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Windows 7: Can I install on older version of WMP?


29 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP1
 
 
Can I install on older version of WMP?

Is there any way that I can go back to an older (friendlier) version of WMP. I found v10 at Old Apps but got the message that it was incompatible with current settings.

I hate the way that v12 handles my album artwork. I spent weeks remaking thousands of images at 500x500 and WMP changed them to 200x200. Good thing I had them backed up....

Any help at all is appreciated!

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29 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Have you considered using another program? Media Monkey works well for me and you have a lot of choices overall with its database. I use the paid version and am quite happy. Others use Foobar and the like. It really depends on the size of your database and the complexity you want to have.
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29 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP1
 
 

I will look into those. My main problem is:

I have a computer set up in a room that I use only for music. I want to be able to see what's playing from across the room. The computer is as close to the seating area as possible--about 18 ft. away.

I like all the features of WMP. I do have Jaangle installed but I can't set up view for song titles, among other problems with it. WMP works exactly as I want, I just want my artwork to stay at 500x500.

I also downloaded WinAmp and it was about the size of a postage stamp.

Any other suggestions?
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29 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP1
 
 

Okay, so you are a genius. I downloaded Media Monkey and it was everything I've ever wanted WMP 12 to be and more--right down to enlarging the text! Oh, and my artwork looks stunning, I might add!

I was going to ask you to marry me but I'm pretty sure my husband wouldn't allow it....

Thanks for your great help!
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30 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP1
 
 
Problem with Media Monkey

The problem with MWP was that it resized my large album artwork. I switched to Media Monkey but now it is showing small thumbs (200x200). Is this coming from the tags? Can I stop this so that it will only use my large 500x500 folder jpg?

Thanks for help!
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