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Windows Media Player v.11 - Track Length Problem

Recently, I stopped using Real Player for management of my mp3 audio files library and started to use Windows Media Player v.11. It?s media library features are cool and generally it gives you better user experience than Real Player, but I have few issues -

the biggest issue is that I do not get track length information with some tracks in WMP. I was trying to spot some pattern there using EncSpot - but did not find one. Some tracks lack track length even on the same album encoded with the same encoder, with the same bitrate. EncSpot shows them fine, WMP does not.

Any idea where to look? Thanks in advance.

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WMP Tag Support Extender

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Good find.

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Your fix is fine but you didn't share you were using said encoding so I was left to find what bug WMP 11 had.

My replies often have the same quality as the information in the requests.


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Sorry, I did not mean to say "useless", but perhaps "less useful". Following your link I found discussion about several related but distinct problems.

WMP Tag Support Extender is an external plugin to WMP v.11 which I found on the internet and installed to work with WMP v.11. It helped some of the tracks, but definitely not all of them.

Here is the description:
"WMP Tag Support Extender expand support of artist, title, etc. ("metatags") information in Windows Media Player.

It adds support of APE tag format (read & write), FLAC MetaData (read & write), OGG Vorbis Comments (read-only), and MPEG4 'meta' atom (read-only).

You can then extract the information save in your files and modify it directly in Media Library.
No need to use an external program, you manage your library with just ONE tool !

It supports :

- Monkey's audio (*.ape)
- MusePack (*.mpc)
- WavPack (*.wv)
- OptimFROG (*.ofr)
- FLAC (*.flac)
- Advanced Audio Coding (*.aac) <- READ-ONLY
- MPEG4 Audio (*.m4a) <- READ-ONLY
- Vorbis Comments (*.ogg) <- READ-ONLY"

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Ultimate Solution

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