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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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Not being that experienced, I'm a little confused w/ the way the Library sorts CDs into genres vs the way I could sort the Music Folders. They don't seem to relate. For example, the Library lists an album under "Rock" that I would like to move to another genre but I cannot figure a way to do this. On the other hand, I know I could play around w/ the folders so that this particular CD is in the right place. However, I'm not sure that if I take the time to organize my Music folders whether this will have any impact on how the Library sorts them.
If you can shed some light on this I'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks, Nick.
 

A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

Mp3 music files have tags that are kept inside the files themselves. The most common ones are Artist, Album, Track Title, Track Number, Release Year and Genre. When you put a file into the WMP library, the tags are read and stored, along with the file location.

So the tag data is what shows up in the WMP library and you can sort on various fields depending on which version you have. But the files can be put anywhere and named anyway you like. Most people use a certain naming convention like Artist-TrackNumber-Title.

If you want to sort the folders by genre you could do that, but you'll have to do it manually. You can do some manipulating of folders and filenames with tag editors. If you want to give that a try get Mp3Tag.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-media-music-library-vs-music-folders.839137/
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OKAY. I have a Surface Pro with 128 GB storage so I want to conserve space by using my 64 GB micro SDXC card which is seen as a removeable drive. It is so small and sticks into the pro to where you can't see it. It does not stick out so I just leave it in there all the time. How would I get Media Center to see that as part of my Media Library?

A:Media Center to see micro SDXC as part of Media Library?

Originally Posted by Papa47


OKAY. I have a Surface Pro with 128 GB storage so I want to conserve space by using my 64 GB micro SDXC card which is seen as a removeable drive. It is so small and sticks into the pro to where you can't see it. It does not stick out so I just leave it in there all the time. How would I get Media Center to see that as part of my Media Library?



You can add Video folders on the micro SDXC to your Video's Library in Windows 8.

Then when you set up Media Center browse to the Library where the video files reside and you will then be able to play all of the video files which reside in your Video's Library from Media Center.

Shawn's tutorial on adding folders or drives to the Library's should be helpful.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/20239-media-center-see-micro-sdxc-part-media-library.html
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Hi!

I'm trying to share my music/video/pictures library over my wireless network, but the only thing that I can see on the remote units is whatever is in the recently added "playlist".

Everything seems normal when opening the library on the "server". If i look in the Network sharing center, the library can be seen from all remote computers. All music shared is mixed between external and internal hard drives

It seems like nothing else than recently added files under the Music folder can be shared.

Has anyone seen anything similar

System: Windows Vista Ultimate x64

A:Media Center Library Sharing Bug?

Hi Danneman,

MC 2 MC on Vista I have no problems...What are you using to open the Media Sharing at the other end like a PC or Device?

Steven







Originally Posted by Danneman


Hi!

I'm trying to share my music/video/pictures library over my wireless network, but the only thing that I can see on the remote units is whatever is in the recently added "playlist".

Everything seems normal when opening the library on the "server". If i look in the Network sharing center, the library can be seen from all remote computers. All music shared is mixed between external and internal hard drives

It seems like nothing else than recently added files under the Music folder can be shared.

Has anyone seen anything similar

System: Windows Vista Ultimate x64

http://www.vistax64.com/software/155614-media-center-library-sharing-bug.html
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i none of my music will play in windows media player. my audio files are mp3 and wma.

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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

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/11961-windows-media-player-my-music-library.html
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A:Windows 8 Music App Media Library frustrations!

This is not an audio problem (this forum section) but more a customization issue.

I'm using my Win 7 system right now and I see C:\Users\myname\Music as one location. Also C:\Users\Public\Music as another. Look in those locations.

http://www.eightforums.com/sound-audio/19581-windows-8-music-app-media-library-frustrations.html
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Hi!

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Please help!

A:No movie library tab in windows media center

This can be found in the Pictures & Videos Tab and then you click the Video Lirary and you should see all your Folders and Media

Do you have any Videos in your Video Folder??

