Original non-square album arts are displayed as a square with white background in Windows Media Player 12 [Step by Step]

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Symptoms

Original album art in Windows Media Player 12 are displayed as a square with white background when they are not square-shaped.

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Solution

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Please turn off Windows Media Player before performing the following methods.
  1. Click Start
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    and then enter regedit in the search box. Click regedit at the top of the search results.

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  2. In Registry Editor, move to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences , right-click on the blank area on the right, and then click New, DWORD (32-bit) value in order.

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  3. Name the newly created item, DWORD (32-bit) value., LargeAlbumArtSize, and then double-click LargeAlbumArtSize.

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    The DWORD (32-bit)Value name is case sensitive.

  4. In the DWORD (32-bit) vauleEdit screen, enter ffffffff as the Value data and then click OK.

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  5. Create one more DWORD (32-bit) value using the method described above.

  6. Name DWORD (32-bit) value, the newly created item SmallAlbumArtSize and double-click SmallAlbumArtSize.

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    The DWORD (32-bit) value nameis case sensitive.

  7. In the DWORD (32-bit) value Edit screen, enter ffffffff as the Value data and then click OK.

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  8. Rename the original album art file as folder.jpg and then copy and paste it into the folder in which the corresponding music file is.

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    When the Copy File pop-up window, click Copy and Replace.

  9. Run Windows Media Player and you can see that the album art is displayed correctly.

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Article ID: 2624662 - Last Review: September 6, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows Media Player 12
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