I'm more annoyed by not knowing which MP3 in the WMP Library is "real MP3", and which one is just backgourn music (in form of MP3 file) that's intended for karaoke.. The albums no longer appear in C:\ music library but they're still there under your username. It's almost a week now and it's still not scanned them all completely.
And I've read around the Net, and most answers revolve around these few things already mentioned. As soon as I exit WMP, and when I come back after a while and open it - it again starts sucking those karaoke MP3 files into its library Hopefully someone can help with this.. As a workaround, I pinned my "My Pictures" folder to Favorites (to maintain easy access) and left the Pictures library empty. My music is on another partition (drive D) on the same hard drive. I just read a short article stating that Dell and possibly HP will not honor the warranty on damaged speakers if the user has installed the VLC media player.
When I connect my MP3 player to my PC, Windows Media Player pops up. On the bottom right of the Media Player, it keeps saying Updating Media Player (going on for hours). Im not getting the media from Windows7 anymore, but it still says updating media library. Select the library which you don’t want Windows Media Player 12 (WMP 12) to monitor. Right-Click on the library location and select Remove. Click Organize again and click 'Apply media information changes'. I've struggled with same problem for a whole day and found a workaround.
Now my pictures and videos keep adding themselves to the player. Second, when I delete a song, I get $IZQSPI6 added under OTHER / Unknown Album for each song I delete. There is a special file called "wmpfolders.wmdb" which stored information about all folders looked through by WMP.
They are all different codes, but start with a $ sign. You can find this file in you local app folder: c:\Users\[your name]\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Media Player.
What you can do with this file is mark a folder so WMP will ignore it and will not update any files stored in this folder.
My issue was drivers (IDT High Definition audio drivers on a Dell Latitude E5420). It seems after each new update something is changed to make things more inconvenient! (SB Audigy, BTW) Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.
I just went to the appearance and personalization menu and clicked on sounds, and Windows told me the drivers were causing issues and asked if I wanted to fix the issue. For the past several months, I've been having problems getting audio and video files to start playing, i.e. The issue isn't isolated to Windows Media Player, although that is the player I use most often. The latest one now is where my "FN-Play" button (dual function with the arrow keys) now opens media player. Hello people, im new here in the Windows 7 thing, i'm totally amazed about the new OS, but i've had some problems about the WMP, it started cool, when all videos (MP4 included) could be played with WMP, but suddently, after, 3 weeks of usage on the OS, WMP does not plays video anymore, when i open... "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
If after viewing a few of them in succession, I press stop on WMP to direct my attention elseware for a few minutes.
When I come back and press play, WMP will just sit there.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Inspiron 530 OS Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit CPU Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Memory 4GB Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio (integrated sound card) Hey snapfire I would check default program settings and file associations.
Make sure that the programs you are using to open these file types aren't butting heads so to speak (ie: set WMP to open all file types it can and take away permissions for your "other" program.
To do so edit this file with any text editor (it just a plain XML) and replace Exclude="0" with Exclude="-1" to mark folder as excluded.