Many Thanks,
Josh

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thanks
 

A:Media player has to search for music library on every boot up

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/974655-media-player-has-search-music.html

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-has-to-search-for-music-library-on-every-boot-up.974654/
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Thnx!!!

How to Create a DVDID.XML File for DVD Metadata in Windows Media Center | CarltonBale.com

A:Help: Full Cover Art in Media Center Video Library

Nobody?

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-media-center-adding-dvd-covers-in-dvd-library-438415.html
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A:How do I add music files from external drive to media player library using windows 7?

This information should do the trick.You will basically take possession of the entire drive all at once instead of files\folders on at a time.I realize it says XP in the title but it should work for Win7 too.

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A:Windows Media Player (version 11.2.6001.7000) won't import music to library.

Are all your files from iTunes? If so they may all be in the .m4a format which is incompatible with media player.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-version-11-2-6001-7000-wont-import-music-to-library.769602/
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A:Vista Home Premium - delete Windows Media Center library files?

You can tell Vista to scan again and it will find the missing files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-home-premium-delete-windows-media-center-library-files.735707/
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A:Buy music feature on Media Center

thanks for the help everyone. This was really effective.

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A:Windows 7 Media Center can't find my music

Well, it seems that Windows 7 decided to play nice and simply started to play the music right. It works over extenders as well.

Close thread?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-media-center-cant-find-my-music-417259.html
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Hi Eggyuk,

The Vista Codec pack allows you to play .mp4 and m4a files in WMP or MC...

Vista Codec Pack - 32bit & 64bit Media Player Codecs

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A:windows media center slow music import??

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can anyone help?

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A:Unable to access or play music since using Media Center

Just a quick note to add:
I did re-gain access to 'My Documents' but I can't view/open anything, anywhere!
I get "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" with everything I try to open, I'm really lost..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-access-or-play-music-since-using-media-center.1066059/
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Help please?

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The Media Center Solitaire PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition enables you to play Solitaire on your Media Center PC from anywhere in the room using the remote control.

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Compared with some I've read, my issue may seem trivial, but, whenever I use Windows Media Center to play music, and click to activate the Visualizations, a gray box attaches itself to the bottom of the screen, with the album title inside.

There is no visualization playing. I can see the albums when looking at the library, and everything else seems to work ok, but this is annoying.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:media center visualizations don't play in Media Center

Hi GraphicsGuy, An annoying issue is still an annoying issue. Have you tried turning the visualizations on in:Tasks>Settings>Music>Visualizations ?

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Hi
I had a few problems with the album info in Media Player (some tracks werent assigned to the correct album - some albums appeared twice with some tracks in one instance and the rest in another). I have resolved this but I now get different album info in Media Center (some are still split, some album art isnt showing even though it appears correctly in Media Player). Does anyone have any ideas how the info is different (I thought Media Centre read the Media Player Library) and how to fix it?
Thanks
Roger

A:Different album info in Media Centre to Media Player Library

Originally Posted by rwbarrett


Hi
I had a few problems with the album info in Media Player (some tracks werent assigned to the correct album - some albums appeared twice with some tracks in one instance and the rest in another). I have resolved this but I now get different album info in Media Center (some are still split, some album art isnt showing even though it appears correctly in Media Player). Does anyone have any ideas how the info is different (I thought Media Centre read the Media Player Library) and how to fix it?
Thanks
Roger



General technique:
1) Edit the tags in Windows
2) Drag the album to WMP11 to check
3) Fix the tag info in Windows where needed
4) Redrag to WMP11 and check again
5) Repeat 3 and 4 as necessary
6) Open VMC and pray!

Problem 1: Inconsistent/duplicate albums
You didn't mention the file types, but I'll assume they're MP3s. In this case the problems is likely in the tags. Try this procedure:

1) Select all of the tracks of the album inside of Windows
2) Right click and select "Properties", then "Details" to bring up the Tag editor
3) Rename the Album Artist to something different like "a" and hit OK
4) Do this again but this time rename the Album Artist back to the correct name and hit OK

This will clear any inconsistencies in the Album Artist which seem to happen when tags are downloaded from the internet. Remember that tag info is a community thing, their is no quality control.

