Windows Media Player 12

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by trevorwhatever, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. trevorwhatever

    trevorwhatever New Member

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    Hi,

    Wmp 12 has been scanning for media library for about 4 hours now and seems to be slowing everything else down. I have a large library (about 250gb but should it take this long?
     
  2. Pepper Wadlow Esq

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    no unless you have a 486.
     
  3. vahnx

    vahnx New Member

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    I suggest you cancel the scan and run it before you go to bed, or if it's only like 10% done keep it scanning and still leave it over night. Weird how it's taking so long. These files local or over the network?
     
  4. CodeOfsilence

    CodeOfsilence New Member

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    I am having the same issue with windows media player, it is taking a long time to scan.

    Also, is there anyway to import music directly from a folder? WMP on vista has this option.
     
  5. TomTiddler

    TomTiddler New Member

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    Yea, I finally got sick of seeing WMP Not Responding and 70%+ of my quad core in use for ever, every time I started up WMP. I had already modified the library settings to NOT include MyPictures or MyMusic, but WMP blithely ignored that and went on to scan, index, and preview my 20,000+ pictures every time.

    Finally fixed it by going to c:/users/username/appdata/local/microsoft/mediaplayer and simply deleting ALL of the Windows Media Library files (after first making sure my libarary definitions were the way I wanted them to be).
    Make sure you stop the media sharing service first, or you can't delete the files. Sounds drastic, but it worked. Seems like there's a glitch in how WMP "forgets" about previous library databases. Sigh. Anyway, now WMP starts relatively quickly, and only consumes all of my cores for about 5 seconds.
     
  6. djwayne

    djwayne New Member

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    I imported whole music files by going to the Libraries Mode > click on file > manage libraries > Music, Pictures, Video or Recorded TV, then hit the add button and search out your file.
     
  7. DukeTwicep

    DukeTwicep New Member

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    Yes. You can go to the folder from your explorer and then drag either chunks of files or folder(s) into windows media player. Just drag it down to the WMP-icon on the Taskbar (WMP will move up front) and then release when it says "+ Include in music library"
     

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