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Windows Media Player wont open automatically

Q: Windows Media Player wont open automatically

Whenever I want to view a movie clip (for ex. the current one i was looking at was .mpg) I have to save it to my computer first. I have to open windows media player and find the saved file and then open. How do I make Windows Media player open automatically whenever i choose to download a clip? i would like it to automatically download, open, and play when I click on "download to view".

Thanks for your help.

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A: Windows Media Player wont open automatically

Welcome to TSG.

Would you mind linking the one you are having problems with? Maybe it is set up only for download and not set up to view.

It is possible your Media Player isn’t set as the default viewer for a .mpg file. Find a .mpg file on your computer and select it. If the Media Player doesn’t open and play it you have to associate it.

Highlight a .mpg file. Hold the Shift key while you right click on it. Select “Open With”. Check the box that says to always use this program etc and then navigate to your media player. Once you open the .mpg file this way it should always open the Windows Media Player when you select one.

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Windows Media player worked fine the other day but all of a sudden now it wont open and all it makes is the error noise windows makes.

it wont open and sometimes the desktop freezes when trying to open it.

Any wya this can be fixed?


A:Windows Media Player Wont Open!


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Hey guys. I was just wondering if anyone knows how to fix the problem of windows media player not opening when you click it. it was working fine like 2 days ago and now suddenly it wont open!! help would be appreciated!! thx

A:My windows media player wont open for vista pls help!!

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My husbands computer had all sorts of problems, so we reformatted and reinstalled everything. Everything was fine until recently. Now he can not open Windows Update Manager, IE, Windows Media Player, etc. We recieve no error messages, just nothing happens. Can anyone help?

A:IE, Windows Update, Media player wont open

Try booting in safe mode(f8) run your adware/malware and anti virus tools, check msconfig unknown processes, try also system retore (if running).

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Whenever im on the internet and click a video file to open with Windows media player it errors and shuts down IE. Help??

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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I have XP home edition and and my media player wont open it just makes a "BONG" noise when i try to open.. I tried to reinstall WMP it is not a driver issue cause other things are working i ran the repair with the xp CD but it didnt help. i canot listen to my music... and i would like to fix this but have no clue.. Can someone HELP..? Please

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A:media player wont open after clicking on it

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Hello Group,

Working on a touch screen video exhibit, learning as I go, so please excuse the basic level of my questions.

Developed a front end in html to activate the videos selected by touch, and it works fine.

During this testing phase, I am just using Windows Media Player with the touch screen as a secondary monitor. Looked through the options and could not find a way to turn off the player after the video has ended - have to manually X it out to go back to my front end. The language is French, so maybe I didn't understand the right option to use.

Still unable to play a dvd video on the secondary monitor, but mpg works fine.

Thanks for looking in.


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Hi there,

I've had this problem ever since I got my Compaq Presario S3300NX. Occasionally, during playback of movies on windows media player 10 (and 9), my computer will shutdown (as if the power cord has been pulled) and restart again. I have an NVidia graphics card if that helps any (if you need specifics, i'll need direction as to where to find them). I know for sure that I dont' have any viruses or spyware because I've just reformatted my hard drive.

As I said before, this occurs very infrequently, so its very difficult for me to know if the problem is fixed or not. However, recently (within the past month) its been happening more often (about 2 or 3 times a week).

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the matter.

A:Windows Media Player Automatically Reboots

The first things I would look for are heat problems and corrupted drivers.

First, make sure your fans are running and clear of dust, especially those in the power supply and the one on the processor. Overheating can cause shutdown problems like this (so can a bad power supply). Overheating can damage your processor as well.


Look in your device manager for any red or yellow warning icons in any of the devices listed, especially the graphics adapter.

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Hi i just had to reinstall windows xp and everything works fine except the Windows media player and Real player i cant play DVD's. I get this message: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card

Not sure what to do, i put in what i thought were the necessary drivers but maybe i missed something.Any help would be much appreicated.


A:Windows media player and DVD player wont play gives me this message

Grab this XP Codec Pack 2.4.8

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I am currently using Windows Media Player 11 and I am having issues with album information not displaying after I download music from amazon.com and after I rip a CD, it only shows the song title. I have to go through each song and select Find album information to get it. Another problem is that the music time does not display.

I've tried deleting my temporary internet files, deleting the WMP database from the Media Player folder from Start > run. I also resetting options from the Library and Privacy tab, and also resetting Internet Explorer settings from the control panel, and rebooting my machine.

I've been having this problem for several weeks now and I can't seem to figure out why . Can you help me? My OS is Windows XP and sometimes I connect to the internet through VPN and off VPN. My ISP is ATT.

A:Windows Media Player 11 does not automatically update info


check all up to date as numerous patches for this, possible security issue is blocking the auto update or your firewall

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This has been bothering me for quite a while, but the best way to solve any situation is with patience. My basic problem is that i don't like how when i choose to download a video or music file from a website, it automatically opens windows media player. I'd like to get the prompt to open or save the file, in which case i'd choose to save the file. So i've been digging through IE menus for this and nothing seems to work. Is there a way to make IE save everyfile and never open windows media player?

Many Thanks,

A:How to stop Windows Media Player 11 from Automatically Opening in IE7

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Does this also happen when you right click and select "Save Target As"?

Try setting IE7 settings back to default

# In Internet Explorer 7, go to Tools > Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. (If your IE7 browser won't even open without crashing, you can also right-click on your IE7 desktop icon and select Properties and then click the Advanced tab.)
# Click the Reset... button near the bottom. A window will appear explaining to you what restoring your settings will do to your browser. For example, your favorite bookmarks will not be erased. Your add-ons will be disable and your temporary internet files and cookies will get erased. Most users will not notice these items are gone or can easily re-enable them later. So if your browser is unstable, we recommend that you reset your browser settings.
# Click Reset.
# You will be prompted to close and reopen your browser.


