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I just bought a laptop with Win7 64 home premium installed and the default Window Media Player that comes with that edition. I have lots of CD's that I ripped onto a network drive using XP and MP 11 for XP - now I can't see most of the album information in the library in the MP included in Win7 Home Premium. Suggestions Please!


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What's the file type (or types) of these music files (MP3, WMA, WAV...)? If they're MP3 or WMA then most, if not all, info should have been transferred through the tags in the music files themselves. – Tim De Baets Jul 6 '12 at 16:41
All WAV files. But I think I have it straightened out for the most part now. Thanks – Vector Jul 29 '12 at 21:46
Then that explains your issue as the WAV format has very poor tagging support. Tags of WAV songs are usually only stored in WMP's library and not in the music files themselves. How exactly did you fix it? Other users might be interested in the solution too. – Tim De Baets Jul 31 '12 at 19:08
I 'fixed it' by deleting the 50 or so CD's that I did with WMP 11 from the library and the HDD and ripping them again in WMP 12 on Win 64. So it really wasn't a fix, it was a do-over. When doing that, right clicking on the disc icon and doing 'update album info' gets it right ALMOST all the time. Some old or obscure CD's it messes up or just can't find- then you have to do 'find album info' and/or do it manually. – Vector Jul 31 '12 at 21:44
I also made sure to uncheck all the automatic options for getting CD info from internet. I found that sometimes even after you've used find album info and done it manually, the auto options will overwrite your manual entry with the wrong info from online sources. – Vector Jul 31 '12 at 21:49
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Try this: Under the Organize menu click Apply media information changes, and that should force it to add all of the album info that it can find on the online db.

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I think I did try that once - but I'll try it again so I can give you some points. Still getting oriented here. I did find that if I go to 'Album' view and right click 'update album info' it does seem to help sometimes - not sure if it's taking it from an online source or what's already there. Also in the XP MP there is place where you can share a library with another machine on the network - tried that and it found the machine but that didn't help. I guess if there's compatibility issues with the libraries that's useless. Couldn't find such a thing in the Win7 MP. Anyhow, thanks for the help. – Vector Jul 3 '12 at 21:44
Yeah, right-clicking each album is one way to do it, but that's a grueling process. I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do in the second part. – imtheman Jul 3 '12 at 22:52
It appears to share the library but if it's not compatible that doesn't help. I also found that you can do a multi select and right click and do a bunch at once - your way is good too but I think sometimes it will be garbage from online and screw up something you loaded manually - so you have to be selective. – Vector Jul 3 '12 at 23:53
Yeah, sometimes that happens, but for the most part I haven't had many problems with it. – imtheman Jul 3 '12 at 23:57

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