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Windows 7: Choosing columns in WMP


08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Choosing columns in WMP

WMP is displaying the two "album art" covers for all albums. I only have two album covers and WMP has decided to display these two for all albums. When I go into "choose columns" to make WMP stop displaying album art altogether, "album art" is "grayed out" so I cannot un-check it. How could I either make it stop displaying the album art or delete the album art? Thanks.
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20 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry to dig back up this thread. I am having the same problem and I can't turn off album art. Anyone have a fix for this problem?
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22 Dec 2009   #3

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

it's in the View options - to the left of the search box
- just select "Details" from the drop-down list and the album covers should disappear....
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That doesn't solve anything at all. The incorrect album art will still appear in the playlist and in the Now Playing window if the user decides to use "Album Art" instead of a visualization...

My advice is to simply download and add proper album art to each album, that's what album art is for.
If you want to completely delete the album art, first you need to find the folder where it is located, then click Organize -> Folder and search options -> click the View tab and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" -> click Yes, then Apply, and OK.
You should now see the hidden album art files, simply delete them and you're done. Make sure that WMP12 is closed before you do this, so that when you finish, you can start WMP12 and (hopefully) after it automatically updates your library, the album art should be gone for good.

Also, in case you do not want this to happen in the future, you can prevent WMP from automatically downloading album info by clicking in WMP: Organize -> Options -> and on the Library tab uncheck "Retrieve media information from the Internet" -> click Apply, and OK.

Hope this solves the problem.
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23 Dec 2009   #5

1ºpc:Windows7x64 bit,Notebook:(7)x32 bit, 2ºWindows XP x32bit-3ºWindows Vista x32bit and 4ºpc: Linux
 
 

Details" from the drop-down list and the album covers should disappear
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23 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

*sigh*
I just said, they won't they'd just be hidden from the library, but will still show up at the top of the playlist. Jesus...
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23 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the help. I'm happy with just having it off the library list.
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23 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Here is some information/ frequently asked questions regarding album art in WMP, hopefully this is useful: Media information in Windows Media Player: frequently asked questions.

Cheers,
Tara
windows outreach
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