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Old 01-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
Z.Munroe
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Some covers won't send to itunes(?)

I have a bunch of books as pdf files (not optimal, I know). I have edited the metadata in calibre so that the covers (etc.) are all present. However, when I send to device (itunes), some covers, randomly, are missing; instead, I see typically the first page of the document. It doesn't do this for all pdfs, and I can't figure out why it won't just use the damn cover image from the metadata it receives (like it will for the rest).

Any ideas?
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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This happens to me as well - it's most likely because the cover is not actually part of the pdf file - it just sits separately inside the ebook folder. Calibre is smart enough to pull the info, but iTunes is not. In fact, i've noticed that even when I try to "add artwork" to a pdf directly in iTunes, which is given as an option, it doesn't 'keep'.

If you add the cover and then convert in calibre (pdf-->pdf), the conversion should build the cover directly into the file that gets transferred.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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This problem also occurs when importing epub format into itunes. From what I've been able to uncover, it appears to be a bug with the software and multiple requests have been sent to Apple requesting a fix.
I tried importing approx. 1400 ebooks and the problem is random. I tried different cover sizes as well
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I had to go into itunes and change the 'album artwork' of each book file before it stayed put. Not very practical and very time-consuming :/
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
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How did you get the books into iTunes? If you use the Calibre "connect to iTunes" feature then the covers and metadata should have been carried over. If you copied the books at the OS level by-passing Calibre then this information is not transferred.
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