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JP

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Windows Media Player 12 being a huge pain
« on: August 21, 2010, 05:29:12 PM »
Alright... I've been putting all my music on my new computer, which has Windows Media Player 12. Everything has been going fairly smoothly until just now...

I got a 2-disc album today that I've been trying to upload. Now, what I usually do with multi-disc albums is upload them, then change the tracklisting and then the album titles so it all goes together as one running album. So, instead of this...

ALBUM, DISC 1

01. Track 1
02. Track 2
03. Track 3

ALBUM, DISC 2

01. Track 1
02. Track 2
03. Track 3

And so on... you see this:

ALBUM

01. Track 1
02. Track 2
03. Track 3
04. Track 4
05. Track 5
06. Track 6

etc. etc.

So anyway, I'm trying to do this with this particular album, but as soon as I upload one disc of the album, it automatically deletes and overwrites the other disc. I've done everything I can think of to trick the computer, and all the things I usually do when the media player is being difficult about things like this, but nothing works. The media player for some reason simply will not allow the two discs of this album to coexist on the computer, even if I give them different artist and album titles. I've been dealing with various incarnations of Windows Media Player on a bunch of different computers for several years now and I have never seen anything like this before... Help? Please? This is really frustrating.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 12 being a huge pain
    « Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 03:05:58 PM »


    I stopped using Windows media player before version 9 so I can't help you there. However, I always found that mediaplayer classic to be very good and problem free. You might want to try that. You can get it here and cnet rates it 5 stars: http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Classic/3000-2139_4-10518778.html

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    Re: Windows Media Player 12 being a huge pain
    « Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 12:47:09 PM »
    Have you tried to disable the auto web look up stuff? What I think is happening is the software is reading the names even after they changed.

    Also you can try a usb drive and copy the files onto it and load the 2 disk then manually bring back the 1 disk with new names on the  files.

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