Some songs in WMP show no track length; how to fix?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by vector_x, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. vector_x

    vector_x Guest

    At some point my install of WMP 11 became unstable such that all songs I
    added to the database did not store a track length. For example, a song that
    is 3:43 in length shows a blank instead of the time.

    I didn't realize the problem for some time and added hundreds of songs to my
    WMP library before I noticed it. A reinstall of WMP 11 fixed the problem
    from that point forward, but I cannot find a way to tell WMP 11 to recompute
    the track lengths for all the older songs.

    I really don't want to have to those songs from WMP and go through the
    lengthy process of ripping my CD collection again. Surely there is a tool or
    trick to get WMP to recompute the track lengths. Right? Please tell me
    there is!

    Any help here will be greatly appreciated!
    vector_x, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. vector_x

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    If you reset the library--
    http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#medialibrary
    they should all work great.

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    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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    "vector_x" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > At some point my install of WMP 11 became unstable such that all songs I
    > added to the database did not store a track length. For example, a song
    > that
    > is 3:43 in length shows a blank instead of the time.
    >
    > I didn't realize the problem for some time and added hundreds of songs to
    > my
    > WMP library before I noticed it. A reinstall of WMP 11 fixed the problem
    > from that point forward, but I cannot find a way to tell WMP 11 to
    > recompute
    > the track lengths for all the older songs.
    >
    > I really don't want to have to those songs from WMP and go through the
    > lengthy process of ripping my CD collection again. Surely there is a tool
    > or
    > trick to get WMP to recompute the track lengths. Right? Please tell me
    > there is!
    >
    > Any help here will be greatly appreciated!
    >
    zachd [MSFT], Sep 29, 2007
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