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Windows 7: WMP12 Cover Art


11 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WMP12 Cover Art

Hi

I've got a Win 7 x64 OS with obviously WMP12

The problem is the cover arts are not working.

Theres the default cover art image and it wont change through the update/find album info and since I cant find the advanced tag edit I cant change it manually.

I did a fresh rip of one of my CDs just to make sure everything is the microsoft way and it still wont work.

Any ideas?

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12 Jan 2009   #2

 

Hi, IronHalik, and welcome to the forums.

have you tried navigating to the folder containing the media and deleting any hidden .XML files and then seeing if it can recreate the info it needs?

Also, is it possible it is reading the cover art from the tags directly? Are you talking cover art for music or video?
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12 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whoa, quick reply. :>

Checked the folder and any subfolders for hidden .xml files (if you ask, I have enabled the show hidden files option :>) and nothing there.

Also the audio files were ripped from orginal Louis Amstrong CD by WMP so the taggin and stuff should be ok.

Third - Audio files, mp3's.
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12 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronHalik View Post
Hi

I've got a Win 7 x64 OS with obviously WMP12

The problem is the cover arts are not working.

Theres the default cover art image and it wont change through the update/find album info and since I cant find the advanced tag edit I cant change it manually.

I did a fresh rip of one of my CDs just to make sure everything is the microsoft way and it still wont work.

Any ideas?
The short answer is that it doesn't work. Not reliably at least. It will pull some art seemingly randomly about 10% of the time. There are a few things to make sure of to get the best behavior: 1) make sure to get build 7000 (latest) and the patch for mp3s (search this forum for "patch leaked") 2) make sure all your mp3s use ONLY IDv2.3 tags and not IDv1 or both -- mp3tag Mp3tag - Download can help with that 3) for those albums for which WMP12 simply refuses to apply album art right click the album and select Find Album Information, locate the correct album and click the "More..." link under the album. You might need to click the search button if WMP12 thinks it's found the album outright. A browser window will open allowing you to right click the album art copy the image. Close the browser and the Find window and right click the empty album art image for the album and select paste.
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12 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx a lot. It worked like a charm. :)
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12 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronHalik View Post
Thx a lot. It worked like a charm.
You're welcome!
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13 Jan 2009   #7

 

Thanks for jumping in baarod - coincidentally, I was going to suggest that as well, after I knew for a fact we were talking about embedded album art in MP3s.

I used to use ID3-TagIt, but Michael stopped development, and I have found MP3 Tag to be the most suitable replacement.

Another fine example of multiple users helping out on the board.
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13 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have another question

Does WMP keep tag info anywhere else but the music files?
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13 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronHalik View Post
I have another question

Does WMP keep tag info anywhere else but the music files?
Yes. As a matter of fact its not guaranteed to promptly write the tag data to the music files even. Some attributes are stored only in the tags on the files, some only in the WMP library database and some in both places. WMP database location: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player
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17 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Barrod very useful post about only using IDv2.3 tags, now WMP can find my music very quickly, I had issues before, maybe because I used both IDv1 & IDv2.3tags.
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