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Add Album Art To Mp3 Files


Switching from physical CDs to digital formats like MP3s has fundamentally changed the way we listen to music. However, one thing seems to have remained the same. As on CDs, we still have our music organized by albums which always had an album cover.




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This cover is associated with the album. We, as listeners, tend to recognize the covers and feel more attached to the album if the album art is appealing to us. But with MP3s, it sometimes happens that there is no image attached to it. Luckily, this can be changed, and this article will tell you how.


When the big switch from physical albums to digital ones happened, the most used platform among Windows users to play an MP3 was Windows Media Player. This program is still available and works just as well on Windows 10. Besides giving you a nostalgic feeling, it also gives you an easy option to add album art to an MP3.


Besides Windows Media Player, there are a few other options to add album art on Windows. One of them is Groove Music which is the default music player for Windows 10. To add an album cover, follow these steps:


Adding album arts to MP3 files is possible on both Windows and Mac and both Androids and iPhones. Not only that, but it is possible to do it in a couple of different but still relatively simple ways. Keep in mind that steps may vary depending on the Android phone, but the basic steps remain the same. Now you can let your creativity flow!


What is your favorite way to play an MP3 file? Have you stopped using them? Which way to change an album art do you prefer? What is your favorite album cover? Let us know in the comment section below!


Album Art is the small picture displayed in the background when a particular song/album is being played. Often, the picture is pre-selected by the music developers. However, this image can easily be changed using almost any music-playing software. Therefore, in this article, we will teach you different methods to change the album art for an MP3 file.


Windows Media Player is perhaps the oldest software that comes preloaded with almost every version of Windows. It is quite easy to add Album Art to your MP3 files using Windows Media Player. In order to add Album Art:


Groove music is the default Music Player for Windows from Windows 8 and onwards. It is quite good and provides all the essential features that the consumer looks for. We can use it to easily add Album Art to your MP3 files. In order to do that:


Although Windows includes two pretty good media players, VLC is the sole winner for being the most popular Media Player among PC users and rightly so. It can also be used to easily add Album Art to MP3 files. In order to do so:


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  • .no-icon:beforedisplay:none; By Kevin ArrowsOctober 15, 2021 3 minutes readKevin is a certified Network Engineer "@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Article","dateCreated":"2019-06-01T18:55:34-05:00","datePublished":"2019-06-01T18:55:34-05:00","dateModified":"2021-10-15T08:02:30-05:00","headline":"How to Add Album Art to MP3 in Windows 10","keywords":[],"url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/how-to-add-album-art-to-mp3-in-windows-10\/","description":"Album Art is the small picture displayed in the background when a particular song\/album is being played. Often, the picture is pre-selected by the music developers. However, this image can easily be c","articleSection":"Microsoft Windows","articleBody":"Album Art is the small picture displayed in the background when a particular song\/album is being played. Often, the picture is pre-selected by the music developers. However, this image can easily be changed using almost any music-playing software. Therefore, in this article, we will teach you different methods to change the album art for an MP3 file.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to Add Album Art to MP3 in Windows 10?\r\nAlbum Art can very easily be added to any MP3 file. We will be demonstrating that using some of the most common MP3 players used in Windows 10.\r\nAdding Album Art through Windows Media Player\r\nWindows Media Player is perhaps the oldest software that comes preloaded with almost every version of Windows. It is quite easy to add Album Art to your MP3 files using Windows Media Player. In order to add Album Art:\r\n\r\n \tRight-click on the file to which you want to add the album art.\r\n \tHover the pointer to the \"Open With\" option and select \"Windows Media Player\" from the list.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tDoing so will play your music using the Windows Media Player and also add it to the software's library.\r\n \tDownload the image which you want to use as Album Art.\r\n \tRight-click on the image and select \"Copy\".\r\n\r\n\r\n \tPress \"Windows\" + \"S\" keys simultaneously to open up the search.\r\n \tType in \"Windows Media Player\" and select the first option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tIn the left pane, click on \"Music\".\r\n\r\n\r\n \tRight-click on the mp3 file to which you want to add the album art.\r\n \tSelect the \"Paste Album Art\" option to add the Album Art to the MP3.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAdding Album Art through Groove Music\r\nGroove music is the default Music Player for Windows from Windows 8 and onwards. It is quite good and provides all the essential features that the consumer looks for. We can use it to easily add Album Art to your MP3 files. In order to do that:\r\n\r\n \tDownload the image that you want to be added as Album Art.\r\n \tPress \"Windows\" + \"S\" keys simultaneously to open search.\r\n \tType in \"Groove\" and select the first option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tClick on the \"Settings\" cog in the right pane and select the \"Choose where we look for music\" option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSelect the folder which contains the MP3 to which album art is to be added.\r\n \tWait till the software adds the MP3 files to its library.\r\n \tNavigate back to the main screen of the software and click on the \"Albums\" option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tRight-click on the album to which you want to add the Album Art.\r\n \tSelect the \"Edit Info\" option and click on the edit option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNavigate to the folder in which you downloaded the image and double click on it to select it.\r\n \tClick on the \"Save\" option to implement the changes.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tThe album art has now been added.\r\n\r\nAdding Album Art through VLC Media Player\r\nAlthough Windows includes two pretty good media players, VLC is the sole winner for being the most popular Media Player among PC users and rightly so. It can also be used to easily add Album Art to MP3 files. In order to do so:\r\n\r\n \tDownload the image that you want to add as Album Art.\r\n \tRight-click on the MP3 file, hover the pointer to \"Open With\" and select \"VLC Media Player\" from the list.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tClick on the \"Tools\" tab on the top of the screen and select the \"Media Information\" option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tOn the bottom right side of the window, the current Album Art can be seen, right-click on it and select the \"Add Cover Art from file\" option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNavigate to the folder which contains the Album Art which you want to add and double-click on it to select it.\r\n \tClick on \"Close\" and the image will be implemented as the Album art automatically.\r\n\r\nAdding Album Cover by using MP3Tag Software\r\nYou can easily use third-party software named \"MP3Tag\" to achieve add an album cover to your MP3 file it will also work if it is moved to someone else's computer or if it's moved. It basically allows you to edit the metadata of your MP3 file. Here is how you can use it:-\r\n\r\n \tFirst of all, you will have to download the MP3Tag software. You can download it from this link (here).\r\n\r\n\r\n \tOnce the program is downloaded, Install it and open the program. Once it's opened it should look like this:-\r\n\r\n\r\n \tNow drag the MP3 file you want to edit and drop it inside the program.\r\n \tOnce the MP3 is imported select it. Now right-click on the CD\/DVD Photo that's under \"Directory\".\r\n \tThen click on the \"Add Cover...\" option.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tLocate the image file and select it. Now it should appear as your album cover inside the program.\r\n \tOnce that's done click on the save button under the title bar.\r\n \tThat's it simply save the file and you should have a custom album cover on an MP3 file.\r\n","publisher":"@id":"#Publisher","@type":"Organization","name":"Appuals.com","logo":"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/10\/apuals_new_logo_B-1.png","publishingPrinciples":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/about\/#go-to-editorial-guidelines","sameAs":["https:\/\/facebook.com\/appuals","https:\/\/twitter.com\/appuals","https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/appuals\/","https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCR--2QnA0vYBfqsmSI3pQ9g","https:\/\/www.crunchbase.com\/organization\/appuals"],"author":"@type":"Person","name":"Kevin Arrows","url":"https:\/\/appuals.com\/author\/admin\/","description":"Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. 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