If the problem remains, try the same process for the Album name.

Problem 2: Album artwork in VMC
This can be really tricky, I have one album that I cannot fix this problem! But try this:

1) Inside of WMP11, right click the first track and select Advanced Tag Editor, then Pictures. Make sure that the picture is correct.
2) If it is not, delete it and Add the correct picture (Amazon.com/music has great album art).
3) If the art is missing on on the tracks, then you should be able to drag the JPG art over the album icon in WMP and it will add it to every track.
4) Try deleting all of the non-music files in the album's folder in Windows. These are hidden so you will need to go into "Folder and Search Options", then "View" and select "Show hidden files and folders" and deselect "Hide protected operating system files".
5) Also, try deleting the Windows Media Center Art Cache while you have hiddne files and folders viewable. They are in one or both of these locations:
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ehome\Art Cache
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player\Art Cache\LocalMLS

Overall, getting your Music library to catalog and display properly is really hard work, but eventually it will work.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/music-library.914463/
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I can play files via file | open, and select files that way, but it's not much of a workaround.
I've uninstalled all the media player updates and reinstalled without effect.

I'm Running XP Pro with all the latest media player & OS patches, has anyone else seen this problem?

Many thanks
 

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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?

Thanks

A:Windows Media Player will not update media library

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/215691-windows-media-player-will-not-update-media-library.html
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First of all: Using WMP for music collections is a bad Idea. It's ui is rubbish. But what's more it also messes up the media folders. It creats thounsands of cryptically named copies of the albums art files, it stores them hidden and marks them as system files and in some cases it even converts a ordinary folder.jpg file into a hidden system file. Get some decent media player like Winamp, Media Monkey or even VLC player.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/56516-how-tell-music-app-rescan-library.html
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A:Xbox Music Library

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp-lost-my-music-library.78907/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/80355/music-library-and-mp3-player/
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A:Managing my music library, help!

Hey, if you bring up your iTunes and click on the advanced menu, then choose Consolidate Library, this will copy your files into your designated itunes folder under the directory artist/album. Also the files will be copied and not moved, so after you bring order to the chaos so to speak, you can delete your originals. And iTunes will recognise the change in directory so you wont have to re-add your library!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/managing-my-music-library-help.662815/
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A:Windows 7 not saving my music library

**** it im using iTunes
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-not-saving-my-music-library.824040/
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A:wmp12 "there are no items in your music library"

The "library" is not even a real location...it's just a virtual location that doesn't have any content unless someone chooses to place "files" there by having them imported to that location.  In reality...all that happens (IMO) is that a pointer/shortcut is placed there which points to the real file location and allows it to be accessed/played.
 
I don't even use it on my Win 7 install, preferring to use other players (which do the same thing as WMP without all the unnecessary trash).
 
If WMP doesn't give you the option to "import" files into the library...try another player and sync your files with it.
 
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Louis

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A:WMP11 - Music Library Problem

WMP is an OK media player, but the music database just doesn't work that well.

For a large music collection you should try MediaMonkey, a freeware all-in-one music organizer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp11-music-library-problem.887992/
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A:Making a list of my music library help

From a command prompt go to the directory where all these folders exist.
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A:Transferring iTunes music library to new PC

Delete your iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml from the computer with the problem and then re-add the music. They are normally stored in the My Music\iTunes folder but I don't know where they would be stored on your machine. It sounds like you copied the library files over from the computer with all your music on the C drive so the new computer will look for the files on the C drive. The only way to stop this is to delete the library and have it re-find the songs.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/transferring-itunes-music-library-to-new-pc-359202.html
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A:Corrupted library music files

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http://www.groovypost.com/howto/mic...rebuild-your-windows-media-player-12-library/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corrupted-library-music-files.1056611/
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Impossible?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/massive-music-library-question.717868/
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A:Music library partition links?

