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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Windows 7 Media Center, Music Library re-building problem.

I am seeing some very strange happenings with the 7MC Music Library and with music files stored on Windows Home Server machines. This is not just an isolated issue as I have seen the same problem at several different sites on different WHS servers / networks etc.

I posted a thread here on the Green Button and this is how I described this problem.

“I saw this in the beta's / RC and still see it now. When entering the 7MC music library (Albums) view the library looks like its rebuilding itself.

The number of albums is increasing slowly, the covers aren't visible and the default icons appear and then disappear, flashing, it eventually gets to the correct numbers of albums count, but becomes unresponsive you have to exit and go back in to the Music library several times before it finally settles down again and you then see all your albums with the covers.”

It seems others are reporting similar problems with 7MC as well.

I’ve got an official support incident logged with Microsoft, I just hope they have a solution for us?

1 comment:

Geoff Coupe said...

It's not just the Music Library, it also happens with the Picture Library in my case, and with 40,000 pictures, this is more than a bit tiresome.

And I also wonder whether the root cause is not Media Center, but Windows Media Player 12? After all, it's WMP that does the heavy lifting - WMC is mainly just a 10' GUI and a shell.

WMP12 doesn't give me much confidence. As far as music goes, then the Zune player feels more robust. And for photos, then Windows Live Photo Gallery wipes the floor with WMP12. Of course, all are Microsoft products, all made by different teams. One would think that they could share the best bits and seek an overall improvement, instead of apparent and needless internal competition.