I keep loosing movie artwork. What am I missing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by miklovo, May 22, 2012.

  1. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I've searched threads and google but cannot find a specific enough solution to my issue.

    All my movies are stored on a TC and everything plays just fine and everything is connected via the network and I've tried all the no-brainers like closing and re-opening iTunes, disconnecting the TC then re-connecting it then re-opening iTunes and pointing to the TC again and still nothing.

    Problem is randomly I loose my movie artwork. Sometimes it's there and sometimes I get some up to 3/4 of my artwork but never 100% and never all the time. What am I missing?? It's so frustrating that I've spent all the time tagging all these movies with metadata and then the artwork (and only the artwork, all other data shows up fine) only shows up part of the time...

    Please, there must be an easy solution I'm missing!! Any help appreciated..

  2. cmoore49 macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2008
    Perhaps if you spelled " lose " correctly the search might show more results.
  3. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I apologize for my quick mis-spelled post but I did in fact search with correct spelling prior to asking.
  4. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    Look -I vote we lobby Webster's and all other English dictionary bodies to give up and change lose to " loose" with the amount of it we see on the internet its a losing battle. Stick a fork in it the battle is done :)

    Thus "loose" will become one of the words like "bow" and have two meanings.

    Whooze with me?

    to the original poster. i would try repair permissions and making sure your iTunes library points to the correct folder etc. There is an Apple help article on it i recall.
  5. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Everything is the way it should be. ie..points to correct file folders on network disk, no issues with permissions, etc. I have no issues playing all original files and even those that have "lost" their (not there but their..which is I think even more commonly mis-used that loose and lose...) artwork, as soon as I play the movie the artwork magically appears in cover flow...

    I've looked through apple support forums and all I can find is how to reset entire libraries and/or delete and re-import the movie into iTunes....I've however tested this with a few movies with no luck....

    Thanks for the constructive response though, appreciate the help
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario

    have you tried to restart the ATV, mine does what you describe some times but a restart usually gives me back all my artwork
  7. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    Try this -
    Close iTunes, go to ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache and delete what's in there.
  8. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    I also had this problem a while back. I fixed it by selecting and deleting all of the files in the iTunes library, then added them all back in. Have not had a problem since doing that.
  9. miklovo thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    That was it!! Took about 4 hours to process all artwork back into iTunes but everything is there and looks great!!

    Thanks for the help!!
  10. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Yeah...it wasn't painless!!! Glad to be of service.
  11. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

    Jun 26, 2009
    On A Apple
    I believe it was your Movie Artwork that you were missing... ;)

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