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Windows 7: Media Center Video Library Larger Thumbnails bigger?

10 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Media Center Video Library Larger Thumbnails bigger?

In WMC 2005 the video library previews used to be much bigger is there a way to change this in WMC 7. I have looked and looked but can not find the answer anywhere.

I know that in the Movie library they are bigger but I want to use the video library as I do not need all the metadata and so on.

The video library will show the cover art but they are so small I have to read the text title instead.

Anyone know of a reg hack or similar to change the thumbnail size.


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05 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I know it's an old thread, but I'd like to add a "me too!".

It's a small (pun) problem but since I see it everyday, it's annoying, especially since thumbnails work so well in the movie library.

If anyone has info on this it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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07 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Me three! I'd like to show video previews through the thumbnail image but it is almost pointless with the size of the thumbnails in WMC.

EDIT: If you have movie files (not just regular videos from say YouTube) you can use Media Center Master: Add Cover Art and Metadata to the Media Center Movie Library with Media Center Master
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