Windows Media Player cannot detect the length of the file

Windows Media Player cannot detect the length of the file

Despite the addition of Groove Music, many Windows 10 users will have many reasons to continue to take advantage of it. Windows Media Player. You see, of all media players manufactured by Microsoft, Windows Media Player is arguably the best.

Windows Media Player can not detect the file length

OK, so here is the bottom of what's going on. Apparently, some users have encountered some problems while attempting to burn CDs and DVDs. Whenever they try to burn, an error appears, indicating that Windows Media Player can not detect the file length. We do not know what it is, nor what is the main cause, but what we do know is that there is a way to solve this problem once and for all, or until it come back in the future.

Fixed a burning error in Windows Media Player

Microsoft will probably release a patch in one of the future Windows 10 updates, but by then we suggest working with what we are about to share. It does not take forever to be done, and if you follow correctly, there should be no problem.

  1. Run Windows Media Player troubleshooters
  2. Drag and drop music
  3. Use third-party burning software.

1) Run Windows Media Player troubleshooters

Some users may not know that Windows 10 comes with 3 troubleshooters for Windows Media Player. They are perfect for use when problems occur, and this should be enough to solve basic problems with the media player.

To start the troubleshooters, open the Run box, type the following and press Enter to open the corresponding troubleshooting wizard:

Troubleshooting Windows Media Player Issues

msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic

Troubleshoot Windows Media Player Library

msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerLibraryDiagnostic

Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshooting Utility

msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnostic

Run them and let them do their work.

2) Drag and drop the music

Windows Media Player can not detect the file length

Well, we think you've added some tracks in batches, but that might be one of the reasons Windows Media Player generates an error. We suggest you drag all tracks on the player before burning them.

What you want to do is open the folder where the tracks are, highlight all the tracks, and then drag them to the Windows Media Player. The program should now detect the length of all tracks without any major problems.

3) Use third-party burning software

If all we mentioned above fails, the best option is to download and use free third-party CD and DVD burning software. We would like to recommend BurnAware as one of the best alternatives on the market.

Let us know if it helped you.

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