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Windows 7: WMP12 Library View Problem, Looking for a Tweak

08 Dec 2010   #11
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TalahRama View Post
I dont completely mind the alphabetical sorting Garnot, I just dont understand why the media player forces it into drop down alphabetical mode when I clearly have TONS of space left for artist blocks. After the 65 that would fit in my library, it would makes complete sense for the player to switch to that, but im just bewildered as to why it does it so early.
I honestly can't say. Though this behavior doesn't bother me at all, as I have enough music to fill in that space, hehe.

A workaround could be that you switch to Genre view on the left hand side, then add music from the library to the active playlist by drag&drop (or any other method you want to use).

WMP12 has its ups and downs. I have been using it for a long time aftr getting Win7, but ultimately switched to foobar.


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08 Dec 2010   #12
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried the BM Productions header thing in plus Kagusuchi, and it did what I wanted. It kinda crams all my album art together when I'm on an artists page, but it's 95% how I wanted it. Thanks a lot, awesome plugin. Anyone having the same issue as I did would be well served to get it. Here's a link to the newest version.

http://bmproductions.fixnum.org/

Thanks again for the help guys, and Kagusuchi for the awesome plugin. : )
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08 Dec 2010   #13
kagusuchi

windows 7
 
 

You're welcome. This annoyance has bugged me for a very long time and I found this solution only quite recently, so when I saw your problem I knew had to do something to help. All in all, WMP 12 would have been a pretty decent player if not for these minor flaws.
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09 Dec 2010   #14
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TalahRama View Post
I tried the BM Productions header thing in plus Kagusuchi, and it did what I wanted. It kinda crams all my album art together when I'm on an artists page, but it's 95% how I wanted it. Thanks a lot, awesome plugin. Anyone having the same issue as I did would be well served to get it. Here's a link to the newest version.

http://bmproductions.fixnum.org/down...MPPlus-1.1.exe

Thanks again for the help guys, and Kagusuchi for the awesome plugin. : )
Could you please just correct the link to the download page instead of a direct download? This is against the rules.

WMP in fact IS a decent player, always has been, it's just a matter of accepting changes from previous versions
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10 Dec 2010   #15
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fixed it Gornot. One other thing though everyone, the download installs by default to your x86 programs files. So if you use 64 bit wmp12 change the path otherwise the fix will only last till you close the media player. Something I noticed upon installing it, so dont think the plugin is busted, just make sure if you have a 64 bit OS that you change the install path.
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13 Dec 2010   #16
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the tip
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