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How to Automatically Download Missing Album Cover Art

September 6, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android Apps, Multimedia, Tips

Album Art Grabber

Android music apps that play MP3 files stored on your SD card are more visually appealing and fun to use when the cover art is available for each track in your collection. The only problem is, if you have converted your CDs into the MP3 format yourself, the album covers will usually be unavailable.

Album art can be stored in the ID3 metadata container of MP3 files, and there’s software for desktop computers that automatically find album covers for your MP3s. But these programs usually require that you manually confirm that the album covers actually are correct, and if you’re a big music fan with a large collection – this can take ages. Another drawback is that the size of each MP3 file will be increased, since an image is attached to it.

Two apps on the Market that check your MP3 collection and download missing cover art to your SD card without modifying any ID3 tags are Album Art Grabber and Album Art Grabber Free. Contrary to what one could believe, they are released by two different developers. Both apps are very easy to use and should be compatible with most HTC devices, and from what I can tell – most other Android phones as well. If you have music albums on your memory card without covers, they should be able to take care of the problem for you.

Album Art Grabber Free

Price: Free | Official Website

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Album Art Grabber

Price: UK£1.99 | Official Website

Install this app