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12 Feb 2011   #1

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I WANT TO.......(newbie-ish)

hi, im a newbie to windows 7 and this forum so i apologize if this has been covered before, but im struggling to do what i thought would of been basic things in the customization of my pc, so if you can help it would be much appreciated..

i want to:

1) all my films are in the my movies folder in my libary, and i would like to be able to have cover art showing for each individiual movie, not the slanted open folder look that i am currently stuck with

2)the same for my music, i'd like it to look neat with one big album art as the main view, and then i can click that to view a list of the songs for that album

3)the views in all my various folders and sub folders are different (i.e large icons,small icons,list,tiles) and changing one doesn't change the rest. i want to have the same view in a folder every time i open a different one

4)when i go to control panel and select show hidden files and uncheck hide protected files so that i can delete the imbedded pictures etc in music albums, there are sometimes still artwork for individual songs that i can't seem to access to delete

Sorry for the long post, hope there are some experts kicking about!
cheers. Jamie


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12 Feb 2011   #2

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One thing at a time...

Question number 1.

I must stress that I have not tried this, but it looks like what you are after:
Add Cover Art and Metadata to the Media Center Movie Library with Media Center Master - How-To Geek
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12 Feb 2011   #3

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thanks, but it is not the media center i am after, it is the bog standard my movies folder with all my film files in them. i want neat looking art for them, or at the very least a flat folder with a big picture of the movie on it.
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14 Feb 2011   #4

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Hi cooperidol, and welcome to SevenForums..

What I like to do is for my audio albums is Google image search a cover, right-click --> save as and call it folder.jpg in the target directory. This will give you one big picture.


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16 Feb 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
Hi cooperidol, and welcome to SevenForums..

What I like to do is for my audio albums is Google image search a cover, right-click --> save as and call it folder.jpg in the target directory. This will give you one big picture.

Yeah, thats what i have..but its still the slanted, open book style, obscure look.... i just wish it was possible to have the pic square onto you, preferably with out the folder but at least a bic pic on the front of the folder
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16 Feb 2011   #6

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Instead of viewing through the Library, I use Windows Media Player which comes as part of Windows 7.

There are selection of views available from a small drop down menu - shown below.
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