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Windows Media Player 12 - Cannot Remove Songs From Library

Q: Windows Media Player 12 - Cannot Remove Songs From Library

Hi all - Windows Media Player 12 - Windows 7 x64

So I have decided to delete several un-listened-to songs from my library on WMP 12, and ended up doing so in the Music folder, because when I right-click on the song in WMP 12 and select Delete, nothing happens. Literally NOTHING - no lag, freeze or crash -
it just ignores the fact that I even clicked delete. The songs that I deleted from the Music folder have not been updated, that is, they aren't gone from WMP 12, and I have tried to delete songs that ARE in my Music folder from WMP 12, but to no avail. I can
still play songs that are in my Music folder directly from WMP 12. Any suggestions!?

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So the title says much of it, but I have music that I downloaded through the Itunes store that is not showing up for some reason in my WMP library. In fact, the vast majority of my songs do not show up in the library. I did not rip any of the songs, seeing
as I don't even know what ripping is or how to do it. I use Windows Media Player more extensively than Itunes, so it is really frustrating to not have most of my music useable. 

A:Songs are not showing up in my Windows Media Player Library


Based on my research, .m4p files are also not supported by Windows Media Player.

However, if you would like to play these music in Windows Media Player, you may use certain applications to convert the files to .mp3 and check if it works.

Hope this helps.

Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi everyone. My Windows Media Player (not sure which version it is but I have Windows Vista and the most recent version of Windows Media Player) skips towards the end of songs. They are .wma files. I tried Windows Update like the help file recommended but Windows is already up to date. Also, I don't believe the files are corrupted because they played fine on my old computer and WMP is doing this to all of my music files. I tried searching the knowledge base at Microsoft but to no avail. Please help.

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Well folks, not sure what I did, but I managed to duplicate all the songs in my Windows 7 Media Player. I have a three week old laptop with Windows 7; really struggling with file management and layout in "libraries", that is, easily accessing my music, some guitar software files, etc.; somehow I installed my music folder onto the WMP again . Anyone know how I can reverse this situation, so I don't have to go through every album and delete? Also, I have "test deleted" a couple of songs from the WMP library, and they are also deleted from the original file. I have selected "delete from library only" from the manage menu, but they appear to have disappeared completely. Baby steps please, as Windows 7 has me really spooked... I miss XP! Thanks to all in advance.

A:duplicate songs in Windows 7 Media Player

Thanks for your suggestion! I did find the problem, I had a duplicate music folder (all my songs) within the original music folder containing all my songs. Once I deleted the original file, the duplicate songs in the library disappeared. I suspect I may have inadvertently dragged it in there, as I have a very sensitive touch pad, and I am still getting used to it (always been a mouse guy). Have been using the tutorials on the Microsoft site, and that has also been helpful. Thanks again for trying to help!

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My windows media player, version 12 for windows 7, does not find my songs for my library.

i have set it up so that they look in a certain folder, i have checked that the songs are actually in that folder, but still no ball. for some strange reason, it finds them maybe one in ten times i open it, if i'm lucky.

i can open them to play them, but they still don't stop in the library. all that is there is the horrandous few songs that came with the computer, howver, they don't actually play either. probably just as well though. any help much appreciated. i have checked and the player is running on the latest update.



A:windows media player songs missing

Please let me know if there is any other information I can be providing on the issue


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Hello everyone my name is Robert. I'm new here. Just thought I'd introduce myself.

Anyways here's my first question
I want to be able to play my Ipod songs on Windows Media Player. Even though I was able to when I opened the Ipod Control/Music Folder, the songs are out of order and labeled with these weird letters and numbers.
So how can my ipod songs be labeled and organized(like they are itunes) in order play them on the Windows Media Player?
I'd deeply appreciate the feedback.

A:Ipod Songs On Windows Media Player

Welcome to TSG, Robert.

I see that this thread is marked as Solved. Assuming you found the solution to the problem, can you post what it was?

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I purchased a new Cowon S9 Portable Media Player, and the software provided for me to update it with new music (which was JetAudio) will not correctly play MP3 files that have been burnt onto the system from a CD. The CD's are obviously legit and will play perfectly in iTunes and work on an iPod no problem. But the case is for JetAudio and Windows Media Player the files do not even show up in the player library and if dragged and dropped straight into the file path of the Cowon MP3 player's memory, this has the same result and no mp3 files will show. Does anyone know why this may be?

