Internet Explorer 7 Overwriting Album Art with Black JPEGs?
There has been an interesting problem reported that strangely
relates to Internet
Explorer 7, overwriting existing album art with pure black album art. The issue has been seen at The
Green Button (and AVS Forum)
and I have a repro on my system.
Only two albums out of my 350+ were affected, so I haven’t
looked into the issue deeply. Those who
have had large amounts of their album art broken are reporting that reverting
back to Internet Explorer 6 fixes the issue which I find kind of interesting. I didn’t look into how the uninstall process
goes for Internet Explorer 7, but I assume if the album art is reverting back
then System Restore must be being used in the uninstall process.
It’s an interesting bug, exactly how does the installation
of Internet Explorer 7 actually overwrite the album art itself? I don’t know if it’s been reported, but does
this stop at album art? Does anyone have
any JPEG’s on their machines that have been overwritten?
This is a pretty serious bug, it’s not often that a bug that
actually causes data loss makes it into a final build.
Anything from an Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, or
Media Center team would be greatly appreciated.
The screenshot below shows an album on my computer those
album art has somehow been overwritten with pure blackness.