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    @grommet wrote:

    Actually, Apple changed the behavior in iTunes 7.0… if you use the new Get Album Art feature (and it’s successful), it only puts the Album Art into the external database.

    If you drag art into the file, or change it in Get Info, it still gets shoved directly into the file metadata (like pre-7 iTunes)… and also gets put into the external database.

    Not sure if this is a bug or intentional. The external image database is now necessary, due to the new (local only) Album Art views.

    Eek. That sucks.


    Good with iTunes 7.0 or NOT?

    – it works perfect with iTunes 7 for Windows
    – it does NOT work with iTunes 7 for Mac (OSX 10.4.7)

    Showing streamed artwork with ‘folder.jpg’ works great on PC (despite i had to convert my ‘folder.gif’s )
    iTunes 7 on mac shows up the shared music from the pc BUT not the shared archive from mt-daapd (tested to make sure, the firewall exceptions work well).



    @23646266 wrote:

    Good with iTunes 7.0 or NOT?

    – it does NOT work with iTunes 7 for Mac (OSX 10.4.7)

    – it DOES work with iTunes 7 for Mac

    ages later, when I tried to quit iTunes (OSX) the mt-daapd server shows up in the likst of shared music.

    it works from now on even with iTunes 7 for mac.
    Sorry for the last post, but it really didn’t show up yesterday an today’s morning. don’t know what the couse was, though.



    i can see my share in itunes, but when i select it, after about a minute, i get:

    “The shared library “greg’s file server” is not accessible for an unknown reason. (-3259)”

    i can see other itunes shares on my network ok and there are no firewalls in place.

    the share shows up and i can view & play files ok under windows xp with itunes 7.

    UPDATE (2006-09-19): i come into work this morning, click on my file server and behold, it works, with no apparent changes to the network.



    Heh, if they placed the album art in the file, as they should have, we all would have gotten away with free album art work integration.
    By putting it in the database only itunes can benefit from it, not other players.

    I bet you could script them back out of the databse and into the files though …


    Music streams fine with iTunes 7, but I get the share listed twice (but only once in iTunes 6). This is with svn-1376; is it fixed in a later drop?


    After a bit of digging on my own I found this…

    The iTunes folder art files are stored in your iTunes directory under

    iTunesAlbum ArtDownload then some weird mumbo-jumbo-y numeric names which probably are listed in the iTunes playlist or other type file as to which song files they belong to. In general there’s one subfolder under ‘Album Art’ then a three-deep heirarchy of folders with names all ranging from 00 to 15. Much like how the iPod stores it’s music on its internal hard drive. But to get to the point, under the 3rd deep folder (i.e. iTunesAlbum ArtDownloadCDO1234302334) there are *.itc files. These are basically JPEGs with about 500 bytes of a weird header. If this header is removed you are left with *.jpgs, but I guess you wouldn’t know which ones unless you looked at the iTunes playlist file or something.

    In order to get *.jpg files out of the iTunes library you need to remove the first so many bits of data from the *.itc files. In Windows I found that you must remove the first exactly 500, but I believe that for folder art created by Macs it is 493. I do this in Windows using a hex editor (XVI32). But here’s a link to how to do this on a per-file basis using the Unix or Linux tail command

    Sorry if that was a bit confusing…


    I found this thread while searching for a way to make mt-daapd serve album artwork, and found out the problem with the .ics files. I found a utility called Corripio ( ) that does a fantastic job of finding album artwork and inserting it into all the songs, so that mt-daapd/firefly will serve it… I’m not the developer, just a satisfied user.

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