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Windows 7: Change background in WMP 12 in "Playing Now" mode

23 Apr 2011   #1
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 
Change background in WMP 12 in "Playing Now" mode

Hi,

sometimes small things can be a big challenge.
I'm looking to change the background of Windows Media Player 12 in NOW PLAYING mode into pitch black.
Have searched high and low, but meh ...

any ideas please?




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23 Apr 2011   #2
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cov View Post
Hi,

sometimes small things can be a big challenge.
I'm looking to change the background of Windows Media Player 12 in NOW PLAYING mode into pitch black.
Have searched high and low, but meh ...

any ideas please?
What are you using to edit WMP? In the past, I have changed a lot of elements in WMP but have reverted back to the original with just some minor changes. I did leave the change I made for the Taskbar toolbar. After registering the dll for that, the Taskbar toolbar was a black image and clashed with my taskbar. Personally, I like the WMP 11 look better but after getting it to work, CPU tended to run a little higher.

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I have tossed all my notes I had at one time on what each element that I changed was. Looking at wmploc.dll with Resoruce Hacker, 257 > 5321 looks similar.


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23 Apr 2011   #3
ziklz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main), Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64
 
 

Found this on deviantART.

change the wmp background by ~yacine29 on deviantART

I haven't tried it myself though. For the pitch black background, you can probably just make one at paint.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ziklz View Post
Found this on deviantART.

change the wmp background by ~yacine29 on deviantART

I haven't tried it myself though. For the pitch black background, you can probably just make one at paint.
Ah, so it was the 5321. The link mentions it as being .jpg. Way back when tinikering with this stuff, I could have sworn the image was .png. More than likely, it wouldn't matter either way though.
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24 Apr 2011   #5
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ziklz View Post
Found this on deviantART ...
Thank you very much !!
That's exactly what I was looking for


Change WMP Background

1. take control over wmploc.dll
2. open resource tuner* or resource hacker*
3. open windows ► system32 ► wmploc.dll ► 257 ► 5321 (within RT or RH)
4. Replace resource with any JPG 800 x 600
5. Save to different location
6. Close RT or RH, navigate to the storage folder and move to system32 folder
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24 Apr 2011   #6
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

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