Posted 21 August 2012 - 16:17
The music app I find is pretty lame. I'm hoping that someone creates an app with more power to it for Windows 8. I have the libraries setup in Windows 8 to point to where my music is located. In fact it works just fine through my network. So in explorer if you find the folder for your music and right click on it, add it to the correct library and it should show up in the music app just fine.
It still won't play flac though, it's file support is minimal and no idea if you can expand it.
Shuffling tracks is done a couple of ways. You can click Shuffle all when on the main screen for the music app (located to the left when it first opens, where your music shows up). Or you can right click and should have the shuffle option there.
Doing it from memory as I don't have my Windows 8 present right now. But right click will help you discover many options in Windows 8. Just the basic music, photo and video apps included with Windows 8 are not as useful as Windows Media Player (which is included and you can use that instead just not as a Metro app)