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Windows 7: Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image

20 Jun 2009   #10
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That is very cool, on N5
Edit: On N3, five is ugly..


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05 Aug 2009   #11
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@reghakr & jblazea50

If you download the demo version of restorator 2007, take ownership of wmploc.dll (sys32)
and then open up wmploc.dll in restorator, navigate to;
wmploc.dll>257>LIBRARY_BACKGROUND4.PNG or 2,3 etc.
from there you can extract the existing image for backup, you can then assign the to any other .PNG image you fancy.

Anyone have any ideas how to change the font color?
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05 Aug 2009   #12
araujo

Windows seven OEM Ultimate x64
 
 

i use this




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05 Aug 2009   #13
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If only my missus didn't use my PC too. The second one is loooovely
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13 Dec 2009   #14
maansu16

windows 7 nvidia 2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by araujo View Post
i use this




have restorator but having a hard time doing it.not that good with computer.pls can u be more specific with the instruction.been doing this for some time with no luck.hope u dont mine
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13 Jan 2010   #15
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Swarfega

Great tutorial. I have just 2 questions, and 1 problem:
  1. Is there a way to use a custom image (sort of like a desktop wallpaper) for the library background?
  2. Is there a way to change the background image of WMP when not in Library view? (Playback View)
  3. I tried the tutorial, but for some reason, when "LibraryBackgroundImage" is set to anything other than 6, then WMP will not start...
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14 Jan 2010   #16
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Hi Swarfega


Great tutorial. I have just 2 questions, and 1 problem:
  1. Is there a way to use a custom image (sort of like a desktop wallpaper) for the library background?
  2. Is there a way to change the background image of WMP when not in Library view? (Playback View)
  3. I tried the tutorial, but for some reason, when "LibraryBackgroundImage" is set to anything other than 6, then WMP will not start...
1. See this post.
2. It should display the cover art of the album you're playing as the background.
3. An odd issue, hopefully someone else has an idea.
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26 Feb 2010   #17
FatalKill

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Why does Microsoft hide this from us
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01 Mar 2010   #18
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

these are fun things for the serious tweaker to discover.

I feel it's better that way.
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26 Mar 2010   #19
angeloelibz24

64-Bit Windows 7 - Home Premium Edition; Linux Mint 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
any way to put in custom images as the background of wmp?

that would be great
This is the closest I can find:
YouTube - Windows Media Player 12 Skins

I'm currently using his Black Glass theme:
WMP12 Black Glass X64 by ~Legacy-Code on deviantART
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