Adding Album Cover to a FLAC File

When converting a wave file to a FLAC file using the flac command, an album cover can also be added by using the –picture argument with an input image file.

$ flac -0 ... --picture="3|image/jpeg|||cover.jpg" ... filename.wav

where 3 means that the picture is a front cover, cover.jpg is the cover image file, and filename.wav is the name of the input wave file.

Alternatively, metaflac can be used to add an album cover to a FLAC file.

$ metaflac --import-picture-from="3|image/jpeg|||cover.jpg" filename.flac

where the format of the –import-picture-from argument follows the –picture argument of the flac command, and filename.flac is the name of the FLAC file to be processed.

Note: flac and metaflac may not be present in a default installation. It can be installed through the package manager.

References

[1] https://sharpbang.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/converting-a-wave-file-to-a-flac-file/
[2] http://linux.die.net/man/1/flac
[3] http://linux.die.net/man/1/metaflac
[4] https://www.xiph.org/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html

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