Retrieve media information and updating files media player
Then after the update is complete, it will go back to saying "Retrieving media info for an unknown album." I had assumed that this was might just be because I did have a few albums that were missing tags.I recently went through those and manually corrected the tags, so now I have no unknown artists or albums. I have noticed, however, that if I sort my library by artist, at the very bottom there is "Unknown" with 1 song under the heading of "Other." This cannot be played and nothing happens when I try to delete it.
Use the "Find Album Information" box to match the item in your library to items listed on the database.
Windows Vista brought Windows Media Player 11, and Windows 7 brought version 12.
Besides local playback of audio and video content stored on your drive, the player also features integration with the OS Libraries, metadata, ratings and album art management and can handle Internet streams with multicast.
For the past few weeks, I am having trouble with the Windows Media Player installed on my PC recently.
It is updating the media library constantly without any prompt.
For as long as I can remember since I've had Windows 7, WMP has constantly said "Retrieving media info for an unknown album" in the lower right status bar.