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WMP10 messes with mp3/wma tag information (without access to internet)

By mapex
Apr 14, 2006
  1. I have a large mp3/wma collection and I play the music with WMP10 and its library. Before adding new music to the library, I tag the files with the software "Tag&Rename" that gets music info from Amazon. Then the files are added to WMP10's library.

    WMP is not allowed access to the internet because it would replace my beautiful Amazon tags with faulty crappy inaccurate CDDB infos. Also, all this database fetching stuff is disabled in WMP options.

    I have recently discovered that even though WMP is blocked at several levels, it randomly changes the genres of some files to "Other" and then also loses custom ratings. The changes appear not only in WMP library but also in the mp3 tags as such.

    I can workaround the problem by write-protecting the files but this is no solution. Microsoft has no right to fukk up my tags.

    Do you experience the same?
    Do you have a solution?
    Do you have a recommendation for more professional and less faulty media player than WMP?

    Thanks in advance,
    mapex
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    I don`t know if Winamp is up to your requirements.

    The trouble with Windows Media Player,is the Windows bit.
     
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