In Library, Now Playing doesn't change when track changes

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Chris McGuigan, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. This is really just a bit of an annoyance.
    I prefer to leave Media Player showing the library.
    If I select a playlist, then select Now Playing, it shows the track
    currently playing. When the track changes, Now Playing doesn't move - the
    previous track is no longer highlighted but that's it. I have to click a
    playlist and click Now Playing again then it shows the track playing.

    Chris McGuigan, Feb 20, 2006
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  2. Yes: the library's Now Playing seems to be off in a world of its own
    much of the time. It can have a totally different list of tracks to what
    is in the Now Playing pane, or perhaps nothing at all.
    Mike Williams, Feb 20, 2006
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  3. Chris McGuigan

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I think he's more referring to Now Playing not tracking currently playing
    track. Thta was put in so that when you were assembling tracks into your
    basket we don't upset whatever project/playlist you're working on in the
    library. I'm not the biggest fan of the change, but : that is why.
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 20, 2006
  4. I think that's a subset of the problem I describe. The library's Now
    Playing list rarely seems to reflect what's going on play-wise,
    regardless of whether I'm doing something or nothing with the Library. I
    make a playlist about once every few months (unless I'm bored and
    looking for more playlist creation bugs <g>) so that rarely gets in the way.
    Mike Williams, Feb 20, 2006
  5. Thanks guys for the replies.
    Zachd at least you've told me it's by design.
    But as Mark is suggesting it's pretty useless on the whole as it stands.
    If you are on the Now Playing list you expect to see what's playing now not
    what was playing when I last clicked on it half an hour ago! Also the only
    way to "refresh" it is to go to a play list then click back on it again.

    I know it's high treason to mention it here, but iTunes does handle this
    better. Maybe this is something for the wish list in Media Player!

    Thanks again
    Chris McGuigan, Feb 20, 2006
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