Remove album artwork from songs NOT ON iTunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by s0101, May 9, 2009.

  1. s0101 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2009
    I copied a lot of songs to my cell phone so I can here them wherever I go. However, i noticed that because of the album artwork, I couldn't copy as much songs as I wanted. Is there away I can remove the artwork embedded in the mp3 files WITHOUT reimporting them back to iTunes? I don't want to remove the artwork from the iTunes library, just from the phone card. Is there a separate application that can batch-handle ID3 tags and artwork? i copied the songs from my macbook to the m2 memory stick using a usb adapter so i can use the songs on my ericsson. I think it is really annoying that iTunes requires songs to be in the library to handle them. I could really use a separate application or a script/folder action that would do the trick - freeware or shareware
  2. s0101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2009
    But that script works in an iPod doesn't it? I am trying to do it to the songs I copied to an Sony Ericsson M2 card using the usb adapter that came with it... is there no app, script, workflow or automator action that will remove artwork from any file on the finder? Not on ipod, not on itunes library, but any file in the finder? I don't want to reimport the songs to the library, i don't want to have duplicates in my HD, and I don't have an iPod... thanks anyway I'll check that dude's stuff it sounds cool
  3. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    The only way I can see doing what you want is to make duplicates of the songs and either import them to an itunes playlist or some other tag editor. Then you can select them all and remove the artwork. After transfering the songs to your cell phone I would delete the duplicates from itunes and your computer. Seems like a lot of work, although I can see the need to do this as most cell phones have small hard drives.

    I don't think you are going to be able to do this with songs already on your phone though.

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