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Wrong song plays in Windows Media Player 11


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Givnstar

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Hello,

I have been attempting to add albums to Windows Media Player 11. I reformatted my computer the other day and upgraded WMP last night to 11. I started adding albums and most of them play correctly, but now when I add an album and double click a song, a song from a completely different album will play. I uninstalled WMP, reinstalled, deleted temp files, read everything I could on the internet but this question, when addressed, has not been answered that I can see. I can not find a way to direct the song name to the correct file.

I'm ready to toss WMP, and I used to really enjoy it.

I would appreciate any help before I uninstall everything and revert to singing my own music. (The world would thank you if you prevented this)
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Have you tried removing all the songs then re-adding them? Also is shuffle on?
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Yes I did.. several times. And no, shuffle is not on. :)
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Are all the songs the same format (.wma, .mp3, etc)

If its a song WMP 11 doesn't support it might skip to a song it can play. On that note does the song name turn yellow or red when you try to play it? And do albums that use to work correctly still do so?
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Yes, they're in WMA format. The others play fine, but the ones I try to add now play incorrectly. When you check "properties" they are linked to the previous albums. I converted the CD I had that was disassociated, but it still did not play when double clicked, you had to right click and select "Play"
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I would remove the songs then re-rip them to your library.

Or you could manually define the path for each song, which should fix the issue.
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Try to uninstall WMP 11.0 in Add/Remove programs. This will roll you back to WMP.10. See how it works. There are many problems of different nature with WMP 11.0/
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I've already re ripped the songs back to my library. I've even gone so far as to sys restore back to when I only had windows 10, before I touched windows 11 update.

Can you please tell me how to manually define the location of each file? It looks like I'll have to do that for everything I install from now on for some reason. If I stay with Windows Media player.

Thank you!
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You should be able to right click on the song and goto properties and there should be something that looks like C:/Documents and Settings/My Music/blah/song.wma

So all you do is type in the path to the song you want.

But personally, thats gonna be a pain in the @$$, so i think its time to switch to iTunes or Winamp
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I agree and thank you both! I will try to roll back to 10 and if that doesn't fix it, I'll try a different program. It's a shame WMP 11 is so buggy, but oh well. I'm playing with Media Monkey right now. So far it's not interfering with my needs. We'll see.

Thanks again!
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OK, a few things:
1. I've been having the same problem.
2. You shouldn't have to roll back anything.
3. This version of Windows just has intrinsic issues.

To continue, I'm not certain if the original poster was explaining it properly, or I am misunderstanding it, but-
When you allow WMP 11 to play through music (shuffle or straight, or just go to certain songs) every once in a while a completely different song will play while showing the the song you picked is playing (which it is not, hence this topic), and sometimes it will do that even if you restart the program. I have noticed that it seems to play whatever song is next in the playlist que. It's just annoying.

Also, if you are aware of this, and try to manually get the file to play (via WMP 11) from it's home location some weird error will pop up about a server or some such.

Edited by babygenius55, 16 October 2010 - 08:52 AM.

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