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Windows 7: How to change WMP Now-Playing to something like this??

11 Aug 2009   #1

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How to change WMP Now-Playing to something like this??

I upgraded to Windows 7 couple of days ago and so far I am loving every aspect of it. I had been reading an article about the WMP12 on website. In that article there was a Now Playing screen, which I liked very much and wanted to make my WMP12 look just like that, but so far I cant find how to do it. Here is the link to screenshots from Arstechnica's website that i am talking about:

WMP12 Screenshot 1 (Notice how album-art is in upper-left corner with song metadata right above it, and gray color of list pane)
WMP12 Screenshot 2 (Album art same place but visualization playing in the background)

Now this is what my respective screenshots look like:

Screenshot1 (My album art is big and centered and song metadata is in small fonts, at very top of screen, and white color of list pane )
Screenshot2 (I cant even display album art while visualization is on )

Any ideas on what setting to change to change the background color of list pane to gray, display albumart in upper-left corner with song metadata and how to display albumart when visualization is playing?

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26 Sep 2010   #2

64bits ultimate
same here

exact same question as the above poster...
had no chance finding now playing plugins
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26 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

These seem to be from the pre-beta stage of Windows 7, and consequently, WMP 12. The interface probably changed..for the worse it seems.
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26 Sep 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

The color of background would depend on the color of your WMP theme. You see mine is mostly white:

How to change WMP Now-Playing to something like this??-wmp2.jpg

Click the icon in the lower right, where my cursor is. That will give you a smaller version of list. Drag the sides and top and bottom to show the album cover and size you want. That looks like your picture:

How to change WMP Now-Playing to something like this??-wmp.jpg

The color is white on mine, as that is the color of my background image. I'm sure youd need a dark theme to have it look like picture.

A Guy

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