If you use Windows Media Player in Windows 7, you can tell it to look for music in a certain location.
Organize-Manage Libraries-Music-Add, and then select the location where your music is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/265132-music-library-partition-links.html
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A:music library seems to skip randomly

Enhancements disabled did not work.

I had a video on the 2nd hard drive playing as well as the audio. When it happened, both VLC and WMP failed. However, it finally logged an application error in the Event Viewer with this error for VLC (it force closed basically):

Faulting application name: vlc.exe, version: 1.1.4.0, time stamp: 0x4c76f9fe
Faulting module name: libmkv_plugin.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4c76fa06
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x000819f1
Faulting process id: 0x10a8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb51608816eb05
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\libmkv_plugin.dll
Report Id: 32b9ba7a-bd5a-11df-80dc-6cf049ec5d74

Google searching for the error code hasn't really given me anything useful...

*edit*
Also I've noticed the last few times (can't recall before then) that my keyboard went unlit. It's a Razar Larycosa so it has back lights.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/music-library-seems-to-skip-randomly.949033/
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What version of Windows do you have and which version of WMP?

What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to put music files that are in My Music into the WMP library?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-put-windows-media-player-music-to-my-music-folder.862137/
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A:How do i put windows media player music to >> My Music Folder

i do it manually. if you right click the name of the song in your windows media player, and find the file location, go to that location, and manually dragndrop that file into your my music folder
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-put-windows-media-player-music-to-my-music-folder.566306/
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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

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-media-library-help.213094/
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What version of MM and does he have MM Plus? The first thing I would try is to rebuild the database. The only things that he'll lose are:

Play Count
Date Last Played
Date Last Modified
Date Added to Library
Date Last Burned
Last Burned To

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-delete-selections-from-music-match-library.616436/
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EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
 

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A:Strange problem with shared Music Library

check this THREAD

feel free to ask

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/88237-strange-problem-shared-music-library.html
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Hello antoniomc, welcome to Seven Forums!


I haven't experimented with Libraries much so here's the link to the Libraries tutorials until someone can answer your question.

Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/23055-display-files-before-folders-music-library.html
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A:Library/My Music shows location path

Hello Robert,

I'm not sure of the language translation, but see if clicking on View (menu bar), Group by, and (none) will get rid of it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/196362-library-my-music-shows-location-path.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-ipod-music-library-download.418366/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-edit-files-in-music-library.1166727/
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Go back to the PC?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/managing-a-large-digital-music-library.501687/
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underneath where it says music library (the title of the folder) it says 'includes 2 locations'. click that and then remove the public folder from there.
The public folder will still exist, it just wont be included in the music library.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/37315-music-library-showing-public-folder-well.html
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Hello EasilyConfused, and welcome to Seven Forums.

From within the Music library, you can change, add, and remove any columns you like.Windows Explorer Columns - Add or Remove
The tutorial below can help show you how to remove folders that you no longer want to be included in the say Music library.Library - Remove a Included Folder
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/209911-can-i-set-explorer-columns-data-directory-within-music-library.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-there-a-way-to-drag-music-files-directly-to-a-wmp-playlist-and-the-library.665088/
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If you right click on the Library
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/115694-my-music-etc-start-menu-link-root-forlder-not-library.html
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If this just started in the last few days, do a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.
System Restore

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-playback-in-vista-64-bit-media-center-editon-i-am-using-an-hp-touchsmart-iq506.850530/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-rebuilds-music-often-and-does-share-media.768430/
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I have the some problem! I've been googling for a long time and...nothing!

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I use media player classic home cinema x64. I never experience crap like that.

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it sounds like the usual graphics driver bug - I get random slow downs where the frame rate drops and the sound stutters so it sounds like a similar problem. I would try updating your drivers.

http://www.vistax64.com/software/97617-vista-media-center-media-pauses-randomly.html
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I unistalled the version of Shark007 and installed a previous release and now the surround sound works again

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/163255-no-surround-media-center-but-works-media-player.html