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#1 SiLvErH4wK

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:13 PM

Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition 2005 w/sp3

I remember when I used to be able to move my cursor over an MP3 file and see it's bitrate and other info pop up while in explorer. Recently I noticed that the only info the "tooltip" (if that's the correct word) shows is the file name and size. Why is none of the other info being displayed anymore?? I did a registry search for all entries of "tooltip" and "balloon" and everything seems to be enabled correctly. All 1's, no 0's. Google searches produce no help. Anyone have any ideas?? My main concern is getting back the bitrate that is normally displayed in the tooltip pop up. Thanks in advance!

Edited by SiLvErH4wK, 20 May 2010 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:56 PM

Is everything set up properly in the View / Choose Details... toolbar menu?
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:12 AM

This little program(1.1mb) is a shell extension for windows, enhancing the pop up info for audio files, it also adds a tag editor to the properties tab.

http://download.cnet.com/AudioShell/3000-2...4-10524760.html

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:40 AM

FWIW: I see the bitrate info when I just hover over an .mp3 file, whether I have the bitrate included in the detail info listed or not.

Info always reflected: Duration, File Type, Bitrate, Protected, Size. All other file data seems to vary from file to file, with no pattern that I can discern (Album, etc.). I would guess that info is related to the tags for these files, but that's just a guess. I looked at files which I have created as composites of other files, in addition to files downloaded, recorded, etc.

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Edited by hamluis, 21 May 2010 - 06:49 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

I think you're right about the tags, hamluis.
The files I have so far tagged, include all of the information in the tag:
Artist
Album
Year
Track #
Duration
Type
Bit Rate
Protected
Size

Those I haven't got around to completing the tags on, yet, just give basic info:
Duration
Type
Bit Rate
Protected
Size
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