Lost Movie Cover's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stridemat, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #1
    I have a strange problem which has recently started happening.

    I have all my movies / TV shows stored on a Time Capsule under the lounge TV. Both in iTunes and the Apple TV I am missing covers :confused: The only way I have found to get them back is to click 'Get Info', but I don't really want to do this for all the files.

    Firstly is there an automatic way to 're-build' the iTunes library so all covers reappear?

    Secondly, how do I stop this happening again in the future?

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    What happens when you choose Get Album Artwork from the menu? I believe it goes and looks through your whole library and matches them up.
     
  3. stridemat thread starter Moderator

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    Nothing happens at all when I do that.

    It's really odd that when I right mouse on a movie and click 'Get Info' the Cover art reappears for the selected file.

    I had a quick Google and there are sporadic reports of the same thing happening, but no one has an answer on how to fix.
     
  4. RedCroissant Suspended

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    If simply clicking on get info retrieves the artwork, why not just select all of them and then click "get info?" That way, you could do it all at once.
     
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    Tried that already. Doesn't work.

    Thanks for responding though.
     
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    Right. I think I may have sorted it.

    Close iTunes and then go to ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache and delete the contents. Empty the Trash and then open iTunes again.

    iTunes will rebuild the library and you should be sorted!
     

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