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Massive music library question

Q: Massive music library question

Not sure where this goes, but since I'm running a Windows XP machine...

I have "My Music" folders on three different machines. I want to merge them all as simply as possible into one single "My Music" folder. Most albums are in their own folders, but some are across multiple folders (thanks, iTunes).

I need something that'll take the contents of the three folders, merge them, and put all songs back into folders named for their albums (and under their artists' names).

Impossible?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/massive-music-library-question.717868/
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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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A:No album art in music library or Xbox Music!

Help please?

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A: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:WMP lost my music library!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp-lost-my-music-library.78907/
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A:Music Library Nightmares

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A:Xbox Music Library

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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.
Type: dir > list.txt
the list.txt file should have all the directory names for you. It'll also have couple of extra lines you might want to remove for current directory and parent directory.
 

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A:Media Center and music library

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-center-and-music-library.558961/
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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.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp11-music-library-problem.887992/
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A:Transferring iTunes music library to new PC

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A:Windows 7 not saving my music library

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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.
 
To find the real locations of your music files...you can use a tool like Everything Search Engine - http://www.voidtools.com/ and use the generic file extension (e.g. *.mp3) to find all .mp3 files.
 
Louis

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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*
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-including-music-in-library.656311/
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Delete the WMP database and rebuild it:

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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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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If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I'm attaching a snapshot that illustrates my issue the best way.

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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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A:display files before folders in the music library

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:Managing a large Digital Music Library

Go back to the PC?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/managing-a-large-digital-music-library.501687/
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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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A:Music Library showing public folder as well?

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.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/37315-music-library-showing-public-folder-well.html
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A:Can't Delete Selections from Music Match Library

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
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Date Last Burned
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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

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I've only just recently purchased my first iPod (a nano) and in crawling around the web I've managed to find a pretty good site for helping with my "iQuestions". Here's a link to an article on it for retrieving songs off an iPod, hope it helps some.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-ipod-music-library-download.418366/
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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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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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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
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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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A:Is there a way to drag music files directly to a WMP playlist (and the library)?

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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 this just started in the last few days, do a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.
System Restore

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/273924-documents-library-windows-7-no-longer-working-music-pictures.html
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If you right click on the Library
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Are all your files from iTunes? If so they may all be in the .m4a format which is incompatible with media player.
 

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Sonic Desktop has announced an upgrade to their soundtrack creation software, SmartSound Quicktracks, usually bundled with Adobe Premiere 6.5. The specially designed plug-in offers custom length royalty-free soundtracks to add to video produced in Adobe Premiere. "Its ability to create seamless loops for interactive menus is a perfect complement to Adobe Premiere's new DVD authoring capabilities."
 

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A:"Download" library is now a 2nd "Music" library

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums I've done a similar error in the past. I just restored the default locations, and unchecked the box asking to move the files. Then cleaned up the folder contents, and moved them again.

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A:Library Question

Update :

Been doing some research : the problems appears related to corruption in the INDEXING. See below:

Broken search in Windows 7 Libraries

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/140939-library-question.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-lost-my-music-library-and-now-upon-restoration-my-playlists-are-all-empty.1033901/
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That folder does not belong there. It must have gootten in there with an erroneous manipulation.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/347639-local-disk-folder-music-library.html
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Code:
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A:Documents Library Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve


Hey,

well me being the idiot I am I decided it would be a good idea to change the locations that are included in the Documents library so I completely changed the view.

The default locations are


Code:
C:\Users\Public\Documents
C:\Users\YOURUSERACCCOUNT\Documents
I changed that so I would have more libraries so this is what I got, and I'd like to know how I get it back to what it used to look like (see below)

Attachment 36575


Hi and welcome

there are a couple of ways. do you have the win 7 dvd?
If you have a backup to restore is the easiest, then a repair install, then if nec. a re-install.

Im sure there is a way to simply move them back but I dont know it. someone probably does.

Hope this helps

Ken J

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Useful information on Libraries here: Windows 7 Libraries: Walkthrough

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A:"Upgrade to Plus" icons in my VMC music library

If the "Upgrade to Plus" is in the mp3 tags, then you're going to have to use WMP to find the right album art and update the tags.

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mim.exe
mimboot.exe
mmdiag.exe
mm_Tray.exe
mm_TDMEngine.exe
mmjbburn.exe
mmjblaunch.exe
mm_server.exe

Note: Ending a process may take several seconds. You may see a message
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is normal. Simply click the "End Now" button if you see this message.

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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e5-5d09-4bbf-b7df-b1451f201dae&DisplayLang=en

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-music-question.310939/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-on-new-music-cd.179379/
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