iTunes Files to Duo Transfer separates artwork

I just copied my iTunes directory over to my Duo. Every album/song HAD the artwork embedded in it.

After copying the folders/files over I noticed that teh artwork was stripped into 2 JPEGS - Folder and small.

Now when I path iTunes to the Duo I get no album artwork. I did try to manual restore one but it didn’t appear to work. I also see this occurence on the MBL as well.

Is this a common problem and is there an easy solution?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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iTunes doesn’t imbed artwork into the files.

If YOU did it, that’s one thing.

But just because you were seeing artwork in iTunes does not mean that the artwork was embedded.

You need to determine which is which first by looking at the ID3 tags within the file itself to see if they are really there.

But for sure, the MBL doesn’t “strip” them – if they were there before, they’re still there now.

Actually, I’m sure that I embedded the artwork.

When I rip a CD I then highlight all the songs and select get info. I then paste the artwork into the artwork box in the artwork tab.

I checked the original directory I used for iTunes and the only files were the songs - not the 2 extra files as described below.

I look at the corresponding directory on the Duo and the songs are there PLUS 2 Jpeg files as I described earlier.

I pathed iTunes to the Duo and when it lists the albums/songs there is not artwork displayed.

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Well, I don’t know what your issue is, then…  I have my iTunes library synced over two two different MBLs  (One MBL and one DUO…)  

I don’t see anything like you describe.  There’s not a single JPG file in the whole structure of 10,000+ tracks…

MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes# find -name *.jpg
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes# find -name *.jpeg
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes#
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes# find . | grep -i jpeg
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes# find . | grep -i jpg
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes#

Oh, and a little more detail  (actually, a lot…)

MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes/Alabama/Live# id3v2 -R 01\ Can\'t\ Keep\ a\ Good\ Man\ Down.mp3
id3v1 tag info for 01 Can't Keep a Good Man Down.mp3:
Title : Can't Keep a Good Man Down Artist: Alabama
Album : Live Year: 1988, Genre: Other (12)
Comment: 0 Track: 1
id3v2 tag info for 01 Can't Keep a Good Man Down.mp3:
TALB (Album/Movie/Show title): Live
COMM (Comments): ()[eng]: 0
COMM (Comments): ()[eng]: 000003B3 000003E7 00002D66 00002E7E 00016987 00025178 00006F80 00005FE1 00001C5E 00035972
COMM (Comments): ()[eng]: 00000000 00000210 000009FC 000000000095B7F4 00000000 0043DB6E 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
TPOS (Part of a set): 1/1
TENC (Encoded by): iTunes v7.4.1.2
TCON (Content type): Country (2)
TIT2 (Title/songname/content description): Can't Keep a Good Man Down
TRCK (Track number/Position in set): 1/13
TYER (Year): 1988
APIC (Attached picture): ()[, 3]: image/jpeg, 132882 bytes
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
TPUB (Publisher): RCA
PRIV (Private frame): (unimplemented)
TPE2 (Band/orchestra/accompaniment): Alabama
TCOM (Composer): Bob Corbin
TPE1 (Lead performer(s)/Soloist(s)): Alabama
COMM (Comments): (iTunes_CDDB_IDs)[eng]: 13+669467AE530A9E4C720C0F391D3347F9+817627
MyBookLive:/shares/Public/Shared Music/iTunes/Alabama/Live#

Note the line:

APIC (Attached picture): ()[, 3]: image/jpeg, 132882 bytes

That’s the thumbnail.  It’s still there.

Could the problem be that all my iTunes files are .M4A?

I have no .MP3s. Could that be why it appears as if the artwork has been stripped?

Can’t see your image until a moderator approves it.  Upload it to Imageshack or something.

Oh, and forgot to mention – I have over 500 M4A files – no issues with artwork there, either…

I clicked the wrong button, meant to hit reply not accept solution.

If I plug in the USB drive and path iTunes to it I get the artwork. If I path directly to the Duo I don’t get it unless I play a song and click on the music note in the song control panel.

I know I’m missing something easy here.

All I did was copy the USB drive to the DUO,

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