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Wav Files Not Recognised By Media Player

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Hello,

 

I am recording LP's using Sound Editor and saving them as *.wav files as separate files for each track in a single folder for each album.

 

1) Windows media player does not find all of the albums,

 

2) The album art I placed on each folder by using the "folder properties" BUT none of artwork was visible in the Windows Media Library. Found that if I used Media player to paste the album art "some" of it would display.

 

Questions,

 

How do I get Windows Media or some other player to show all the *.wav files (I've tried WinAmp, Amp2, and RealPlayer)?

 

How/Why does the album art for each folder not show up in Media Player but does in Windows Explorer?

 

What does file properties "Music Album" and "Music Artist" do? Do I need to set these for each folder? Can sound editor do this automatically?

 

Using:

Windows XP

Media Player 11

 

Thank You,

ARBatMan

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Any media player that you use has to have a "library" built so it has a list of the tracks.

 

They normally have to be told what folder to look for them in (monitor) if you save your track to anywhere but My Music.And sometimes even then.

 

I don't know about XP but in Windows 7 you'd go to File,Manage Libraries,Music and add the folders that you want WMP to look in for tracks.

I'll look at an XP machine after a while and try and edit this to let you know for sure.

Edited by tbrewst

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Any media player that you use has to have a "library" built so it has a list of the tracks.

 

They normally have to be told what folder to look for them in (monitor) if you save your track to anywhere but My Music.And sometimes even then.

 

I don't know about XP but in Windows 7 you'd go to File,Manage Libraries,Music and add the folders that you want WMP to look in for tracks.

I'll look at an XP machine after a while and try and edit this to let you know for sure.

 

 

 

The problem is not that the players are not monitoring the correct file folder containing the files. I have the player directed to the right folder. The problem is it will not identify all the folders that contain wav files. I use the following file structure:

 

I:\Albums\artist\album title\songs.wav

 

Media Player is monitoring I:\Albums

 

Each of the individual albums have the artwork (which may or may not show). Also, Media Player will combine two albums into one or put multi tracks of the same song when the folder has only one. I have had this problem on 3 different computers one on XP the other on Vista.

 

thanks,

Ron

Edited by ARBatMan

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I don't know the answer to your problem.

 

I use WMP in Windows 7 and used the Advanced Rip function to rip about 1000 cd's.I've not had a problem with it at all.

Now,I did rip to mp3 format.

 

I've never had an issue with WMP not seeing files in a monitored folder.

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I don't know the answer to your problem.

 

I use WMP in Windows 7 and used the Advanced Rip function to rip about 1000 cd's.I've not had a problem with it at all.

Now,I did rip to mp3 format.

 

I've never had an issue with WMP not seeing files in a monitored folder.

 

 

 

 

I have done the same thing as well. No problem with files ripped using Media Player to MP3. No problem with getting the album art as well. But, *.wav is a problem. The real confusing thing is the lack of consistent problem. I think some of it has to do with the tags that Roxio makes or saves with the file. Most of the information I type into the tags using Roxio do not show in Media Player. Perhaps, I can rip the *.wavs to mp3 then see if Media Player has the problem.

 

Thank you for trying,

bat

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