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How do I add music files from external drive to media player library using windows 7?

Q: How do I add music files from external drive to media player library using windows 7?

Hello,
This is my first post. I just installed Windows 7 and one thing is really annoying me. How do I shut off the feature that asks me to take ownership of every individual folder in my music files from my external drive before I can open them and add them to my media player library? I just want to add them the way I used to in XP or better yet just drag and drop the main folder into media player.

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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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/379395/how-do-i-add-music-files-from-external-drive-to-media-player-library-using-windows-7/
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After some advice on using an external hard drive (EHD) to listen to music at work, rather than having to copy files manually from my master copy on the home PC, to HDD and then to the work laptop every time I add new music.

Work system is pretty much locked down, we have XP SP3 (yes, I know!), and has WMP11 installed. This works well enough telling WMP to monitor the EHD's folder for the music, but occasionally, the drive assignment changes and you have to re-build the library which is a bit of a PITA when you're busy!

I use PortableApps suite so I can run handy programs like Firefox, GIMP and Infrarecorder. I tried Songbird Portable but it seemed to really be a resource hog.

Are there any applications that work well with a portable file source as the main file location for the music files?
 

A:Best Media Player/Library for use with External Hard Drive

OldVersion.com Have a look at this site your sure to find something you need.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-media-player-library-for-use-with-external-hard-drive.955847/
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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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Every time I turn off windows media player and open it back up the music disappeared. It doesn't auto scan the folder. I have to take out a file and put it back in to get it to re-add it, then it adds everything else again. This is really
annoying.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f93f8f09-1a6e-417b-966b-05ad7844b768/why-doesnt-my-music-stay-in-my-windows-media-player-library?forum=w7itpromedia
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Every time I try to import music to my library, I get a loading pop-up that says "working" as if the music is importing, then the box disappears and nothing happens (Drag and drop music to library). If I try to use the add to library feature within wmp, I add the folder I want and no files are imported, nothing happens, not even a "working" pop-up as compared to the other method I tried. No music is currently in my library at all. I can still listen to music if I open the files but obviously this is much less convenient than using the library.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

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: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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-can-i-add-mp4-files-to-my-windows-media-player-library.657715/
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When I click on any file audio in my Library of WMP the programme hangs I downloaded Version Media Player play not files will Windows Library recently and have only noticed the problem since then I see near the bottom it refers to quot sib od com quot when I highlight any file and I do not remember seeing this before - I m not a regular user of WMP but it looks as though this is in an area where Windows Media Player will not play Library files the file being selected would normally be listed I ve run HighjackThis and the log file is reproduced below I ve run AdAware Spybot Search and Destroy and AVG antivirus but none of these show any problem I ve also tried restoring to a date prior to downloading V of WMP which did not change anything Any help would be gratefully received Thanks Frankie Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe C PROGRA Logitech MOUSEW SYSTEM EM EXEC EXE C PROGRA ntl BROADB SMARTB MotiveSB exe C WINDOWS System nvsvc exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync WCESCOMM EXE C WINDOWS system MsPMSPSv exe C Program Files Microsoft Office Office msoffice exe C Program Files HijackThis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www ntlworld com R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride lt local gt O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C PROGRAM FILES ADOBE ACROBAT READER ACTIVEX ACROIEHELPER DLL O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - HKLM Run SystemTray SysTray Exe O - HKLM Run EM EXEC C PROGRA Logitech MOUSEW SYSTEM EM EXEC EXE O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS System NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run Motive SmartBridge C PROGRA ntl BROADB SMARTB MotiveSB exe O - HKLM Run RoxioEngineUtility quot C Program Files Common Files Roxio Shared System EngUtil exe quot O - HKLM Run AVG CC C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe STARTUP O - HKLM Run TkBellExe quot C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe quot -osboot O - HKCU Run MSMSGS quot C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe quot background O - HKCU Run H PC Connection Agent quot C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync WCESCOMM EXE quot O - Global Startup Microsoft Office lnk C Program Files Microsoft Office Office OSA EXE O - Extra button Create Mobile Favorite - EAF BB - F- D - - C FAE D F - C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync INETREPL DLL O - Extra button no name - EAF BB - F- D - - C FAE D F - C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync INETREPL DLL O - Extra Tools menuitem Create Mobile Favorite - EAF BB - F- D - - C FAE D F - C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync INETREPL DLL O - Extra button Researcher - C-CF B- D -A - C F C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Encarta Researcher EROProj dll O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra Tools menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - DPF -C A- E-A -C C BBF Windows Genuine Advantage - http go microsoft com fwlink linkid amp clcid x O - DPF D D - - D -BDCD- C F A B HouseCall Control - http a g akamai net housecall trendmicro com housecall xscan cab O - DPF A A - DA - DAF-B - F E E ActiveScan Installer Class - http www pandasoftware com activescan as asinst cab O - Service AVG Alert Manager Server Avg Alrt - GRISOFT s r o - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe O - Service AVG Update Service Avg UpdSvc - GRISOFT s r o - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE... Read more

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A:how does one delete files from the Windows Media Player library?

