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Album Art Size In Wmp 12 Now Playing Screen


Have just purchased new computer with windows 7 and wmp 12. Have transferred my music over to new computer but now i only get a small pathetic sized picture of the album in the now playing screen.
With wmp 11 i had all my album art modified to 646 x 646 pixels using microsoft office picture manager, so when a song was played the album art was displayed full size in the screen which looked great. Is there any way to have now playing album art displayed large instead of a small picture?


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