Can't Add Album Artwork to iTunes 9

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  1. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    I've been trying to figure out how to add album cover to .flac and .aiff files for a while. When I try to add it to .flac, it just shows "Album cover not modifiable" and when I try to add it to .aiff files, it does it, but then when I quit iTunes and restart it, it's gone again.

    Is this a bug or it just not possible to add album cover to them?

    Btw: Audiophile, would prefer .flac or .aiff over .mp3

    Thanks!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Native iTunes doesn't support .flac files. You need to install 3rd party software or convert them to a format iTunes uses.
     
  4. hiohokaybye thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used Flukes to add it to iTunes, and I also tried converting .flac to .aiff, still can't add the artworks.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's your problem. iTunes can't handle .flac files. They only play through Fluke. Unless Fluke has the capability to add artwork, you can't expect iTunes to do it. Why not convert it to a format that native iTunes can handle, and can add artwork to?
     
  6. hiohokaybye thread starter macrumors regular

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    what file type would you suggest me to convert to (without losing the .flac quality)?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple Lossless, stored as an .m4a file.
     

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