How to Make Mp3tag Embed Album Art From a File and Convert Replay Gain to Apple Sound Check

Since people asked, here’s how I make Mp3tag embed album art in the mp3 tags and convert Replay Gain to Apple’s Sound Check.

Both require a new set of actions. If you go to Convert > Actions, you’ll bring up the action list and can create a new action group. For album art, make a new action group. Add the “Import Cover from File” action to the group. Enter the name of the file that has the cover art in the next pop-up window. For me, that was “cover.jpg”.

For converting Replay Gain to Sound Check, create a new action group and add two “Format Value” actions. For the first, set the field to “COMMENT ITUNNORM” and the format string to “$if($eql(%_extension%,mp3),$rg2sc(%REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN%),)”. For the second, set the field to “ITUNNORM” and the format string to “$if($eql(%_extension%,m4a),$rg2sc(%REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN%),)”.

2 thoughts on “How to Make Mp3tag Embed Album Art From a File and Convert Replay Gain to Apple Sound Check

  1. This is wrong. Mp3tag doesnt actually embed the cover art into the mp3 file. To do this you have to use a program called iTSfv in conjunction with iTunes.

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