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shin_nihon_kikaku

Windows Media Player 10

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Just a quick question regarding Windows Media Player 10.

 

Does anyone know how to make the desired album cover (image) appear in the ‘now playing’ window (the one that by default is a blank cd design and zooms in slightly when a new track starts)?

 

A handful of my albums have the image but most don’t. Applying a picture doesn’t work, this only makes it appear in the lower right hand corner of the screen under ‘buy cd’.

Help appreciated.

 

Thanks. :lol:

Edited by shin_nihon_kikaku

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OT: Windows Media Player tip

 

I'm in the process of digitizing a whole mess of Christmas albums that my wife had growing up. This involves hooking up a turntable to my laptop (I'm using a new Audio-Technica AT-PL50 that I picked up for just $99, which includes a built-in preamp so you don't need a receiver or mixer to record from it), and using the Analog Recorder tool from Plus! Digital Media Edition to record the audio, split it into tracks, name the album/tracks, and filter out pops and hissing. The Analog Recorder creates WMA files at whatever bitrate you choose.

 

Once the files are in WMA format, you can use Windows Media Player to burn them to an audio CD. But that's not the tip yet...

 

In order to keep as much info as possible from the original albums, I decided to use my Nikon Coolpix 4500 to take photos of the front and back covers, then use those for the CD inserts. The only thing missing at this point is having the album art show up in Windows Media Player. For some albums, it's possible to find the album info online, which automatically downloads the album art for you. But for more obscure albums, like the ones I'm currently digitizing, you probably won't find them online. Instead, you can simply copy the image you wish to use (JPG format) to the folder containing the audio tracks, and rename it to AlbumArtSmall.jpg. Your image will now show up in Windows Media Player when you are playing tracks from that album. If you want the same image to show up as the folder image in Thumbnail view, simply make a copy of the file, and rename it to Folder.jpg (this is not specific to WMP).

 

Note that all of the above is specific to Windows XP, and may not work on any other OS. YMMV. :)

posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 11:32 PM

 

does this apply to u?

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Good information, thanks.

 

Although I neglected to metion that I'm actually trying to get the album art to display in a particular media player 10 visualization - Energy Bliss (the one with the clouds).

 

Any one else have any thoughts on how to do this?

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