Embedding Cover Art To Musin in iTunes

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Rolanddes, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Rolanddes macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Hi everyone.

    I want to know wheter adding a cover art to a music file in iTunes embeds the image to the music file or it just makes itunes show the cover art when you click on the music file?

    I mean do we see the same cover art when we use music players other than iTunes?
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    iTunes 10 or earlier or iTunes 11?

    If you are using the get info panel in both versions it will embed to the file. In v10 and earlier if you add to the bottom left hand viewer it will just a file to the artwork folder. Obviously this redundant in v11 as that viewer is no longer there.
  3. Rolanddes thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    I'm using the latest. But it does not seem to embed though. I'll go with BRLawyer's solution.

    Thank you guys, both.
  4. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    iTunes does embed it into the metadata perfectly well, but if you are using Windows (or perhaps WINE I haven't tried) you can use Mp3tag to fully edit the files metadata including adding embedded album art, including striping out and converting old ID3v1 to ID3v2.3 which is better.
  5. Rolanddes thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Thank you.

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