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Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image

How to Change the Background Image in Windows 7 WMP12
Published by swarfega
25 May 2009
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How to Change the Background Image in Windows 7 WMP12

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to change the default background image in Windows Media Player that is shown in Library mode.
warning   Warning
This tutorial involves hacking the registry, while this hack is safe, you must follow the instructions carefully. If your at all tired or fatiqued then dont do it!

Here's How:
1) Run regedit by going to start menu and entering regedit in the search bar,

2) Navigate to the following registry key:

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3) Double click on the LibraryBackgroundImage key name and a dialog box will appear asking for a value. The value to be entered is from 0 to 6. Restart WMP each time you change the key value.
NOTE: Below are screenshots of the various backgrounds.






25 May 2009   #1

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Very nice. . .thank you. using no. 3

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31 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Great! I'm on N1
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31 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

I'll be damned.

I used to do that with the very old version on WMP 6.1. I located how to add Open DVD from the File menu.
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02 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

Great! On number 4 now, but is there any way to change the color? I wanna make it grey tro match the theme, but I dunno how... Could you help
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02 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

I guess I was mistaken.

In Windows Media Player 6.2 you can have you own bitmap filling up the entire screen until you played a file.

I choose Budweiser background for mine.
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08 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7

any way to put in custom images as the background of wmp?

that would be great
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09 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
any way to put in custom images as the background of wmp?
That's what I wanna know too!
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09 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way for that.

However if you've copied the Windows mail folder from a Vista machine and replaced the files in the C:\Program FilesWindows mail, you can add a custom graphic here.

Copy and paste the info inside the quote into Notepad, choose Save As, then save as ANSI format and type in backbitmaop.reg. Save it to your desktop and double-click on it to merge it intro the registry.


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
You need to choose a graphic (*.bmp) that is approximately 1078 x 77 x 24 other wise it will look like a tiled image.
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12 Jun 2009   #9


Great! I'm on No:3
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