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Windows 7: Media Player Album covers

19 Jan 2009   #1
zigcatus

windows 7 beta
 
 
Media Player Album covers

Hi Guys

The media player in windows 7 build 7000 seems to not allow me to change album art for the different albums I have on the system. It will change one album cover for all albums in the music library even if I use the internet to update album info the new cover art will install on all album cover icons any ideas. Other then this little problem windows 7 is rock solid and a joy to use and Microsoft should give this to anyone using vista as a free upgrade.

Regards

zigcatus


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29 Jan 2009   #2
hibby50

W7 Build 7000
 
 

same here...
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08 Jun 2010   #3
RGB

Win 7 32 pro
 
 

Is your music on a removable drive such as an SD card?

WMP12 displays the "blue note of boredom" in library view for all albums on removable media, even if album art is present in the folder (revealed as hidden jpg files in windows explorer).

WMP actually processes your album art, makes the file "folder.jpg", appends the art to each track file (mp3) in the album, displays the art in play mode, and even caches it to your internal / fixed drive (HDD or SSD).

It will display in library view if you move an album file to your fixed drive. But put the same album folder back in the removable drive and you are back to the blue note.

I hope this saves others from wasted hours trying fixes from the web for other album art issues.

Unless someone has a workaround, we can only wait in hope that an update to WMP will remove the discrimination against removable media.
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