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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 22 Feb 2017, 11:02am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:24am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:17am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 9:56am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 9:51am
So I go to my Windows Media Player this morning to find it empty, 10,000 songs gone! I googled the problem and I found you can "Recreate Media Library" in troubleshooting. I applied this fix but only 1,043 songs have come back. The other songs are still on my computer but not showing until I physically play them on the Media Player. Any ideas anyone?
You can't reimport the songs back into the app's catalogue? That is, if the mp3s files are still present, then it's a cataloguing problem, so it should just be a matter of reestablishing them back in the catalogue.
Yeah, I'm trying to figure a way to mass-import them rather than playing each individual song to get it into the library. The problem is the songs are dotted about all over my computer from different sources.
The archivist in me says to move all your music files into one Library folder, but short of that do a computer-wide search for all files ending in .mp3 (and/or .m4a), then import the results into your player.
Ok, I've done this and added them all to a huge playlist. They are now in the Media Player but aren't actually recognised (as bands and songs) in the main library until they are physically played. That's gonna take a long time with 10,000 songs!
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Feb 2017, 11:11am

Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:24am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:17am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 9:56am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 9:51am
So I go to my Windows Media Player this morning to find it empty, 10,000 songs gone! I googled the problem and I found you can "Recreate Media Library" in troubleshooting. I applied this fix but only 1,043 songs have come back. The other songs are still on my computer but not showing until I physically play them on the Media Player. Any ideas anyone?
You can't reimport the songs back into the app's catalogue? That is, if the mp3s files are still present, then it's a cataloguing problem, so it should just be a matter of reestablishing them back in the catalogue.
Yeah, I'm trying to figure a way to mass-import them rather than playing each individual song to get it into the library. The problem is the songs are dotted about all over my computer from different sources.
The archivist in me says to move all your music files into one Library folder, but short of that do a computer-wide search for all files ending in .mp3 (and/or .m4a), then import the results into your player.
Ok, I've done this and added them all to a huge playlist. They are now in the Media Player but aren't actually recognised (as bands and songs) in the main library until they are physically played. That's gonna take a long time with 10,000 songs!
I'm an iTunes person, so maybe this won't work, but if you select a bunch of tracks and do a Get Info on them, do they then get recognized? If so, select all and Get Info.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 22 Feb 2017, 3:08pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:11am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:24am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:17am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 9:56am


You can't reimport the songs back into the app's catalogue? That is, if the mp3s files are still present, then it's a cataloguing problem, so it should just be a matter of reestablishing them back in the catalogue.
Yeah, I'm trying to figure a way to mass-import them rather than playing each individual song to get it into the library. The problem is the songs are dotted about all over my computer from different sources.
The archivist in me says to move all your music files into one Library folder, but short of that do a computer-wide search for all files ending in .mp3 (and/or .m4a), then import the results into your player.
Ok, I've done this and added them all to a huge playlist. They are now in the Media Player but aren't actually recognised (as bands and songs) in the main library until they are physically played. That's gonna take a long time with 10,000 songs!
I'm an iTunes person, so maybe this won't work, but if you select a bunch of tracks and do a Get Info on them, do they then get recognized? If so, select all and Get Info.
It looks like all tracks are starting to get recognised so panic over. Cheers Doc.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Feb 2017, 3:24pm

Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 3:08pm
It looks like all tracks are starting to get recognised so panic over. Cheers Doc.
Cool. Here's a bonus Swans song for you in celebration:
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 22 Feb 2017, 5:24pm

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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Kory » 23 Feb 2017, 3:57pm

lol
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Marky Dread » 24 Feb 2017, 5:11pm

Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 3:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:11am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:24am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:17am


Yeah, I'm trying to figure a way to mass-import them rather than playing each individual song to get it into the library. The problem is the songs are dotted about all over my computer from different sources.
The archivist in me says to move all your music files into one Library folder, but short of that do a computer-wide search for all files ending in .mp3 (and/or .m4a), then import the results into your player.
Ok, I've done this and added them all to a huge playlist. They are now in the Media Player but aren't actually recognised (as bands and songs) in the main library until they are physically played. That's gonna take a long time with 10,000 songs!
I'm an iTunes person, so maybe this won't work, but if you select a bunch of tracks and do a Get Info on them, do they then get recognized? If so, select all and Get Info.
It looks like all tracks are starting to get recognised so panic over. Cheers Doc.
Also click the WMP button "Find all the misplaced CD's in my car" and they will instantly appear.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 25 Feb 2017, 2:27am

