Manage libraries with home server

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Graeb, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Graeb

    Graeb Guest

    I've using an HP's MediaSmart Server / HP Media Collector to collect media
    from our networked pcs. I've just upgraded this pc with Windows 7. I did
    not restore my WMP music files on this pc because I have them on the server.
    WPP on this pc recognizes music folder on the server & all works well.

    However, I also have an iTunes account which stores music on this pc. When
    I add a music file to iTunes, the server Media Collector sees the new file
    and copies it to the server.

    So, when I add a CD to iTunes, it's also added to the server. When I open
    WMP and find the new album, there are 2 of each song: one from the server and
    one from the iTunes folder. WMP maintains these to folders in the library:
    the server folder and the local Music folder.

    How can I get WMP to list only one song? Or, maybe a better question,
    what's the best way to manage multiple folders?
    Graeb, Apr 11, 2010
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  2. Graeb

    Vincent Guest

    Maybe I’m overlooking something but
    -the media collector copies every media found on your PC to the server
    -WMP scans the server and the local folder therefore you get duplicates
    -Remove the local folder from the monitored folder in WMP and you should
    have everything without duplicates
    Vincent, Apr 11, 2010
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    momsabeach Guest

    momsabeach, May 22, 2010
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