I'm having trouble getting my media library database to build correctly. I update the Video folder with a ton of videos, and it still shows only a handful. After researching, I found this link which suggests rebooting, turning off media streaming, stopping the wmp network sharing service, deleting the database, and then restarting media streaming. I've tried this once, and the database is still only populating with a few videos (yes they are all the same format so it's not a file/codec issue).
Is there a fix to this problem yet? I've also read that it's related to Home Group, which I have my server joined. I'm getting to the point of reinstalling the server from scratch the problem is annoying me so much (not sure if that will help).
what extension are the files though? mkv?
They are *.mp4, mpeg4 videos. I deleted the database again last night, and the database partially rebuilt but seemed to stop so still only a fraction of titles are available in the library. Is there a limit to the number of titles in the database? Right now there's about 250 video titles in the database, and 500+ titles there not in the database.
but was it the same files included and excluded from the db on the 2nd build? no limit on file numbers afaik
thing is i don't believe mp4's are natively supported in WMC or WMP. see here support.microsoft.com/.../316992 but as mp4 is just a container the contents of some maybe natively supported but the contents of others may not
Not that I can remember, but for some reason it prefers my Simpsons episodes - they are the only things recognized in the library. I have subfolders in the Videos library - TV, Movies, Home Video; and each of those folders are organized by series or movie type. I'm wondering if I should just reinstall everything - a major pain, but this has been going on too long for me to tolerate.