If you’re not familiar with ID3 tags, you may find my previous article on What are ID3 tags in MP3 files? While the ID3v2 tag standard allows any type of image to be embedded in an MP3 file, it does advise that either standard in this respect.The ID3 standard is very flexible with regards to the type and number of images that can be embedded in a MP3 single file.Instead of MP3Tag, I tried Media Monkey and added the album art that way, which seemed to have worked. Even though it worked, I really like MP3Tag, so I figured there had to be something in the program I could change to get it to work.In MP3Tag, you also need to make sure you are writing v1 and v2 of ID3 tags.Your friend just gave you a disk of some of some of their favourite music and they want you to enjoy it as well.You rip the disk but now that you play the song there is no album artwork.Instead of getting the album artwork while clicking on a music file, I kept getting the default music icon for an MP3 in Windows: In Windows Media Player, the same issue was occurring where the album art was not being recognized properly and it was display a default image: I had embedded the album art using a tag editor program called MP3Tag.Adding album art is really easy, you just drag and drop an image file into the album art slot.
There can be millions of songs without album art in someones computer, trust me it looks really messy.
Album art can be embedded into MP3 files fairly easily using ID3 tags.
However, before you start filling up all of your MP3 files with works of art, there are a few things that you should stop to consider first.
I have a lot of music on my computer and even though I don’t use it as my primary media player or organizer, it’s nice to have it work properly since I do end up using Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player every so often to browse files, etc.
One annoying thing that I noticed was that my MP3 files wouldn’t display the album art in Explorer and in WMP.