I want to add Album art to any mp3 song. But I don't know how to do it.My system has VLC media player, UMPlayer, Bashee media player, Movie player. How can I add Album art to mp3 file using at least any one among those media player ?

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You don't have to download anything, VLC works well with album art 'out of the box'.

Since it is unclear to me whether you are asking how to
(1) manually add, or
(2) automatically download, album art, I will answer both:

  1. Manually Adding Album Art, or Downloading One Album Art
    Tools > Media Information (CTRL+I) > "General" Tab >
    Right-click on the proxy (default) orange cone picture (1" x 1", on the bottom right)
    > Select "Add cover art from file" or "Download cover art".
    > Change any value (e.g.: the Artist), only then the 'Save Metadata' button will appear, after it does - press it.

manual art

Performed on v2.1.4.

  1. Automatically Downloading All Album Art
    Just go to "Tools"->"Preferences" menu. Under the "Interface" tab there is a "Privacy/Network Interaction" section. Under "Album art download policy" choose "As soon as track is added". See screenshot below.

This will download the album art for any song you play.

See screenshot below:

auto art 1

auto art 2


Try using a tag-editing program like Easy Tag, which is provided by the easytag package in the official repositories.


None among the apps you listed gives an option to add images to an audio file. You can install puddletag, which would give you an option to add image to any audio file.

Install Puddletag

Here is a screenshot

  • It is not present in the Ubuntu software center Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 14:05
  • It seems to have been added in 12.04. You can add the webupd8 Puddletag PPA to get it or download it from SourceForge
    – Nemo
    Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 14:08
  • My system version is 11.04. Will this application support in it. Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 14:12
  • The PPA lists 11.04 (natty) as supported, so I'm pretty sure it would work.
    – Nemo
    Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 14:15

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