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Windows Media Player Changes Song Titles, Albums

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Old 08-13-2008
Sam
 

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Windows Media Player Changes Song Titles, Albums
I tried to put the correct names on all of the songs from an old mix CD we
have. The CD had generic names, like 0101Track01 and so on. I tried
putting in the first song's name into the "Find album info" box, and clicked
OK, but then...wait for it...it renamed the rest of the songs to match that
song's original album! I tried putting the next song's name in, and it
re-titled the rest, including the one before it! Outrageous! I tried
everything, from renaming them manually in explorer to marking them as
read-only. Apparently WMP can bypass read-onlyness. What do I do?

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Old 08-15-2008
zachd [MSFT]
 

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Re: Windows Media Player Changes Song Titles, Albums

Do NOT use "Find Album Info" for individual tracks on a custom mix CD.
Remember how they're all from the same CD/album? You used Find *Album* Info
and so WMP helpfully updated the information for that album.

For this situation, either manually edit each track or correctly identify
the **mix CD** the tracks are on, not the source CD they're from. =\

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"Sam" <nospam@imabigmoronwhocantrememberhislines.com> wrote in message
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>I tried to put the correct names on all of the songs from an old mix CD we
>have. The CD had generic names, like 0101Track01 and so on. I tried
>putting in the first song's name into the "Find album info" box, and
>clicked OK, but then...wait for it...it renamed the rest of the songs to
>match that song's original album! I tried putting the next song's name in,
>and it re-titled the rest, including the one before it! Outrageous! I
>tried everything, from renaming them manually in explorer to marking them
>as read-only. Apparently WMP can bypass read-onlyness. What do I do?


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Old 08-19-2008
Sam
 

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Re: Windows Media Player Changes Song Titles, Albums
Well, that sucks. They should let you find info for a specific song. If I
did it manually, I probably wouldn't get all the information, and it would
have bad album art.
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"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Do NOT use "Find Album Info" for individual tracks on a custom mix CD.
> Remember how they're all from the same CD/album? You used Find *Album* Info
> and so WMP helpfully updated the information for that album.
>
> For this situation, either manually edit each track or correctly identify
> the **mix CD** the tracks are on, not the source CD they're from. =\
>
> --
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> --
> "Sam" <nospam@imabigmoronwhocantrememberhislines.com> wrote in message
> news:79606074-6270-4FF2-8100-A1DFD69FDCC2@microsoft.com...
> >I tried to put the correct names on all of the songs from an old mix CD we
> >have. The CD had generic names, like 0101Track01 and so on. I tried
> >putting in the first song's name into the "Find album info" box, and
> >clicked OK, but then...wait for it...it renamed the rest of the songs to
> >match that song's original album! I tried putting the next song's name in,
> >and it re-titled the rest, including the one before it! Outrageous! I
> >tried everything, from renaming them manually in explorer to marking them
> >as read-only. Apparently WMP can bypass read-onlyness. What do I do?

>
>

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