# Album Cover & Media Data Feature

Wallpaper Engine allows wallpaper creators to add special elements to their wallpapers that will utilize the album cover, song title, album name and more in the wallpaper. This guide will explain how to solve common problems around this feature.

Please note

This article is about a specific wallpaper feature for album covers and song information. If you are having issues with audio visualizers or if you want to limit audio visualizers to your media player, please see the appropriate articles instead:

Wallpaper Engine takes the album cover and song data from the Windows media overlay, shown in the upper left corner.

# Enabling Album Cover & Media Data Feature

In order for this feature to work, you need to make sure that these conditions are met:

  1. You are using Windows 10 or newer.
  2. You have enabled the Media integration support option in the General tab of the Wallpaper Engine settings.
  3. Your media player provides media data to the Windows media overlay (depicted above). More details below.
  4. Your audio files contain album covers and media data (song title, artist name, album name, etc.)

# Configuring your Media Player

Most modern media players support the Windows media overlay that is needed for this feature to function. Sometimes you need to enable it first. Open the settings of your media player and look for the appropriate option (sometimes also hidden away in the advanced settings). The option usually mentions a "media overlay" or "media hotkeys". If you are unsure, do a web search including the name of your media player and words like "media overlay".

# Excluding Apps like Web Browsers from Album Cover Feature

If you notice that your web browser or another app on your system starts interfering with the album cover feature, you can add it to the media blocklist. Open the General tab of the Wallpaper Engine settings, navigate to the Windows section and click on the Edit button next to the Media blocklist option. Make sure the app in question is interfering with the album cover feature, it should now appear as a suggestion in the blocklist. Click on the Block button next to the app, it should now stop interfering with the album cover feature.