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Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #775
Then this appears to be an issue that's specific to your system, unfortunately. I'm afraid that I have run out of ideas, but you may want to check the other suggestions that are listed in the FAQ (under Why aren't the tag changes that I make in Windows Media Player being written to file? - General). If those don't help either you may want to consider performing a repair install of Windows 10.

Sorry for not being able to help you fix this. Whenever you have any updates, feel free to report back here.

No problem at all! Thanks a ton for spending so much of your time on this.

The 2nd best option seems to be securing the ratings in WMP. Do you know the file where WMP stores the ratings? If I'm ever changing PC, reinstalling Windows or just resetting WMP, I can use that file so I don't lose my ratings (this should work, right?)

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #776
The ratings are stored in WMP's library database file: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb. However, it's in an unreadable/binary format and simply using it to replace an existing file probably won't work. It's better to use the Metadata Backup tool, that can export all library data to an XML file (and import it back, too).

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #777
The ratings are stored in WMP's library database file: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb. However, it's in an unreadable/binary format and simply using it to replace an existing file probably won't work. It's better to use the Metadata Backup tool, that can export all library data to an XML file (and import it back, too).

Thanks! That looks cool, will try it out

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #778
For anyone who has experienced the bug in Windows 10 where WMP refuses to write any FLAC tag changes to file: I have reported this to Microsoft a few months ago, by creating an issue in the Feedback Hub. Unfortunately without much effect so far, but hopefully this will change as it gets more upvotes. So please take a minute to click on the link below (which will open the issue in the Feedback Hub app) and to give your upvote. Thanks!

Windows Media Player never writing FLAC tag changes to file

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #779
The ratings are stored in WMP's library database file: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb. However, it's in an unreadable/binary format and simply using it to replace an existing file probably won't work. It's better to use the Metadata Backup tool, that can export all library data to an XML file (and import it back, too).


What am I doing wrong here? I don't think anything has been backed up here

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #780
Metadata Backup needs to be pointed to the folder containing your music files. Instead, you pointed it to the folder containing WMP's library database files.

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #781
Metadata Backup needs to be pointed to the folder containing your music files. Instead, you pointed it to the folder containing WMP's library database files.
But this only backs up the metadata which has been written to the files, right? Can I backup the WMP metadata which has not been written to the files?

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #782
No, all library metadata will be backed up, including ratings and play counts.

 

Re: WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP

Reply #783
No, all library metadata will be backed up, including ratings and play counts.
So I'm pointing the browser to the media files but it's actually backing up the relevant data from the CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb file?
That's cool!

 
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