July 24, 2007
How to Edit & Embed Album-art for your MP3s
This article shows you how to edit ID3 tag and embed album-art covers for your mp3 players (Ipod, Zen, Zune, Media Players, etc). First, you need an ID3 tag editor. I use Mp3Tag Editor, it can batch edit, rename tag/files, add album-art covers, and create playlist.
Click here to download Mp3Tag Editor (ver 2.38 supports ID3 v1/2/2.3/2.4 and APE v1/2).
Table of Contents
- Setting options
- Edit tags
- Convert tags to filenames
- Adding album-art covers
1. Setting options
Go to Tools > Options. Go to Mpeg under Tags dropdown list. Match the check boxes with the below image.
2. Edit tags
Select all or individual mp3s and edit the Title, Artist, Album, Year, Track, and Genre fields. When done press File > Save tag (Ctrl+S).
Note: < keep > means you have selected multiple files and each files have different tag value.
3. Convert tags to filenames
Select Convert > Tag – Filename (Alt+1). This automatically renames all files to values of the tags. %track%, %artist%, %title% are dynamic variables for each tag.
Tips: This is an optional step, renaming filenames will make your directory neater.
4. Adding album-art covers
Select View > Extended Tags (Alt+T). Choose the image file you want to assign as the album-art cover.
Note: It is highly recommended to resize your album-art cover images to 200×200 or 100×100 pixels. Big images will take more time to load in your mp3 players and will deplete your mp3 player’s battery life more easily.
You are done! Add editing ID3 tags and add album-art covers is quite easy. Eventually, you might want to turn off prompting confirmation messages (after save, and after change) by going to Tools > Options > Messages. Too much prompting is quite distracting right? There are other functions that you might want to explore further. Have a nice day!