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Windows 7: music folder messy

07 May 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
music folder messy

thought id give media centre a go
pointed it at my music folder and it took ages to go through it all, its a large folder
so i guess that was to be expected but now when it shoes my albums there seems to be alot there that only have 1 song in and it shows an identical album next to it with the rest of the songs in, why is this?

ive got all the covers for my albums inside the album folder but there's hell of a lot that dont show the covers?

there'sone album ive found which says it has 65 songs when i click on it to have a look there's seems to be tracks named "Track 01" "Track 02" ect and there duplicated several times, the album folder dosent contain these.

on the music library page where all the albums are sown shouldn't there be an auto scroll left or right when you move the mouse cursor there?

not been impressed very much so far but ive only just started to use it so i'll give it a chance

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08 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have the same problem and have mostly narrowed it down to an interpretation (or misinterpretation in some cases) of the ID3 tags. Things like band names being misspelled in one track out of ten will result in an icon for 9 tracks and a separate icon for the 1 with the spelling error.

However, it seems to go farther than that. Another example is an album I had with the artist name in both the album artist and contributing artist fields on some tracks, and just the contributing artist field on the rest. This also split the files into two groups.

Plus there seems to be a problem with Win7 reading the ID3 tags on some of my older rips: it just ignored them completely and separated each song into a complete mess of icons. The only way I could fix that was to re-rip the original CDs with newer software.

I know it's not much help, I'm still working the problem myself, but at least it might give you a place to start.
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08 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

I think you just have to arrange your song files manually on Windows Explorer. Like Group the songs of the same artist to one folder, and group songs of another artist to another folder. Rename the songs and you can manually edit the ratings and the genre of the songs so they will be less messy when displayed on Windows Media Center's music gallery.
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