Microsoft discontinues song and movie data for WMC

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Microsoft discontinues song and movie data for WMC

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Post by dab2kab » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:08 am


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Post by choliscott » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:25 pm

I believe this would be another reason to use EPG123

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Post by sdowney717 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:11 pm

https://betanews.com/2019/01/27/microso ... ia-player/

Except for windows 10, reads as if guide data will disappear.

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Post by adam1991 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 am

foil-wrapped clickbait. Unwrap it and use the foil for a hat.

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Post by adam1991 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 am

this has nothing to do with guide data for the DVR...

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Post by Rainey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:58 am

Microsoft cripples Windows Media Player on Windows 7 -- a seemingly dirty tactic to increase Windows 10 upgrades

You see, the company has decided to purposely cripple both Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center on Windows 7, and Windows Media Center on 8.x. Microsoft will stop supplying metadata for media through these much-used programs. As you can guess, Windows Media Player on Windows 10 will continue to offer this capability. Hmm, I wonder why that is...

https://betanews.com/2019/01/27/microso ... ia-player/

I hope i do not lose the TV Guide in WMC, and if so i hope EPG123 will still work on Windows 7 WMC.

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Post by jachin99 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:25 pm

Honestly, its not really THAT big of a deal, its just a slap in the face for people that still use their old products. I'm looking at JRiver to tag all of new music but I'm hoping someone can step in and replace the functionality of the additional metadata lookup for WMC. Its pretty shady to break something that can still work on if it were left alone, and this makes me look at windows 10 with even more suspicion.

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Post by kansanian » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:00 pm

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-i ... -windows-7

"new metadata won't be updated on media players in Windows 7, such as Windows Media Player and Media Center."

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Post by choliscott » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:04 am

What are you currently using for Guide Data?

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Post by mcewinter » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:33 pm

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/ne ... eal-reason

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Post by DavidinCT » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:08 am

Well, I guess they cant cripple it if you don't take Windows updates.... I guess for music meta data, we will need a new program to populate images and other parts.

It seems like WMC will need to be re-assembled by other programs....sigh..
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