Windows 10: Groove music app updated in store

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  1.    01 Jun 2016 #1

    Groove music app updated in store


    Groove music app update available in store. It's still garbage despite the update - out of 4000 songs approx on my PC it only displays album artwork on a handful of files/songs with no rhyme or reason (mix of MP3 and M4a files) despite artwork being embedded correctly. Just as well for iTunes, the traditional Windows explorer thumbnail view and the still included Windows Media Player which all display all the album artwork without issue
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  2.    01 Jun 2016 #2

    Thanks for the info

    From what i can see this is a big update, makes Groove a UWP App

    Seems to work well, just testing it out
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  3.    01 Jun 2016 #3

    No problem, it does work for me but for some reason 99% of the embedded album art is missing and that puts me right off it unfortunately. I've googled it many times and it's not an uncommon issue but there is no fix that I ever spotted. Seems strange that Windows explorer, iTunes and Windows media player have no such problem displaying the art.

    i just avoid using it but kind of hope with each new update things will change. Oh well, not an issue - whilst Windows 10 is our OS of choice for most things we do, for music we are heavily invested in the apple ecosystem with iOS devices and even on Windows 10 we prefer to use iTunes on it.
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  4.    01 Jun 2016 #4

    I have a new PC with Windows 10 and am still feeling my way through the different Apps required. Until I read the above posts I assumed Windows Media Player had been replaced by Groove.
    I copied all My Music from my old PC and then went through the Groove procedure to find all the music and although it seemed as if it couldn't load anything but a couple of tracks from a mere handful of albums but trying again and again it eventually appeared to download all my albums into Groove.
    I then discovered that, like the above posts, not all the artwork was shown and worse still many of the tracks were missing. I did eventually get everything copied into Groove by repeating the procedure a couple more times but without running through every CD listing I can't be 100% sure I have everything.
    I just don't seem able to get my albums to play play as easily as I could in WMP so my question now has to be can I replace Groove with the more familiar WMP and how do I do it?
    Dagwood
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  5.    01 Jun 2016 #5

    Well WMP should still be on your PC as it still comes bundled with Windows 10. It's much the same apart from MS brutally ripping out native dvd playback and a side effect is it no longer plays mpg videos (sound only - grrrr!).

    So if you already copied your music to the new PC into the default music folder and then find WMP in the apps list on start menu and launch it. You should be good to go, it should see all your music after its initial scan - just leave it a few mins to do its thing and if all looks good then you can use that instead of groove
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  6.    01 Jun 2016 #6

    The previous version would let you pick album art. It's gone! What's up with that? That was one thing I liked about Groove, now not so much. Back to VLC...
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  7.    02 Jun 2016 #7

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Well WMP should still be on your PC as it still comes bundled with Windows 10. It's much the same apart from MS brutally ripping out native dvd playback and a side effect is it no longer plays mpg videos (sound only - grrrr!).

    So if you already copied your music to the new PC into the default music folder and then find WMP in the apps list on start menu and launch it. You should be good to go, it should see all your music after its initial scan - just leave it a few mins to do its thing and if all looks good then you can use that instead of groove
    That's encouraging, I haven't seen it on the All Apps list but will search again. If it isn't there and doesn't turn up in the search then I guess it might be downloadable?
    Thanks for that
    Dagwood
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       02 Jun 2016 #8

    Dagwood said: View Post
    That's encouraging, I haven't seen it on the All Apps list but will search again. If it isn't there and doesn't turn up in the search then I guess it might be downloadable?
    Thanks for that
    Dagwood
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  9.    02 Jun 2016 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Look in Windows Accessories.
    Fantastic, found it and within seconds of clicking on it all my albums and the artwork had been loaded by Windows.
    many thanks Cliff for the guidance and especially the arrows!
    Dagwood
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       02 Jun 2016 #10

    Dagwood said: View Post
    Fantastic, found it and within seconds of clicking on it all my albums and the artwork had been loaded by Windows.
    many thanks Cliff for the guidance and especially the arrows!
    Dagwood
    You're most welcome. I have a bone to pick with Groove to(doesn't see all files, and like above, one can forget tagging), but... it does have good sound, just is missing Volume Leveling too.
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