iTunes Artwork Screensaver no longer works after iTunes Match

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by quickmac, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. quickmac macrumors 6502

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    I loved the iTunes Artwork screensaver but now its just a blank screen whenever it starts.

    Ive tried disk repairs, plist deletion of screensaver files, and getting album artwork in iTunes.


    Anyone else have this problem?
     
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  3. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    I just tried the screen saver since all my music is in the cloud now (still have it locally of course) and iTunes Artwork Screensaver works perfectly. I am going to go test it on my Macbook Air which has none of my music locally and all in the cloud. I will post back my results.

    Edit: It was black for about 5-10 seconds maybe before my artwork started to appear on my Mac Pro, where my iTunes library is stored.
     
  4. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    Okay just as I tought...the iTunes Artwork Screensaver does not work on laptops that all the music is in the cloud, it has to be local.

    On my Mac Pro though the screen saver has been enabled for an hour or so and been working great.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Thankfully my screen saver still works. I seem to remember a step where it was downloading album artwork, so it did its job. And also, All of my music is in the cloud as well and in my computer. I'm not going to delete them, I just wanted to access them through my iDevices.
     
  6. quickmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah all of my music is in the cloud and also local on my MBP hard drive.

    And yet the screensaver suddenly stopped working the day after I did the cloud sync and redownloaded all songs that had matches.
     
  7. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    Do they still have artwork in iTunes? The reason I ask is out of 25k songs, 10k matched and I lost half of my artwork easy. Sometimes the first track would be missing but the rest of the album had it. I spent several hours on this a few nights ago so I hope your artwork is intact. If you need a great high-res website for artwork I will send it over, just don't have it handy.

    * just an FYI and I could be wrong, but I *think* that if track 1 is missing artwork it won't show up in iTunes screensaver, even if the rest of the album has it. Go get a doug script for exporting artwork if this is the case so you can export from a good track > import to a bad track. Makes it easier.
     
  8. quickmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sure I'd appreciate a link to that site. Although it appears most of the artwork is intact. Its weird sometimes it'll say "your iTunes library has no artwork" on the screensaver and other times it is a blank screen.
     
  9. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    http://www.albumartexchange.com/

    Thats where I got most of my album art, a few obscure things they didn't have but its the best website I have found. I usually get the 600x600 scans, those look great on the AppleTV as well as iTunes. Anything above that I think you are just wasting space...but to each their own I am not going to tell you how to manage your artwork. :)
     
  10. quickmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks thats crazy awesome!
     
  11. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    Glad you like it man, really knocked out 95% of the artwork I was looking for. :)
     
  12. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    That's awesome!

    I have problems off and on with the screensaver, no idea what causes it - I don't use the cloud.
     

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