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[Resolved] Media Player help needed!!!

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  1. Carobbean

    Carobbean Thread Starter

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    Ok, I'm now reaaaaaaaaally frustrated...I have a bunch of Napster files that are sitting in a nice little folder under " downloads..so far so good...I open up Media PLayer and have gone thru all the "search" topics to see how to move this folder into the Media Library so I can then make a new PLaylist..I cant for the life of me figure out how to do this!! Could someone please give me the "dummies" version!!!!!!! Thanks so much..you guys and gals out there are great!!l
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    alrighty then,,, you want the Windows Media player to locate & add to its playlist what you have in your mysic folders...correct?

    on Media Player go to view/taskbar/media library...let it search your hard drive for media.
     
  3. Carobbean

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    Hey Savvy, quick response but.........the files I want to add to the Media Library are just sitting in a folder completely unrealted to Media Player..in the Help section it says to go to File-Add to Library-Find File..click on it and it puts it into library..I can do that, find the file I want to add from folder originally called " downloads-Music" but then it doesnt do anything.
    Is this clear??? Kinda hard to explain!!! :)
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Let me see if I'm getting this right.

    You have some files that you have downloaded from Napster and to make the playlist, you'll need them in the WMP folder so that it can play them.

    What WMP have you got, and also what are the extensions of the media files that you have downloaded?

    What OS are you using? Have a look in c:\windows\media. That contains .wav files. Can you not copy them over to that folder?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. Carobbean

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    Hi Eddie, ok I'll try to answer your questions...I have WMP version 7.00.00.1440..I'm operating WindowsME..The files are MPEG Layer 3 Audio....( is that the extension?) Right now they are sitting in My Documents-Downloads-Music....according to WMP Help I have to get them into the Media Library before I can put them into a Playlist...this is what I cannot seem to figure out how to do.....I click on Media Library-File-Add to Library-Add File then I open on the above "music" file from downloads...it asks me for a file name?? So I make one up....maybe this is the problem??what does it want? Then I click on Open and it says "file not found"....whew..is this enough info to make a diagnosis??? I feel so stupid, this should be easy, right????? Thanks for your time :)
    Caro
     
  6. SavvyLady

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    I understand what you mean.... you are saying that you in fact did what you was supposed to do but that the media player did not for some reason find them...
    My question is... did the media player actually search for them?
     
  7. Carobbean

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    Hi again Savvy, I really appreciate your patience!! They are MPEG's...is that the problem?
     
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    yea I saw that... I just edited that out... but did the mediaplayer actually scan/search your harddrive to find them?

    mpeg is ok
     
  9. SavvyLady

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    I use Winamp player although I have Mplayer... I don't care for it much
     
  10. eddie5659

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    Okay

    I don't use WMP7, but you say that they're in My Documents-Downloads-Music and you want them in Media Libary. I assume that this is the same file as the one that I found in c:\windows\media

    If thats the case, open up Windows Explorer, browse to My Documents Downloads Music, and highlight them all. Now, navigate to c:\windows\media and, assuming that you still have them all highlighted in the Music folder, just drag them across into the Media Folder.

    Does that work? If you're unsure of this, then copy them first using rightclick Copy, then if its in the wrong place, you can just delete them.

    MPEG may not be the correct format, as this is a movie. Is it a movie of music file?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  11. Carobbean

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    When I open up the folder that I named "music" it asks for a file name above where it automatically has the box that says " types of files"..I dont know what I am supposed to put here
     
  12. eddie5659

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    For that, just click one of the music files that you have in Music.
     
  13. Carobbean

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    Hi Eddie, ok, so I managed to copy music from my downloads folder over into Windows Media...now I not only have all my music in there but also all my Windows sounds etc!!!! But just because it is sitting in media does not seem to put it into WMP Library...so I still have the same problem, see above< it wants a file name.......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..I'm getting really frustrated now!!!! You are all soooooo patient!!!!
    Caro
     
  14. Carobbean

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    EDDIE.....just read your other posting about what to put into the pesky little box....HUrray!!!!! It works.....I have to do each one individually I guess???????????Thank you soooooo much!!!!
    Caro :) :)
     
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    Thats okay, we all want to vent some steam now and then :p

    Thats okay, we all want to vent some steam now and then :p

    Just editing this now, after reading your reply.

    Glad its working, happy listening

    See Ya

    eddie
     
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