Deleting Media Info (Media Player 10)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Media Player 10 deleting media info, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. When ripping CD comilations that you have made yourself (and therefore do not
    exist anywhere else as a published "album") Windows Media Player 10 somehow
    seems to label the individual songs on the compelation as belonging to the
    same album.
    The problem arises when you attempt to get media info for these songs using
    Media players otherwise very useful "find media info" function. Here what
    happens:
    1.) You select a song that you ripped form that custom mix CD you made, and
    tell WMP10 to "find media info" (let's say it's Hank Williams' "my dog blue"
    and it's track 3 on your compilation)
    2.) WMP10 then either finds the album that the song belongs to automatically
    or lets you search for it and select whic album the song belongs to.
    3.)At this point you will notice several things happen:
    A.) The song title for the song you wanted info for ("my dog blue") has
    been changed to the title of whatever that track number was (for instance if
    track 3 on the origianl album happens to be "my betsy left me") according to
    the album info
    B.) In addition to this, EVERY SONG YOU RIPPED FROM THAT COMPILATION CD
    is now idetified as belonging to that same album complete with album cover
    art (in this case of Hank Williams with his dog....as John Lennon from track
    6 rolls in his grave)

    WHAT CAN YOU DO? - AND WHY IT WON'T WORK
    You can manually go in and change the media info to each and every song
    so that they are indexed correctly in your library BUT WMP10 still somehow
    identifies them as belonging to the same ablum and the cover art (Hank and
    his dog) sticks with each and every one of the tracks from your compilation.
    Besides this, should you ever try to update the media info again of any
    of these tracks, it will be the same thing all over again, complete with
    songs being renamed incorrectly, incorrect cover art and an increasingly
    annoying mess in your media Library.

    SOLUTION
    I believe that an update should be made to WMP10 that will allow you to
    delete ANY AND ALL media information that comes with tracks when you rip them
    from a CD allowing you to index them more accurately with the right media
    info once they are loaded into your library.

    Please let me know if another solution exists.
     
    Media Player 10 deleting media info, Aug 22, 2005
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