Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs

01 Aug 2010   #131
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

MediaMonkey is also pretty good for editing tags.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Aug 2010   #132
Chimel

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
 
 

That's all fine and dandy, but pretty much useless unless you can select these tag values in your playlist or direct playback and combine them together, like:

Mood="Groovy" and ( (Ratings=5*) or (Ratings=4*) )

I started tagging in Vista/WMP11 but soon stopped because I could not use this meta-information for playback, even in WMP11.

And the tags are still a fixed list, not sure if ID3 supports adding your own tags, or if you can use keywords in the Comments tag for specific usage, like:

Genre="Celtic" and Comments contains "#SubGenre=Scottish"

I guess I reached a point where the best solution to my needs is a small utility called "Visual Basic"...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2010   #133
mitrich

Win 7
 
 

Petey7

I am not sure what Libraries are all about. I see them in Windows Explorer on one machine, but not another machine.

I do know that one cannot really do anything from the Libraries.

This business of needing to access hidden files and system files in Win 7 is all a part of the "Make it Simpler" campaign, which really means make it more like a Mac.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Aug 2010   #134
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Apparently they did a good job of making it more like a Mac, because I know of a few log term Mac fans that are installing Win7 instead of snow leopard on their Macs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2010   #135
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Now I have to ask, of all the features to get rid of, why tag editing. I'm currently installing WMP11 in XP Mode so I can use the function again. I know there are third party tag editors, but I really liked the one in WMP11. It just doesn't make sense to me.
The Windows Media Player Plus! plug-in will add a new tag editor to WMP, which can be used as a replacement for the Advanced Tag Editor.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chimel View Post
That's all fine and dandy, but pretty much useless unless you can select these tag values in your playlist or direct playback and combine them together, like:
Mood="Groovy" and ( (Ratings=5*) or (Ratings=4*) )
I started tagging in Vista/WMP11 but soon stopped because I could not use this meta-information for playback, even in WMP11.
WMP has had support for such dynamic playlists since version 9, I think. It calls them "auto playlists", more information here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2010   #136
Chimel

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
 
 

Thanks for the info on the WMP Plus plug-in, this is genius.
Yes, I use the auto playlists already, but they have limits, namely how many you can practically manage: If I had to create one for a specific criteria in each genre, it's already 20 playlists.

I guess I should have said "on the fly" or "unsaved" rather than "dynamic", a temporary selection you can quickly create from the left bar, not a playlist you'll need to delete after usage. A bit like the selection criteria from shopping web sites, where you can easily choose fixed answers or ranges, such as Manufacturer or Price Between.

Playlists are great for a few favorites or to store complex combinations, but the daily varying tasks should be as easy as selecting checkboxes in the left bar, or right-clicking "Play the best songs only" on a given artist or genre.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #137
mitrich

Win 7
 
 

I added the WMP Plus to WMP12 in Win7 64 bit, I do not see the Tag editor in the context menu. I even rebooted. There are no instructions.

Sorry, I don't get it. Any help???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #138
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have just replied to your e-mail privately (this isn't really the place for WMP Plus! support). It's possibly because you are running the 64-bit version of WMP, while the plug-in only works in the 32-bit version (which is still the default version in Windows 7 x64).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #139
Chimel

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English + language kits
 
 

Tag Editor Plus shows when you right-click on a song, as mentioned in the plug-in properties when you run WMP for the first time.
And yes, as for all the stupid plug-ins (last.fm, Messenger, etc.), it works only in WMP x32.

I do think it's relevant to this thread, as it improves the WMP experience, so we should probably rename this thread as "WMP suckles eggs."

Edit 09/06: I managed to restore the "Music|Rating" view in the Library left pane, I just needed to right-click "Customize navigation pane," stupid me!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2011   #140
BelleDiamond

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Back to the beginning of the thread - I totally agree with JBerenyi. I used to be a HUGE fan of WMP, I constantly reminded my Mac buddies to just download it and give it a spin with the SRS Wow effects turned on, and to see for themselves how it compares to iTunes. But unfortunately at version 12 the tables have turned. At least in my experience.

First thing I noticed, is that I'd double click a song, and instead of playing what it's supposed to, something totally different would come up. This didn't happen once, it happens ALL THE TIME :-( I just can't figure out what it is! Then I'd close the program, try again and the song would play correctly but the next song would be mixed up.

The albums artwork gets mixed on top of everything in a totally random order, without a rule. Every time I'd restart the program different songs and cover art would be messed up. Half the time the playback bar doesn't even move, it just remains at 0 seconds and I can't fast forward.

Last but not least - sound quality. This is what I most admired about the program. I must say I'm a finicky listener, but nobody could miss the awful playback when giving it an MPEG-4 - it's just awful.

Maybe it's just my experience, but that's still a lot of problems for one program for one user.

So I looked everywhere online to find a way to officially report the problem to Microsoft, but no luck. Being a Microsoft fan and supporter, I hope this is not the beginning of a fatal slip in corporate identity and standards. At a time like this, when Apple is the obvious star of the show - Microsoft should try extra hard to at least keep consumers and provide some level of support or just an easy platform for feedback.

My 2 cents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
set windows media player to 64bit player helppp
i cant seem to get it to default to 64bit version of windows media player... its annoying. i have ffdshow 64bit codecs. and everything i need in 64. theres gotta be a way
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Center & Media Player icons are missing
When I click Start, All Programs, there are no icons/listings for Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player. How do I get them back? How do I re-install Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Media Center
Open Windows Media Player Inside Windows Media Player
Hi, I wanted to ask if it is possible to set Windows media player to open as the default player inside media center. The reason that I ask this is that I find media center sound is very low quality. I am using it inside windows 7 ultimate X64. I also use Media Browser and have set it to use...
Media Center
Media Sharing Using Windows Media Player - Enable or Disable
How to Enable or Disable Media Sharing from Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Media streaming (media sharing) allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and devices on your same home or work network. If you have a home network, you can use Windows Media Player (WMP)...
Tutorials
Cannot Seem To Make Windows Media Player The Default Player For WAV
I have iRiver software on my computer for my mp3 player - I want it to recognise and play mp3's , and I want Windows Media Player to recognise and play WAV files. I have set default programs as such , but the iRiver software still highjacks any audio file - is there some other way to stop this...
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Player vs Zune Software vs Media Center?
I have 3 media options on my computer right now. I have the all purpose Media Player, the Television connecting Media Center, and the Zune compatible Zune Software. Could someone please provide the pros and cons to each maybe, and help me decide which should be my preferred choice? Thanks. What...
Music, Pictures & Video


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App