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Windows 7: Music not showing correctly in WMC

14 Dec 2009   #1

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 
Music not showing correctly in WMC

Good day all!

All my MP3's are saved in " My Music " folder and all have been correctly tagged. In WMP the files all show up correctly (ie Artists, album, cover art etc.)

When I go to Music in WMC all the music appears, however, some of it is missing cover art and some of the albums are "split", ie one album appears 2 or 3 times with 1 or 2 of the songs in each "copy" of the album.

Any help in sorting out my music would be much appreciated.


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14 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

"Album" and "Artist" names must be exactly the same or they will show as different entries in WMC.
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14 Dec 2009   #3

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddiem View Post
"Album" and "Artist" names must be exactly the same or they will show as different entries in WMC.
Apololgies for sounding stupid, but how can that be right?

As an example let's take the Pink Floyd album "Dark side of the Moon"

The Album is : Dark side of the Moon,
the artist is : Pink Floyd.

I may well be misunderstanding you, could you possibly elaborate?

Many thanks for the quick response
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14 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What he meant to say is that the "Artist" tag has to be the same throughout all the songs on the album... Likewise, the Album tag must be exactly the same for all the songs...
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14 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

I would do complete check of the tags. Don't worry it's easier than it sounds. I used mediamonkey (free) for this task. Just make sure to follow a couple of simple rules.
- normally Artist and Albumartist are the same
- if you have a sampler with various artists make sure to tag this in Albumartist.
So all songs have Albumartist tag=various artists and Artist has the "real" artist.
Keeping these rules in mind AND make sure that you tag it correctly and you will have no issues any more
let me know if it works
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14 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I noticed when I first set my WMC on Windows 7 that if you have songs of multiple file types in the one album e.g. half *.mp3 and the other half *.wm . By default it will split the album's. I'm pretty sure that I right clicked and changed it so that it ignored the file types and grouped by album.
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15 Dec 2009   #8

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
What he meant to say is that the "Artist" tag has to be the same throughout all the songs on the album... Likewise, the Album tag must be exactly the same for all the songs...
That sorted my problems out for me.

Many thanks!
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15 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Always glad to help
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