Library sorting prob

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Jenbo, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Jenbo

    Jenbo Guest

    Why oh why does the Media Library (MP10) have a mind of its own when it comes
    to sorting albums by artist? There are certain albums in my library which are
    automatically entered under the artist Maroon 5, when in fact they are by a
    number of completely different and unrelated artists? They cannot simply be
    moved to the correct artist and if I try deleting and re-adding, they go
    straight back into the Maroon 5 folder.
    Any ideas?
    Jenbo, Feb 23, 2005
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  2. Jenbo

    Alex Ogle Guest

    I would like to lend my support to this thread.
    I too have had albums renamed Maroon5, but I have also had albums randomly
    rename themselves to each other's names.
    My recent troubles are with four albums downloaded from MSN Music UK
    Goldie Lookin' Chain: Greatest Hits
    Kasabian: Kasabian
    New Order: The Best of New Order
    The Streets: A Grand Don't Come for Free

    None of these albums reports accurately from Windows tagging service, which
    may be something to do with the fact that they are not big seller's in the
    States (I don't imagine Welsh Rappers 'Goldie Lookin' Chain' are big sellers
    However, turning off the automatic features to 'correct' my library does not
    seem to help, even after renaming entries by hand.
    Most frustrating is when I get my library in order (temporarily) and yet
    devices connected through Windows Media Connect still refuse to acknowledge
    that things are in order.
    The songs are present, but I have to perform a much more advanced search
    than I should have to, in order to play files.

    This is appalling considering that WMP10 is so widely supported, and is in
    direct competition with Apple's iPod and iTunes.

    Since such a massive industry is threatening to spring up around WMP10, I am
    astonished that Microsoft have been so inactive as regards some of the issues.

    MSN Music UK have been superb with supporting my issues, and Roku have
    diligently helped me with my wireless sound bridge, so why haven't the bugs
    in WMP10 been found earlier (through adequate testing) and addressed?
    Alex Ogle, May 10, 2005
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