Windows Media Player 11 automatic folder.jpg download issue

E

Extracampine

Windows Media Player 11 by default will try and retrieve album art
(folder.jpg) from the internet. If it finds it, it will overwrite any
pre-existing folder.jpg (even if the pre-existing one is a larger file) as
well as create an AlbumArtSmall.jpg file.

Having this as a default option is foolish, as the program began to
overwrite my scanned-in high-resolution images with crappy low-resolution
ones. Realising this, I searched the options for a remedy to this.

The tools/options/library tab enables the user to switch off various
"Automatic media information updates for files". Great, I thought. However,
despite this option being switched off, Media Player continues to carry out
this assault of my file organisation rather sporadically.

Any ideas?
 

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B

Buellpilot

First thing to do is take a copy of all your folder.jpgs before you lose
them...

if you put the following line in a batch file and run it from the top folder
of your
music collection it will find all the folder.jpgs and make a copy of each
called
cover.jpg

for /r %%i in (Folde?.jpg) do copy "%%i" "%%~dpiCover.jpg"

You could then use this batch file to delete any folder.jpgs and albumart
files after a wmp11 rescan.

attrib -S -H AlbumArtSmall.jpg /S
del /S AlbumArtSmall.jpg
pause
attrib -S -H Folder.jpg /S
del /S Folder.jpg

and then use the reverse of the first line of code to copy your Cover.jpgs
back to folder.jpgs

for /r %%i in (Cove?.jpg) do copy "%%i" "%%~dpiFolder.jpg"


BE careful with these batch files as if you run the wrong one at the
wrong time you might end up crying into your beer...




"Extracampine" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Windows Media Player 11 by default will try and retrieve album art
> (folder.jpg) from the internet. If it finds it, it will overwrite any
> pre-existing folder.jpg (even if the pre-existing one is a larger file) as
> well as create an AlbumArtSmall.jpg file.
>
> Having this as a default option is foolish, as the program began to
> overwrite my scanned-in high-resolution images with crappy low-resolution
> ones. Realising this, I searched the options for a remedy to this.
>
> The tools/options/library tab enables the user to switch off various
> "Automatic media information updates for files". Great, I thought.
> However, despite this option being switched off, Media Player continues to
> carry out this assault of my file organisation rather sporadically.
>
> Any ideas?
 

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E

Extracampine

Lol, cheers!




"Buellpilot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> First thing to do is take a copy of all your folder.jpgs before you lose
> them...
>
> if you put the following line in a batch file and run it from the top
> folder of your
> music collection it will find all the folder.jpgs and make a copy of each
> called
> cover.jpg
>
> for /r %%i in (Folde?.jpg) do copy "%%i" "%%~dpiCover.jpg"
>
> You could then use this batch file to delete any folder.jpgs and albumart
> files after a wmp11 rescan.
>
> attrib -S -H AlbumArtSmall.jpg /S
> del /S AlbumArtSmall.jpg
> pause
> attrib -S -H Folder.jpg /S
> del /S Folder.jpg
>
> and then use the reverse of the first line of code to copy your Cover.jpgs
> back to folder.jpgs
>
> for /r %%i in (Cove?.jpg) do copy "%%i" "%%~dpiFolder.jpg"
>
>
> BE careful with these batch files as if you run the wrong one at the
> wrong time you might end up crying into your beer...
>
>
>
>
> "Extracampine" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> Windows Media Player 11 by default will try and retrieve album art
>> (folder.jpg) from the internet. If it finds it, it will overwrite any
>> pre-existing folder.jpg (even if the pre-existing one is a larger file)
>> as well as create an AlbumArtSmall.jpg file.
>>
>> Having this as a default option is foolish, as the program began to
>> overwrite my scanned-in high-resolution images with crappy low-resolution
>> ones. Realising this, I searched the options for a remedy to this.
>>
>> The tools/options/library tab enables the user to switch off various
>> "Automatic media information updates for files". Great, I thought.
>> However, despite this option being switched off, Media Player continues
>> to carry out this assault of my file organisation rather sporadically.
>>
>> Any ideas?

>
>
 

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