Hi. I am unable to figure it out how to add tracks to my albums in Zune 4 software that are missing.
For example, in "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits," tracks 2 and 4 are missing. For Mail on Sunday, by Flo Rida, tracks 5, 6, 7, 9, and 14 are missing. In All Time Greatest Hits, by Steppenwolf, tracks 7 to 9 are missing.
I've ripped all the tracks about a couple of years ago. They're all in WMA format.
I went from WMA Lossless (that I primarily ripped using the format), then about a year ago, I want to have those files in FLAC, so I used Foobar2000 to do that (and downloaded a FLAC codec with support for tagging for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center). Then I deleted the WMA files to keep my hard drive clean. Because I wanted to stick with the FLAC format, I went into looking for a way to get the Zune software to play files that have FLAC in it. So, I used Foobar2000 to convert them to AAC and then used the free MP3 to WMA converter and convert them to WMA lossy. They're all VBR.
After a lot of trouble I went though, I went back to AAC. I got all the tracks needed and it works. I don't know why I couldn't get the some of the missing tracks in WMA format, but oh well. I guess I'll have to maintain two file formats, FLAC (Ubuntu and Windows) and AAC (Zune).
AAC files will only be used for Zune player, on which I'll buy myself a Windows Phone 7 phone when it comes out later this year (and my contract with Sprint will be up on November (currently have Samsung Ace)).
I'd like to give everyone an update: I have reconverted some of my tracks from FLAC to AAC at 500k and then from AAC to WMA with a quality of VBR at 50% (44.1 Stereo). The Impression album from Chip Davis gets a quality setting of 48kHz Stereo at 90%. I used Foobar2000 to go from FLAC to AAC (I did get Windows Media 9 Encoder 64-Bit but it does not seem to cncode to WMA format (I use 64-Bit version of Vista Ultimate with AMD64). After that, I use Free Mp3 Wma Converter to convert my tracks to WMA. I think most tracks may not need a setting of 75 or 90, but at some point if I hear ailasing at a quality of 50, I bump it up to 90 (after I go from FLAC -> AAC -> WMA).
The reason why I do this is so I can listen to music in Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard (I miss the touch-screen feature) as I currently do not have Zune.