Do you want the library to contain clips that you play from now on or are they in a different location that you play from anyway?

*If you have Windows Media Player started, close it so the library file won't be in use.
*Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Index with Windows Explorer or using My Computer.
*Locate the wmlibrary...db file.

If you erase that your library will be deleted. If you want to create a new one, pointed to a location where your playble files are (elsewhere)

*Start Windows Media Player and hit F3 once it has started up.
*Enter the location that you music is and Windows Media Player will create a new library.

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It is not a major problem, just an annoying one. My music library is on my D drive. Media player searches, finds and loads all of my music without any problem. Every time i boot my laptop and open media player, the music is gone and media player has to search the whole computer for all my music files again. It finds them without any problem, but i do not have access to my whole library for an hour on every boot up. Is this normal for windows 7. Did i do something wrong setting up my library and is their a fix for this?

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,

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

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A:Can't add digital files in other folders to the Windows Media Player library

Try and send the files to your music folder.Right click the file you want open drag and drop into music folder.This will automatically send them to windows media player library.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/427334/cant-add-digital-files-in-other-folders-to-the-windows-media-player-library/
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A:Windows Media Player not recognising music files

Try rebuilding the WMP library to see if that helps.

http://www.avsoft.nl/index.php/maintenance/how-to-rebuild-your-windows-media-player-library.htm

I would also check the tags on the Mp3 files with Mp3tag to see if the data is accurate.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-not-recognising-music-files.1099852/
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A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

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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:Windows Media Player stuttering when playing music files

I have the same problem with the same computer. Haven't been able to fix it either.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-media-player-stuttering-when-playing-music-files-405368.html
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A:Share Music on a different drive with Windows Media Player

I'm guessing here but I think it has to do with Microsoft observing the restrictions imposed by the DRM of music. I believe they are taking the approach that your use of the OS and network to circumvent the DRM is your responsibility but they are not going to provide software that has features specifically designed to violate DRM.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182157/share-music-on-a-different-drive-with-windows-media-player/
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A:Copying Windows Media music to external hard drive

Do the files play OK without using a playlist?

It might be that WMP can't find the playlist files. Do a Windows search for *.wpl
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copying-windows-media-music-to-external-hard-drive.964376/
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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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Are the songs listed in your playlist the ones that you tried to delete? Is the playlist an older one, created before you deleted the music?

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either way should work fine.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/moving-media-player-music-files.188232/
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Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-put-windows-media-player-music-to-my-music-folder.862137/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-media-library-help.213094/
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Quote:




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




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A:Windows Media Player 11 can't play from library or CDs

I've never seen a problem like this before personally.If i were you i'd make sure my audio files weren't somehow corrupt and if they weren't then from there i'd reinstall windows media player.(don't forget to uninstall it first).

If that doesn't work i'd wait for someone with more experience with these kind of issues.If all else fails you could always resourt to using a different program to view your media.If your doing this just for audio that I highly recommend Media Monkey.There's a free and paid version but the free version is great so don't bother with the paid version unless you'd like the help the company for such great software =D
If your looking for audio and video media player I recommend VLC media players.I has a simple interface that should be easy to figure out and it can play many video formats which is very helpful
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-11-cant-play-from-library-or-cds.933194/
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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-blank-out-windows-media-player-10s-library.547401/
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A:Solved: Windows media player library duplicates

Hi Vicks,

The easiest way is to delete the WMP database, it won't affect your actual music files. Then reload the library.

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/02/fix-corrupt-windows-media-player.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-media-player-library-duplicates.1009778/
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Did you look in the My Music folder?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-media-player-library-lost-can-i-restore-it-388738.html
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A:Windows Media Player 12 - won't list new rips in library

you could reinstall wmp 12

some optimisers like norton,iobit,system mechanic change the default settings for privacy,remember last file etc etc etc,, suggest you re look at optiions under the top tabs of wmp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-12-wont-list-new-rips-in-library.933029/
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Hi Bantha
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I dont have any answer for your first question . Actually I am also searching for it

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You may have a corrupted library. Try Microsoft's "Fix it".
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-song-in-playlist-but-not-showing-in-library-windows-media-player.1037018/
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A:Windows Media Player library corrupt, Dolby Audio Driver cannot open

Welcome to the forums cajonredpanda!

Just asking but have you been to Microsofts fixit center? Might be worth a shot.Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

If your library is corrupted you could try this : Windows Media Player - Rebuild Corrupted Libraries

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/353027-windows-media-player-library-corrupt-dolby-audio-driver-cannot-open.html
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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"

http://www.vistax64.com/software/292246-rebuild-windows-media-player-library-why-wont-my-batch-file-work.html
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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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right mouse click on the drive letters - how much space is used / available ?
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A:Setting all music to windows media player

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-all-music-to-windows-media-player.399751/
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Should I be doing something else?
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A:Windows Media Player 11 and sharing my music

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A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Sounds like (no pun intended), your audio driver needs to be reinstalled. Drivers do get corrupted especially when you remove programs that require audio support.

