Regarding to Album Cover, it still doesn't work even with elite 1.6.6 for 4:3 square screen. but here is the hot-fix:
install elite 1.6.6 for 16:9 wide-screens then open General.ini file and modify show-height to 600 (so skin would fit you 800x600 square 4:3 screen). then you will find album covers working as well!
remember to set rr config as well: