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New to Windows. Need some help with Xbox Music and back up

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    Windows 8

    New to Windows. Need some help with Xbox Music and back up


    Hi guys,

    Ive just bought a new desktop PC with windows 8. Ive had a mac book since they came out pretty much so im well out of the loop with windows. I have a couple of queries and wondered if anyone can help.

    I would like to set up a music library similar to iTunes to put all my CDs on so I can listen to them on shuffle while working. I have looked at the Xbox Music program but when I put the CD in and go to the CD drive (E where the music is, I keep getting an error message saying 'This location can't be included because it can't be indexed'. How do I get round this or is there a different program I need to be using?

    Also I had an apple time capsule which was brilliant for a back up of all my files, photos etc. Is there an equivalent device for windows?

    Would appreciate any help on these if poss.

    Thanks.

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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Try using windows media player. you rip your CD's with it(WMA files) then just do a search with the music app, although I believe it will find it itself. Personally I prefer using windows media player to the music app because it has more tweak option like a EQ, SRS sound Bass boost
    Click image for larger versionThe Music app is just a basic music player, but if you upload your music files to OneDrive you can play them on all your sync'd devices (home PC, work PC, smart phone, tablet....etc)
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    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Even with Windows you should install iTunes on your PC. It is quick and simple.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks Rocky I had no idea you could get itunes on windows! Got it installed and its great. Getting used to OneDrive too for back up so alls good! Thanks again for the help guys!
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    Posts : 148
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    Other alternatives would be Winamp, Media Monkey, Foobar, Winyl... Just don't use Windows Media Player. It's just junk. And don't use WMA files, that's a very poor choice. For the sake of compatibility use mp3s or if you want lossless quality use flac.
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    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by altae View Post
    Other alternatives would be Winamp, Media Monkey, Foobar, Winyl... Just don't use Windows Media Player. It's just junk. And don't use WMA files, that's a very poor choice. For the sake of compatibility use mp3s or if you want lossless quality use flac.


    I agree 100%. All good advice.
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