seems like nothing's changed with iTunes 10.4.1 or the 10.5
betas? Maybe another way like getting the art from the file
itself would be more stable and compatible w/future
Any word on this bug? I had an old version of Synergy and
noticed this issue (along with scrobbles not working) and
decided to try out the newer version of Synergy to see if it
would fix those issues. If it were fixed, I could see paying
for the upgrade. As it stands, it doesn't seem worth it. Any
plans to update the app to fix this bug?
Still not fixed with 4.5.1 and iTunes 10.5.1.
Is Synergy EOL? There are alternatives but been using
Synergy so long, really don't want to change. And it IS
exactly what I want. When it worked.
Seems to be related to running iTunes 10.5.1 in 64-bit mode.
Cover art stored in tracks will correctly display if you
open iTunes in 32-bit mode (even if the machine itself is
running the 64-bit kernel).
Since iTunes 10.5 runs as a 64-bit app on Lion by default,
it appears as broken for everyone. (This broke a number of
visualizer plugins, incidentally, so Synergy isn't the only
program to run into this problem.)
Ah, that's an excellent find, rotor glow. It would nice if
Apple would fix that, but if not, we can still hope to find
some other workaround.
Just FYI a number of other apps similar to Synergy seem to
now be able to work with the iTunes album art fetch API
after 64-bit versions of the apps were released. Looks like
Synergy is going to have to be recompiled as a 64-bit native
app at some point if the issue is to be fixed.
Dang! After trying various things I am thinking of returning
to Synergy as it does more of what I want. I must say
is exceptional (but no keystrokes for control - am resisting
adding yet another app to get that functionality). So, yeah,
DANG! to come back and see this is still an issue. but
perhaps the true issue is "What's the big deal of 32 v
64 bit?" I have iTunes now in 32 and it seems fine.
What is the advantage to having it in 64 bit mode?
Add me to the list of people eagerly awaiting this issue to
be resolved. I've still got the old version of Synergy but
I'd gladly pay to upgrade to the new version if it's 64-bit
and fixes this issue. :)
I'm hoping that Synergy gets fixed soon, but in the
meantime, it does seem like YouControl iTunes is a good
replacement for Synergy (and it also combines features of
the app "I Love Stars" as well). And yes,
YouControl DOES let you create keyboard shortcuts for every
menu command... you just hover over the menu item with your
mouse and press the keyboard shortcut that you want to use.
I consider this to be very alpha, hence the version number,
but in local testing the build, combined with some reworking
of the internal plumbing, has made cover art show up
correctly from iTunes again.