Media player album art not updating

How I can I force windows media player to update the album art info?

I think the album art thumbnails are cached by wmp. These files contain the album art that was automatically downloaded by WMP, so it might be a good idea to back them up first.

After doing some research and playing around with some settings, I was able to get the artwork to show up properly in Windows.

In this article, I’ll mention a couple of the things I tried and hopefully one of them will work for you.

When I change MP3s, (Windows Media Player running this time), sometimes the cover stays stuck still on the cover of (A), sometimes it displays the good one.

If I quit at this time and restart Windows Media Player with the same MP3, the cover of (A) is back again... As far as I know, there is no way to stop WMP from doing this.

This way the TL; DR: see 2 possible solutions at the bottom As noted by Nithin Philipps, the problem lies with the fact that all these MP3 were in the same folder and shared the same and Album Art

If you can't see these files, make sure that Explorer is set to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected operating system files. The songs for which you manually deleted the old, cached album art should get updated with their new, embedded art.

You probably already know that Windows Media Player 12 can be used to automatically find the correct cover art for your music albums.

I have also experienced the time bar along the bottom freezing but the music carrying on as normal.

Restarting the app usually solves this but this is far from ideal.


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