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Windows 8 Music App Media Library frustrations!


tonymarcus

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#1
Hello Guys,

I'm having various problems with my Playlists on my computer with a recent fresh install of Windows 8 pro, I put all my albums into playlists and I use the playlists to select which music to play (this is because I have lots of individual tracks etc.), everything works as it should do in desktop Windows Media Player. When I open the Metro music app in Windows 8 my playlist are all over the place, sometimes there's too many, sometimes too few, sometimes they play and sometimes they don't, some are duplicated and some are missing etc.etc. All my Music and playlists are stored in the My Music library as it default too.

I had about 100 too many playlists and some were duplicated twice so tonight I bit the bullet and I deleted all the Playlists from Metro Music player, I then imported my playlists using a right click, there is now the correct amount of playlists but some are named incorrectly. For example say I have a play list called Abba - Gold, Music app now calls it Abba - Gold (2) , if I attempt to rename it to Abba - Gold it tells me "That one's there already, try a different name".
This only affects some playlists, it seems as though the one's with a bracket and a number 2 after the playlist with the same name already exist but it is not shown. I also edited a playlist in WMP desktop tonight and I had to use the import playlist feature again to update the playlist in the Music app and now that playlist has a number 2 next to it as well.

Does anyone know where the playlists for the music app are stored, I'd like to find out and delete everything and start again, I'm going from loving Windows 8 to hating it because when I get to a stage where I'm happy with everything then something goes wrong or changes, I've spent 2 weeks solid trying to get everything to work as it should. and I'm losing patience!

Thank for your help

Tony
 

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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, Overclocked to 3.3Ghz
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    I did a fresh format and install of Windows 8 64 Bit Pro. Sorry but I couldn't live without a start button so I have installed the Start8 start menu which is great. I try sometimes not to use it but find metro frustrating to find programs as I have many. I will use Metro for apps only and desktop of serious computing.

fireberd

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#2
This is not an audio problem (this forum section) but more a customization issue.

I'm using my Win 7 system right now and I see C:\Users\myname\Music as one location. Also C:\Users\Public\Music as another. Look in those locations.
 

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fireberd

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I just booted up Win 8. Here is what I get from WMP

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My Computer

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  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
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    27" Dell SE2717HR
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    1920X1080
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    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
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    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
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    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
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    Deepcool Captain 120EX
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    Microsoft Wireless
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    Cable - 100MB Downlink
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tonymarcus

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#4
There are no playlists in the public folder at all
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built System
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, Overclocked to 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
    Memory
    8GB XMS2 4GB DDR2 PC2-8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 660GTX 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SMS27B970D
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1xSAMSUNG SSD 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5" - 512 GB - Boot drive
    2xSamsung Spinpoint F1 750GB
    PSU
    Corsair 520HX
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700NT
    Internet Speed
    12Mb/s
    Other Info
    I did a fresh format and install of Windows 8 64 Bit Pro. Sorry but I couldn't live without a start button so I have installed the Start8 start menu which is great. I try sometimes not to use it but find metro frustrating to find programs as I have many. I will use Metro for apps only and desktop of serious computing.

fireberd

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That's what I got from WMP. Click on "Organize" and then "Manage Libraries". Also check the WMP Help File, maybe that will give you some info on them.
 

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  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

tonymarcus

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I think I'm just going to give up and stick to desktop WMP. It's a shame as I like the interface on the Music App. I've posted to the support forums and I'm tried 4 times to connect to a Support Chat.

Maybe I'll check it out again in a few months, I feel a little let down by Windows 8 as every time I use it something else goes wrong and I spend all night trying to sort it out, I spent hours yesterday trying to get Samsung Magician SSD software to start with Windows, I've just given up after hours of trying, something like that was so simple with Vista so now I've had to put a reminder in my calendar to every week remind me to open the program so it can run it's optimization routine. Not really a step forward from Vista.

I've gone from hating Win 8 to loving Win 8 and I'm now going to the dislike stage! Right I'm off back to my position in the que to speak to someone about the Music App, I'm number 31, tried several times last night and it got stuck at 12 people ahead in que, I gave up at 2.30am!!

Thanks Guys

Tony
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built System
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, Overclocked to 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
    Memory
    8GB XMS2 4GB DDR2 PC2-8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 660GTX 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SMS27B970D
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1xSAMSUNG SSD 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5" - 512 GB - Boot drive
    2xSamsung Spinpoint F1 750GB
    PSU
    Corsair 520HX
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700NT
    Internet Speed
    12Mb/s
    Other Info
    I did a fresh format and install of Windows 8 64 Bit Pro. Sorry but I couldn't live without a start button so I have installed the Start8 start menu which is great. I try sometimes not to use it but find metro frustrating to find programs as I have many. I will use Metro for apps only and desktop of serious computing.