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Windows 7: Windows Media Player will not update media library

22 Feb 2012   #1
TubularBell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Media Player will not update media library

I am a music downloader.
It used to be that WMP12 would update the mp3 music folders to where the folder contents would read as follows:

01 'Track Name'
02 'Track Name'
03 'Track Name'

and so on...

This is no longer the case. WMP will not update my media library files, although it says it does. I have cleared the cache, cleared all .wmdb files, and have completely removed all 9000 plus songs and have them reloaded. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled WMP12 to no avail.

I can manually correct the files myself, but I shouldn't have to.
What setting am I missing that needs to be set so my media library will automatically update?

Thanks


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22 Feb 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
 
 

Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?
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22 Feb 2012   #3
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can 'force' an update - in WMP, go to Tools > Apply media information changes (see attached)


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22 Feb 2012   #4
TubularBell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

"Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?"

Yes. What I have checked under that is 'Only add missing information'. Should I have 'Overwrite all media information' checked? Or neither?
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22 Feb 2012   #5
TubularBell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am currently trying to do the 'Apply media information changes'. It is not doing it now because I am had the entire library repopulated. Once all the music/albums repopulated, in the lower right hand corner, I get the message for each album: 'Retriving media info for: Away From The Sun' (and the other album names).
Isn't that the same thing as 'apply media information changes'? If so, then this suggestion does not work. I can't tell you how many times I've repopulated my library in WMP .
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01 Mar 2014   #6
TrilliumLady

Windows 7
 
 

agreed. I know I'm coming in **WAY** late to this party, but definitely. I do ***NOT*** want Windows media player to manage anything other than my music. I do **NOT** want WMP to try and sync my USB devices every time I connect them (or open WMP when they're connected!) I want it to play my music and that's all

Is there no solution to this problem **YET**
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01 Mar 2014   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrilliumLady View Post
agreed. I know I'm coming in **WAY** late to this party, but definitely. I do ***NOT*** want Windows media player to manage anything other than my music. I do **NOT** want WMP to try and sync my USB devices every time I connect them (or open WMP when they're connected!) I want it to play my music and that's all

Is there no solution to this problem **YET**
Have you tried changing the "AutoPlay" settings?

Note:
I'm not sure if this works (I don't have any devices that I connect to my PC).

Type "Autoplay" into the Start Menu search box (no quotes).
There is a "Devices" section at the bottom of the screen (it may require a device to be connected for the list to populate).
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