KHz sample rate data and other key data fields missing from audio/media file properties view

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by tophy, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. tophy

    tophy Guest

    Previously in XP, it was difficult to miss properties info such as KHz
    sample rate, channel info (stereo/mono) size, type etc., of
    audio/media files., but now in Vista ALL of this info has dissapeared
    to be replaced by Parental Guidance fields and star ratings entries.
    The only default audio properties display I can find is kbps.

    I've gone over and over Explorer file view options thinking I must
    have missed it but stereo/mono or Khz sample rate are not even in the
    list of user-selectable fields to display. This leaves me with no
    native way to determine for example if a file is 44.1KHz, 32KHz or
    less or more. (Someone please tell me this is not true!)

    As my work depends on being able to see this infomation about my
    files, I am unable to make the transition to Vista.

    Any help with this greatly appreciated.

    tophy
     
    tophy, Apr 2, 2008
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  2. tophy

    BennyB Guest

    I am trying to figure out how to display kHz (sample rate) in Vista as well.
    I thought it may have been removed from the explorer folders because it was
    put somewhere else - like in Windows Media Player, but I can't find it there
    either. It's annoying that attribute information as useful and important as
    kHz and Stereo have been replaced with trivial attributes such as star
    ratings and genre. I wonder if this problem occurs in all Vista
    manifestations. I am using Vista Home Basic. Hopefully there will be a patch
    for it. I have to use audio software (Audacity) to determine the kHz of a
    file now.
     
    BennyB, Apr 13, 2008
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  3. tophy

    tophy Guest

    I wonder if this problem occurs in all Vista manifestations. I am using Vista Home Basic.
    It's the same story on Vista Ultimate
    hmmm. Vista Ultimate sp1 and counting...
    Snap. I also determine sample rate through Audacity and rely on
    memory or best guess for on the fly audio file handling. (Windows XP
    could not wait to tell you channel or sample info and most of it
    displayed simply by hovering over the file in question).

    I believe there is something aquating to an explanation somewhere on
    this guy's weblog (the Vista audio designer) which charts the passage
    of audio development since the beginning.


    http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman...ution-of-a-data-structure-the-waveformat.aspx

    ps. but it's all gobledygook to me - I just know the file info is
    there but not displayed. let me know if you have any revelations
    about this, I check back most days on a variety of issues :)

    tophy
     
    tophy, Apr 13, 2008
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    tophy Guest

    tophy, Apr 14, 2008
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