how much music can media player store?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by kjknights, Dec 30, 2005.

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    kjknights Guest

    just a curious question really...whats the most amount of music that windows
    media player can hold????
    kjknights, Dec 30, 2005
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    zachd [ms] Guest

    "N", where "N" represents an arbitrary very large number.

    The biggest library I know of is 23 terabytes. I'm not sure of how many
    files that's comprised of, but I'm assuming in the millions-of-tracks range.

    -Zach
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    "kjknights" <> wrote in message
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    > just a curious question really...whats the most amount of music that
    > windows
    > media player can hold????
    >
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    zachd [ms], Dec 30, 2005
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    Joost Parent Guest

    "kjknights" wrote:

    > just a curious question really...whats the most amount of music that windows
    > media player can hold????
    >
    >
    Joost Parent, Nov 20, 2009
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    Joost Parent Guest

    Hi,

    I have a library of 135+ songs in WMP 11 running on Win Xp Pro. I can load
    and play the musci in the library just fine, but I do notice some problems
    with it. I have just done a fresh install of Win XP. My library is located on
    a 4 disc RAID with a capacity of 1.4TB.

    After I had loaded the library I noticed the following:

    - Cannot choose more than 2 different collumns in the 'Now Playing' list in
    th eleft pane.
    - Cannot choose more than 4 columns in 'Artists' under 'Library' in the left
    pane.
    - Most surprisingly, I can also not select 'Show Hidden Files' in the 'View'
    tab of the 'Folder Options' menu in windows explorer. Please note that I say
    select. I can actually select, I can even apply. But nothing happens. When I
    repeat the abovce sequence, it does not show that it is selected. Needless to
    say that I can not see my hidden files anymore either.

    Now the above is important with such a large library for the reason that I
    can only see if the files are actually updated on my HDD by checking if teh
    hidden files are there. This is the only indicator I knwo of that shows that
    the music is not only updated in your library, but also in teh files. This
    needs to be verified in case you want to transfer files to a new location, or
    simply want to reload the library because it has become corrupt.

    Summary:

    WMP 11 does indeed accept a large library, but there is strong indication
    that there is negative side effects to this.


    Questions:

    If someone has any advise on the above, please let me know.


    Best regards,

    Joost Parent

    "kjknights" wrote:

    > just a curious question really...whats the most amount of music that windows
    > media player can hold????
    >
    >
    Joost Parent, Nov 20, 2009
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    Tim De Baets Guest

    Joost Parent wrote:
    > - Most surprisingly, I can also not select 'Show Hidden Files' in the 'View'
    > tab of the 'Folder Options' menu in windows explorer. Please note that I say
    > select. I can actually select, I can even apply. But nothing happens. When I
    > repeat the abovce sequence, it does not show that it is selected. Needless to
    > say that I can not see my hidden files anymore either.


    This is in no way related to WMP, so it can't be caused by the large
    library. It's most likely a Windows Explorer problem, maybe with the
    permissions of a specific registry key.

    Regards

    --
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Tim De Baets, Nov 20, 2009
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