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I burned a disk of various songs with Windows Media Player, and then removed the songs from the computer. I would now like to put those songs BACK on my computer (using Windows Media Player) so I could put some on my mp3 player. However, when I open Windows Media Player and put the disk in the drive, I am not given the option to rip the songs. That option just doesn't appear. Oddly enough, a list of the songs on the disk appears on the right in the "list" area so the disk is being read. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Can't rip songs off of a cd with Windows Media Player

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This subject was discussed starting in October of 2010 between danfordan and longhair but it didn't seem to come to a conclusion. The original writer said he was having trouble using CD-RW's. I am having trouble using regular cd-r's. My system numbers are listed below. The first time I used the Windows Media Player to make a CD everything went great. I loaded the CD, dragged the four files containg 25 songs in each and made a great data cd with 100 oldies. When I tried to do it again a few days later to make a copy for a friend, the files were burned in the following order.....1,2,3,4,1,2,4,3 and I had 200 songs on the CD, 100 songs TWICE! Thinking this was a fluke, I tried it again using a different file. I used 279 different oldies totalling 660 mb's. When I burned it, all songs came up twice again. First of all, why is it burning twice and secondly, how does 660 mb's burn twice on a 700 mb cd-r???
Thanks, Bobbyob

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
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Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows Media Player burns songs twice

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so, i think the problem is bc i installed the service pack 2 update for vista. ever since then, none of my songs show up in the library of wmp. i've tried to manually add the folders that my songs are in to the library, but that doesn't work. wmp will play my songs if i drag them into the player, but they don't go into my actual library. they just temporarily stay in the 'now playing' list until i close out of the program. does anyone know what's wrong with my player?

A:no songs showing up in windows media player

so, i think the problem is bc i installed the service pack 2 update for vista. ever since then, none of my songs show up in the library of wmp. i've tried to manually add the folders that my songs are in to the library, but that doesn't work. wmp will play my songs if i drag them into the player, but they don't go into my actual library. they just temporarily stay in the 'now playing' list until i close out of the program. does anyone know what's wrong with my player?((I have had the same problem in xp pronewly installed os with new hd updated mp cant keep track of librarycopied files from my music on f drive(old hd) still confusionhow do we get control

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Does anybody know a way to get Media Player to display a count of the number of songs in the library?  That was one of the few features of iTunes that I liked.  I'm running WMP 12.0 under Win 7.  Thanks.


A:Windows Media Player 12 - Count Songs

First, make sure that the list of songs is focused by selecting a single song. Then press Ctrl+A to select all songs in the list. WMP should then briefly show the total song count and duration in the lower right corner.Tim De Baets

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Hey i just tried to listen to a song in windows media and it got the red x and said windows media has encountered a problem while trying to play the following file, it was working fine a couple of days ago. Now it doesnt play any files. I dont know whats wrong.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294331 MB, Free - 105768 MB; D: Total - 10911 MB, Free - 1729 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CB
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi I just want to know how to get my songs into the music folder from window media player, it won't even let me send the songs from Media Player to a flash drive either???

A:Solved: get songs into 'Music' from windows media player

you could copy all your songs to itunes-then from itunes to your music folder

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I have numerous duplicate songs, how can i delete them?

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I am a week or two away from a new HP tower purchase with Windows 10.  What do I need to do to save my Windows Media Player songs and playlists so they can be added to my new computer?  I do not want to lose my 2500+ songs.   Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.  Please advise if I have posted on the wrong board.  Thanks.

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I d/l some songs that were playing just fine on WMP for a while until I tried to install Yahoo Music Engine. YME didn't completely install because it encountered some sort of problem. Now when I try to play them on WMP, it says it needs a security update, but then encounters error code 800C2F78. The Microsoft Web site only says it's investigating the problem, it's not on it's list of common error codes. We're talking about a lot of songs that I paid a buck apiece for. The songs that I ripped from CDs play just fine, it's only the ones I d/l.
HP Pavilion a430n
Windows XP w/SP2
2.2 gig AMD Athlon XP processor
164 gig HD
512 Meg installed memory

A:Windows Media Player won't play d/l songs anymore

If it's from Yahoo! then it may be a licensing issue. Have you tried another media player?

