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Windows 7: Use SD card for Windows Media Player library

24 Nov 2010   #1
Plantje

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium
 
 
Use SD card for Windows Media Player library

I expect my EXOPC slate to be here tomorrow. Since it only has a 64 GB SSD I cannot put all my music on it.

Therefore I wanted to use a 32GB SDHC card, put the less favorite music on it and add the contents to the media library. However, Windows doesn't let me add the SD card to the media library as it is removable. This is strange, because I AM able to add (for example) a folder on my HDD to the library and remove the MP3's from the file system. Then the files can't be found either...can they?

So, why is it that the SD card cannot be added? And more important: is there a tweak to make it useable?


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24 Nov 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plantje View Post
So, why is it that the SD card cannot be added? And more important: is there a tweak to make it useable?
Can't be done I'm afraid, see here:
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24 Nov 2010   #3
Plantje

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium
 
 

Yes, I've found that one as well. However...there must be some sort of tweak possible...right?
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24 Nov 2010   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plantje View Post
Yes, I've found that one as well. However...there must be some sort of tweak possible...right?
Not one that i know of!
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24 Nov 2010   #5
Plantje

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium
 
 

I think it is so strange that it is possible to play music from an SD card, but it is impossible to add it to the library.
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24 Nov 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SO just make a playlist (or multiple playlists) in WMP and organize your music there, idk.
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25 Nov 2010   #7
Plantje

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium
 
 

Yes, thought about that as well. But I like the WMP feature "Play all music" That will probably not include that separate playlist...right?

But it's worth a shot.
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25 Nov 2010   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There's always another approch for everything. Pin WMP to the taskbar and upon start just drag&drop those playlists to the active playlist and you're good to go
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25 Nov 2010   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plantje View Post
I think it is so strange that it is possible to play music from an SD card, but it is impossible to add it to the library.
This link will explain all:
About Libraries (Windows)

In any case if you have an extensive range of music files I guess you might store them on an external hard drive. That being so why not just transfer from the SD card to the Ext HD? Or is that a silly idea?
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25 Nov 2010   #10
Plantje

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the link. It DID point me in the direction of a possible solution

It states that network locations can be added to the library. So, I decided to share my SD card to the network. Currently my machine is not connected to my home network, but that doesn't matter. I can still add my network share (being the SD card) to the library.

Now...put some music on it and check if it works out!

And it does!

Let's hope these files get included in the list as well when choosing for the "Play all music" option!
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