How to Disable Album Artwork
The two dominant audio software programs, iTunes and Windows Media Player, allow album artwork to accompany songs. Disabling the album artwork function in either program is possible with a few clicks of the mouse and a couple of minutes time. Disabling artwork allows more screen space for other programs and reduces the amount of RAM used to operate the program.
Open iTunes. Position the cursor in the lower left corner of the iTunes default screen.
Hold the arrow over the last icon to the right, on the left icon bar. The icon looks like an upside down arrow in a box.
Click the icon to disable album artwork. Watch to see the artwork box is reduced and the iTunes menu options on the left are displayed in full.
Windows Media Player
Open the Windows Media Player. Go to the Info Center View.
Click Visualizations. Select Info Center View. Go to the Find Album Information.
Click to remove the mark in the Album Art view box to disable album artwork.