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I have windows xp 2000 media edition, how do I download my song files from my library to sansa mp3 player. Computer acknowledges that device is connected, but that's all
Please help, Recently had my computer tuned-up and this option is no longer in my media library, would appreciate your help.
Thank you

A:download songs from windows media to sansa mp3 player

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I just bought a song for a movie for a project I'm making and its on windows media player, and when I try to put it in the movie, on windows movie maker, its not under "My music"
How can I get it there? Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: How do I save songs I have on windows media player to my computer?

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I have a new laptop with Windows Vista. In Windows Media Player, it says that when I listen to a song on the internet it will automaticallly be added to my Library. This is not happening. The option to add songs automatically under the Player tab is checked. What can I do to fix this issue so that songs are added? Or how can I manually add songs that I find on the internet? Thanks!

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As the title says, it burns like 19 songs, and thats it, of a total of 71 song.

Please help.

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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I am a music downloader.
It used to be that WMP12 would update the mp3 music folders to where the folder contents would read as follows:

01 'Track Name'
02 'Track Name'
03 'Track Name'

and so on...

This is no longer the case. WMP will not update my media library files, although it says it does. I have cleared the cache, cleared all .wmdb files, and have completely removed all 9000 plus songs and have them reloaded. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled WMP12 to no avail.

I can manually correct the files myself, but I shouldn't have to.
What setting am I missing that needs to be set so my media library will automatically update?


A:Windows Media Player will not update media library

Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium on a six month old Dell Notebook fairly well upgraded. All works well, but Windows Media Player does the strangest thing. When a song plays it skips or breaks up for a second or two in exactly the same spot with about 10 to 15 seconds to go in the song. And it does it song after song in exactly the same place....about 10 or 15 seconds from the end of the song.

I have tried emptying the music folder and restoring the songs. I turned off my spyware and virus programs. These same songs will play fine in Limewire library and playlists.

When the breakup starts I notice the CPU meter jumps from about 7% to 40 or 45% quickly. Is something interferring and if so what or is it the Media Player. Seems strange it is always in the exact same spot.

A:Windows Media Player all songs breakup exact same spot 10-15 secs from end

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I've got all my music in an external drive.
When i configured bakups i selected that same external drive as destination to back up to.

Now, i added the music from that drive to windows media player and now, when the computer backs up, i've got this error telling me some files were omitted (namely all the music) because they're on the same drive as the backup's destination.

I'm going to use WMP because it's already there (regardless of there being a million better choices of media players/managers) so don't bother suggesting otherwise.

My question is: is there any special folder i should avoid backing up so this error doesn't happen? (like the one that contains WMP database)

More info:
Event type: Warning
Source: Windows backup
Event ID: 4106

Thanks for your help =)

Edit: The backup's error window gave me a link to more information; it's actually the log file but it's in Spanish and while i'm not sure it would help, i'm sure it wouldn't hurt.

Copias de seguridad omiti? la copia de seguridad de Z:\Musiquita\ porque no se encuentra en el destino de copia de seguridad.

A:Error when backing up with windows media player songs in backup drive.

Windows won't let you backup files on the destination disk to the destination disk. It ain't gonna happen. Change the location of your music files or the disk you're using for backup. It's not good to use a backup disk for anything else anyway. The disk itself becomes less reliable because a write fault could destroy your backup. What's the point of having a backup if you're not using it as a backup?

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I have Windows Vista. I synced cds onto my flash drive from a different computer so I could put them in my windows media player on this computer. When I try to play these certain songs, it says I can't play them. Error code C00D1197. It says that I can download a license migration to play the protected files, but then it says I have to download Microsoft® Windows Media Services" plug-ins for my Netscape toolbar, whatever that means! How do I do it, is it necessary, is it free? I think it would probably just be easier to rip the CD again, I guess. Please help me out!

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Windows Media Player always takes so long to play a song or video or whatever i need to look at. How do i fix it? I heard a rumor that it was going to be fixed in Service Pack 2 to but it wasn't for me. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Windows Media Player taking long time to play songs

Mine has slowed down, but I thought it was just because i have so many different formats going through it. Any comments anyone?

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I just downloaded windows media player 11 today. My computer uses Windows XP professional.
When I try to play songs that I got through musicmatch (now yahoo! music jukebox) it says:
license acquisition failed! unspecified error!

i can play the songs fine in the Yahoo! music jukebox player.

I could play them o.k. in the old WMP because musicmatch was one of the online stores. musicmatch is no longer one of the online stores in the new WMP 11.

