itunes update? but this is SEXY

rph105

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Jul 21, 2007
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dragged some songs from itunes to the desktop and now the album art appears for the song
 

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Osarkon

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Aug 30, 2006
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Yeah I noticed this the other day, I can't decide whether or not I like it. I suppose it's useful if you manage your files manually, but I always liked how the icons let you know which program would open the file. Technically shouldn't be an issue anyway because iTunes will be opening all my music, but I guess old habits die hard.
 

xUKHCx

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I have QT open up all my files as I don't want iTunes copying them. And I never venture into the music library so it is sort of a waste but it is nice.
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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Hmmm, doesn't work for me just appears with the MPEG 4 symbol. In iTunes my format is AAC.

snverhallen
 

billabong

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I think this was a leopard update not a iTunes one... If you like that then use "Quick Look" here is what you get. The song plays without opening iTunes right away like this...

 

psychofreak

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Its the same with videos too, I think its beautiful, but irritating when there is a mix-match between audio and video, or files with and without previews. This really started with the preview of Delicious Library 2 in my mind, where they showed the books/films/cds showing as previews in Finder.
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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This is weird. When I drag a song from iTunes no album art just the MEPG 4 symbol; but when I browse to iTunes Library in Music then I get the album art. Strange. But... I just realized when I duplicate the song from the iTunes Library in Music then I don't get the album art again. Strange again. Seems only originals get the album art.

snverhallen
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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OK, just installed iTunes 7.5 now dragging out of iTunes and iTunes Music Folder under Music results in album art.

snverhallen
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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Think it only works when artwork is embedded into the file. Not all the Mp3's have the artwork embedded into them.
This may or may not be, but I do think it's an iTunes 7.5 feature. I'm thinking they must have included a QuickLook plugin with iTunes 7.5 so that QuickLook can view album art embedded in a file. It definitely didn't work for me before 7.5. After updating, even a couple files that were already on my Desktop are showing artwork icons.
 

firesong

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Jul 13, 2007
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I've noticed the album art showing as the file icon since the first day installing and using Leopard. Was commenting to my sis it was a nice touch.

The feature came with Leopard, not merely with iTunes 7.5.
 

Fuchal

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This happens if "show icon previews" is turned on in Finder's folder options.
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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Now the Album Art seems to be a hit and miss. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Anyone else having similar results?

snverhallen
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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I've noticed the album art showing as the file icon since the first day installing and using Leopard. Was commenting to my sis it was a nice touch.

The feature came with Leopard, not merely with iTunes 7.5.
That's odd because I only got the feature with iTunes 7.5? It seem's like everyones Leopard has a mind of it's own, in terms of all the different results people are getting!

snverhallen
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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I really can find no pattern, in this mystery lol. The thing that confuses me most is that all the album art work shows as a preview when I got to my Music folder. AHHHHH, this is rather frustrating and confusing.

snverhallen
 

snverhallen

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Oct 17, 2007
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I am now sure this is a bug. For example when I travel to my music folder and locate a song. It has the album art as a preview. Then when I duplicate it to my desktop it doesn't have the album art as a preview. In addition, if I manually delete the album art work from iTunes then put it back on MANUALLY it will show album art preview when I drag it from the iTunes window to the Desktop.

snverhallen
 

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