Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow
read this, it may help you (read the whole thread):
...if you add the below values it appears that WMP will NOT generate or resize new folder.jpg OR AlbumArtSmall.jpg files. IF folder.jpg (or AlbumArtSmall) already exist(s), it does not resize it but mearly sets the HIDDEN and SYSTEM attributes. so if you have a folder.jpg and/or an albumartsmall.jpg file at 1500x1500, it will leave them alone (except for hiding them...)...
"SmallAlbumArtSize"=dword:ffffffff Windows Media Player destroys the album art pictures
Thanks for your reply and sorry, but I'm not that much of a geek.
Anyway, compared to others I have only a very small collection of music files like about 200 GB of mp3 files not counting my FLAC/EAC/APE and WAV files etc.
All of these mp3 files are perfectly tagged which is obvious when I have a look at the Media Player 12 Library - except the album art issue.
Media Player hasn't touched my files because I configured it right from the start to don't update any media information like tags album art etc. from the internet which means the mp3 files haven't been touched or been overwritten.
As I mentioned before, the album art is also embedded (450x450) into the mp3 files and doesn't need these hidden system files which are only created by Windows (Media Player) but in my case any album (Folder) contains these Folder.jpg (200x200) and AlbumArtSmall.jpg (75x75) and deleting or resizing the Folder.jpg (200x200) and AlbumArtSmall.jpg (75x75) doesn't change anything.
Media Player displays the album art only in 200x200 even though the Folder.jpg (200x200) and AlbumArtSmall.jpg (75x75) are deleted.
The suggested ID3 Album Art Fixer software works only if images (jpg) are available which doesn't apply in my case because the album art is already embedded in mp3 files and I don't want to screw around with them.
The registry modification does not do the trick as well because all the Folder.jpg are 200x200 and the AlbumArtSmall.jpg are 75x75.
In case I missed something please give me another hint.