If I Import a CD on iTunes...

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  1. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

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    How would I get the artwork? Will it cost me?
     
  2. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    click here

    btw, im going to be one of those wan*ers that says use google or whatever crap...

    anyways:rolleyes:

    if its imported though itunes and its a proper cd you can get itunes to look for artwork and it should not have a problem
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Gracenote should get the names and artwork as well as any other information. If not you could always go on Google Images.

    If you have a Mac, there are a couple of widgets that can get it free of charge.
     
  5. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    the album art work is found at the same time using the gracenote database. So it should download automatically. Otherwise, scan the image in, and then drag said image into the itunes>get info window :)

    PTP
     
  6. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, well I got the artwork directly from iTunes for most of my imported albums. However, there's one that says it couldn't find it... which I find strange because it's been out for a few months already now.
     
  7. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And what's this "Gracenote" you guys keep mentioning?
     
  8. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    gracenote is a database where the track data, and album listings, artists info is kept, so itunes looks at the CD, and uses some clever decryption software, looks at the database and says, yes that one fits the bill about right, if multiple database entries could fit your CD, itunes gives you the choice to decide. Not every single CD in the whole world is on gracenote, although there is 95% of the music that most people listen to i would say.. It also does depend if the artist submitted their album to the database in the first place.

    Creative were one of the pioneers i think of the database. Deffo one of the first.. Check it out on wikipedia. :)

    PTP
     
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  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yes I forgot to clarify:
    1. Gracenote Reads the CD
    2. Connects to its Databse, find the information regarding the CD
    3. Sends that to Apple and Apple matches the appropriate artwork
     

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