Problem With Windows Media Player 11

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by Mistlee

Problem With Windows Media Player 11

I had this problem before with Windows Media Player 11 (and it seems from searching Google that the problem is widespread) but was hoping someone out there might know how to fix it.

Basically when I try to rip a CD with Windows Media Player 11 it does not populate the album information and metadata. Even when I right click on the album (which shows unknown album when I put it into my PC) and select "Find Album Info" and WMP finds the correct album from their meta data provider, when I click "Finish" and try to apply the metadata it does not get applied to the CD that I'm trying to rip.

This problem happens with all CDs that I try to rip on my brand new Dell PC. I do have "connect to the internet" checked in my settings.

Although I could delete my Windows Media Player folder and try to start over from scratch, I'm hesitant to do this because my media library is large and it takes at least a day to repopulate my library on my PC and another day each for my three XBox 360 extenders.

Does anyone know of a way to force WMP11 to accept the album metadata under the "find album info" command when it won't accept it?

Can't Get Album Meta Data With Windows Media Player

For some reason I'm also unable now to create an auto playlist in WMP11 that would show all of my music from the genre jazz that I've rated 4 stars are higher.

I also did try renaming the Media Player folderin app data folder but Vista won't let me rename that folder because it says that I don't have permissions.

In the meantime I’m going to try and install iTunes on my PC to see if it can rip my CDs with metadata.

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