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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate HTPC that has a music collection of ripped CD's. I also have a NAS that all of my media syncs to as a backup. Additionally, I have a Windows XP laptop that also syncs the music to the NAS. So the music collection for the HTPC, the Laptop, and the NAS are all identical. The problem I am running into is that the timestamp changes all the time on the mp3's. This happens whether I listen to them or not. In fact, I don't even have to open media player or anything for the timestamps to change. I assume it has something to do with media player updating the titles or something (even if media player is not open???). This is causing a lot of issues with my sync software and makes it sync these mp3's back and forth all the time because it is chasing the timestamp - and by the way, it is not that they are a second apart or two different, I have the sync software to ignore changes in timestamps that are small.


Any idea how to get whatever is modifying these files to quit?
 

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Many players can update the metadata in the file tags. Usually you can turn this off in the player.
 

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Why not just make them read only?

That's what I did (along with file permissions) to make sure that nobody modifies anything! All of my files are perfectly tagged and the last thing I care about is ratings....isn't that what playlists are for????
 

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Originally Posted by video321 /forum/post/18193289


Why not just make them read only?

That's what I did (along with file permissions) to make sure that nobody modifies anything! All of my files are perfectly tagged and the last thing I care about is ratings....isn't that what playlists are for????

great idea!
 
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