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Windows Media Player 12 and CD ripping


orsta
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It's a while since I've needed help. Recently Windows media Player has failed to list ripped CD's.

After they have been ripped they show in the library listing but if I close WMP and reopen it the ripped CD is not listed. It is in my Music folder and this is set as the default folder in WMP.

I have un-installed WMP and re-installed it, tried various CD's and can not find any thing relating this problem on the net.

Can any one help?

c

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Number six

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I'm afraid this is the default action for WMP. It always opens "empty" and you have to create a playlist to play music tracks.

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orsta

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Thanks for the thought Number Six, but it's not a play list I'm trying to correct. That bit works fine. It's just that newly ripped CD's aren't showing in the Library.

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orsta

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Hi Marg, I tried that as well.

My next thought is to create a new profile and see if it happens there as well.

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rdave13

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Check in services that Windows Search is running and on auto. Runs indexing and WMP networking sharing services. It also affects the way libraries communicate.

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orsta

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rdave13, I'll have a look tomorrow and let you know.

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orsta

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Windows search is up and running on auto start.

I did try another user profile with success. So tomorrow I will transfer all important bits over from the old profile to the new one and keep finger crossed.

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orsta

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Got it fixed. Deleted the Windows Media Players media database (*.wmdb) files, started WMP which rebuilt the database.

Started WMP a few times just to test, and all seems OK.

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