Tired of the default backgrounds in the Zune Software? How about personalising all this with your own image?
In this tutorial, we will have to edit a DLL file (Dynamic Link Library, in English, Dynamic Link Library) to add our custom background. To do this, we will need Resource Hacker software, which can be downloaded free of charge via this link:
We also assume that the Zune Software is installed on your PC:
Customising the background
Once installed, open Resource Hacker and click on File then Open. Open the following file:
In order to avoid any mishandling, take care to make a copy of this dll file.
In the left column, run the files successively RCDATA, FRAMEBACKGROUND00.PNG and 1033.
In the right column, you get a preview of one of the default backgrounds proposed by the Zune Software.
The manipulation will consist of replacing the first of the 10 backgrounds by default. To do this, right-click on 1033 and opt for Replace resource.
Click on the button Open file with new resource and select a sufficiently large background image (at least the current resolution of your screen) and click on Open.
As shown in the screenshot, fill in the 3 text fields:
- Resource Type : RCDATA;
- Resource Name : FRAMEBACKGROUND00.PNG;
- Resource Language : 1033.
To validate, click on Replace. If everything went well, your image appears in the right column. Click on File then on Save to save your DLL file.
Close Resource Hacker and open the Zune Software. At the top right of the window, click on Settings then on Display. Check the second box on the list, either Phyta (the first being Zero is a white background) and admire the result!
To restore the default backgrounds, close the Zune Software, delete the file ZuneShellResources.dll and replace it with your backup copy.
Congratulations: you have just taken a new step in customising your OS!