Windows media player album cover updating
ave tons of music tracks and albums in the media library of Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center, and having a hard time to update and manage the album titles, album artist names, and most importantly album arts aka CD covers?
You can find a lot more images online and will probably find the correct one rather than using WMP 12. There are Websites on the Internet that specialize in music album cover art.(I found this independently by using "Process Monitor" to find all the file access done by Windows Media Player and saw that it looked for a file named "Folder.jpg" and if it didn't find one (because I deleted it!) it created it (from the embedded MP3 cover) after 15s!It does this via the Internet and is usually the best method to tag your music. Sometimes how ever hard you try, Microsoft's media player won't be able to locate the right artwork for some of your music albums.May be you've got a rare (or older) album that can't be match to an image.When this happens, you need to know how to go in and correct the information. It’s a small form that contains the song’s title, artist, album, and other related information.
When deciding how to sort, display, and categorize your music, Windows Media Player reads those tags — not the songs’ filenames.
I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library.
But correct album arts are displayed while playing the media.
If I try to reproduce the problem at this moment, what happens is that when I double-click on a MP3 in Windows Explorer (Windows 7, WMP12 not already running), the cover that will be displayed is from a MP3 I played earlier in the week, which we'll call (A).
The cover display in the status bar of Windows Explorer is correct though.
If you can't see these files, make sure that Explorer is set to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected operating system files. The songs for which you manually deleted the old, cached album art should get updated with their new, embedded art.