Similar to I can see embedded mp3 album art in windows explorer, but not in Mp3 tag? - #7 by pitchernyork
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The resolutions in those posts had no affect on this issue.
Much of my music was ripped from CD with the native Windows XP or Windows 10 music player of the time, configured to fetch art. The music was subsequently re-tagged by MP3TAG but the embedded art was not manipulated.
MP3TAG does not display the album cover art automatically embedded by that ripping process. It does display cover art from songs sourced otherwise. Windows Explorer, VLC and Foobar2000 display the subject files' cover art. Recently I've been deploying an Ampache music server and for completeness it's become necessary to add artist art. MP3TAG handles the process well, the artist-tagged embedded art shows right up where it's supposed to in Ampache and the cover art does too, undisturbed by the new processing. When viewed in MP3TAG Windows ripped and MP3TAG processed mp3s display the artist-tagged thumbnail only. When reading music sourced another way but processed to add artist tagged art by MP3TAG, MP3TAG will display multiple thumbnails exactly as anticipated.
The attached zip has an example mp3, art from the Windows process and the art used to create the artist-tagged art embedded in the example song.
The song attached partially contradicts the above description, these are the results by program:
MP3TAG: Artist displayed, only embedded art listed
Windows Explorer: Newly embedded artist is now the thumbnail
foobar2000: Artist displayed
VLC: Album cover displayed
Ampache: Album cover and artist displayed correctly
winripped_music_and_art_example.zip (1.6 MB)