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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 1 of 4

[Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part one of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player object model. Using ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Copy the Extended Data of My Audio Files to an Excel Spreadsheet?

Hey, Scripting Guy! We have quite a large collection of speeches and audio training sessions that are sorted by … well, by nothing. However, all the ID3 tags [the file’s extended data] are up-to-date. Is there a way to extract the ID3 information from these files into an Excel spreadsheet?-- FB Hey, FB. You know, here at Scripting Guys ...

How Can I Change the Title Property of a .WMA File?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the Title property of a .WMA file?-- LL Hey, LL. Here’s a piece of trivia for you. Originally, the Beatles’ classic Yesterday was titled Scrambled Eggs. (Start singing the song, but instead of singing “Yesterday” sing “Scrambled eggs.”) Before the group recorded the song, however, Paul wrote ...

How Can I List All the Songs in the Windows Media Library?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get a list of all the songs (and their artists) in the Windows Media Library?-- KF Hey, KF. Three words: practice, practice, practice. You know, the old joke about how do you get to Carnegie Hall and this is kind of a music-related question and Carnegie Hall is where they play music and we were just trying to be...