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  1. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    I have to say I'm one of the people who has not had any problems with Xbox music since the update before last, whether it's music from Xbox music or music synced with music bee/wmp/Windows phone app. I mean it's not perfect, but album art has been fine for me, artist pictures mostly work.



    It started behaving after I cleared out my music folder and added my own music after downloading from Xbox music. There's a ton of 'fixes' out there. But in reality what needs to be fixed is the Xbox music team...
    08-29-2014 08:28 PM
  2. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Owning songs means someone needs to get out more? LMAO...get real, Alice.
    Owning 3,000 of anything isn't good son.
    08-29-2014 11:14 PM
  3. anon(7937399)'s Avatar
    I've had problems with any Microsoft metadata-handling service with the exception of Zune 4.8. Usually, Microsoft just messes it up enough so that I have to rebuild it to get it right. iTunes 11.1 or above with the Windows Phone app for desktop works just fine to sync my 928 in Windows 7.

    I found out the hard way that with Xbox Music it's imperative that you embed your album art in your music. I loaded my collection without embedded album art into my 928 and I didn't see any art in Xbox Music. (I had converted it with the newest copy of Freemake Audio Converter, and it deleted all my album art). I fixed it by using MP3Tag to check every album and get everything perfect. I now have a Pictures folder with every album art I have albums for. I'm not touching it again. Backed up everything to my NAS just in case.

    Use the Files app on the phone to delete music on your phone. It works better. Don't delete using Windows Explorer. Over time, it's more trouble than it's worth.
    08-29-2014 11:14 PM
  4. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I've had problems with any Microsoft metadata-handling service with the exception of Zune 4.8. Usually, Microsoft just messes it up enough so that I have to rebuild it to get it right. iTunes 11.1 or above with the Windows Phone app for desktop works just fine to sync my 928 in Windows 7.

    I found out the hard way that with Xbox Music it's imperative that you embed your album art in your music. I loaded my collection without embedded album art into my 928 and I didn't see any art in Xbox Music. (I had converted it with the newest copy of Freemake Audio Converter, and it deleted all my album art). I fixed it by using MP3Tag to check every album and get everything perfect. I now have a Pictures folder with every album art I have albums for. I'm not touching it again. Backed up everything to my NAS just in case.
    The nice thing about the Xbox Music app for the PC is that it doesn't edit your MP3 tags. Not like WMP, I always hated WMP.
    08-29-2014 11:19 PM
  5. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Unfortunately for those running windows 7 on our desktops/laptops wmp is the only player we can use. There is an app for the phone but it is basically just a manual sync app with no player or autoplaylist ability.
    08-30-2014 12:30 AM
  6. rowlie's Avatar
    In WP 8 all my album art showed correctly and the live tile worked flawlessly, so I can understand peoples frustration when MS with great fanfare bring back a live tile that does not function as expected. If my tagged music was good enough for WP8 then they should at least work on 8.1

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    08-30-2014 03:07 AM
  7. locokip's Avatar
    Am I the only one who can't even install the newest update. I've been trying different tricks for 3 days now and it still hangs up on install and gives me an error code 80073cf9. Anyone have any suggestions? I have no problems with the last update and the app still works great, I just can't get the latest update.
    08-30-2014 04:26 AM
  8. missionsparta's Avatar
    Owning 3,000 of anything isn't good son.
    Really? How about $3000? Just one more false statement you have made.
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    08-30-2014 04:41 AM
  9. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Really? How about $3000? Just one more false statement you have made.
    You can't own money. You only rent it.
    08-30-2014 05:10 AM
  10. missionsparta's Avatar
    You can't own money. You only rent it.
    I rent nothing. Pay no monthly dues, pay no interest. This whole argument is because you cant handle that your view is of the very very small minority, little boy.
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    08-30-2014 06:37 AM
  11. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    You can't own money. You only rent it.

    Looks like xbox team has hired you as their representative as they have failed to defend their **** work! And guess what, you have done a bad job😃
    08-30-2014 07:07 AM
  12. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I rent nothing. Pay no monthly dues, pay no interest. This whole argument is because you cant handle that your view is of the very very small minority, little boy.
    You're like those people they find trapped under years of old newspapers with hundreds of cats.
    08-30-2014 09:15 AM
  13. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Wow. That simple? I guess ill call in sick to work for the next three weeks so I can complete redo my library (that has worked with every device - including Zune - to date). Not giving you crap, but they have made a luxury a second job... And that is not why we got into this. The product was fine and they slowly have made it a chore to use.
    It took me several months of experimenting with a small subset of my music collection to find the right combination to get things to work.

    After that, I fixed my entire collection (+4,000 songs) in a few minutes with MP3tag (Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)) and FastStone Photo Resizer (FastStone Photo Resizer - Powerful Image Converter/Resizer) (both are free/donation ware software).

    But yea. MS has screwed the pooch with XBM. I know there are those who yell, Fire the XBM programmers, and rehire the Zune programmers. You know what, after doing what I had to do to get things to work on my own, I agree. The should have taken the Zune code and just done a search for 'Zune' and replaced with 'Xbox music' and called it a day.
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    08-30-2014 09:18 AM
  14. ale2999's Avatar
    It took me several months of experimenting with a small subset of my music collection to find the right combination to get things to work.

