WMP will not connect for album info

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    jim davis

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    Hello folks
    When I try to get "Album Info" on a cd, WMP xp says it can not connect to net, thou I am connected.

    I went out on web for an answer but everything was for systems 8 and up in the form of an answer.


    Have no fear of the pig in avatar,,,,,,,he has had his rabies shots
     
    jim davis, Jun 13, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...bum-info/519d9bbe-b7b1-4320-8d45-7361dc84086e

    the above thread has some solutions dealing with the settings in WMP
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    Go to (...)\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and enter hosts file by opening it in notepad.

    Then check if you have the following line:


    2.18.213.82 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com


    If you have 0.0.0.0., then copy the file to your desktop, change the ip to what's above and then copy the file back to the original folder (make sure to delete .txt extension).

    It worked a treat for me.


    above from HERE at microsoft forums
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    Elizabeth23, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    Microsoft has ended the "meta service" for all WMP versions as they are trying to kill 7, but it affected and other OSes. You cannot get new information about your song, video,etc but the old music saved before the shutdown will sho the information(that can probably outdated sometimes)
     
    WindowsXPforever, Jun 13, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    :mad:FK MICRO SOFT:mad:




    Elizabeth is your post out dated, cause as you see above we have a difference of opinion
     
    jim davis, Jun 13, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    Elizabeth23

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    sorry, Jim, I guess they are, the first thread is from 2011 and the other is for win10, but might work on xp. I do not use WMP and the first thing I did when I did use it is delete all the album info and pictures, because I just wanted the music only, :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Jun 14, 2019 at 1:49 AM
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