Anthony Tosie, on 04 November 2012 - 16:05, said:
Do you think deleting all the files in that folder would cause the app/search indexer to look at the files again for their data when I add the folder back to my music library?
I think the only sure fire way to get the app to ask the search indexer again is to uninstall it and then reinstall it. As for the search indexer itself, you should be able to go into the folders in File Explorer on the desktop and see if it's actually properly indexing the metadata for those files (i.e. searching artist:"Jason Mraz"
should return only files where Jason Mraz is in the artist metadata tag, and any files it doesn't pick up aren't being indexed properly). You could force an entire rebuild of the Windows Search Indexer database, but deleting folders should do.
Try maybe moving the files into a non indexable location (like a memory stick), and then moving them back, possibly into a different folder?
jakem1, on 04 November 2012 - 14:46, said:
Has anyone tried an alternative music player from the store that they can recommend?
The one in my signature I made - it wasn't designed as a music player per sé but people are using it as such over Xbox Music, so your mileage may vary. There's no ads, but it doesn't play DRM'd files or open playlists either. Unfortunately I'd say the metadata pick up would probably be exactly the same though, because we both rely on the Windows Search Indexer to give us all that data quickly (which is frankly the only way to do it without waiting a very long time to manually scan all your files). It should at the least perform a bit better though.