music files

April 24, 2010 at 10:44:26
Specs: Windows 7, Core i5 4 gig
I hope some one will answer this- I rip my music to my hd and then send it to an external drive. I would like to know how to have it random on the external, in other words, if I have five songs by the same performer, have them listed at random and not all together. I know it can be done with Windows Explorer, I can't remember how. Thank you.

Bill


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#1
April 24, 2010 at 11:45:15
you want to play the music randomly? or do you what to put all the mp3 files in one folder instead of using individual folders?

am asking because i don't understand what you are trying to do.

windows can sort music files by, name, extension, size, artist, song title....but not randomly.


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April 24, 2010 at 12:53:49
I have several hundred songs on an external hd. When I open it, all songs by the same artist are listed together so that when I play the music on the hd, it would be like playing a cd of one artist. I want them to be listed in a shuffle format type. So wmp would play different songs from different artist' instead of playing all the songs from a specific artist. Some one told me once how to do it with windows explorer, but I can't remember. Thank you for your reply.

Bill


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#3
April 24, 2010 at 13:08:13
This will explain how to shuffle etc better than me for WMP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...

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#4
April 24, 2010 at 14:16:05
to shuffle music in wmp you need to check mark the shuffle option under the play menu,
if you want to add all the music you have in the external hard drive to wmp, you can either add the drive in tool>options>library>monitor folders, or you can just right click on the folder/drive where you have all the music and chose "play with wmp".

the order in which the music is played depends on the application you are using to play the files not on the sorting of the files in the drive/folder.


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