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    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image

    How to Change the Background Image in Windows 7 WMP12
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    How to Change the Background Image in Windows 7 WMP12

       Information
    This tutorial will show you how to change the default background image in Windows Media Player that is shown in Library mode.
       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:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-regdialog.jpg=
    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.
    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp1.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp2.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp3.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp4.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp5.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp6.jpg

    Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image-wmp7.jpg



  1. Lee
    Posts : 1,796
    Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
       #1

    Very nice. . .thank you. using no. 3
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  2. NoN
    Posts : 4,167
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
       #2

    Great! I'm on N1
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  3. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 367
    Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 313
    Windows 7
       #6

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

    that would be great
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  7. Posts : 367
    Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
       #7

    jblazea50 said:
    any way to put in custom images as the background of wmp?
    That's what I wanna know too!
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  8. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
       #8

    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.


    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
    "BackBitmap"=""
    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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  9. Posts : 11
    windows 7
       #9

    Great! I'm on No:3
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