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Windows 7: WMP - Can I separate my library into New & Old?

20 Jan 2010   #11
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhtwo View Post
It now shows up in the Library in Windows Explorer, but it's still not in the Library in WMP. It would have been helpful if Windows 7 hadn't started calling everything a library.
Well, I just spent almost two hours with this stooopid WMP trying to figure this out....I wanted to find the answer, so I tried a different approach...adding a video folder.

I had downloaded the mp4 video with the guy talking about Firefox 3.6, added it to the main Video Library, and I can play it in WMP, but I can't make it visible in that folder view....sound familiar?

I've methodically gone through various help menus, and I even went into the "Turn Windows Features On and Off" and enabled every single feature, on the off chance that something I had disabled previously was affecting this. I set in the WMP options menu the feature pictured below, played the video , and still could not get it to show up....even though repeated attempts to add it now tell me that it is in the WMP library.

So I am at the point now of saying "screw this thing" and downloading the often-recommended VLC media player to use instead.

For you, cjhtwo, maybe a different program would be the answer for you too. You didn't mention, I don't think, whether the things you were downloading daily were audio or video. I take care of my music and podcast needs with MediaMonkey (asides from CD ripping) and I will most likely give VLC a try in the next day or so for video use. Any other questions, I'll do my best to help you out.




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21 Jan 2010   #12
cjhtwo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for all the work you did! What I'll probably end up doing is trying to go back to the WMP version that I have on my 3 yr old XP desktop. 12 has a few features that I like better than the old one, but none of them are worth having to go through 4 page-downs to get to the hourly news that just downloaded.

Thanks again for all the work you did!
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21 Jan 2010   #13
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhtwo View Post
Thanks for all the work you did! What I'll probably end up doing is trying to go back to the WMP version that I have on my 3 yr old XP desktop. 12 has a few features that I like better than the old one, but none of them are worth having to go through 4 page-downs to get to the hourly news that just downloaded.

Thanks again for all the work you did!
You're welcome, and good luck with getting WMP11!
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