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Windows 7: Trying to modify an icon on Windows Media Player 12


23 Jan 2014   #1

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Trying to modify an icon on Windows Media Player 12

Hello,

If you make a music cd of various artists when you play it in Windows Media Player 12 the player projects a (I assume) a default icon of a music note in the left corner of the library window.

Is that possible to change that icon to another icon.

Thanks

raiderfan



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23 Jan 2014   #2

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It looks like that is a .png in the 257 folder in wmploc.dll I see many of them.

Jerry
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24 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium64 bit
 
 

Bongo,

Thanks,

I was only able to open that file with resource hacker. It does contain many "notes". How do I change the default note to one from that .dll file.

However, I actually would like to add an icon of my own choice. Is that even possible?

Do you know of any software or instructions that would allow me to do so?


Thanks

raiderfan
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24 Jan 2014   #4

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You should be able to use this tutorial Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker it will give you the general idea on how to use resource hacker just remember to edit wmploc.dll and it looks like you are using a 64 bit system so it will be in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and also you will be editing the images in the 257 folder I have highlighted the ones(there are 11 of them) that will need editing by expanding them and clicking on the 1033. Take note that these are .png not .ico so you do not have to build them like an icon is built.
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To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry


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