Any suggestions on how to play the musicmatch songs in WMP 11? I like to use WMP 11 to listen to songs and sync them to my iRiver.


A:Solved: Playing musicmatch licensed songs in windows media player 11?

Hi and welcome. I would go back and edit my post if I were you....posting your email will only increase your spam.

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I am having a peculiar problem with Windows Media Player 9 series. Since its release I have used WMP9 problem free. Now I have encountered some mysterious problems with the Media Library.

One day I opened the Media Library to find nearly 1,000 songs not listed which were previously there. I have checked that the files still exist, and I have checked the WMP is monitoring the correct folders. Even more mysterious is that when I choose to list the music by Album only about a dozen albums show up, even though there is music in the library that is part and listed under hundreds of albums (And even the music that still shows up).

I have tried numerous ways to re-add the music to the library, and I have even reinstalled WMP9. I have not done an uninstall/reinstall because I am hesitant to lose the user ratings (I don't care much about Play Count though).

I have exhausted chat rooms, microsoft support, and many other support forums and have not found even one person with a similar issues. It would be absolutely wonderful if somebody on this board would be able to help me.

James Crosson
[email protected]

Feel free to IM me at NYY96 (AIM) if I happen to be online.

A:Windows Media Player Media Library Help

While not having the answer to your problem, if you wanted to try the uninstall re-install option, you could back up the media library database file first, then re-install it to get your ratings back if you wished. I don't know if this would be the way forward if there's something wrong with the library though as you'd be re-installing the one that is broke at the moment, just something to think about. The library information is held in this file

"C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_59R.wmdb"

before uninstalling/reinstalling windows media player though, have a look at what THIS guy has to say on the matter. There's not much he doesn't know about WMP.

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I am having trouble with Windows Media Player 11 on WinXP Pro.

This was addressed in an older thread, but I had a very similar problem, and am still struggling to recover. I started having difficulty when ripping new CDs. They would constantly come up under "Unknown Album" if they were available at all. Shortly after that, my entire library disappeared. Fortunately, the underlying .WMA files are still there.

I attempted to reinstall WMP11 at least twice, and then happened upon a potential fix at the MS Knowledge Base... as well as on this forum:


I did this, and re-loaded my library with some success. But the entire library - thousands of songs - is still coming up under "Unknown Album." If I look at any given song, and do a "Find Album Info" it goes out and updates all the information, but doing that for 5000 individual files would be... problematic.

Is there a setting that I am missing that would automatically update all the album information as I load the library?

ED: I should note that my .WMA files are stored on a 500GB Maxtor External HDD. Don't know if this makes a difference.

A:Windows media player 11 library gone... again?

The problem I am having is on my notebook computer. I have a desktop computer on the same network which has a copy of the library on its D: drive. That WMP11 library works just fine.

On the notebook computer, I attempted to run Tools >> Apply Media Information Changes. No response. The status window which pops up tells me that there is no response from the server, and that it is retrying.

On my desktop, again, on the same network, the same series of commands results in progress in this "Apply Changes" status window, and after a few minutes it says it's complete. I don't see that any changes were made, but I didn't look extensively.

What server is "Apply Media Information Changes" looking for, and why can't my notebook computer find it?

(BTW: Wrote this post on said Notebook, so yes, its internet connection seems to be working...)

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This might be easy enough to fix, but I certainly haven't been able to figure out how. I simply want my .wma lossless music library to be sorted by last name first, first name last. Being in my mid-40s, and being into music since I was 5, I just can't get used to David Bowie being under "D" instead of "B" or Frank Zappa under "F" instead of "Z" or The Carpenters under "T" instead of "C".

I've tried to solve this problem on and off for a long time, and tried to find the answer on line, without success. Recently, I've added a few albums, and have this issue as usual, but now even when I edit the artist in wmp it won't "take". I rename "Frank Zappa" to "Zappa, Frank", restart the application, and it's back under "F".

I'd just forget about even bothering with the program and finding something else, but I really like .wma lossless, plus it syncs much faster with my .wma/mp3 player than drag and drop.

Any help would be appreciated!



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Hey Guys,

For some reason, I cannot add .AVI or .MP4 files to my Windows Media Player 11 library. I know that WMP doesn't natively support .MP4 files, but I am at a loss as to why it won't take .AVI files. I have tried multiple codecs to encode the video (.MP4, DivX, etc.).

