Add Album Art In Window Media Player

There is some new technology in the window media player that automatically inserts or adds art to your album. But sometimes if there is any rare or old album that can’t be matched or found, or might be a local album that has not been released by professionals. So, it is difficult for window media players to find album art on the internet. When this type of situation happens we can manually add album art in window media player with the help of the following easy steps:

But one more important thing we have to remember is that we have to keep images in these formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF.

Steps for adding an album to World Media Player :

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  1. Open your search console and type the window media player.
  2. After opening the window, the media player goes to the left panel and explores the library option.
  3. Choose an album so that you can see the album in your library.
  4. Browse the album till you see the missing album image or the image you want to replace.
  5. Go to the internet and locate the missing album art by typing the name of the album or the artist that you want. If you already have an image in your local media make a custom image and place where you can find it easily.
  6. Copy the missing album image from the internet or from the local file if you have. To do that, locate the album image and then right click on the album art and select Copy image.
  7. Go back Window media player> library.
  8. Right click the current album image that you want to add on and then select Paste album image from the drop down menu to paste the new  album art into the position.
  9. Verify that the correct image pasted to the position of the album.

Window Media Player :

Windows Media Player is a new and better version of the media player that is developed by Microsoft. It is used to play audio, video, and view images. 

In addition, window media allow users to rip music and copy them to compact discs, burn recordable discs in audio CD format, or rent music from online music stores.

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Window media player 11 is available for Window XP. The most recent is Window Media Player 12; it is available in Windows 7 to recent windows.

Feature of window media player:

  • Core playback and library functions:  It supports playback audio, video and pictures, along with reverse, fast forward and file makers.
  • Visualizations: It can show visualization, the current 3 visualizations are – Alchemy it is introduced in version9, Bars and Waves. It has been used since version 7 and last is battery. It was introduced in version8.
  • Format support: It supports any media codec and container format that can be added using specific  DirectShow filters and so on.
  • Windows Media Player Mobile: It supports window media player mobile 10 .
  • Disc burning, ripping and playback: This feature allows users to combine audio CD- burning support and data CD- burning support since version 7-9.
  • Portable device sync: It allows users to connect , share and sync data with portable handheld devices and game consoles.
  • Enhance playback feature: It includes brightness, contrast, saturation and adjustment and pixel aspect ratio for video format .
  • Shell integration: It helps users to add files to the playlist for now playing pane and other playlists can be controlled easily.
  • Extensibility: The player has skinning support since window media player 7 and includes a color chooser since window media player 9.
  • Online features: The player combines web browser support for browsing online music stores, shop for music and tune it for internet radio stations since version 7.
  • Media streaming: It allows users to use content like video, music, pictures etc, to be streamed to and from UPnP(Universal Plug and Play) it helps to enable the device.
  • Skin mode: Window media player has 2 default skins: “Corporate”, it is first introduced in version 8, and “Revert”, it is first launched in version 9.

Security issues:

Microsoft Windows Media contains bugs that allow the remote code to execute if a user opened a specific crafted media file. Such bugs allow hackers to access your personal file and change them.


There are different versions of Windows Media Player such as version 11, version 12, and so on. It is a multipurpose program that can be used to view video, images, listen to music and stream audio from the internet or local playlist.

You can use a media player for different purposes like to rip your CD to your computer hard drive, and it can also be used to burn CDs and DVDs to sync the files to portable devices.

Later versions of the media player include access to the media guide and can access movies, TV, and internet radios, and so on.

If you are using the latest version of the media player, you can also go back to the early version. It has features for navigation of the audio and video library. Ripping can easily be done in the latest version of Window Media Player.

Windows Media Player is easy to learn, it can easily rip the music configuration. After downloading it is easy to rip the CD from the user’s window . Window Media Player is the best and easy way for copying your CD to the hard drive. But it has some limitations. 


There are some limitations of Windows Media Player that are – it can’t stream the video properly over a slow DSL connection. It is limited to only which portable devices it can sync to, it won’t sync to any other device. The window menu is disabled by default.

It has small album cover art but has no volume normalizing. It is limited to window and MP3 formats and is inflexible MP3 file and folder naming. Also has less flexibility in choosing sound quality.

Windows Media Player has a limited size for downloading their picture of CD covers then other devices don’t have limitations for downloading the picture of the CD cover. It gives you the disadvantage of pixels so you can’t read the smaller artwork details.

It also offers smaller file sizes than other devices. Other formats offer surround sound, but Windows Media Player doesn’t.

Window Media Player in this you only have two formats choices which are MP3 and Window Media Audio. It also has a limited sound quality choice, than others. MP3 offers you many levels of quality but Window Media Player offers you only 4 levels of quality.


Windows media player can be a useful application to manage your music, even if you don’t use it to listen. This article will tell you how to add album art in window media player in nine easy steps. When you are applying these steps make sure you have an internet connection and save your images in JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF format.

Window Media Player is developed by Microsoft. It also gives you many features that are online features, Disc ripping, burning, playbacks, and so on. 

The media player has advantages as well as disadvantages. Windows Media Player can change their disadvantage by adding more features by changing their limitation of pixel size, sound qualities. By increasing their file size, by changing their DSL connections, etc.