I made little utility that creates backups, reset hs attributes and make wmp dont resize images, i will post it here later today as im currently at lunch
For thos who are interested in having WMP12 displaying the covers in their original size: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...1-c48008811e92/
There are many documented instances of WMP overwriting folder.jpg with a 200x200 version when adding mp3 files to the WMP library.some examples:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....=50810&st=0http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=648437http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=551685http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=767036http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...load-issue.htmlyou can google "wmp folder.jpg overwritten" for others...anyway, there was a key posted in antother thread that after playing with i think i may have found the answer. i posted this in one of the above threads, but it was for Windows 7 beta so i don't know if it will be missed. anyway...if you add the below values it appears that WMP will NOT generate or resize new folder.jpg OR AlbumArtSmall.jpg files. IF folder.jpg (or AlbumArtSmall) already exist(s), it does not resize it but mearly sets the HIDDEN and SYSTEM attributes. so if you have a folder.jpg and/or an albumartsmall.jpg file at 1500x1500, it will leave them alone (except for hiding them...).[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences]"LargeAlbumArtSize"=dword:ffffffff"SmallAlbumArtSize"=dword:ffffffffcan anyone out there verify this? i tired with a brand new database and a few albums. a quick outside verification would be great. thanks.obviously all the automatic updating features are turned off in WMP and Media Center as well. i have not tested with them on.