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Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Somnamna, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Somnamna

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    In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

    But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

    Any thoughts as to how to change this?
     
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    Can you drag the divider at the right of the 'Duration' heading to the right, to make more room for the time ?
     
  4. Somnamna

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    Hi 'managed' - thanks for your suggestion, but I'm afraid making the column wider doesn't help.

    I've attached a picture of a typical folder view to show you what it looks like.
     

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  5. devil_himself

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    Greetings Somnamna

    Right Click On the ".Mp3" ..Select Properties ..Go To Summary Tab > Check If The Duration Is Displayed Correctly
     
  6. Somnamna

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    Hi devil_himself! I think you're on to something here. I had to click on "Advanced" in the "Summary" tab, and then I saw the same duration data as I get in Explorer. (Picture attached).

    So can we do something about this? These mp3s have been on my external USB drive for ages and I'm sure the duration used to show minutes and seconds before I restored my XP system a couple of months ago. (That was when I had a problem that 'mosaic1' sorted for me but, while sorting it out, I did a rebuild of my XP system from the manufacturer's "Recovery CDs".)
     

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    Do You Use Any Third Party App To Edit "ID3 Info" ?
     
  8. Somnamna

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    I'm sure I must have a utility that does that, but I can't recall the last time I deliberately edited any "ID3 Info".

    In case you're thinking that maybe such a utility went through all my mp3's and changed the ID3 info, I must tell you that I have over 90 GB of mp3's in 23,000 files :) , so I think it would've taken several hours/days for a utility to do that!

    I put my thinking cap on and decided to try a few things. First, I started in "safe" mode - but the problem is still there.

    I then unzipped some mp3's that I had in an original zip file, and they too only showed the hours and minutes - no seconds.

    I then copied the mp3's that I posted a picture of earlier, to the other PC on my home network - an old Dell lap top. The ID3 data is there, and gets displayed as I would like on my Acer PC as "hours:minutes:seconds". (Picture attached)


    So, the ID3 data is there, but the O/S is not displaying the "seconds" data. :(


    Any ideas?
     

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    One more bit of information... I have a backup hard drive which I haven't switched on for several weeks. It's 500 GB in size and is a complete copy of my working drive.

    But it also shows the duration as hours and minutes only. So I guess that reinforces the idea that the ID3 data is there, but XP isn't displaying the seconds value.

    Could this be due to a registry setting?
     
  10. devil_himself

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    I Don't Know Any Registry Settings That Can Do This

    Lets Try This

    Start > Run > regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
    Start > Run > regsvr32 shmedia.dll
     
  11. Somnamna

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    Hi devil_h

    Done that, still no seconds displayed. Rebooted also, still no seconds.
     
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    Here it is:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    File association information for [.MP3] file type
    Generated by FileExtInfo v2.0 on 2008-03-15 21:45:30

    FileExtInfo ? 2005-2007 Ramesh Srinivasan.
    Homepage: http://www.winhelponline.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3]
    "PerceivedType"="audio"
    "Content Type"="audio/mpeg"
    @="mp3file"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList\ShowTime.exe]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithProgIds]
    "mp3file"=hex(0):

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\PersistentHandler]
    @="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\shell\AddToPlaylistVLC]
    @="Add to VLC media player's Playlist"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\shell\AddToPlaylistVLC\command]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\VLC\\vlc.exe --started-from-file --playlist-enqueue \"%1\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\shell\PlayWithVLC]
    @="Play with VLC media player"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\shell\PlayWithVLC\command]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\VLC\\vlc.exe --started-from-file --no-playlist-enqueue \"%1\""


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file]
    "PreferExecuteOnMismatch"=dword:00000001
    "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
    @="MP3 Format Sound"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@C:\\WINDOWS\\inf\\unregmp2.exe,-9925"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\wmploc.dll,-732"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell]
    @="play"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\Batch Convert with WavePad]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\Batch Convert with WavePad\command]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\NCH Swift Sound\\WavePad\\wavepad.exe -batch \"%L\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\Edit with WavePad]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\Edit with WavePad\command]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\NCH Swift Sound\\WavePad\\wavepad.exe \"%L\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\open]
    @="&Open"
    "LegacyDisable"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:6 /Open \"%L\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\open\DropTarget]
    "CLSID"="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\play]
    "MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,69,00,6e,00,66,00,5c,00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,\
    00,6d,00,70,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,\
    31,00,00,00
    @="&Play"
    "LegacyDisable"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\play\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:6 /Play \"%L\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\play\DropTarget]
    "CLSID"="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPAddToPlaylist]
    @="{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPPlayAsPlaylist]
    @="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex\PropertyHandler]
    @="{875CB1A1-0F29-45de-A1AE-CFB4950D0B78}"


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio]
    "TileInfo"="prop:Artist;Album;Duration"
    "InfoTip"="prop:Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration;Type;Bitrate;Protected;Size"
    "Details"="prop:Name;Size;Type;Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe,-120"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
    @=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPAddToPlaylist]
    @="{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}"
    "CheckSupportedTypes"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPPlayAsPlaylist]
    @="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"
    "CheckSupportedTypes"=""


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3\OpenWithList]
    "a"="wmplayer.exe"
    "MRUList"="acb"
    "b"="firefox.exe"
    "c"="wavepad.exe"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3\OpenWithProgids]
    "mp3file"=hex(0):
     
  14. devil_himself

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    Post The Output

    Start > Run > cmd /c reg query HKCR\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers /s >DH.TXT && DH.TXT
     
  15. Somnamna

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    Here it is:

    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{0D2E74C4-3C34-11d2-A27E-00C04FC30871}
    <NO NAME> REG_SZ

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F01-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}
    <NO NAME> REG_SZ

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F02-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}
    <NO NAME> REG_SZ

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{66742402-F9B9-11D1-A202-0000F81FEDEE}
    <NO NAME> REG_SZ
     
  16. devil_himself

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    Does The Same Happens With Other Type Of Songs Like ".Wma" ?
     
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