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Windows 7: Media Player title display

05 Feb 2011   #1
eddyad37

Windows 7
 
 
Media Player title display

When a CD is ripped the result is a set of files and each has a Filename, Number and Title. The Title may or may not be the same as the Filename (extracted online during the rip). The Number is the track number.
I'm an opera nut and I can rip an entire opera into one folder containing, for example, 45 files (Tracks from the CDs). I can rename the files with a disk and track number, which is the usual way to access a track on a standard audio CD player.
If I click the containing folder Media Player starts but only displays the Titles in the Playlist. I want to show the (modified) filenames but the Media Player in Windows 7 seems to have no way of changing the column heading.

Playing a track from the Explorer file window just plays that track and stops, whereas I want to start from a selected track and then continue, which is what starting from a Playlist does.

I've tried other players. VLA is like Media Player, Winamp is OK but very small display, iTunes player baffles me - I can't find out how to open a folder, QuickTime doesn't seem to recognise .wma or flac files.

Does anyone know of a solution to this please? I feel totally baffled by an apparently simple requiement.

Many thanks for any help


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05 Feb 2011   #2
kado897

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Hi Eddyad37.

If you right click on the title bar you can chose which columns to display. File Name is one of the choices.
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06 Feb 2011   #3
eddyad37

Windows 7
 
 

Having started Media Player by right clicking a folder and selecting "Play with Windows media Player" I intuitively did what you suggest.
But there are no options there. The RH side of the large blue window contains the track list but only with the 'Titles' extracted during the rip. The LH side shows a musical note as the rip didn't extract any artwork.

If I right click the MP title bar I get a drop down list containing
Hide List,
Full Screen,
Shuffle,
Repeat,
Visualizations,
Enhancements,
Lyrics Captions and Subtitles
Shop for more music
Always show Now Playing on top
Moe Options
Help with Playback

If I start Media Player I can choose a folder and opening a folder containing, say, 45 tracks, just gives me the option to play one I select or play all.

BTW I'm on Windows 7, Media Player 12.
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06 Feb 2011   #4
kado897

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

You need to open Media Player in Library view. In the details view are a number of columns. If you right click on the header of the columns you will be presented with a list of columns that you can display, File Name is one of those. Once you have that column heading you can drag it to where you want. By clicking on the column headers you can sort by any column you like.
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07 Feb 2011   #5
eddyad37

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your reply. Using Library View seems to be the solution.
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07 Feb 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Glad to be of help.
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