Marky Dread wrote:
24 Feb 2017, 5:11pm
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 3:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:11am
Heston wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 11:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Feb 2017, 10:24am


The archivist in me says to move all your music files into one Library folder, but short of that do a computer-wide search for all files ending in .mp3 (and/or .m4a), then import the results into your player.
Ok, I've done this and added them all to a huge playlist. They are now in the Media Player but aren't actually recognised (as bands and songs) in the main library until they are physically played. That's gonna take a long time with 10,000 songs!
I'm an iTunes person, so maybe this won't work, but if you select a bunch of tracks and do a Get Info on them, do they then get recognized? If so, select all and Get Info.
It looks like all tracks are starting to get recognised so panic over. Cheers Doc.
Also click the WMP button "Find all the misplaced CD's in my car" and they will instantly appear.
Haha, if only.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2017, 12:08pm

Back in February, my external hd that held all my ripped music, movies, and tv shows went splat. Disheartening, but I still had disc copies of almost everything else, so I got a new drive and started the long process of ripping everything again. I finally finished a couple days ago. Now I'm going thru a process of backing up everything onto 50GB blu-ray discs, so that when this drive eventually fails, it'll be easier to restore. I figure it'll be about 70 of those discs and a good three weeks of burning those. Fun and tears with technology, kids.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by threecoffins » 26 May 2017, 2:41pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2017, 12:08pm
Back in February, my external hd that held all my ripped music, movies, and tv shows went splat. Disheartening, but I still had disc copies of almost everything else, so I got a new drive and started the long process of ripping everything again. I finally finished a couple days ago. Now I'm going thru a process of backing up everything onto 50GB blu-ray discs, so that when this drive eventually fails, it'll be easier to restore. I figure it'll be about 70 of those discs and a good three weeks of burning those. Fun and tears with technology, kids.
Fuck. You'd think archiving would be easier in this day and age. Few people realize how all their optical media is basically on a slow self destruct.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2017, 3:39pm

threecoffins wrote:
26 May 2017, 2:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2017, 12:08pm
Back in February, my external hd that held all my ripped music, movies, and tv shows went splat. Disheartening, but I still had disc copies of almost everything else, so I got a new drive and started the long process of ripping everything again. I finally finished a couple days ago. Now I'm going thru a process of backing up everything onto 50GB blu-ray discs, so that when this drive eventually fails, it'll be easier to restore. I figure it'll be about 70 of those discs and a good three weeks of burning those. Fun and tears with technology, kids.
Fuck. You'd think archiving would be easier in this day and age. Few people realize how all their optical media is basically on a slow self destruct.
The other thing to do is regularly test the hd's health and be ready to copy to a new one as it nears failure. But I don't trust myself to be that responsible.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by threecoffins » 26 May 2017, 3:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2017, 3:39pm
threecoffins wrote:
26 May 2017, 2:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2017, 12:08pm
Back in February, my external hd that held all my ripped music, movies, and tv shows went splat. Disheartening, but I still had disc copies of almost everything else, so I got a new drive and started the long process of ripping everything again. I finally finished a couple days ago. Now I'm going thru a process of backing up everything onto 50GB blu-ray discs, so that when this drive eventually fails, it'll be easier to restore. I figure it'll be about 70 of those discs and a good three weeks of burning those. Fun and tears with technology, kids.
Fuck. You'd think archiving would be easier in this day and age. Few people realize how all their optical media is basically on a slow self destruct.
The other thing to do is regularly test the hd's health and be ready to copy to a new one as it nears failure. But I don't trust myself to be that responsible.
I never have the cash for backup HDs or I would clone my media drive. One day... :disshame:

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Sep 2017, 2:22pm

Say, is anyone here a member of vk.com? It's a Russkie Facebook-esque deal that traffics in file sharing. I've snagged some boots that way when people post links, but others just embed songs that can only be played or dl'd if you're a member. I'd make a bullshit account but it requires an activation code via phone and I'd just as soon not provide that info. So, anyone belong and can share whether I'd be letting Putin into my basement?
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