iTunes -- adding artwork to an album now takes 20+ minutes. Huh?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by PeterSmith, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. PeterSmith macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Cambridge, UK
    I have a smallish (3000 track) iTunes library of classical music, on an external drive.

    Artwork usually has to be added manually.

    Until a few days ago, adding artwork to an album via the Get Info pane was slow but tolerable.

    Now, suddenly, it can take 20 or 30 minutes for a single album. The snail-like progress shows in the "Processing" window, but otherwise iTunes is unresponsive (spinning beach ball if you click in the main window).

    The Activity Monitor doesn't seem to show anything weird (and very low CPU usage by iTunes).

    Any helpful suggestions how to get back to something like normality?
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    It's better to add you own art work. I am finding out with iTunes Match and other things that the albums that I used the get art work using iTunes, that art work I ain't showing or is wrong.

    I also connected an old MacBook to my external hard drive and was able to open iTunes, and the stuff missing the artwork was the I had iTunes get it for me.

    This is were I get my art work
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013

    The best hi res album artwork. It;s where I get all mine to add to iTunes. It gets loaded to iTunes Match instantly as well.

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