Any ideas?

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I know there is another thread just like this one. but it is listed as solved, and it is not solved. my library dissapered?? and it wont let me add anything to my library????? i go into manage folders and add folders that contain my music and click ok..... ...... nothing happens. not only that but it wont find my mp3 player anymore. it just says connect device, even though my device is connected. the other threads last post was saying something about the problem being from URGE, well i don't have that installed. so i would love a little more help if anyone has any ideas.

A:Windows media player 11 library gone?

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Hi, I am having trouble with Windows Media Player 11. When WMP 11 opens, my Library including video and music are totally missing, as well as the playlists. It says “There are no items in this library yet - the Player is searching for digital media files in the background. Click Here to add files to the library now.” I click on this link and nothing happens. I still have all my music in the My Music Folder and I can play them, but they don’t add on to the library while they play. Most of my files are WMA and some are MP3 and always works with out a problem. I have done my own troubleshooting, first, I cleared the WMP Database, no effect, then I dragged and dropped all my music files in to WMP but this also had no effect. Then I reinstalled WMP 11 from the Microsoft website. I still can’t play music from the library and must go through the My Music Folder. This started to happen about 3 weeks ago. I hate it when things don't work! Please Help!

A:Windows Media Player 11 Library Help

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Im just new to using Windows Media Player 10 and am having trouble creating the Library.
I have a nice neat folder structure with folders for Artists and subfolders for album names and want to just read this into Windows Media Player 10 but it keeps bringing in stuff Ive already fixed using the file explorer. Why? How do I delete the libaray or recreate it from scratch?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Player 10 Library

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I can't figure it out, and I can't mass highlight anything.

A:How do I clear the windows media player library?

Open media player
Delete history & cache
Click on library
Put "check in box"...Delete files from pc when deleted from library
Back to main screen
Go to
empty we hope!!!

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WMP 10 shows my library with parts of the list "whited out".

The background is black. The letters are in white.

Following a row that displays normally will be a row that is solid white. If I Ctrl A, that row and all rows show white letters on a blue background.

I will appreciate any and all suggestions.



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i none of my music will play in windows media player. my audio files are mp3 and wma.

anyone else have any problems like this???

the music will show up in my library but it wont play. it plays with winamp but not wmp

A:windows media player and my music library

Hi TwoTabs, welcome to the forums, install this codecs and will play almost anything.
Shark007.net - Windows 8 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

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why is it that my WMP library doesn't read the files in my music folder, although when I right click "music" then " Manage Music Library " the music folder is there and it's the "default save location",,and it's the only folder there.. but when i open WMP there is an arrow moving downwards and says "Updating music library" but the folder is "C:\users\*******\Pictures"!!!!! How is that???? and where did it got this Pictures folder from??!!!

I Tried removing WMP then adding it again,, tried removing the music folder from the library then Including it again,,, tried deleting the "C:\users\*******\appdata\Local\Microsof... folder.. All didn't work..

It happened when I copied the "c:\users\*******\appdata" from a previous laptop of mine to this new one..

Anybody PLEASE could give me a solution???

A:Windows media player 12 Library Error PLEASE HELP


tried deleting the "C:\users\*******\appdata\Local\Microsof... folder

I'm sorry about the mistake,, i deleted the Folder "C:\users\*******\appdata\Local\Microsoft\media player" but all the previous tries didn't work....

anynody PLEASE a Solution

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Windows media player library sharing
Whats going on on my computer. I am running Vista Home Premium as a standalone laptop with no other users but me. I have just got the following message:

A:Windows media player library sharing

If you go on "Start -> Network" can you see a computer on that called "CARLA-PC"?

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Okay I seem to have managed to corrupt my windows media player library. It won't add any media files at all or videos. I click on commands and nothing seems to happen, except I can open and close the program. I am sorry to b vague, but yeah it's happened in the last 24 hours and I'm trying to figure how I can repair Windows Media Player.
At one point I've discovered I can't rip music through Windows Media Player either.

Hope this helps. Any suggestions on what could have caused the corruption and how I can fix this?

Cheers, any help would be most appreciative.

