Updating media information and album art

This will bring up the Find album information window.

Here you’ll see the existing information that Windows Media Player interpreted as correct on the left side.

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.

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By default, Windows Media Player will pull metadata, such as the title, artist, album, and cover art from the Internet.

If you did not accept that default option during setup, we’ll need to turn the feature on first. On the Library tab, ensure that Retrieve additional information form the Internet is checked. Editing Metadata Now we’re ready to update some files.

The results of WMP’s search for the media information are on the right.

Click on Artists, Albums , or Tracks to scroll through the search results and try to find a match.

Then there's rare compilations, bootleg recordings, and promotional material—album art for these types of audio collections are almost impossible to find using common methods that automatically add metadata tags; MP3 tagging software and music management programs for instance that have built-in ID3 tools.

To help you with this task, take a look at the following list (in no particular order) which showcases some of the best resources on the Internet for finding cover art for your digital music library.

Manually Entering Metadata If your search for the correct media information comes up empty, you can always manually enter the information yourself.

On the Find album information window, click Edit under Existing Information.

Discogs is one of the largest online databases for audio.

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