iPod only views folder.jpg files?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Gary King, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    Does the iPod only search for folder.jpg files for cover artwork? (not including iTunes songs, since the artwork seems to be embedded in the song).

    Or are there other filenames? folder.jpg seems to be the only one that works so far :( and I don't want to rename my hundreds of files.

    Also, if I renamed cover art to folder.jpg, do I need to re-add the songs in the same folder to iTunes?

    I thought folder.jpg was a Windows-thing, so was never adopted by Apple? Or did they recently change? Also, could I be mistaken, and the art actually be in the files? But I sort of doubt that.
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    the artwork is in the tags of the files, so if the file is tagged with artwork it should show up without a problem
  3. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    Strange, because I have hundreds of albums, and the only one that showed artwork was the album that had folder.jpg (none of my other albums have folder.jpg) So you are saying that the folder.jpg is not used? Isn't this a HUGE coincidence, then? Or maybe that is the only album where someone actually bothered to put in artwork into the ID3 tags.

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