Wmp retrieving media information and updating files

I'm sure I could find them (actually, one playlist - Party Shuffle - survived, so that tells me where to put playlists).Another possible snag is that my playlists were mostly the "auto" variety, where I set conditions for tracks to be included rather than just listing the tracks. I used to struggle to find the edit function for auto playlists, but I've just found it in WMP12 (the same place it was in WMP10/11) so at least I can re-create the auto playlists if necessary I'm making progress, but now have a more pressing problem...This is some useful information i found along the way and is a response to, what seems to be, a very misunderstood part of WMP and rightfully so. The online metadata is fairly up-to-date and enabled me to organise my collection fairly quickly with the correct artist, album and song title information.

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Everytime I try, I just get the message "Failed to retrieve media information from media server".

I've tried the common trick of restarting the WMP network service and UPNP device service several times, to no avail.. This is what I get every single time: But this is where it gets a bit weird; some other, slightly older mp4 files I have that used to work fine, are STILL working fine: I've read that this may be down to the source file codec not being supported by the player, but when I compare the failing files codec info (obtained by mediainfo): General Complete name : C:\Users\sk93\Videos\B.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : Base Media Codec ID : isom File size : 1.55 Gi B Duration : 2h 45mn Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 1 336 Kbps Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : [email protected] Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, Re Frames : 3 frames Codec ID : avc1 Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding Duration : 2h 45mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 1 204 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 40.0 Mbps Width : 720 pixels Height : 354 pixels Display aspect ratio : 2.034 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 30.000 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.157 Stream size : 1.39 Gi B (90%) Writing library : x264 core 142 r2453 ea0ca51 Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=18 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=10 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / slices=4 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=29 / keyint_min=2 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=29 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=21.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=40000 / vbv_bufsize=30000 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=vbr / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Color primaries : BT.709 Transfer characteristics : BT.709 Matrix coefficients : BT.709 Audio ID : 2 Format : AAC Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Format profile : LC Codec ID : 40 Duration : 2h 45mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 128 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 151 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 152 Mi B (10%) Language : English General Complete name : C:\Users\sk93\Videos\C.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : Base Media Codec ID : isom File size : 931 Mi B Duration : 2h 15mn Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 958 Kbps Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : [email protected] Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, Re Frames : 4 frames Codec ID : avc1 Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding Duration : 2h 15mn Bit rate : 860 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 24.6 Mbps Width : 1 280 pixels Height : 536 pixels Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 23.976 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.052 Stream size : 836 Mi B (90%) Writing library : x264 core 142 r2409 d6b4e63 Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=60 / lookahead_threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=860 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=31250 / vbv_bufsize=31250 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Color primaries : BT.709 Matrix coefficients : BT.709 Audio ID : 2 Format : AAC Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Format profile : LC Codec ID : 40 Duration : 2h 15mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 93.8 Kbps Maximum bit rate : 106 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 91.2 Mi B (10%) Language : English and as if by magic..