Just like organizing your bookshelves for easy reference and retrieval, you can organize your songs using a media player such as Windows Media Player 11. It provides many benefits such as the easy location of songs, making playlists, burning custom CDs etc.
If you’re wondering how you can add music to this media player, it’s easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- If you haven’t got Windows Media Player 11, then the latest version can be downloaded from Microsoft. Once downloaded and installed, run WMP and click on the Library tab at the top of the screen.
- In the library section of Windows Media Player (WMP), you will see playlist options in the left pane as well as categories such as artist, album, songs etc.
- To start adding music and other media types to your library, click on the small down-arrow icon which is situated underneath the library tab at the top of the screen.
- A drop-down menu will appear giving you various options. Click on Add to Library and make sure your media type is set to music.
Choosing Your Media Folders From Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player gives you the option to select what folders you want to scan for media files – such as music, photos, and videos. The first thing to do is to check to see if you are in the advanced options mode by looking for the Add button. If you can’t see it then click on Advanced Options to expand the dialog box.
When you see the Add button, click on it to start adding folders to the monitored folders list. Finally, click on the OK button to begin the process of scanning your computer for media files.
Reviewing Your Library: Windows Media Player 11
After the searching process is complete, close the search dialog box by clicking on the close button. Your library should now be built and you can check this by clicking on some of the options on the left pane. For example, selecting an artist will list all the artists in your library in alphabetical order. Thus, you can review your library with various options.