Search and auto-fill Artwork from iTunes?

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  1. Highdom

    Highdom Member

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    Hello,
    Yes, I usually rip music from cd and download illegal versions. My question is: are there any ways to get artworks (cover) from iTunes/google etc...by the title of a song?
    I mean I usually edit mp3 tag with "Tag Editor" and write down the real title and artists. There're any ways to get artwork with title/filename/artist tags and put them in the artwork tag?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. RMorgan

    RMorgan Platinum Record

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    I'm not sure about iTunes man, but there are way better music players out there which offer such capabilities and much more, like MusicBee and Media Monkey; They also are compatible with Apple devices, by the way.

    I've tried to use iTunes many times along the years, but always came up with the conclusion that it simply sucks big time. I hate it.

    You probably have your reasons for using iTunes, though...
     
  4. Highdom

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes I have to use iTunes because I usually sync my library with rekordbox to keep my USB updated.

    So iTunes is indispensable for me. I just was searching for something that can fill my MP3 files with the appropriate artwork taken from google or pergeaheaps from stores like beatport or playstore, if they don't mind...
     
  5. Wavemantra

    Wavemantra Noisemaker

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    Perhaps try this (in iTunes menu bar):

    File>Library>Get Album Artwork

    This works for me except with really rare titles and imports.
     
  6. Highdom

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    Yeah man, this works nice but it doesn't change files themselves! I mean if you export from itunes, artwork disappears...
     
  7. Wavemantra

    Wavemantra Noisemaker

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    My audio files (individual track) from iTunes have the artwork embedded. I import from a CD or ALAC, Get Album Artwork if needed. Then the tracks have the artwork, per track. The audio file icon is replaced with the artwork. I am on a mac, using .aiff and .m4a.

    To be clear, I do not use the export function within iTunes. If I want to play the files in another app. or transfer to a different computer, I access the audio files in the finder and drag them to wherever, i.e. VLC, an external HD, another computer, etc. The artwork remains embedded in the audio file.
     
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  8. spyfx

    spyfx Producer

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    not sure if i understood your question,but if you are trying to make your songs have artwork,in itunes right click on a song or album,go to album info or song info and next to details is the artwork tab where you can edit the images. :wink:
     
  9. Wavemantra

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    I can confirm spyfx's recommendation. This is also another way to add artwork to a track or tracks.
    Then you can choose any artwork you like. I use this often, for the rare stuff that iTunes cant find, I grab a good .jpg for the cover.
    I thought you were asking about an artwork search function.
     
  10. Highdom

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    Yeah but I am searching an auto-search function if possibile, that find automatically the artwork from title and artists. iTunes is good but I need to write correct album in the tag manually, and it sucks
     
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