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Windows Media Player 11 automatic folder.jpg download issue

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Old 02-28-2007
Extracampine
 

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Windows Media Player 11 automatic folder.jpg download issue
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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Old 02-28-2007
Buellpilot
 

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Re: Windows Media Player 11 automatic folder.jpg download issue

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" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> 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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Old 02-28-2007
Extracampine
 

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Re: Windows Media Player 11 automatic folder.jpg download issue
Lol, cheers!




"Buellpilot" <colin_mcclinton@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
news:OgWg8L5THHA.5060@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
> 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" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:%23fcoHcFTHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> 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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