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Windows Media player not recognizing tags on imported mp3s

by Default_User_BR / December 5, 2012 8:19 AM PST

I have a PC running Win 7 with WMP 12. I have a number of mp3 files ripped using this program, and everything is fine there. I then copied the files to an older PC that is running XP with WMP 11. The files are in the standard folder structure. The old PC sees the files fine and adds them to the library, but puts them all in one "album" with all tag information missing. I can add one album at a time, use find album info to locate the correct data, and the album will be updated and ok after that. However, that's a reasonably laborious process for a number of albums.

When I look at the files with the tag editor in 11, there don't seem to be any tags set. If I open the files with a binary dump, I can see what looks to be tag data in the header.

Any thoughts?

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Clarification Request
Got McAfee?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 8:28 AM PST
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McAfee might be it
by Default_User_BR / December 5, 2012 11:57 PM PST
In reply to: Got McAfee?

We do have McAfee installed. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the root of the issue. Not much I can do about that. I guess I'm stuck doing it the manual way.

Thanks for the pointers.

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(NT) I thought the linked discussion offered what to disable?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 11:59 PM PST
In reply to: McAfee might be it
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No can do
by Default_User_BR / December 6, 2012 1:54 AM PST

Work computer, can't mess with security.

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Actually you now have a reason to.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 2:16 AM PST
In reply to: No can do

Since it's work related you can get the IT to support the work needed.

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Not really
by Default_User_BR / December 6, 2012 2:20 AM PST

Other than listening to music can help me concentrate, I'm sure I could make a case for work-related.

I'll look into it.

Thanks all.

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Ahh, that clears it up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 2:23 AM PST
In reply to: Not really

Some folk create content for the office products and you as the author or such often get to work with the IT folk to loosen the grip. I find beer or pizza works wonders.

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