Install CoverChooser in Ubuntu, Getting Your Music Covers Made Easy

CoverChooser is a very simple application that lets you search and find official album covers that can be embedded into the audio files. Although major audio players for GNU/Linux such as Banshee or Rhythmbox does support this by default... then why the heck you want this?.

Well, would you like to have the ability to simply right click on your Nautilus file manager and get the official album cover without having to open the audio player???... in that case CoverChooser is a must have. Other than that, since it's a standalone application, you can use it without the help of Nautilus as well. At this moment is support fetching covers from online source such as ...

*. Lastfm.

*. Google.

*. Discogs.

*. Amazon (for that you'll need a personal "key", more later).

*. Wikipedia.

So basically... the possibility of you not getting the cover of your favorite audio album is kept at minimum :P. You can install CoverChooser in Ubuntu (11.04, 10.10 to 9.10) by entering the below command in Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:panthora/coverchooser-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install coverchooser 
If everything went smoothly, you should be able to access it via : Applications -> Accessories -> CoverChooser.

And as said before, if you want integrate it with Amazon's web-service, you'll need to get a personal key which you can get it from here (don't worry, it's free).


Anonymous said...

Thx a lot! I really appreciate this post.
Just want to add that there's a small bug in the 2nd command line: updade -> update :)

Gayan said...


Thank you, I updated the post. Glad it helped you :D.

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