Album art on iPod via Amarok!

It took friggin’ forever, but Amarok is finally able to transfer album artwork to my beloved iPod Nano! Supposedly, album art support has been in Amarok for a while, but it didn’t work because Amarok couldn’t correctly set the iPod model string.

Well, fortunately, Amarok 1.4.6 has been released. And even more fortunately, it is already in the Ubuntu repositories, at least for Feisty Fawn. One:

aptitude install amarok

..and Amarok 1.4.6 was running on my system. Then, from the Devices tab, clicking iPod -> Update Artwork. A few seconds later, and Amarok said it was done. I said, “Yeah, right,” but disconnected the Nano and pulled it off the dock anyway. I figured, ah, why not give it a quick try. And Huzzah! Artwork! Albums and podcasts.


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5 Responses to “Album art on iPod via Amarok!”

  • Andrew says:

    Thanks! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it, because I had just switched from windoze. The art was gone!
    I always wondered what the ‘Update Artwork’ button did.

  • Biffster says:

    No problem. It was very cool to see it work. Apparently the iPod Nano was one of the bastard stepchildren of the iPod line. :)

  • Dave says:

    YES. it worked! thanks! idk why amarok doesn’t sync the artwork automatically.

  • MonsterMagnus says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS! Finally! Have been looking for this answer so long and here it was. Let me just add that nothing happended the first time I tried this but when I set my Ipod model in the same menu it finally worked! So nice!

    (I’m using embedded albumarts btw)

  • Phillip says:

    Thanks a load! Very helpful – worked like a charm. I’d never even noticed the “update artwork” button.

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