Windows Media Player Will No Longer Show Data

Windows Media Player

Microsoft has said Windows Media Player (WMP) would soon stop showing new info about songs and films in Windows 7, in what some analysts say is a cynical attempt to encourage people to upgrade to Windows 10.

This is what the Microsoft website has to say about Windows Media Player:

Going forward, you may be unable to view information (metadata) such as the title, genre, and artist for songs, and the director, actors, and cover art for movies in Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player. After looking at customer feedback and usage data, Microsoft decided to discontinue this service. This means that new metadata won’t be updated on media players that are installed on your Windows device. However, any information that’s already been downloaded will still be available.

This change doesn’t affect any major media player functionality such as playback, navigating collections, media streaming, and so forth. Only secondary features that require downloading of new metadata are potentially affected.

The change also affects Windows Media Centre in Windows 7 and 8.1.

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