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Yesterday I was in my [iTunes library-> itunes library] again and put together a few new playlists. On that occasion I noticed how many covers are missing from my CD albums in iTunes - even though I had ripped several original AC / DC CDs. But I suppose the cover art is missing there because the albums weren't available on iTunes at the time. Why is there always some cover art missing in iTunes: I was wondering how you can add the missing CD covers in iTunes by hand. In a pinch, I would also use the iSight camera for this if you can't find another way.
My Google search for the topic of "missing iTunes covers" quickly showed a focus on software: CoverScout 3 Mac from Equinux seems to be state-of-the-art in this area. So I downloaded the demo version and briefly tried out what the software can do. After installation, the software first goes through the entire library and then lists the album covers that have no graphics. As a solution to fill these gray areas in the media library, CoverScout offers several options:
For my purpose, these functions have already been more than sufficient, but CoverScout can do even more, because the automatic assignment of multiple covers in one run is one of the software's strengths. My media library is still quite clear. For this reason I saw no need for this automatic.
It is perhaps also interesting that the new covers are also synced to the iOS devices via synchronization. Once the covers have been assigned on the Mac, they are also quickly transferred to iPhone and iPad for iTunes Match users. And who they SongGenie 2 software from Equinux, who will be happy about the good integration of these two programs, because in SongGenie there is now a simple button that automatically transfers a search to CoverScout and thus not only enables SongGenie to provide information such as artist and album name , Track name, genre or similar data but can also add CD covers in iTunes via the small CoverScout detour. So this team is a great choice if you want to spruce up your iTunes media library.
If you want to shop the two programs, you can find them here on Amazon:
These Mac apps are also available in the Apple App Store, but I would advise against buying them there, as the offers have been neglected for months and the manufacturer Equinux is still selling an old version there. Actually not very clever and absolutely disappointing for potential buyers ...
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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