I added several hundred CDs in my collection to a Windows Media Player 11
library running on Windows XP using the .wav format.
I recently purchased a new computer running Windows Ultimate, and I would
like to move the library to the new computer. Although I was able to copy
the files and add them to the library on the new machine, I lost all my
custom edits. Many of my CDs have little or no information available online,
and many times the information online is just wrong. I have a lot of time
invested in entering artist, composer, and track information.
The articles I have read about transferring media files indicate the
manually entered information should be stored in each file. This does not
appear to be the case with the WAV format. I am able to play the files.
However, all custom information is lost, and the albums are sometimes split.
I have also tried copying the wmdb database files. While this does restore
the library with all its changes, it is not a solution. Whenever the files
are rescanned, WMP imports them again and I end up with duplicate entries
everywhere. The files are also not available remotely.
It seems like it should be a simple thing to transfer a library with about
10,000 tracks from one system to another. Am I missing something?