Importing files to WMP from all sources on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by 42nd piper, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. 42nd piper

    42nd piper Guest

    Is there any fast way to delete multiple copies of my music files From
    WMP11.When I imported my albums they have appeared up to as many as 6 times
    in WMP library.To delete them individually will take hours
    42nd piper, Aug 23, 2006
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  2. To begin with I wouldn't trust the library display in the v11 beta as
    it's buggy.

    Roll back to v10 and see if the problem remains.
    Mike Williams, Aug 24, 2006
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  3. 42nd piper

    TuringTest2 Guest

    Before deleteing anything from the WMP 11 library in order to resolve flaky
    information, check that the option under Tools... Options... Library...
    "Delete files from computer when deleted from Library" is cleared. This
    option is set by default during installation which I feel is a *bad idea*
    particularly as, unlike WMP10, it no longer warns you the first time you go
    to delete anything.

    Multiple albums in the library may be a sign of incomplete media
    information. If you look closely you will probably find that each track is
    only recorded once, but the album is being treated as if it were several
    albums. This can usually be fixed by updating the tags. Select a view in
    which you can see all of the tracks at once - e.g. Artist view - then select
    all the tracks from the Album, (use shift & ctrl to help select ranges or
    individual tracks). Right-click & select Advanced Tag Editor, then edit the
    Artist, Album Title & Album Artist fields, even if you just replace the field
    with the same information. If you refresh the view WMP should now treat these
    files as a single album.

    The Tag Editor doesn't expose the "Year" field, which should also be the
    same for each if WMP is to treat it as a single album. This, however, can be
    edited in Expanded Tile or Details views. A long standing bug means that in
    some regions you have to add one to the year to get what you want - e.g. type
    in 2001 and WMP will record 2000.
    TuringTest2, Aug 25, 2006
  4. Mike Williams, Aug 25, 2006
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