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Refreshing the WMP 11 Library?

Discussion in 'Windows Media' started by Halichopter, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Halichopter

    Halichopter Flightless Bird

    I am using WMP 11 and Win 7.

    I have a fairly large video library. When I add a file I cannot see it from
    my PS3 until sometime when the library refreshes. I changed a file name using
    Windows Explorer and the WMP shows the old name. The PS3 sees the old name
    too. I even can search under the old name and find the file in WMP. Even when
    I play the video the name doesn't update.

    Can I refresh the library? Or should I change the windows folder where my
    videos are to a smaller one with new videos to play?

    Finally, is there any way to make WMP show video files in the Windows
    directory fashion so I don't have to wade through hundreds of video names?

    Thanks.
     
  2. On Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:53:01 -0700, Halichopter
    <Halichopter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I am using WMP 11 and Win 7.



    WMP12 on windows 7...
    WMP11 on windows vista


    >I have a fairly large video library. When I add a file I cannot see it from
    >my PS3 until sometime when the library refreshes. I changed a file name using
    >Windows Explorer and the WMP shows the old name. The PS3 sees the old name
    >too. I even can search under the old name and find the file in WMP. Even when
    >I play the video the name doesn't update.


    >Can I refresh the library? Or should I change the windows folder where my
    >videos are to a smaller one with new videos to play?




    Click Organize... dropdown menu in WMP12. When you then choose "Apply
    media information changes", is there any effect on the PS3 ?


    >Finally, is there any way to make WMP show video files in the Windows
    >directory fashion so I don't have to wade through hundreds of video names?


    I think from remembering my mates PS3 view of WMP or the alternative
    Twonky media server, that the display you're seeing is a feature of
    the PS3, WMP has no influence on the way a 'remote media renderer'
    actually displays the file listings.

    HTH
    Cheers - Neil
    ------------------------------------------------
    Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
     
  3. turankeser@superonline.com

    turankeser@superonline.com Flightless Bird

    turankeser@superonline.com

    "Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:53:01 -0700, Halichopter
    > <Halichopter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I am using WMP 11 and Win 7.

    >
    >
    > WMP12 on windows 7...
    > WMP11 on windows vista
    >
    >
    > >I have a fairly large video library. When I add a file I cannot see it from
    > >my PS3 until sometime when the library refreshes. I changed a file name using
    > >Windows Explorer and the WMP shows the old name. The PS3 sees the old name
    > >too. I even can search under the old name and find the file in WMP. Even when
    > >I play the video the name doesn't update.

    >
    > >Can I refresh the library? Or should I change the windows folder where my
    > >videos are to a smaller one with new videos to play?

    >
    >
    >
    > Click Organize... dropdown menu in WMP12. When you then choose "Apply
    > media information changes", is there any effect on the PS3 ?
    >
    >
    > >Finally, is there any way to make WMP show video files in the Windows
    > >directory fashion so I don't have to wade through hundreds of video names?

    >
    > I think from remembering my mates PS3 view of WMP or the alternative
    > Twonky media server, that the display you're seeing is a feature of
    > the PS3, WMP has no influence on the way a 'remote media renderer'
    > actually displays the file listings.
    >
    > HTH
    > Cheers - Neil
    > ------------------------------------------------
    > Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
    > .
    >
     

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