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Windows Media Player - Missing ID3 tags after CD rip RRS feed

  • Question

  • Consider that you have WMP configured to automatically rip CDs when they are inserted.

    1) You insert a CD

    2) WMP starts ripping it, and also starts looking up the CD metadata online.  During the lookup process the CD tracks are initially stored in an "Unknown Artist/Unknown Album" folder (with date/time stamp added).

    3) The metadata lookup completes and the artist/album folders are renamed appropriately and the individual track files are renamed as well.

    Note that during the initial processing, several tracks were ripped before album/artist information was available.  While WMP renamed the folders/files correctly, it did not apply ID3 tag information to the track files that were ripped prior to the metadata being retrieved.  If you examine the folder with a tag tool such as mp3tag, you see that the first two or three track files have no ID3 data, while later ones do. 

    How can I make WMP retrieve metadata again and apply it to the untagged tracks?  I have already tried "Find Album Info" and "Update Album Info", neither of which makes any changes to the ID3 tags.

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:49 PM

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  • Go into Windows Media Player, artist, open album, get information from net, at that time you edit title and artist information

    Besides, Windows Media Player Plus! can be downloaded at http://bmproductions.fixnum.org/wmpplus

    It's not listed on the Microsoft website because it's a third-party plug-in, not made by Microsoft themselves.

    Also, you could feedback this situation to Microsoft via Built-in Feedback Hub app.

    Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:52 AM
  • I had the same problem and I found a workaround. However it only works if you have a correct and identical file naming (e.g. track number_artist_title).

    1. Download the free software Mp3tag
    2. Import the folders with the music (not too many at the time - I used to import around 1000-2000 3. music tracks per time)
    4. Sort all the tracks that are "Unknown" after each other
    5. Mark all the tracks with the "Unknown" ID3 Tags holding the shift-key
    6. Click on the icon "Filename - Tag" (Dateiname - Tag)
    7. Define the rule how the files are named (e.g. track number_artist_title --> %track%_%artist%_%title%)
    8. Click "OK" and the ID3 Tags are generated
    9. Repeat until you have named all your files correctly.

    • Edited by AEB00736 Monday, August 3, 2020 8:53 AM Minor additions to make answer more understandable
    Monday, August 3, 2020 8:43 AM