WMP Album Cover Background Colour?


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Hi forum,

I have changed the WMP album cover size to its (cover) original size (by Registry tweak). It's OK, but the cover background has changed to a light blue! Can it be the default Colour?

Before Registry tweaking (WMP default cover size and its dark blue BG):
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After Registry tweaking (WMP has changed cover size and BG colour):
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Lemme check it out!
Can you share that reg tweak?
 

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1- Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>MediaPlayer>Preferences"
2- Change "PlayerModeAlbumArtSelected" value to "0"
3- Change "ShowAlbumArt" value to "1"
 

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1- Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>MediaPlayer>Preferences"
2- Change "PlayerModeAlbumArtSelected" value to "0"
3- Change "ShowAlbumArt" value to "1"
Hmmm...,
Doesn't work for me..., it's either normal or, there's no album art at all and a black background!
 

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Does your track have a specific cover? Some of my track's covers don't show in WMP! But they are OK in AIMP! I have changed their cover image format then WMP shows them!
 

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Does your track have a specific cover? Some of my track's covers don't show in WMP! But they are OK in AIMP! I have changed their cover image format then WMP shows them!
Normal:

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with the tweaks:

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:LOL:
 

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Why? Are you sure you have done it right?
 

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Why? Are you sure you have done it right?
Yeah, 'cept something is bouncing ShowAlbumArt back to default by itself! 🤷‍♂️
 

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Mine is too! While tweaking the Reg, you have to close WMP and then close the Registry and reopen WMP to see if it works. I had checked that, and mine was back to its default, but the tweak works OK. My problem is the BG. The default BG is a great dark blue, and I love it.
 

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Ah!!!

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:thumbsup:

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Now have to get to the BG colour! :woozy:
 

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I've seen that light blue resource in the wmploc.dll,
... probably a setting related resource.
 

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If you could locate that resource with Resource Hacker, you could probably replace it...,

... much like I did in this vid from years ago:

 

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Oh! I had seen this video about 1/2 years ago (on YT), and I remember the custom floral BG.

Great tut, I would go for process to find it.

I'll share the result. WIP...

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Their path has been changed in Win 11. Do you know which one is the right one?! :eyeroll:

"wmploc.DLL" in "System32" and "SysWOW64" has 2 resources for editing (in RH). It has complete resources just in highlighted "wmploc.DLL.mun" files (in WindowsResources and WinSxS folders):

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The only thing I have found:

ss6.png

I have inspected all resources (with RH) and didn't find any BG colour like the light blue. I think it is not a BG. It is just a style. The cover (in its original size mode) has a drop shadow on a (solid) colour background. The light blue BG could be a pattern (of one colour code) instead of a single BG image.
 

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It might be a version of the Library background @ 257...

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On a side note:
The WMP Taskband still works...
(You gotta have the classic Taskbar, via StartAllBack or Explorer Patcher, or sumpthin, though!)

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It might be a version of the Library background @ 257...

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I have seen that. There are just two images there (in RH), one is Playing mode BG (the dark blue), and another one is Library BG (your SS above).

On a side note:
The WMP Taskband still works...
(You gotta have the classic Taskbar, via StartAllBack or Explorer Patcher, or sumpthin, though!)

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Many thanks :thumbsup:
I always used it in Win 7. I was googling how to add this feature in Win 11, but there is no way (of course, with a 3d-party app, it's possible).
 

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