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Windows 7: WMP 12 Constantly Updating Library!

02 May 2009   #1
ryana1980

Windows 7 RTM / Windows Vista SP2
 
 
WMP 12 Constantly Updating Library!

Well, the title says it all. Everytime I open WMP 12, it starts updating my music library. All of my music is in the library, but yet it keeps updating it. I'm just wondering if any of you out there have this problem, and if so, is it really updating something or is it a bug or what? It's driving me a little crazy. thanks for any help on this.


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02 May 2009   #2
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

It updates the library in wmp from your saved files. It is not a bug or anything but what it is basically doing is rescanning where you save your music to. Once it has done the scan and added the new items it will then settle down and resume as normal. All is good
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02 May 2009   #3
ryana1980

Windows 7 RTM / Windows Vista SP2
 
 

OK, thank you so much for replying. So it will keep updating until it has found every file? The reason I ask is that it will update for at least 10 minutes at a time and then say that the update is complete. Then the next time I open media player it does the same thing. I have around 30 gigabytes in music, so that may be why it's taking so long. Who knows! Anyway, thanks for the response.
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02 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

WMP12 will check each time it's run to make sure that any changes with the files are recorded within the player. It's normal for it to take a bit of time as you have so much data, but it shouldn't affect any performance.
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02 May 2009   #5
Meyithi

Win 7 7201 x64
 
 

I had my "My Music" file as a sub-folder of "My Documents" and even if I left WMP on for a couple of hours to index everything, I'd close it and it would start all over again with an empty library.

I had to move "My Music" out of "My Documents" in the end it it was fine.
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02 May 2009   #6
ryana1980

Windows 7 RTM / Windows Vista SP2
 
 

hmmm. well, that's interesting. but my problem is a little different in that all of my music is there, it just keeps updating. "Updating Media Library" in the bottom corner it says.
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02 May 2009   #7
SqdnGuns

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meyithi View Post
I had my "My Music" file as a sub-folder of "My Documents" and even if I left WMP on for a couple of hours to index everything, I'd close it and it would start all over again with an empty library.

I had to move "My Music" out of "My Documents" in the end it it was fine.
No need to do that at all.

If you go to Libraries > Music.............you will see Includes: X Locations. Click on it and add another location where your music is. Simple...........

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02 May 2009   #8
Meyithi

Win 7 7201 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
No need to do that at all.

If you go to Libraries > Music.............you will see Includes: X Locations. Click on it and add another location where your music is. Simple...........

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Yeah I know, but I only had the one location and it was a sub-folder in "My Documents" and no matter what I did WMP would forget my library whenever I closed it down. Only thing I could do to fix it was to physically move the folder out of "My Documents" and it was fine.

Incidentally, Libraries seem to track the physical location of folders so if you move them you don't have to tell your Library of the new location, which is a nice feature.
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09 May 2009   #9
skynet

Windows XP
 
 

Hi guys,
i've the same problem! Every time i open WMP it starts scanning my drive using half of cpu and in the bottom there's "updating media library", or "retrieving media informations for ...." it works for a couple of hours, then it says "update complete", or something similar. If i close WMP and reopen it, it starts scanning again... but the main problem is that it uses a lot of cpu!
Windows 7 runs fine, but media player 12 sucks!!
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10 May 2009   #10
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skynet View Post
Hi guys,
i've the same problem! Every time i open WMP it starts scanning my drive using half of cpu and in the bottom there's "updating media library", or "retrieving media informations for ...." it works for a couple of hours, then it says "update complete", or something similar. If i close WMP and reopen it, it starts scanning again... but the main problem is that it uses a lot of cpu!
Windows 7 runs fine, but media player 12 sucks!!
You need to tell WMP to NOT download media information:
  1. When in Player view, right-click the main Media Player window, then select "More options..."
  2. Open the "Library" tab
  3. Remove the check from "Retrieve additional information from the Internet"
  4. Click "OK"
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