1. TreizFaction's Avatar
    This has been brewing at the back of my mind for a while now. It's 1am and I have to be at work in 5hrs and I'm too pissed to sleep because of Zune. Zune, you beautiful, simple, sexy sexy piece of sh*t!! It's bad enough I have to use this software at all to get MY crap onto MY phone from the company that made drag-and-drop explorer ubiquitous, but SO much worse since the software isn't flexible enough and doesn't offer the options that I need to make it work properly while keeping my stuff organized.

    Let me set the scene that started this tirade, I have purchased an audio book. I spent the last 2 days burning it to cd because Audible doesn't have a WP7 app yet. I now have 52 discs that I need to import. On a side note, Zune puts the track# in the file name which is stupid and I can't turn it off, strike 1! So I get two discs into the process and resign myself to editing !!520!! track names to get rid of the numbers when I accidentally merge the first two albums and half the tracks disappear. WTF?!?

    I've tried everything I can think of, there obviously isn't an un-merge option. I have switched the folders around, I have reset my library, I have moved the tracks around, nothing works. They either don't show up at all or I get only half the tracks.

    Now I'm sure that there may be a fix for this, but that really isn't the point. I'm a fairly tech savvy guy and this software has me running around the room in my underwear at 1am screaming with my hands thrown up and getting caught in the ceiling fan. How does Microsoft expect WP7 to GAIN market acceptance when an important part of the system is bad enough to make one ALMOST look back fondly on one's time with Android!?!:mad:

    /rant

    Now, back to the issue I'm having, has anyone had any success with the un-merge thing? As far as I can see my only option is to choose a different naming scheme and rename all the tracks. Every time I try to re-sync the tracks in Zune the software apparently remembers that I merged the albums and I'm missing half the tracks.
    02-17-2012 01:50 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    The metadata could of gotten changed when the albums were merged. Here's how to change the metadata.

    How to Change a Song's Metadata With Zune | eHow.com
    02-17-2012 12:50 PM
  3. TreizFaction's Avatar
    ^Yeah, I tried that both in Zune and in other programs. I can't seem to get Zune to forget that the Tracks were merged.
    02-17-2012 03:58 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    See if the Media Collection reset tool will work.

    Download: Zune media collection reset - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
    02-19-2012 02:19 PM
  5. TreizFaction's Avatar
    I tried that too, it resets my collection, but it still somehow remembers the merge and won't show the other tracks
    02-19-2012 07:59 PM
  6. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    Sorry that I can't help, and it's hard to understand what you're doing with 52 disks, and that may affect my sleep tonight. ;) I use a couple of Zune HDs to listen to Audible books, and use only the AudibleManager to load, and forget it. You do mention Audible: is there any way that the Audible software could help? Or, have you tried deleting all book-related files/info and reload everything with the AM? Good luck getting past this.
    02-21-2012 01:10 PM
  7. MattLFC's Avatar
    Damn, not another Zune problem. And I was led to believe it was problem-free. If all else fails, blame the end-user!!

    :lol:
    06-07-2012 02:29 AM
  8. vp710's Avatar
    Damn, not another Zune problem. And I was led to believe it was problem-free. If all else fails, blame the end-user!!

    :lol:
    We got you the first time mate. At least you're posting something a little different each time. ;)
    06-07-2012 02:49 AM
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