Stopping Overwriting of Album Art (Folder.jpg, SmallAlbumArt.jpg)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Mikepa, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Mikepa

    Mikepa Guest

    I have searched the forum and found valuable info on albums cover in WMP10.
    For those albums whose cover cannot be found on the web, I have scanned and
    sized the CD cover art and created the Folder.jpg and SmallAlbumArt.jpg
    files. However, I find at times that these images get overwritten when the
    player goes out to the web to find info - how can I prevent this from
    happening (and winding up with the "default" musical note "art")?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Mikepa, Feb 2, 2005
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  2. It's very hard with v10 (See blog entry:

    I recommend using the Advanced Tag Editor or similar to place copies of
    the album art *inside* the media files, and write-protecting those files.

    A back-up is the only real protection. v10 is very persistent in
    overwriting your data, and any upgrade to WMP gives it an opportunity to
    re-download and overwrite your files.
    Mike Williams [MVP], Feb 2, 2005
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