Fixing Windows® Media® Player 12 Library Issues
Are you puzzled with issues with Windows Media Player 12 Library and want to fix them?
Windows Media Player is an efficient tool for playing media files, including videos and audios. It is available in different versions. The latest versions of Windows media player is Windows Media Player 12. It provides you the options to rip and copy music to CDs and burn discs in various formats. Using Windows Media Player 12, you can play and organize digital media files on your computer and on the Internet easily. As like all versions, Windows Media Player 12 also includes an advanced library. It has Playing View mode and Library View mode. It can manipulate the music files and it contains the current playlist, videos and visualizations. Sometimes, you may face issues with the library management which can be resolved quickly.
The following points will give you detailed information about problems related to Windows Media Player 12 Library and tips to fix them:
- Common issues
- Fixing the issues
Problems can occur with library management in Windows Media Player 12. Sometimes, the library of Windows Media Player will not get automatically updated, when you add new music files to your computer and also, you will not be able to delete any file from the library. The other issues include difficulty in adding new files into your media library manually and invalid entries in your library.
These issues can occur due to several reasons. One of the main reasons is the corrupted library database. When you move a music file from one location to another, its location path will change. But the path in Windows Media Player remains unchanged. It occurs when Windows Media Player 12 library becomes static and does not refresh the new links to the database.
To resolve the corrupted database issue, you need to clear Windows Media Player library database. For clearing the database, first exit Windows Media Player. Then, click on the ‘Start’ button and select ‘Run’. Type '%LOCALAPPDATA%MicrosoftMedia Player' in the dialog box and then click ‘Ok’. Then, select all the files in the folder and click ‘Delete’ option in the File menu. Restart the Windows Media Player 12 and it will work fine. If you face the same issue even after deleting the database, then you have to delete the Windows Media Player database cache files too.
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