Where have Total Tracks and Total Running Time gone in WMP 11

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by RosieC, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. RosieC

    RosieC Guest

    I've recently upgraded to WMP 11 and I can't see the Total Running Time
    and/or the Total Number of Tracks for my play lists.

    If view the list of tracks by Artist, Genre or Year then I see both these
    figures next to the picture of the album cover but I can't find them anywhere
    for my playlists.

    Am I missing something or is there a setting I need to change?

    I use Auto-playlists a lot and their contents varies. I often want to know
    that the playlist I am choosing will last at least a certain running time.
     
    RosieC, Aug 17, 2006
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  2. RosieC

    Red Guest

    Agreed. Another if the many flaws which make this significantly worse than
    v10.

    Search, and the ease of pasting Album Art are the only advantages. Lack of
    running time, lack of "drag and drop", and slow start for the library mean
    I've gone back to v10. Unless they come back, I won't even try the final v11.

    Poor, very poor.
     
    Red, Aug 21, 2006
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  3. RosieC

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Select the tracks in question and the time will appear in the player chrome.
    This is cleaned up further for the final release.

    -Zach
     
    zachd [MSFT], Aug 26, 2006
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  4. RosieC

    DON Guest

    This was something I used often to determine my playlist length. It helps
    when selecting tracks from multiple folders. Especially when I want to burn a
    cd and need to know if I have enough space. Now when burning, my last tracks
    get removed and want to be burned to another cd.
     
    DON, Nov 17, 2006
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  5. RosieC

    natalie Guest

    This works when tracks are selected from the library, however when selecting
    selecting tracks from a playlist it says the number of items in the player
    chrome, but not the total time. Is there anyway to see the total length of a
    PLAYLIST, without searching through the library and selecting every track on
    a given playlist (which often is random)?
     
    natalie, Feb 12, 2007
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  6. RosieC

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    To get a tally of the number of songs and their time from within the
    library, select them. That tally will show up in the chrome briefly. Or
    hover the mouse over the "Now Doing" region, which is the region above the
    playlist. If you're building a playlist in the rightmost library pane, you
    may need to push Stop in order to get the time to show up.
     
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 12, 2007
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  7. RosieC

    UserXLA Guest

    What exactly is "the chrome," please?

    Thanks.



     
    UserXLA, Feb 14, 2007
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  8. If you consider it another name for a "skin" does that help ? The
    chrome is all the bits of the player that are just screen furniture
    and (mostly) have no function other than looking nice and making it
    look like a media player rather than a windows application.

    What Zach means is the black portion of the player to the right of the
    play/pause/fwd buttons, shows a small piece of text occasionally.

    So look to the right of the buttons when you select all the items, and
    for a second or two the total time will be shown there.

    HTH
    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Feb 15, 2007
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