11-01-2012, 02:13 AM #26
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- 11-01-2012, 08:36 AM #27
listen, bottom line is the Music app is a DISASTER. It got this way by relying on the Windows Libraries function which was a DISASTER before it. Windows Libraries are a horribly flawed implementation and now I know why i never used them. Plain and simple, I should be able to point an app at a folder and tell it to enumerate the files contained within. It worked this way in Zune, it worked this way in Windows Media Player.
As for the post about Microsoft not enumerating music in my collection for Xbox Cloud. They can just **** off. This reeks of another DRM ploy and exactly the reason MY music collection is MINE.
- 11-01-2012, 08:38 AM #28
- 11-01-2012, 08:43 AM #29
That said, I was able to listen to anything I wanted last night on xbox music. Very cool that MS allows you to listen to any music you want on a win8 pro device without xbox music pass or anything. Its like iheartradio but better because you can more easily pick songs you want.
- 11-01-2012, 09:56 AM #30
try this (I will when I get home)
map your network path
browse to the c:\users\username folder in explorer.
Locate the My Music folder and go to properties
Select "Move.." and point it to your Music library folder on the mapped drive.
Let me know if that causes music to then show up in the Music app. Apparently this worked for others using Win7, not sure if Win8 can be fooled.
- 11-01-2012, 03:27 PM #31
Here is how to do it:
Just give your NAS a letter, then point this trick to it.
A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt -- Engadget
Very big step back though, how is the average user going to figure this out? I really am going to stick to Zune and just use the file system to add **** to my WP8. What a disaster.
- 11-01-2012, 04:08 PM #32
STOP! That DOES NOT work for network shares!!!!! Stop repeating that! Junctions are only valid for local drives volumes. Believe me, I've learned more about symbolic links, junctions, and hard links over the last few days than I ever wanted to know!
- 11-01-2012, 07:53 PM #33
Ok, not sure why, but I have lost permissions on my misc folder on my server where my music is store in a music folder. My download folder has also lost permissions. My Movies location is currently the only one that allows me to do any edits. :mad:
- 11-01-2012, 08:16 PM #34
- 11-01-2012, 09:18 PM #36
This works. My music is now in the my music section of music app home. I had to go downstairs to my server and change permissions on all my folders so everyone could edit. Not sure why I was able to edit my folders from win7 and no other user could, but now I had to enable all users to edit. I am not really sure about all the permissions though, I usually just keep messing with stuff till it works. So not quite sure of the recommended way of adding a specific user. I tried but could not get it to work tonight so gave up and just let everyone do it for now.
Not only that, but I am getting the little cloud icon saying that my music is matched and available on the cloud.
Last edited by power5; 11-01-2012 at 09:27 PM.
- 11-01-2012, 09:57 PM #37
well, glad it worked for you, it didn't work for me. I'm done with these crappy apps. I found an DLNA player app called Multimedia 8 in the Store that is mostly there, and if they work on it some more it will provide the playback experience I'm wanting. Microsoft completely missed the boat with this junk.
- 11-04-2012, 05:58 PM #40
yeah...not really any option on Surface.
However, I've done a ridiculous workaround by moving all 50Gb of my music to my x64 8 Desktop, letting Xbox music find that copy of my music, and Xbox cloud match it, now I can listen to most of my music on the Surface. This will suffice for now.