Making Album and Album Artist entries from My Playlist

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Jack Crane, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Jack Crane

    Jack Crane Guest

    WMP v10. Win XP.

    I have ripped a CD of 8 Schubert impromptus (8 tracks). The 8 show up as
    one entry in My Playlist as "Schubert Impromptus", and are playable. How to
    use this entry to also create Library entries in Album and Album Artist?
    Right now there is nothing in either category referring to the impromptus.

    I hope my question is clear enough.

    Thanks,

    Jack
     
    Jack Crane, Nov 9, 2005
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  2. Was it ripped as a single track or 8?
    You can manually edit the track (right click: edit OR Advanced Tag
    editor) with the information you wish to add.

    See also http://msmvps.com/thinice/articles/15229.aspx for suggestions
    in organising classical music tracks.
     
    Mike Williams, Nov 9, 2005
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  3. Jack Crane

    Jack Crane Guest

    I already know how to edit the track info. I want to create one entry in
    Albums called "Schubert Impromptus - Uchida"; one in Album Artist called
    "Mitsuko Uchida" under which "Schubert Impromptus" will appear; and have
    "Impromptus - Uchida" appear in the Composer category "Schubert", which
    already has another Schubert item in it. If it's impossible to have those
    exact wordings, then something close.

    Jack
     
    Jack Crane, Nov 9, 2005
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  4. So presumably you have typed (for each track) "Schubert Impromptus -
    Uchida" into the Album field, "Mitsuko Uchida" into the Album Artist
    field. You'll then have seen "Schubert Impromptus - Uchida" (the album
    name) appear under composer Schubert.

    BTW I strongly recommend getting a fortepiano version of these pieces,
    eg by Lambert Orkis. IMHO Schubert works a bit better there than on
    piano, similarly for the Piano Trios.
     
    Mike Williams, Nov 9, 2005
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  5. Jack Crane

    Jack Crane Guest

    Yes, I've done all that for all 8 tracks, but still the only mention of
    Schubert impromptus or Uchida is in the "Schubert Impromptus - Uchida"
    entry in My Playlists.

    When I ripped the disk some time ago, the album name, etc. may very well
    have appeared, and I inadvertently deleted them. My question, then, is
    about how to recreate them given what remains now, the entry in My
    Playlists.
    Sorry, but the only fortepiano I've ever enjoyed was in a recording of
    the Mozart piano quartets. But thanks for your opinion.

    Jack
     
    Jack Crane, Nov 10, 2005
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  6. Without actually seeing your setup, I can only speculate that your
    library is corrupt. Are other tracks displaying OK under each tree
    (Album, Album artist etc)?
    The Playlists entry is static, and if it reflects prior ripped files
    then it may not reflect your current file updates. You'll have to make a
    new playlist.
     
    Mike Williams, Nov 11, 2005
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