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Media Player Library Help


PJL

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I've gotten all my LPs recorded, now I'm breaking them up into individual songs and saving them as sets. Everything seems to work fine, tags show up when I bring the album into Media Player, but the songs don't show up in the MP library, I have to open the file manually. Does anyone have any ideas for me? thanks

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It looks to me like you're looking at a playlist and not the library.Playlists don't have album names.

 

On the left pane of WMP go to Music and then one of the subs not Playlist.

I think you're just looking at the wrong thing.

Don't even look in that right hand pane.In fact you can close it.

Make sure that you're looking in the main pane.

As you can see right now mine is on artist and you can see a whole list of them.If I open an artist then I see all the albums.

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If you look at the first distorted pic and the second pic I think it's the same view, the OP has 'Music' highlighted and shows no playlist.

 

It doesn't matter anything you drag to the play window even if it's one song or a album, if it's tagged correctly should show this.

 

 

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"So the next question is "Are the music files properly tagged?"

 

yes, that is what I was getting to. thanks!

 

I have filled out every tag field and I still don't see the Album and Artist information and it just comes up as "unknown" in WMP

 

I am looking for an answer at the MS WMP site, too.

 

thanks

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You can see from this shot that my WMP does show album info for other albums. But all the ones I have made are lumped together as "Unknown."

 

By the way, the other problem I was having - the Library not updating - was the result of a corrupted database file. The fix was simple - delete the *.wmdb files and let WMP recreate them next time it starts up.

 

thanks for your help

 

 

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You can see from this shot that my WMP does show album info for other albums. But all the ones I have made are lumped together as "Unknown."

 

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They are unknown, Willie Nelson with Leon Russel 40 songs 2 hours is not a album! :rolleyes:

 

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What album is this? :lol:

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OK, I may have solved my own problem after some experimenting - I have been recording, saving, and exporting as .wav files; when I tried it as .wma - VIOLA! - there were the tags. Now I guess I have to decide if I want the sound quality or not. Unless someone has an idea to get both?

 

 

"40 songs 2 hours is not a album!"

 

I've got some great collections of live recordings and how they show up here all depends on how others tagged them. I'm just trying to figure out how to do it for myself.

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I'd be willing to bet if they were saved as mp3 they would have worked also..A tag for a wav file is different than one for an mp3 file.

WMP has trouble with the wav info,not so with the mp3 or wma info.At least that's what I gather from doing some reading.

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What Media Player are you talking about?

Creator 2010 doesn't have a player per se.

 

You can listen to tracks in Media Manager but it's not really intended as a media player.

To see things in there you need to have folder watching turned on.

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Sorry, I was talking about Windows Media Player 12. I don't know if my problem with library updates is with Roxio or WMP, probably WMP. Also, my newly recorded LPs aren't showing up as albums in WMP. The song names show up, but the album name or artist name doesn't. I know its not much more than an inconvinience, but after going through all the trouble of copying my LPs, I'd like them to work right.

 

thanks, again.

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Sorry, I was talking about Windows Media Player 12. I don't know if my problem with library updates is with Roxio or WMP, probably WMP. Also, my newly recorded LPs aren't showing up as albums in WMP. The song names show up, but the album name or artist name doesn't. I know its not much more than an inconvinience, but after going through all the trouble of copying my LPs, I'd like them to work right.

 

thanks, again.

 

 

In what view?

 

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New Picture.bmpAny view. In the Library song list it shows up as Unknown Album

 

Your pic is so distorted I can't make heads or tales of it!

 

You can post attachments here on the board, read below.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/65919-inserting-images-on-this-forum/page__view__findpost__p__334453

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Open Windows Media Player and go to File,Manage Libraries,Music and make sure that the location you've stored the music at is in that list.

If it's not there then WMP isn't looking in that location and the songs won't show up.That's the locations WMP builds it's library from.

If you're location isn't there then just add it,close and reopen WMP and the library should start to populate with the information.

 

I recently ripped my whole cd collection to a hard disc using Roxio and WMP shows all the info depending on if I ask for Artist or Album.

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At least for the files that I have created, all of those unkowns are because I have saved everything as a .wav file. Most of those are live recordings off of tv and XM Radio. I'm just now getting to editing my LP collection (I spent the last couple years recording them into digital files) so now some of these issues related to creating a final product are coming up for me. I haven't been using Roxio for too long either. Is there any other lossless format that will also handle the tags with complete information? Otherwise I guess I will keep a master copy as a .wav and a playable copy as a .wma.

 

I have to learn how to get the album art work to show up, too.

 

thanks, again.

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At least for the files that I have created, all of those unkowns are because I have saved everything as a .wav file. Most of those are live recordings off of tv and XM Radio. I'm just now getting to editing my LP collection (I spent the last couple years recording them into digital files) so now some of these issues related to creating a final product are coming up for me. I haven't been using Roxio for too long either. Is there any other lossless format that will also handle the tags with complete information? Otherwise I guess I will keep a master copy as a .wav and a playable copy as a .wma.

 

I have to learn how to get the album art work to show up, too.

 

thanks, again.

 

No they aren't! They are unknown albums because you say "Most of those are live recordings off of tv and XM Radio" How could they be identified as a album when they are a hog podge you admit you put together.

 

Wav or mp3 makes no difference. Mine show up identified as a album because they are legitimate albums.

 

Do you understand that?

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thanks, I do understand that. But if I put a collection of songs together from a on-hour broadcast of Willie Nelson and tag it as an album, it doesn't show up as an album if I export them as .wav. They just get added to my ever growing list of "unknowns." However, if I export the same collection, with the same tags, as .wma files, they show up in WMP as an "album" with all the information I have put in the tags. I'm not talking aboout simply ripping prerecorded cds.

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