Album info not ransferring

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Steve, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I have wmp 11 on windows xp. I rip cd's using wav. All the album info is
    visable when using wmp. If I sync with usb flash drive and play in my car the
    display says album unkown. I have tried copying from the file location with
    the same results. Also if I paly the files from the usb using wmp the album
    art, album title is gone all that shows is an image of two musical note and
    the title if the song that is playing.
     
    Steve, Apr 30, 2010
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  2. Steve

    Tim De Baets Guest

    This is because WAV doesn't have any support for tags, so information
    like artist and title can't be stored in the actual files. To fix this,
    rip to a different format that does support tagging, such as MP3 or WMA.

    Regards
     
    Tim De Baets, Apr 30, 2010
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  3. Steve

    Vincent Guest

    WMP does some tagging in WAV but only when ripping the CD.
    You can’t change it afterwards
    http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/SW/WMP/WAV.htm

    Next problem: although WAV can be tagged perfectly, there is no standard so
    when you use the tagged WAV by another Media Player, it probably won’t
    recognize the tags.

    If you are bend on using WAV, consider a ripping program generating a WAV +
    cue sheet.
    My preference is ripping to WMAL (Lossless) and use transcoding when moving
    the audio to a portable
    http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/KB/WAV_KB.htm
     
    Vincent, May 1, 2010
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