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    Question Album Art and MP3 Files Question

    Anyone know how to fix a condition where Windows Media Player overrides the album art that I have embedded into an MP3 file with a MP3 tag editor, and I also changed existing tags to <none>? The file is one I recorded.

    I moved the file to a different folder to do the tag editing. Now if I play it in a folder other that the original folder, the album art is correct. When I copy the file to the original folder and play it, wmp gives it some other album art, and each time I play it, it is the same wrong image. The folder with the mp3 files has no other file types, only mp3.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by JerryDal; 09-12-11 at 03:16. Reason: spelling

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    After checking my mp3 folder again, I see lots of Album Art files. Two of them contained the "wrong image" I was seeing when I played an mp3 file.

    I erased all the Album Art files but still see the wrong image when the file is played in that folder. This is part of an Excel music application I have been working on, so I would rather get a fix on this if I can and not just move everything to new different folders.
    Jerry

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    Those album art files showed up again and must have been generated after using wmp, so I erased them a second time. Now I am getting a different wrong image with wmp. I looked at the mp3 file properties and there is nothing that I can see that I should remove to fix this problem.
    I opened the mp3 several times in VLC media player and got the correct album art image.

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    The code below seems to be my solution to Windows Media Player overriding the embedded Album Art in mp3 files played through my Excel music application.
    I remove the System and Hidden file attributes before deleting the jpg files.
    The complete mp3 file path is assigned to the variable mp3Folder.

    Code:
    Shell ("attrib.exe -S -H " & Chr(34) & mp3Folder & "*.jpg" & Chr(34))
    retval = Dir(mp3Folder & "*.jpg")
    If retval <> "" Then Kill (mp3Folder & "*.jpg")
    With these image files erased, the images that I have embedded into mp3 files are displayed, and not images chosen by wmp.

    And finally, I opened WMP, went to Options and under Privacy, I clicked the Clear buttons and unchecked all the all the options so that wmp will not store files on my computer. This step really helped.

    For now [RESOLVED]
    Last edited by JerryDal; 09-19-11 at 04:38. Reason: added the final step

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