I can set the files as Read-Only and this prevents WMP from overwriting my 500x500px files, but I still don't want it creating the Album Art Small files.I hate it when software wants to think for you and decides to display something the way IT wants to and not the way YOU want to.The album art plays a vital role in this scenario, however, a wrong album art image will end up wronging the user.Therefore Album art can automatically be retrieved and updated without the need for the user to know anything about the album.Albums with no Album Art is shown with a common icon in Windows Media Player 12 such as the one shown in screen-shot below. Thankfully, Windows Media Player lets you to download Album Art. (You can use image search services like Google Images etc). Right-click on the downloaded image file and then choose “Copy”. In the Windows Media Player, make sure the files are listed in “Album” view. Right-click on the file for which you want to apply the copied image as Album Art. WMP will automatically add the album art to all the songs in the album.
Restart WMP(without playing anything), go to the Album view in the Music navigation menu in the leftmost panel and then drag and drop a picture on the desired album.
The software can also help you in renaming songs and changing their metadata.
By Andy Rathbone Unlike Media Player 11, Windows Media Player 12 no longer offers an advanced editor to allow you to update and correct song tags.
Below is an example how an Album Art looks in Windows Media Player 12.
Many of the albums in your library may be missing Album Art information.