A:corrupted windows media player library

Yeah, this happened to me, too. When I add music to the Music Library, It doesn't show up at all in Windows Media Player. It REALLY irritates me, because I want to put music on my mp3 player :'(

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Not sure if this is the right section, I think so?! ----Sorry if its not!!
Anywho how do I clear my whole playlist in my Windows Media Player Library (Version 10 or 11 of WMA, I forget)

How do I clear out my whole library so I can start fresh, I added the same songs from two different drives (backups) and didn't realize that it would double them up so now I have two of every song on there.. no fun

How do I clear it out so I can just add the one folder that I need on there?!


A:Windows Media Player Library Question

?! Anyone?!?!

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Hi guys,

I need to add some .MP4 files to my Windows Media Library, but WMP will not add them to the library.

I realize I can always convert the files, but I would like to experiment with this. I have heard that I need to download a MP4 DirectShow decoder pack in order to make this work.

From Xbox.com:
How can I get Windows Media Player 11 to stream MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264 to my console?

A: By default, Windows Media Player 11 does not support MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264. You can either convert your MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264 content to WMV, or you can install a third-party MP4 DirectShow decoder pack to import MPEG-4 part 2 and H.264 files into your library. Once they are in your library, they can be streamed to your console just like WMVs.

So, what all do I need to do to make WMP import .MP4 and h264 files into the library and read the tags? Thanks.

A:How can I add .MP4 files to my Windows Media Player Library?

Well, it sounds to me like you need to install a third-party MP4 DirectShow decoder pack. But since I don't use WMP for video (yet) I really can't say for sure.

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I get problem with my wmp10, sometimes when I Click on Library tab in Windows Media Player 10, it automatically restart my computer even I formated my hard disk and re-install my windows.
it never happened before just recently.
Someone could help me?

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a listing of songs, playlists, etc. in Windows Media Player (WMP) 10's library. What I'd like to do is have it be like I just installed Media Player, (the library not yet filled). Is there a file that holds the library information that I could just delete forcing WMP to rescan the My Music folder, (or where ever my music files are kept)? I also have Fedora Core 6 (Linux). Its media player is called Rhythymbox. With it I can delete a file that forces Rhythymbox to scan the folder where my Linux music is kept. Can I do anything like that with WMP?


A:How to blank out Windows Media Player 10's library

To blank out the library highlight all of the songs, right-click > delete (making sure to NOT delete the files). Do the same with the playlists.

Rather than have WMP scan for music and add it, just drag-and-drop your music folders into the library.

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I have a sony Vaio which has WINDOWS 7 MEDIA PLAYER. I am ok using a computer but havent got a clue as to how it works etc so any advice will have to be really basic



When I go to START - MEDIA GALLERY - MUSIC everything is there all the albums and tracks etc


When i go in on WINDOWS EXPLORER - LIBRARIES it isnt even showing a MUSIC FOLDER?????

In summary the tracks/albums are saved on the computer but cannot be accessed via the Media Player. I'm not sure if a folder has been deleted or I've just clicked on something by mistake but I dont know how to restore things back to how they were

Any suggestions????

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I have just changed the MP3 tags on a few songs in my very small library. I imagine that the changes will show up in WMP, but I don't know.

Can I force the changes to be recognized by WMP?

If I can't force them, will they ultimately show up in the library?

How long will that take, and is there some way I can keep track of it, other than opening WMP and looking at the library to see if the updates have been made?
(I see many old posts about problems like this. Maybe it's just a bug that has never been fixed.)

A:Windows Media Player - Library Update


First, please let us know how you change the MP3 tags. Third party tools will not refresh the library. You can refer to

Updating Mp3 Tags?

To manually change the library, please try the following:

1. Click the Windows "Start" menu and click "All Programs." Click "Windows Media Player" to launch the media player.
2. Click the "Library" tab located on the top and click "Pictures" on the pop-up menu. Click "All Pictures" on the left panel under "Library." You should see all the pictures uploaded to
the WMP library.
3. Right-click the picture you want to remove and click "Delete." Specify whether you want to remove the picture only from the WMP library or if you want to remove it from the library and
the computer. Click "OK." To select multiple pictures, press and hold "CTRL" as you click each picture you want to remove. Right-click the selection and click "Delete." Select the delete option you want and click "OK."

More information:
Remove items from the Windows Media Player Library

If you want to force update Windows Media Player, you can also try to rebuild Windows Media Player database.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit Windows Media Player.
2. Click Start, click Run, type
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player, and then click OK.

3. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete o... Read more

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