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A Word of Warning Regarding the New Artwork Feature in iTunes 4

In the iLounge boards, “tntracy” has discovered that adding artwork to songs increases the file size. What’s worse, deleting the artwork does NOT return the file size to normal - one must re-rip the song to get the song’s file size back to normal.

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Actually, if you get info (Apple-I) on the track, then go to the artwork pane (far right on the top), then click delete with the artwork selected, it should fully delete the artwork without need for re-ripping the track. This works both with AAC and MP3.

Posted by Cozzie on May 3, 2003 at 5:20 PM (CDT)


Yeah, I did that Cozzie.  But even after deleting the artwork, the larger file size remained.  I tested this several times, and even rebooted my iBook after deleting the artwork.  The file size (MP3) remained the larger size that it grew to after I had added the artwork.


Posted by tntracy in Atlanta, GA on May 3, 2003 at 6:22 PM (CDT)


That’s strange Tom. On my iBook the file size of the MP3 returned to the original size (before the artwork was added). I guess it works for some, but not others.

Posted by Cozzie on May 3, 2003 at 9:02 PM (CDT)


Will the old artwork remain if I replace with a new artwork file???

I have replaced some files with artwork of smaller size, am I simply adding even more size to the pre-existing size???

Posted by Bobby in Ventura, CA on May 5, 2003 at 11:02 AM (CDT)

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