If your Zune collection has music or video files with information that is missing or incorrect, you can use the Zune Music + Video software to fix it. You can also set the software to your media information automatically. Here’s how.
When you import music or rip CDs in the Zune Music + Video software, the media information typically gets filled in automatically. However, you may sometimes find missing or incorrect song titles, track numbers, artist names, or album titles. You might also want to categorize the genre differently. Here are different ways to update and correct the media information in your collection.
Find and update album information
To automatically fill in an album’s complete metadata (release year, album art, genre, and so on), you can search for the information online:
Update music and video information
To update information for music and videos, find the song, album, or video in your collection, right-click the item, and then select Edit. From the edit window you can enter everything from genre to title to release date to song number and composer.
Add or update album art
To add or update the album art, you can supply artwork manually by browsing for the file on your computer.
Drag your media into the correct folders
One of the most convenient ways to clean up your music collection is to drag artists, songs, albums, and genres into the right place. For instance, you can unify "Dave Matthews" with "The Dave Matthews Band" to see all albums in one artist view. You can also drag albums to artists, songs to albums, albums to genres, genres to genres, and so on to update your information.
Photos are grouped in Pictures, and are imported from your computer and put into folders named however you named them on your computer.
When you import music or rip CDs in the Zune software, the media information typically gets filled in automatically by retrieving data from the Internet. You can choose whether to allow this, and how to treat any existing media information. Here’s how to set it up:
If information isn't available, you'll see generic track information (track 1, track 2, and so on). If the information is missing because your computer wasn't connected to the Internet when you ripped your CD, it should appear for newly-ripped songs soon after you connect to the Internet. If it still doesn't appear, you can manually update missing or incorrect media information.
Here’s how to add or update the video category, title, genre, description, and release date for your video files.
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