iTunes Mystery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michael73, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    In cover flow view the default artwork for my movies is useless. I've been going through the tedious process of right-clicking on each title, 'Getting info,' going to the "artwork" tab and manually adding in the dvd artwork for each title. If anyone knows a faster way in iTunes, please let me know since I have like 300 titles to go.

    Anyway, the mystery is that in about 1 or 2 out of 10 cases the artwork tab is grayed out (as is lyrics, which I don't care about). Why? And, can it be un-grayed so I can add the artwork for it? How?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try searching for "artwork" in iTunes Help?
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  3. Michael73 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep. That didn't work. It searches for album artwork but doesn't find or add any artwork for the movies.

    I also tried selecting all the movies, right-clicking and choosing "Get Album Artwork" and it says, "Processing Album Artwork" but then never shows up in cover flow view or anywhere else I can find.

    I wonder if this is related to the fact that when I add albums and movies to my library that I don't import them into the library itself, I only reference their location on a separate drive?!? :confused:
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it shouldn't matter where the items are located. It may be that iTunes treats artwork for movies differently than it does music. Personally, I prefer the manual method of adding artwork, as the artwork that iTunes automatically downloads is of lower quality. I know it's time consuming, but I've manually added artwork to my library of more than 1,800 albums and the end-result is well worth it to me.
     

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