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Bring back the advanced tag editor in Windows Media Player

Submitted by Arayta on January 17, 2009 to Usability

Windows Media Player 11 had a useful feature for editing album and music tags by right clicking on them and selecting [advanced tag editor]. This functionality has been removed (or forgotten) in WMP12.

Please bring it back, it was quite useful.



Not fixed

Discussion (7 comments)

Arayta wrote on January 17, 2009, 3:12am

Changed problem description.

xombie wrote on January 17, 2009, 6:33am

Yeah, I think WMP12 is in for a big overhaul (I hope).

billerr wrote on January 17, 2009, 12:51pm

Yeah, now it's just loss of functionality.

lukekurtis wrote on January 28, 2009, 5:26pm

Yes, this is a very necessary feature. I was hoping WMP12 would UPDATE this feature to include some new features (i.e., "Sort as" fields a la iTunes). Without a (hopefully improved) tag editor, WMP will become much less useful as a media player app.

burnblue wrote on February 27, 2009, 5:31pm

One of the biggest reasons it is needed: If you try to edit 'Album Artist' in the details view, it will override everything in 'Contributing Artists' (with no undo!). This does not happen in Windows Explorer or in the Advanced Tag Editor.

Bring it back, better.

JJohnson wrote on February 9, 2010, 8:56pm

this is essential functionality in Windows Media Player.

Tim De Baets wrote on April 25, 2010, 3:09pm

As a workaround for this, you could install the Windows Media Player Plus! plug-in. This plug-in adds a new tag editor to WMP.

More information and download at

xpclient wrote on August 31, 2010, 8:45am

+1. WMP12 has been severely damaged by Microsoft. See

Comment edited on December 4, 2011, 2:37pm

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