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best free app to auto d/l album artwork into itunes?
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iamnotmad
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Jan 4, 2005, 12:30 PM
 
That's it, thanks!
     
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Jan 4, 2005, 03:14 PM
 
The two i know of that work well enough are Sofa and Fetch Art. I have Synergy--it grabs it, but doesnt add it to itunes (uses it for its own display).

I've been doing the manual adding thing for quite a while now tho, since a lot of the stuff isnt always available from Amazon--so i usually need to grab them from Allmusic or off the label's site. so, i dont know if there is anything better out now.
     
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Jan 4, 2005, 08:12 PM
 
Fetch Art doesn't work with iTunes 4.7, so that leaves you with Sofa.

     
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Jan 4, 2005, 08:24 PM
 
Does Sofa attach the album art to the songs?

[I would like a program that kept a seperate cache of the album art, since I don't want it to add size to my music files]
     
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Jan 4, 2005, 08:35 PM
 
sofa can attach the artwork to the song. but i found that it added regardless of whether the song had an image or not.

i just checked the page now and they mention the bug there. it can overwrite images even on itunes music store songs
     
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Jan 4, 2005, 08:59 PM
 
Originally posted by badtz:
Does Sofa attach the album art to the songs?

[I would like a program that kept a seperate cache of the album art, since I don't want it to add size to my music files]
As mishap mentioned, Synergy does what you want.

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Jan 5, 2005, 01:33 AM
 
Originally posted by lavar78:
As mishap mentioned, Synergy does what you want.
But the art from Synergy does not show up in iTunes.
     
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Jan 5, 2005, 08:42 PM
 
Originally posted by Fusion:
But the art from Synergy does not show up in iTunes.
I know. He said:
[I would like a program that kept a seperate cache of the album art, since I don't want it to add size to my music files]

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Jan 8, 2005, 02:21 PM
 
theres an applescript to do this called "Get amazon pix" http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/s.../scripts11.php

havent tried it myself since i didnt register for amazon token access (its free, but i havent taken the time to do so)
     
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Jan 9, 2005, 03:04 PM
 
synergy also isn't free.
     
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Jan 9, 2005, 06:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Wickedkitten:
synergy also isn't free.
True, true.

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Jan 9, 2005, 09:32 PM
 
Originally posted by nooon:
Fetch Art doesn't work with iTunes 4.7[/URL].
That's funny because it works just fine with my copy of iTunes 4.7
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