how to change album art in ubuntu

Asked by SWAGATAK GHOSH on 2011-04-16

From some previous post in launchpad , I knew it is easy to change / add , album art in any mp3 songs by dragging appropriate image file on rythmbox , it is working fine with Rythmbox but when I am playing the same song from another application like VLC , the album art is not showing. It is also not showing in my mobile phone.
After a little bit searching about this I came to know that EasyTag can do this,I have installed EasyTag from software centre but it remains dim with the mp3 files.

Now my question is how to change the album art permanently,so that the album art can see from any software and device like mobile , ipod etc.

thanks

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-04-30
Last query:
2011-04-30
Last reply:
2011-04-17

Your phone is not an Ubuntu issue so will not be addressed here. I suggest you contact your provider or post on a phone forum for that.

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy vlc

Thanks

SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #2

thanks actionparsnip
the out put is

 swagatak@MOON:~$ lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy vlc
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick
vlc:
  Installed: 1.1.7-1~getdeb2
  Candidate: 1.1.7-1~getdeb2
  Version table:
 *** 1.1.7-1~getdeb2 0
        500 http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ maverick-getdeb/apps i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.1.4-1ubuntu1.5 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe i386 Packages
     1.1.4-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages
swagatak@MOON:~$

I suggest you contact the getdeb team and tell them their build is bad. Your vlc is from a 3rd party repo.

SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.