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Windows Media Player Media Library Help

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by James Crosso, Mar 19, 2004.

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  1. James Crosso

    James Crosso Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am having a peculiar problem with Windows Media Player 9 series. Since its release I have used WMP9 problem free. Now I have encountered some mysterious problems with the Media Library.

    One day I opened the Media Library to find nearly 1,000 songs not listed which were previously there. I have checked that the files still exist, and I have checked the WMP is monitoring the correct folders. Even more mysterious is that when I choose to list the music by Album only about a dozen albums show up, even though there is music in the library that is part and listed under hundreds of albums (And even the music that still shows up).

    I have tried numerous ways to re-add the music to the library, and I have even reinstalled WMP9. I have not done an uninstall/reinstall because I am hesitant to lose the user ratings (I don't care much about Play Count though).

    I have exhausted chat rooms, microsoft support, and many other support forums and have not found even one person with a similar issues. It would be absolutely wonderful if somebody on this board would be able to help me.

    James Crosson
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    Feel free to IM me at NYY96 (AIM) if I happen to be online.
     
  2. Moby

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    While not having the answer to your problem, if you wanted to try the uninstall re-install option, you could back up the media library database file first, then re-install it to get your ratings back if you wished. I don't know if this would be the way forward if there's something wrong with the library though as you'd be re-installing the one that is broke at the moment, just something to think about. The library information is held in this file

    "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_59R.wmdb"

    before uninstalling/reinstalling windows media player though, have a look at what THIS guy has to say on the matter. There's not much he doesn't know about WMP.
     
  3. James Crosso

    James Crosso Thread Starter

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    I migrated the ratings to the songs using a power toy and then I destroyed and rebuilt the database. Thanks for referring me to that web page it was worthwhile.

    Thanks a lot.
     
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