WMP12 Can't Update Album Art?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by TSAdmiral, May 15, 2009.

  1. TSAdmiral

    TSAdmiral Guest

    I've been using the Windows 7 RC and having a great time, but after restoring
    or adding to the music library ("My Music" and what not), I've noticed that
    it is impossible for me to manage album art. For all the positive experiences
    with Windows 7, this one completely baffles me. When I try to drag album art
    over to an album in the library, it simply tells me "Album art can't be
    changed when a song from the album is in use. Please try again later."

    I've Googled this to death for over 6 hours and haven't found a solution.
    Obviously I wasn't playing the songs, but there is no obvious reason as to
    why they may be in use. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
    TSAdmiral, May 15, 2009
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    bohdanmaks Guest

    I had the same problem. Aside from loathing wmp12 for randomly deleting
    functionality like the "find in library" option for the songs in the
    playlist while in the library tab, and the advanced tag editor, wmp12 is
    great. BUT I REALLY NEED THOSE BUTTONS!!! Anyhow, to answer your
    question, what worked for me is to either ignore the message entirely
    and pretend like it actually did something, or wait for a while until
    the little devil finished "updating" the library and then try again. It
    tells you that it's updating right there on the bottom of the main
    window, and if it's updating the songs you're trying to change the album
    art of, then there's a permissions conflict and it tells you to go to
    hell. Anyhow, just keep WMP open for a while until it finishes updating,
    and you should be fine. If not, maybe try launching WMP in administrator
    mode?? Don't know, but it might just work!
    bohdanmaks, May 31, 2009
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