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  • Guys_Eyes
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Can't delete embeded album arwork
So songs that I download come with artwork embedded within the .mp3 (there is no visible .jpg or .gif).  In itunes I could just right click on the picture in the album art display panel and the option "delete" would be there.  In Foobar I'm having problems getting rid of this unwanted artwork. How can I get rid of this "invisible artwork"?

  • tpijag
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Reply #1
You need to do this outside of Foobar.
Many tag programs will work. I use mp3tag.
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

And many others use TagScanner
http://www.xdlab.ru/en/

terry
  • Last Edit: 06 April, 2009, 09:48:04 PM by tpijag

  • smkk
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Reply #2
To do it in foobar open the properties for the tracks with embet artwork, select and copy all metadata then tools>remove tags and tools>paste fields.

  • tpijag
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Reply #3
New knowledge, thanks

terry

  • Guys_Eyes
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Reply #4
OK I tried smkk's way and it didn't work... I used mp3tag and just overwrought the embedded art with my own.
  • Last Edit: 07 April, 2009, 12:09:22 PM by Guys_Eyes

  • tpijag
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Reply #5
Guys_eyes,

In effort to maintain accurate info, I can confirm that smkk's method does work work.

Select all tracks >right click > properties > select all properties page fields > right click> copy.

Tools [at the bottom left corner of properties dialog] > remove tags

Riight Click > paste. [your previously save tags minus the art will be put back whence they once were]

Mp3tag is a little more comforting as you can see the artwork, see it disappear and / or see the change shown in a custom -embedded artwork- column

terry
  • Last Edit: 07 April, 2009, 02:57:08 PM by tpijag

  • lokioki
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Reply #6
Why foobar can`t remove embed art ?
  • Last Edit: 07 April, 2009, 12:57:17 PM by lokioki

  • ExUser
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Reply #7
lokioki: It can. Read the thread.

  • pqyt
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Reply #8
lokioki: It can. Read the thread.

It's just not intuitive and you loose other metadata too e.g. stored replay gain values.

To the original poster:

Instead of having to copy the metadata it is sufficient to leave the properties dialog open, use the  Remove Tags command, change a tag in the properties dialog to make sure the Apply button becomes active and apply the changes. It's a little safer since it protects you from accidental clipboard overwrites .

  • callisto
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Reply #9
If it's an MP3 you can also change tagtype from id3v2 to apev2 (and back) in process of tagconversion you loose the albumart, but keep RG and all other tags.
fb2k on OSX: flac q8 > rockboxed Sansa e280v1: Vorbis q5.0

  • TehNomad
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Reply #10
I just use MP3tag if I want to export the embedded album art to folder.jpg