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Windows 7: Media player and/or music/foldr/explorer problem

3 Weeks Ago   #1
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Media player and/or music/foldr/explorer problem

Hi all
got problem with wmp12.
all started when i could not see details(album,title,ect...) of the songs in their default music folder library (but saw them in wmp) as in the first photo(upper).
So what i tried to fix\do:
-How to Rebuild Windows Media Player Corrupted Libraries tutorial
-install\uninstall wmp
-system restore
-delete my music and public music folders
-all music folders layout were customize as "music"
- sfc scan show no violation
None helped and got worse...
after trying rebuild the libraries i got the look as in photo 2(middle) . what ever i tried i could not get back the normal look of wmp with songs inside . never the less i could see it normally when stream for another computer to mine on my network as you see in photo 3(lower) so that's why i'm not sure it's wmp fault.
my music libraries folders are and were without changes as in photo 4(lowest) .
songs are not missing from wmp or libraries, only their details and the way they show are the issue .
i do not have a clue how to fix it -i'm not sure if the fault is the wmp or libraries folder or explorer( from the beginning i could not see songs details inside their folder as in photo 1 )
-Media Player settings and library Troubleshooting results, show problem in both but can not fix it.
help to fix the issue will be appreciated!
Thanks




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

What if you edit the files in the explorer and replace the missing infos on those three files. Also in WMP have you try to right click each file and search for update?


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3 Weeks Ago   #3
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks,
files can not be edited in explorer.
right click in wmp -find\update album info. will apply to album art only .
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

If you look at the bottom of the Explorer you can see when you are on the file some infos (name, author, album, artist album, year...) that can be edited by clicking on it, then saved.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

If you have downloaded free music the files have (often) been ripped using some sort of rubbish iTunes tool.
Often those files can't be edited in Windows Explorer.

I use a utility called "ID3Kill" to obliterate the Apple rubbish.
I can then re-enter the necessary details.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks,
unfortunately explorer will not let me keep the changes, even after taking ownership...(screenshot) .
same for ID3Kill

do you think the viewing/showing problem is due to explorer?
well, its related to library music folder as well i guess- but reset
folder view also did not help...

i looked for
error-0x80004005
'Error 0x80004005: Unspecified Error', in Windows 7, while - Microsoft Community
but my problem is not fully renaming folders in windows

-i made new music library inside libraries folder- unfortunately the folder behavior was the same as above.



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3 Weeks Ago   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

IIRC, I did have a problem like this with one album.

I asked my friend if he could do anything with them (mp3 files) on his Arch Linux machine.
He was able to purge the metadata using some Linux tool.

I don't know what he did and the fix probably isn't available in Windows.

If it is a NTFS permission problem, you could try this:
  • Copy a music file to a storage device that has been formatted using FAT (e.g. Flash stick)
  • Use ID3Kill to try to delete the metadata


I also recall having an issue which was caused by the album art.
As I use Winamp for music, I was able to use it to save a copy of the album cover and then I deleted it from all of the tracks.
I was then able to use ID3Kill to purge the metadata.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks lehnerus2000,
i think the problem is in music folders\libraries or windows explorer .
i took mp3 file from my pc to other windows 7 pc and all details shown fine in wmp and music folder,
however when did vice versa -it did not.
any other thought?
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
System File Checker

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
thanks lehnerus2000,
i think the problem is in music folders\libraries or windows explorer .
i took mp3 file from my pc to other windows 7 pc and all details shown fine in wmp and music folder,
however when did vice versa -it did not.
any other thought?
Have you tried running sfc?

Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
Type:
sfc /scannow
Tutorial
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


You could also try this:
  • Copy a file to the other W7 PC
  • Try editing the file's metadata on the other W7 PC:
    • Delete a line of info (e.g track title)
    • Save the change
    • Re-edit the file and replace the deleted data
    • Save the change
  • Copy the edited file back to your PC
  • Try editing the metadata of that file on your PC
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks again'
yes i did (see post #1)
- sfc scan show no violation .
Quote:

Copy a file to the other W7 PC

Try editing the file's metadata on the other W7 PC:
  • Delete a line of info (e.g track title)
  • Save the change
  • Re-edit the file and replace the deleted data
  • Save the change

Copy the edited file back to your PC


Try editing the metadata of that file on your PC
good idea, but did not help :|
any other thought?
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