Customize Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) Library Background Image in Windows 7


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Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7 comes with lots of enhancements and new features. One of them is the new Library view which allows users to manage their playlists, music, videos, recorded TV, etc.

Library view shows a nice minimal image in the background but did you know you can customize it and replace it with other images?

Actually Microsoft provides 7 background images for WMP 12 Library view but for some unknown reason, all of them are hidden and no simple option is provided to change them. Weird, isn't it?

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to customize the background image of Library view in WMP12:

Change Library View Background Image in WMP12 using Registry Editor

1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. In right-side pane, look for LibraryBackgroundImage DWORD value. It'll have a value of 6 which is the default value.

4. Now to change the background image, you just need to change its value from 6. You are allowed to choose a number between 0-6. Each number provides a new background image for Library view.

5. That's it. Once you change the value, restart Windows Media Player and you'll see the new background image.

Source: Customize Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) Library Background Image in Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

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