Use PowerShell to Find Installed Video Codecs on Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find installed video codecs on Windows 8.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Dude, I am in trouble. Big time! Last week, I installed Windows 8 on the laptops used by all our department heads and front-line supervisors. I thought the responsiveness and the apps would be very…


Use PowerShell to Easily Organize Your Music Collection

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, teaches you how to use Windows PowerShell to organize your music collection for ease of playback on Windows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I love the weekend. In general, it is a time for me to explore and to experiment with Windows PowerShell. These experimentation sessions quite…


The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Conclusion

[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 four of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 3 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 three of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 2 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 two of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media…

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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…

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Weekend Scripter: A Cool Music Explorer Script

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I don’t know about you, but I have thousands of music files on my computer. In fact, I have exactly 4,018 music files. I used this Windows PowerShell command to count them: PS E:\Music> (dir -Include *.mp3,*.wma -Recurse | Measure-Object).count 4018 PS E:\Music> One problem with having 4,018 music files on my computer is that at…

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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 some…

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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…

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