I restore the backup in Vista?
     
  6. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they where in some sort of windows formatted file. I truly don't now but remember to always tag the album art in the song itself in the future, it makes the song file a little bigger but it's well worth it imo.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. TonyL08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I tag the ones that iTunes found into the actual file? Is there a script or something?
     
  8. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I understand you 100% but I think I know what you mean.
    Go to the song and get info, go to artwork, select the artwork and press command C.
    Then select the whole album and paste the art into the Artwork. That should integrate them into the metadata.

     

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