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Album art missing from iPod

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Friday, August 25, 2006
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, Music

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Q: I have a 60GB iPod photo, and for some reason last week, it stopped displaying album art when playing music. When it is connected to iTunes, all the album covers are still there.

- Sean

A: We’ve had a flurry of readers report album art issues on the iPod, although the details vary. Some users report all album art spontaneously disappering from their iPod’s entire collection, while others report missing art from only selected songs, and some say their album art displays, but with the incorrect photo-song associations, as if all their album art had become shuffled among their library.

In all of these cases, assuming your artwork is correct in your iTunes library, we recommend one procedure as an album art panacea:

Connect your iPod and allow it to synchronize. Then, open iTunes’ iPod Preferences panel, deselect “Display album artwork on your iPod,” and allow the iPod to synchronize. Then, re-enable the preference and sync again. This will force iTunes to recreate the special database of iPod-sized album artwork images, and should clear up any problems you were having.

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1

i’ve loaded loads of photo’s onto my i pod now then my computer crashed and i lost all origionals. i’m not sure if i selected to copy fiull resolution pics al well. is it possible to retrieve the pics from my i pod?

Posted by rmcerlain on August 26, 2006 at 12:25 PM (PDT)

2

i have a 20 gig photo and a 30 gig video and they share the same itunes on the one computer. however recently the video ipod will not update the videos that i put in itunes. they bith will up date the songs fine but the i pod video will not update the videos in itunes?

Posted by miami523 on August 26, 2006 at 3:51 PM (PDT)

3

i have a altec lansing inmotion iM7 and as your article mentioned the romote stinks (all else is great).  any suggestions for simple programmable remote to replace it?

Posted by dannodannodanno on August 30, 2006 at 6:18 PM (PDT)

4

I read your article about the suddenly missing artwork. I too started experiencing the same symptom after I started using Anapod Explorer.  When I click disconnect, I see a progress bar saying “Copying Artwork” that goes to about 5% before I get the “It is safe to disconnect” message.  I think this application may have something to do with the missing artwork.  I opened a tech support request with them

Posted by Xamiel on September 4, 2006 at 4:27 PM (PDT)

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