    After that, I fixed my entire collection (+4,000 songs) in a few minutes with MP3tag (Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)) and FastStone Photo Resizer (FastStone Photo Resizer - Powerful Image Converter/Resizer) (both are free/donation ware software).

    But yea. MS has screwed the pooch with XBM. I know there are those who yell, Fire the XBM programmers, and rehire the Zune programmers. You know what, after doing what I had to do to get things to work on my own, I agree. The should have taken the Zune code and just done a search for 'Zune' and replaced with 'Xbox music' and called it a day.
    Would it be possible for you to write a how to?
    It would be the best.... I have over 10K songs and if there is a way to mass edit to get it to work I would totally do it.
    08-30-2014 04:22 PM
  15. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I might do a write up. But I did forget to mention the kicker, you have to reset your phone.

    Why? To get XBM to start with a clean database of your metadata. I tried just about everything I could think of to get XBM to re-index and re-read the metadata without having to reset. I couldn't. I really wish MS would put an option in the XBM settings section of "re-index music" that wipes it's database and then rescans the files.
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    08-31-2014 09:49 AM
  16. missionsparta's Avatar
    I might do a write up. But I did forget to mention the kicker, you have to reset your phone.

    Why? To get XBM to start with a clean database of your metadata. I tried just about everything I could think of to get XBM to re-index and re-read the metadata without having to reset. I couldn't. I really wish MS would put an option in the XBM settings section of "re-index music" that wipes it's database and then rescans the files.
    Zune never reindexed. Why in all hell are we dealing with this crap when they have a much better alternative sitting on a shelf that almost everyone agrees they want back? Talk about arrogance and an ego. They don't give it back just because they won't admit it was a major mistake.
    08-31-2014 01:52 PM
  17. rowlie's Avatar
    It must be so embarrassing for the man who led the Zune development to sign off on this inferior imitation.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    08-31-2014 02:46 PM
  18. dby2011's Avatar
    Fyi-you could reindex music in the Zune software on your PC. It was a separate downloaded tool from Microsoft that you could run if you wanted Zune to rebuild your library. On the Zune player you usually could delete music on the player and resync music and that would work without erasing all the music on the player. I agree that it is confusing as to why Microsoft will not let you reindex your music on your phone or at least give you the option of putting the index file on your sdcard so it can easily be deleted and rebuilt.
    08-31-2014 02:51 PM
  19. herbertsnow's Avatar
    It must be so embarrassing for the man who led the Zune development to sign off on this inferior imitation.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    My only problem with MS is that they should get out of the selling Music and Video biz. Their whole music and video service is half baked and convoluted and overpriced. Xbox music won't even stream songs I bought off them. Just today I bought a song and couldn't get it to download, the PC version of Xbox music doesn't seem to be downloading anything at the moment. I was able to download it from the WP app. I really doubt MS is making any money on this. No wonder 99% of all my music is bought from amazon.
    09-01-2014 01:08 AM
  20. missionsparta's Avatar
    My only problem with MS is that they should get out of the selling Music and Video biz. Their whole music and video service is half baked and convoluted and overpriced. Xbox music won't even stream songs I bought off them. Just today I bought a song and couldn't get it to download, the PC version of Xbox music doesn't seem to be downloading anything at the moment. I was able to download it from the WP app. I really doubt MS is making any money on this. No wonder 99% of all my music is bought from amazon.
    That's all you people do; complain, complain, complain. There is nothing wrong with their music and video and video service. Learn to use it.
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    09-01-2014 09:11 AM
  21. herbertsnow's Avatar
    That's all you people do; complain, complain, complain. There is nothing wrong with their music and video and video service. Learn to use it.
    Don't see your point. Criticism doesn't work on me.
    09-01-2014 02:09 PM
  22. missionsparta's Avatar
    Don't see your point. Criticism doesn't work on me.
    Wow. Really? My point is we made the same argument saying we have problems with the Music and Video app, and that is the response we got from you. So, how now brown cow?
    09-01-2014 02:54 PM
  23. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Wow. Really? My point is we made the same argument saying we have problems with the Music and Video app, and that is the response we got from you. So, how now brown cow?
    I was talking about the music service, not the app. The app doesn't need the music service to work.
    09-01-2014 06:39 PM
  24. colinkiama's Avatar
    There is an 8.1 app called mp3tag
    09-01-2014 06:50 PM
  25. colinkiama's Avatar
    There is alot of things wrong with it. Apps crashing, videos blacking out in fullscreen, album art misplaced, music collection doubling. Look at iTunes and google play, there video and music services are flawless. They just keep betting better and better. But this. This is a disgrace. Why can't Microsoft release something with very few problems. Even the xbox one had problems in launch day, remember the disc sucking problem. Even the surface pro 3 had wifi problems and charging issues at launch. There is something seriously wrong with the way microsoft executes things nowadays(pun intended)
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    09-01-2014 06:57 PM
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