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Media Center and music library

Q: Media Center and music library

Just got my new HP dv us with Vista Home Premium Never tried media center before I have always been an iTunes fan when it comes to my music library about gigs worth Thought I d give the Media Center a try since I never Center music library Media and used it Media Center and music library before When viewing my music in the media center music library a lot of the album art is not displayed and a lot of my albums have some of their tracks split like they are part of separate albums I am assuming this has something to do with some of the tags maybe I use Mp tag to edit the tags on all my music then when importing to iTunes I use iTunes to edit some of the other least populat tags composers etc A lot of my album art I use iTunes to quot find quot the album artwork when importing When iTunes does this does it add the artwork to the tags or is it just for iTunes purposes which might explain some of the missing artwork on media center Also if I want to update or change my tags for any reason after media center has added it to it s library how can I get media center to quot update quot particular music and albums to reflect the changes OK to sum up What is the easiest way to get my missing album artwork to display in media center How can get my quot stray quot tracks back in their original albums so they won t show as a whole separate album How do I quot update quot my media center library if I make changes THANKS nbsp

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A: Media Center and music library

One feature I like with WMP (Windows Media Player) and Windows Media Center is that they have the options to automatically search online and replace incorrect information with your songs, artists, etc. at the same time finding missing information (ie: album cover) however this feature has to be turned on. Go through your preferences and see if you would like this and then turn it on.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-center-and-music-library.558961/
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Soo... What are the chances of a 6GB "980Ti" variant? A bit like the 780Ti was to the Titan Black?
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A:Media in DVD Drive is not readable

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/media-in-dvd-drive-is-not-readable.207225/
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A:Media sharing option keeps shutting off by itself

I assume you are talking about Media Player setup. Did you see this?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/media-sharing-option-keeps-shutting-off-by-itself.192232/
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A:Wireless Connection Media Disconnected (Windows XP)

First disconnect any wired connection and THEN attempt the wifi.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wireless-connection-media-disconnected-windows-xp.203103/
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A:How can I listen to music whilst swimming?

:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com

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I've posted my IRQ
 

A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/when-i-play-music-my-pc-starts-to-slow-down-and-mouse-stutters.200950/
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Can you post an amount you would like to spend on the machine?
 

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is telling you that

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Which version of Windows do you have? Make sure services for media share are enabled.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/volume-stops-working-when-using-audio-video-media.191962/
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This is probably the best one out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010

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A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

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===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
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A:Rear and center speakers doesn't produce sound

Did you switch 5.1 sound on?
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This is almost certainly because of missing codecs to playback your files.
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http://www.mediacodec.org/download/

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http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Essentials-Media-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10662709.html
 

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What are you actually asking for help with?

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This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.

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/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
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Any suggestions , references....
 

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot; http://www.techspot.com/review/259-intel-h55-motherboard-shootout/
 

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http://www.techspot.com/downloads/615-klite-mega-codec-pack.html

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see description
 

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A:HP nx9005 pxe-e61: Media test failure check cable fault

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any and all help would be appreciated.
Jon
 

A:Hard drive recommendation for media storage

Buy the largest one you can afford. As a general rule the higher the capacity the faster the drive (this isn't always true esp if they are close to the same size). Speed won't really even matter unless you are doing a lot of editing to the videos, and you'll probably be processor limited on that anyway.

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