1. sergio commented

    Hi. All work fine on rhytmbox ( surely you already knew) . I was looking to know the less_size to use in images to produce the better_quality to reproduce in my ipod. Your post was very useful. Thank you

  2. Muhammad Amin commented

    Hi there,

    Is there any way to add a single image for all my mp3 files. I mean the bulk operation i.e to add the same image for all my mp3 at once.

    Please reply and thanks in advance.

    • commented

      Hi Muhammad, If you use a tag editor like MP3TAG you should be able to select all of the MP3 files you want, drag your artwork in and save to all the selected files in one operation.

  3. AMM commented

    Hi Richard, although its more than 4 years old i see you active. Could you share how you embedded 19 images in one track?

    • commented

      Hi, You’ll need to use a tagging tool like Mp3tag to embed the album art for each of the individual artwork tag types. For Mp3tag you can right click on the cover art box and “Add cover…” then “Set cover type” and repeat the process for as many cover types as you want. Hope this helps.

  4. Gos commented


    According to iTunes, the standard cover art needs to be 1400×1400 (max 3kx3k), while the rss-standard says something else.
    Does the 1400×1400 also applies to episode cover art and not just the whole stream?
    What size should the embedded image be?
    And should I use Apple’s standard for normal RSS-images as well?


    • commented

      Hi Gos,

      A good question and yes the itunes:image referenced in your RSS feed needs to be a minimum of 1400 x 1400px and is the artwork for the whole feed in iTunes only. However I wouldn’t go that big for each episode, I would tend to go for 600 x 600 px.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards, Richard

      • Gos commented

        Thanks for your help! Still a bit unclear though, thanks to my unclear questions.

        If we section it like I’ve done here – are the file sizes correct?

        Cover art – show – itunes-rss: min 1400×1400
        Cover art – show – rss: min 1400×1400
        Cover art – episode – itunes-rss: 1400×1400
        Cover art – episode – rss: 600×600
        Cover art – embedded in media file: 600×600


        • commented

          It sounds good to me. The critical thing is to have the show art at 1400×1400. Perhaps you could make the itunes-rss: 600×600 for consistency then all the episode artwork matches.

          Some podcasters do use 1400×1400 for the embedded artwork and episode artwork, others 600×600 and some even 300×300 (but I wouldn’t advocate going that low), so it’s a bit of personal taste I think.

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