Bunch of Random Windows Media player 11 Questions

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  • How does Windows Media player know not to re-add a file removed from my library?


  • Why do some videos have thumb images and others do not?


  • For my mp3s that have no album art why is it using an image that used to be on my desktop that i later deleted for the thumb on now playing....?


  • What exactly does find missing album info do? How does it find the info and what constitutes a match? If the meta data is missing how do you find a match?
 
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How does Windows Media player know not to re-add a file removed from my library?
If you mean with monitor folders, I'm not sure, I hate monitor folders.

Why do some videos have thumb images and others do not?
From what I tested avi and wmv files have thumbs, mpg files don't. These are the only formats I have right now.

For my mp3s that have no album art why is it using an image that used to be on my desktop that i later deleted for the thumb on now playing....?
When you add an Mp3 with album art WMP creates hidden system files in the same folder as the Mp3 file, some of those files might still be around. It also stores some album art files in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\Art Cache\LocalMLS (if you have XP).

What exactly does find missing album info do? How does it find the info and what constitutes a match? If the meta data is missing how do you find a match?
It does an internet lookup. If it finds an obvious match it goes with that, otherwise it will prompt you to choose the album from several close matches.

You at least need artist or album for it to find anything. If you have both that will increase your odds of finding the right one.
 
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It will potentially update some or all of the tracks that you highlighted before you do the lookup.

The best way to do it is one album at a time.
 
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I think that does a lookup when you add a track to the library.

But I would never set it up like that, it's just asking for trouble. You have to be very careful when updating tracks from the internet, you end up doing a lot more work if something gets screwed up.
 
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