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[SOLVED] Windows XP Shows No Music Tags In Folders, Please Help..

Discussion in 'Audio' started by dougal79, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. dougal79

    dougal79 Regular member

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    Installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Performance Edition.
    Now when i go into any folder which has music, there is no artist, album info etc.
    Tried going into Folder options & View & changed everything but still no tags showing up.
    This is really annoying as i cannot fix/re-arrange my music files.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    -_-

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  2. Mez

    Mez Active member

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    It is a setting. For one thing, you have to be using the detailed view and you are not. I think you are using the icon view.
     
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    dougal79 Regular member

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    So how do i do this ?
    Ive tried absolutely everything !!

    I had the view set to tiles, but tried it on details & it still doesn't work.

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    i just had a quick try with settings (im using win 7 not xp).i clicked view content and it showed the artist.

    edit:if the artist tags are there just keep trying viewing options until it shows then
     
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  5. dougal79

    dougal79 Regular member

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    Nope, still nothing.
    All my music is definitely tagged as i've tried them on a different pc.
    Tried almost everything & have been at this for weeks now :/

    Anyone have an answer ?
    I think its a setting of some sort thats been left off the performance edition xp disc.

    Cheers
     
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    dougal79 Regular member

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    Just looked up the XP Performance edition & it says that this is missing:

    Shell Media Handler

    Could this be the problem ?


    EDIT: Downloaded shmedia.dll to System folder, double clicked it & its now sorted.

    Can now see all music info :D
    Thanks for the help anyway.



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  7. Mez

    Mez Active member

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    Glad to see you figured it out.

    On XP normal you need to set the display to music to see the tag info. Do you use an audio manager like Media Monkey? That will even display more tag info and is a very powerful manager for large collections. dbPowerAmp gives you a mouse over bubble that contains all the tag info, even custom fields from file explorer. File explorer is so weak I don't trouble my self changing the settings. Like you, I store my music in hierarchical folders at least by artist/album. The tracks are in the album folder.
     
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    Nope, i dont really use a audio manager.
    I used to use Media Monkey but no longer do.
    dbPowerAmp sounds quite interesting so i may look into this.


    Cheers again
     
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    dbPA is a paid for app but has a trial period. Most of the tools work after the trial period but you can't add a new codex after the trial; so my advice is, add all you will think you will ever use when you can. Rip any obscure CDs during that period. The paid for subscription uses a fantastic tag database. If the album is copyrighted, it is in that database. Even most street musicians selling burned CDs copyright their work. After the trial period, you will need to point the tagger to freedb.

    I am curious, what part of media monkey annoyed you?
     

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