Windows media player 11 album art not updating

Windows Media Player (WMP) is a case in point — it displays album art at a reduced size and there’s no setting I could find to get it to display it at full size.

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In 1995, Microsoft released Active Movie with Direct X Media SDK.

Active Movie incorporates a new way of dealing with media files, and adds support for streaming media (which the original Media Player could not handle). ("v5.1" is the version number of Windows XP.) In 1999, Windows Media Player's versioning broke away from that of Windows itself.

Beginning with Windows Vista, Windows Media Player supports the Media Foundation framework besides Direct Show; as such it plays certain types of media using Media Foundation as well as some types of media using Direct Show.

Windows Media Player 12 was released with Windows 7.

Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for classic Mac OS, and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued.

In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.

Windows XP is the only operating system to have three different versions of Windows Media Player (v5.1, v6.4 and v8) side by side.

All versions branded Windows Media Player (instead of simply Media Player) support Direct Show codecs.

The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and its own XML based playlist format called Windows Playlist (WPL).

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