Moving my music collection from Ubuntu to Windows - metadata problem

By Envergure
Oct 18, 2011
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  1. Short version:
    How do I get Windows Media Player to recognize the metadata in my large collection of Ogg Vorbis files and sort them into artists and albums?

    Long verison:
    When I was using Ubuntu, I shifted a great many of my Dad's LPs to Ogg Vorbis format, and tagged them with Audacity or Rhythmbox.

    Now, due to U of Ontario IT's habit of using Windows, I'm copying the collection to Windows 7 because I want to listen to my music while working.

    Once I went through my songs and manually changed many of them to valid Windows filenames, I copied the entire collection to my new laptop. I got Windows Media Player to load the files into its library, but it doesn't recognize the metadata. Everything appears under one album called "Unknown Album / Unknown Artist".

    - Chris
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    Not sure if this will help but have you tried loading you ogg files in foobar or some other player? I've never had problems viewing ogg metadata with foobar - available at

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