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My computer used to play music CDs, but now won't. When I try, I get a message saying "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the CODEC that was used to compress the file." These are commercially produced CDs, and they'll play on my car player. WMP will play other verbal audio recordings I've made, but won't play copies I've made of commercial CDs.

I've uninstalled a number of programs, and wonder if I might have deleted a file that was a shared file.
When I click on the Web Help button of the message, it just takes me to a general Windows 7 screen.

How can I find out if I'm missing the codec, and if so, how to find out what it is so I can download it?
I have an HP Pavillion Elite computer with Windows 7/64 Home Premium.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Media Player won't play music CDs

I would suggest you run the Microsoft fixit and check.
Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_player_diagnostic

Next try, System Restore, go back to a time before you uninstalled those programs.

John

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My computer used to play music CDs, but now won't. When I try, I get a message saying "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the CODEC that was used to compress the file." These are commercially produced CDs, and they'll play on my car player. WMP will play other verbal audio recordings I've made, but won't play copies I've made of commercial CDs.

I've uninstalled a number of programs, and wonder if I might have deleted a file that was a shared file.
When I click on the Web Help button of the message, it just takes me to a general Windows 7 screen.

How can I find out if I'm missing the codec, and if so, how to find out what it is so I can download it?
I have an HP Pavillion Elite computer with Windows 7/64 Home Premium.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Media Player won't play music CDs

I would suggest you run the Microsoft fixit and check.
Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_player_diagnostic

Next try, System Restore, go back to a time before you uninstalled those programs.

John

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A:windows media player won't play music

Did your computer come with a disk from the motherboard manufacturer?? After you reformatted your hard drive, did you install the drivers for the board from that disk??
 

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I'm not able to play music on the Windows Media Player on my HP Envy laptop, and I was wondering if you could help.  The Media Player was working fine the last time I used it - a week or so ago - and the audio is ok - I can still play CDs &
DVDs.  When I click on a song from my library I receive the error: "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file."  I tried to troubleshoot the problem and then tried a few solutions I saw online, but haven't had
any luck.  It's a WMP 12 for Windows 7.  Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Jesse 

A:Windows Media Player Won't Play Music

Hi,
Is Media player 12 unable to play all files or some files? Please make sure the files you are playing are without damage.
File types supported by Windows Media player:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992/en-us
Please attempt to uninstall and reinstall Windows media player.
Uninstall the Windows Media Player:

Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".Browse to the Media Features and uncheck the mark in front of Windows Media Player.Restart the computer
Reinstall the Windows Media Player:

Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".Browse to the Media Features and place a check mark in front of Windows Media Player.Restart the Computer.


Andy Altmann
TechNet Community Support

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A:Windows Media Player, music goes flat

Do you use any of the "Enhancements" (View -> Enhancements -> Show Enhancements) by any chance? There's 1 there called "Play Speed Settings", perhaps thats set to something other than 1.0/Normal.
 

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A:Xfer Music from windows media player to another PC

Welcome to TSG.

If you have a CD burner find the files and break them into two CDs – Maybe 680Mb on the first and the rest on the second. Record them as Data and not audio. Put them the same place in the new computer they were in the old one.

They sent you a new one and let you keep the old one? Are you trying to move the music from the 8200 to the 8500? Does the 8200 work?

If you don’t have a burner you could connect the two computers with a null modem cable and transfer the data. Null modem cables are cheap and come in parallel and serial. DB25 is parallel and DB9 serial. If you have both ports available the parallel is faster. Do a search for “Briefcase” in the XP help files as it is probably the easiest way to transfer the data. http://www.cablesnmor.com/nullmodem.html
 

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I hope I'm putting this in the right spot.
This is the first time I tried to rip a music cd. The ripping part seem to go alright. I put them in a mp3 format. My question is, why are the files bigger after they are ripped?
When I look at properties on the music cd it says the whole music cd is only 18kb.
But the ripped files are 39.9 mb. What's up with this? The MP3 are supposed to be smaller. I even tried to copy the music cd to a folder to check the size, but it was the same thing. Plus, they wouldn't play after I took out the music cd out of the cd rom.
The music file types are cda.
What's going on here?
 

A:Windows media player 10 and ripping music

Well, I figured it out if anybody cares.
 

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"Windows Media Player cannot find the specified file. Be sure the path is typed correctly. If it is, the file does not exist at the specified location, or the computer where the file is stored is offline."

Hardware is OK besause WinAmp plays normaly. Something is wrong with WMP. But what?

Thanks a lot
 

A:Windows Media Player does not play music CDs

mikim,

This may be simple but sometimes the simple things are what we miss. Have you tried going to the tools menu and then to options, from there "file types" tab, and make sure that the "music cd playback" is checked, if it is Im not sure what it could be. One thing about that message, if indicates to me that evertime you insert a cd into your machine it searches the internet for something it doesn't need to. One more thing, check the media library tab in the same menu and make sure that the "update my music files" option is unchecked. Just an option you might try.

Good Luck
 

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A:windows media player keeps forgetting music

any ideas? i would like to fix this

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