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See album art for music in a shared iTunes library
Authored by: avengerpenguin on Sep 15, '06 08:16:51AM

If you click on the top bar of the little album art window in the corner, and change it from "Selected Item" to "Now Playing", you'll be able to see artwork from the shared libraries as it plays. This has been working in iTunes for a few versions already, although it's a bit hard to expose this functionality.

Unfortunately, you can't actually see the artwork as you browse the shared libraries, because the cover art is sent to iTunes embedded in the song file (usually at the start) for iTunes to take out and display.

For a very very long time, shared libraries didn't even have proper applescript access, so things like Growl notifications for songs playing wouldn't work. I think it was a couple of versions ago that it did start working.

I'm still waiting for someone smart at Apple to figure out how to get all the artwork from a shared library to a client iTunes in a smart and efficient way.

As you might tell, I've been a little obsessed with Cover art and shared libraries.

Hiren



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See album art for music in a shared iTunes library
Authored by: Ofir on Sep 15, '06 12:06:56PM

I can't get iTunes 7 to display shared cover art in the bottom right corner. I tried clicking on the title bar and changed it to "Now Playing" but the box is empty saying "album artwork not modifiable".

Any idea?



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See album art for music in a shared iTunes library
Authored by: xianman on Sep 15, '06 03:19:17PM

I'm pretty bummed I can't use Coverflow on a shared library as I keep all of my music connected to a Mini on the other end of my house. I'm equally bummed I can't use Coverflow with my iPod since that is what I use at my work for my music library.

While I'm at it, I wish I could use shared libraries or my iPod with Party Shuffle!



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