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Rebuild Windows Media Player Library - Why wont my batch file work?

Q: Rebuild Windows Media Player Library - Why wont my batch file work?

Hello all,

I am trying to write a batch file that will rebuild the Windows Media Player library automatically but I'm a little confused, perhaps someone can enlighten me

I wrote the following based on this:

How-To Rebuild Your Windows Media Player 12 Library


Code:
@ECHO On

echo msgbox"Warning, this will close Windows Media Player",16,"Warning!" >> popup.vbs
WScript.exe popup.vbs
del popup.vbs

sc stop WMPNetworkSvc

TASKKILL /IM wmplayer.exe /F
TASKKILL /IM wmpnetwk.exe /F

set WMPDIR=%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player

mkdir %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb

echo msgbox"Windows Media Player Library Rebuilt",64,"Process Completed!" >> popup2.vbs
WScript.exe popup2.vbs
del popup2.vbs

sc start WMPNetworkSvc
start %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
start %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
And as you can see, my batch file does (in theory) exactly what that tutorial suggests but it does not work! When I run it it it all seems to work, apart from this part:


Code:
mkdir %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb
The directory is not made and no files are copied or deleted, can someone explain what I'm doing wrong please?

Thanks,

Tom

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A: Rebuild Windows Media Player Library - Why wont my batch file work?

Originally Posted by tom982


set WMPDIR=%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player



Hi,

You need to enclose the: -

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player in "" (Quotes) for it to work. OK?


Code:
set WMPDIR="%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player"

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Well about a week ago my WMP11 Library started acting funny. My entire library was deleted. When I went to add my songs back into the library it wouldn't let me. It won't save my "Monitored Folders" settings or let me create new playlists.

The only I can think of is that it's a virus. Or one of the anti-virus software programs is locking it down. I recently added AVG, Ad-Aware, and A-Squared at about the time it started acting up, but I'm not sure whether they caused the problems or if it was the spyware/viruses that were on my computer.

I've tried re-installing WMP. When I did a rollback to WMP9 the library seemed to work fine. After I re-updated it to WMP11 again it still wasn't working.

Any help guys?

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Please help! my windows media player is driving me nuts!

I have been using itunes for years, and i love it, but i tried to add all of my music to my wmp 11 last night so i can sync it with my phone. I hit F3 to add to my library, and windows searched my music folder finding 2000+ songs (all of which are listed and play perfectly in itunes) but only added about 600.

I tried to delete everything (by going to %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\ ") and replacing the "media player" folder with a new one, in case there were any corruptions, then had wmp search for songs again. Again, it found 2000+ but only added the same 600. I can't seem to find any sort of pattern in the files it isn't adding. All of my files are either mp3, mp4, or wmv. can anyone think of a solution/reason why it's doing this???

Thanks!
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 Library Issue

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Hi! I have had WMP11 installed for some time now (since the betas) I now have the final for XP (11.0.5721.5145) and was very happy with it until today when out of nowhere, my whole library just disappeared. I was doing nothing significant, nothing intensive, I just opened it and it wasn't there. So I rolled back to 10 and the library came back. So I then downloaded and installed 11 and it isn't there. When I click the 'click here to add files to the library now' and add some folders and hit 'ok' it just does nothing. Same happens when I add via F3 and the menu. How can I keep WMP 11 AND my library (AT THE SAME TIME ). Thanks, Silver
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Library GONE!

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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
Tools:
Options
Privacy
Delete history & cache
Click on library
Put "check in box"...Delete files from pc when deleted from library
Back to main screen
View
Go to
Library
empty we hope!!!
 

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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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Whats going on on my computer. I am running Vista Home Premium as a standalone computer with no other users but me. I have just got the following message:
DO YOU WANT TO ALLOW THIS DEVICE TO PLAY CONTENT FROM YOUR WINDOWS MEDIA LIBRARY. YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THE MUSIC PICTURES AND VIDEAO TO SHARE. CARLA PC. ALLOW OR DENY. WHO IS CARLA?. IF I CLICK DENY IT SAYS CARLA-PC WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY CONTENT FROM YOUR LIBRARY. DO YOU WANT TO PREVENT ALL OTHER USERS ON THIS COMPUTER FROM SHARING THEIR MEDIA WITH CARLA-PC MY COMPUTER NAME IS SUE-PC AND I AM THE ONLY USER
 

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Is there a way to stop Windows Media Player automatically adding entries to it's Library.

Everytime I start Windows Media Player it starts to search for files to add to the Library (Music and Pictures).

I also have thousands of {.....}.jpg files in the directory C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\Art Cache\localMLS. Are these related to the Windows Media Player Library and can these be safely deleted.

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Whats going on on my computer. I am running Vista Home Premium as a standalone computer with no other users but me. I have just got the following message:
DO YOU WANT TO ALLOW THIS DEVICE TO PLAY CONTENT FROM YOUR WINDOWS MEDIA LIBRARY. YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THE MUSIC PICTURES AND VIDEAO TO SHARE. CARLA PC. ALLOW OR DENY. WHO IS CARLA?. IF I CLICK DENY IT SAYS CARLA-PC WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY CONTENT FROM YOUR LIBRARY. DO YOU WANT TO PREVENT ALL OTHER USERS ON THIS COMPUTER FROM SHARING THEIR MEDIA WITH CARLA-PC MY COMPUTER NAME IS SUE-PC AND I AM THE ONLY USER
 

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i have recently got an external hard drive and want to move all my music files there. i have copied those already, but my problem is how to let my widows media player read from the external HDD library and not from the internal one. i want to delete my music from my internal HDD to free some space.

thanks!

edward
 

A:how to change windows media player library

The easiest way is to remove all the listings from Media Library and then go to Search for Media and point the search to your new drive.
 

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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?

royeo
 

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 use widows media player 11 to play music from the files on my PC. I open my file folder and click play. I noticed tonight going through the headings on the player Library- Burn- Rip etc that the library has a list of stuff going back months. I never play music from there I always do as above and play from the file folder in "My Received Files". I looked but could find no function to delete the library only something which said " when deleting files from library also delete from my computer" which I don't want to do. I only want to use WMP11 as a player / viewer not a library. I did a search but couldn't find anything so could some one tell if it is possible to delete the library. I don't see the sense in having these files in two different places on my PC.
As usual thanks in advance.

A:How To Delete Library In Windows Media Player 11

pretty sure the library thing is just a catalog of the media you have on your computer. If you're talking about playlists I'm not positive how to delete them, I don't mess with them.

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Hi,

I want to erase the Media Library in Windows Media Player so I can rebuilt without dups. What is the file name and in which folder do I find it.

Thanks

Bob
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player library

I would select all the tracks in the library and delete, making sure it says 'Delete from library only'. Then drag and drop your files back in to rebuild.
 

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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

Hi,

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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Every time when I fire up WMP my whole library is missing and WMP start to rescan all folders that I previously assign to Music library folder. It slow my PC very much. I got about 80 gigs of music files and this is a great impact on pc performance. Sorry for bad english :(

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