I was wondering and also really out of curiosity since I’m a programmer if there’s a way to log the iTunes ‘Get Album Artwork’ option or in any form see where it’s being downloaded from.
I looked into how the program works and found out that iTunes will only cover album artwork’s if the album ‘artist’ => is identical to the one in the iTunes Store and of course a matching album name (!!). Example below:
Artist: The Temper Trap
Result: The album cover displays.
Now if we click ‘Clear Downloaded Artwork’, rename the album artist name to: The Temper Frap and then click ‘Get Album Artwork’.
Result: Conditions failed.png
I tried sniffing iTunes with Wireshark & this is the closest what I got to:
Info: HTTP/1.1 200 OK (image/jpeg)
Tried the same method with Wireshark on Drake’s album (“If you’re reading this it’s too late“) in iTunes and found this.
HTTP 1126 GET /us/r30/Music3/v4/55/ef/e5/55efe504-9587-f09d-ebfd-c9327154e420/15UMGIM08570.600x600-75.jpg?downloadKey2=1432624848_be841549fa8c7bdfe8d6e713228a9ab8 HTTP/1.1
Result: Drake – “If you’re reading this it’s too late”.jpg