Skip to main content


Please note that most of the software linked on this forum is likely to be safe to use. If you are unsure, feel free to ask in the relevant topics, or send a private message to an administrator or moderator. To help curb the problems of false positives, or in the event that you do find actual malware, you can contribute through the article linked here.
Topic: Duplicate cover art in mp3 files (Read 1235 times) previous topic - next topic
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Duplicate cover art in mp3 files

For some reason it happens quite often that mp3tag sees two identical copies of the same album art in an mp3 file. I can only speculate that someone (some software?) tries to add twice, for whatever reason ...

... or is there a different explanation to it? I'm mainly curious. Of course it would be nice to have some automated utility that cleans up this (duplicated megabyte art in each file in an album can actually take some space on a portable device ...) - but I'd be surprised if someone has written it.

And actually, double cover art - both with being e.g. "Album cover" - seems invisible in foobar2000, but that is an application-specific question that maybe should not go in an mp3 forum.

Re: Duplicate cover art in mp3 files

Reply #1
Do you have iTunes?

I have a vague memory of iTunes doing "something" to my files and it think it was something related to the artwork.

Re: Duplicate cover art in mp3 files

Reply #2
All apples in this home are edible.

But if a "big" application does this, then I guess it could affect several demo recordings that artists and small (= amateur) labels are sharing around.