Wmp not updating album info
But I definitely had my information overwritten even though #1 was off!
I'm not sure if it is necessary, but I'd recommend deleting the WMP data folder (C:\Users\USERNAME\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Media Player) if you ever use "Find Album Info" or "Update Album Info" so it won't even think about renaming your files ever again.
In WMP, if you right-click on an album in your music library, you have the option to "Find Album Info." Even though the album had all the information correct that I care about, I thought it would be interesting to see if it filled in all the missing pieces.
It asked me how I wanted to search, so I gave it the artist name ".38 Special." Next it gave me a list of albums by .38 Special and I picked the correct one.
If I right-clicked on the blank CD album art, I had the option of "Find Album Info".
I tried this option out and it worked as expected..found the correct album.
I found (on Vista) that WMP stores information in C:\Users\USERNAME\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Media Player.
Windows Media Player will update the media file with the new album information.
I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library.
But correct album arts are displayed while playing the media.
When I first put together this tutorial on how to use Windows Media Player to rip music or tunes from a CD, I used Windows Media Player 11 for testing as well as my screenshots. Then there are some of you who might still be using WMP 10.
Even if you don't have Windows Media Player 11, however, recent versions of WMP (i.e.
But *if* there is a chance it is going to do the wrong thing, shouldn't it show me it's proposed changes and allow me to decide if I want my beloved music collection mutilated?!?!?!?!?!