Media Center will not recognize mp3 files.

Posted on 2014-04-21
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Running Windows 7 Pro on a Dell T3400.

I copied 15 mp3 files to the computer.
I started Media Center and added the appropriate directory to the music Media libraries .
I waited 10 hours, only 6 of the mp3 files are recognized.

What must be done to force Media Center to recognize mp3 files?
Question by:donpick
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BigPapaGotti earned 250 total points
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Sounds like you did everything right. What size are these MP3 files. Are you sure they have the file extension of .mp3 and not something else? You may need to enable "Show hidden extensions for known file types" found in Folder Options. Also try right clicking on the file and selecting properties to see what kind of file extension shows in this window.

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I set Windows 7 to allow viewing of hidden files.  All the files show as mp3 .
Programs like vnc and winamp can see the mp3 files and play them.  
What is preventing Media Center from recognizing the files?
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dio you have the latest MC version?
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Hello nobus
I have no idea .   I assumed there is just one version of Media Center, the one included in Windows 7.   Where would I find a newer version?
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at MS
in  programs and features, select turn windows features on or off
moer info :
**it shows it for IE but it is the same procedure

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Hello nobus

I cannot find any newer version of Media Center.  I have searched all through Windows downloads.  Every  site I have visited tells me Windows Media Center comes with Windows 7.    Please tell me what url you would use to download a new version of Media Center?
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nobus earned 250 total points
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well - then you need the latest service pack -  or switch to windows 8
it seems you have the latest for your OS

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