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60 +61/-1 votes

Windows Media Player: "Find album information" is very bad

Submitted by antiufo on September 16, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com should return more accurate metadata.

* No duplicate albums and low-quality metadata
* Better search and auto-search function (see the screenshot)
* DON'T show results that don't contain the words the user typed
* What about returning lyrics / synchronized-lyrics too?

Integrate metadata from Last.fm, Amazon, or use the power of Bing, powerset and the semantic html

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Discussion (4 comments)

andys3 wrote on January 6, 2010, 8:59pm

I agree, even if it searched through different fields, e.g. You could set the artist and album name seperatly to return more accurate results than shoving them all into 1 search box. The result you want could be on page 10, very inaccurate however, it all comes from AMG which their data on their site is bollocks and really bad too.

zombie10 wrote on June 30, 2010, 3:43am

In general, both automatic and manual management of album meta-data is abysmal in Media Player. Often, after committing changes, they will be mysteriously lost next time you use Media Player or in the near future. Updating album art for one album sometimes also updates it for an unrelated album in a different directory. Media Player seems schizophrenic about "album artist" and "contributing artist."

I think this terrible "Find Album Information" is just emblematic of a deep-seating deficiency in meta-data management.

xpclient wrote on September 24, 2010, 7:52am

+1 million. Most Windows services that fetch data are so poor and less comprehensive.

Nfennell wrote on November 27, 2013, 9:48am

keep reading error has occurred in the script on this page

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