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I recently reformatted my hard drive and upgraded to Windows XP. I'm now having problems with Windows Media Player. I've upgraded it to v9 as I thought that may be the problem, but this has not helped.

When ever I try and open and play media (movies I have or even the sample stuff that comes with Media Player), WMP automatically closes with no error message at all.

Can someone tell me why this does this and how to fix the problem?


A:(Resolved) Windows Media Player closes automatically

The problem only occurs when I load media, not when I open WMP. My guess is a dodgy codec. I'll try and see if that's the problem.

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I recently reformatted my hard drive for my Windows 7 computer. I made a backup of everything as reccommended. When it restarted I moved everything back to where it came from, including all my music back into the music folder. However, when I run Windows
Media Player, it will not automatically add my music into the Library, it will only add it if I play it. Even wiht it added, when i try to make a playlist It gives me an error message, saying "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while creating
or saving the playlist." I have looked on the forums to find a solution, tried all the ones that worked for others but to no avail. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

A:Windows Media Player won't rebuild or update automatically

Ok so all the libraries have their respective folder as a location and as the default save location. I restored the defaults in the music library. It create playlists fine now, but still wont update automatically, so do I just have to  play
each song to add it to my library?
I suggest that you try resetting the media library. First note that resetting the library will make you lose all current play counts, and possibly ratings too. Then, follow these steps:
- Reboot the PC.
- Go to Start, type services.msc in the Search field, and press Enter. In Services, find the
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. If its status is
Started, double-click the service and click
- Go to Start, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft in the Search field, and press Enter. This folder will open up in Windows Explorer.
- In this folder, delete the Media Player folder. If you can't see the folder, then it's probably hidden. Set Explorer to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected system files.
- Start WMP, your library will have been reset and will be rebuilt. Check if the issue still occurs.

Tim De Baets

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I have an inspiron 530 with vista and in windows media player the system somehow automatically changed some of the titles of videos I downloaded to a name called faily. Does anyone know what would cause this.This happened after I ran the windows fix it tool I downloaeded from microsoft. I ran it again and it changed all of the titles to Faily

A:Windows Media Player automatically changed some video titles

Never mind, I deleted the files and reloaded them from my external hdd.

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I have a new laptop with Windows Vista. In Windows Media Player, it says that when I listen to a song on the internet it will automaticallly be added to my Library. This is not happening. The option to add songs automatically under the Player tab is checked. What can I do to fix this issue so that songs are added? Or how can I manually add songs that I find on the internet? Thanks!

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Hi everyone!

When I find a media file (video file, for example) and double click it, the Media Player doesn't start at all...

I tried to re-associate the Windows Media Player to it's default media extensions through "Default Programs" , and it doesn't work...

All media files play normally on other players. I have to state that sometimes I get the message: "The file.... The parameter is incorrect".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless guys! Take care!

OS: Vista 32 bit

A:Windows Media Player doesn't open media files on double click

What are the filetypes for those Video files? Maybe it's a Codec problem.

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My downloaded movies I finely got to play on windows media player but I can not ff or rewind them. So if I can not finish a movie then I have to restart the whole thing.

Not sure what windows media player I have. My laptop is HPdv 2000 and I am running vista.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to throw my way.

A:Windows media player wont ff or rw

Dare I ask where you downloaded them from?

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Tryto start media payer on computor and get pop up saying this version of windows media playeris incompatable with this version of windows-So downloaded wmp 10 and tryed to install it got same pop up .Download was from microsoft after checking to see my version of windows was officiaIts xp pro with service pack 2-This media player was operating ok but I may have deleted a file by mistake.Thanks for any help Cato

A:windows media player wont run

Have you tried doing a system restore going back to when it WAS working ok?

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for some reason when i download music from youtube and convert them to mp3's the mediaplayer wont burn the music...it tells me an error has occurred....and neither does burnerxp wont do it either...so i bought this thingy called eSan Audio CD burner and it worked once...and im trying to make a music cd to listen to when i go fishing at 4 in the morning tomorrow and i cant because it says it burning but the disc drive wont eject..and its not giving me any results or nothing....

A:Windows Media Player Wont Burn?

Downloading music is illegal, but, purely educational purposes... You could import the music into an iTunes playlistand try burning it (the playlist) with iTunes. Or, maybe try using a different CD, perhaps that one is defective. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it for free from Apple's Website, it's a great media manager. http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

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hi im trying to play a movie that is avi, windows media player says missing one or more codecs, so then i tried with VLC media player and it played, i tried reseting windows media center, but that didnt help, i got the same screen telling me 1 or more codec were missing, then the screen went black i waited for a few min then i manualy rebooted. any help would be greatly apprcted

A:windows media player wont play avi

Hello Jason,

Windows Media Player can play some AVI files and not others because they can be encoded with different codecs (WMV8, WMV9 etc.). If you install the K-Lite Codec Pack then you'll be able to play 99.9% of video formats in Windows Media Player.

K-Lite Codec Pack

1. Go to: Free-Codecs.com :: Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 7.2.0 : The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack includes the K-Lite Codec Pack Full, QuickTime Alternative, Real Alternative support and Monkey's Audio DirectShow decoder.
2. Scroll down to find the link that will "Download [ K-Lite Mega Codec Pack X.X.X ]" where the X.X.X will be the version number
***If the link doesn't work then choose one of the links with "MIRROR" written next to it***
3. Click on it and save the file to your documents
4. When it finishes downloading, find the file and run it

Now we have to install the program:

1. Click Next
2. Check "Advanced Install" and click Next
3. Click Next
4. On the drop down menu, select "Profile 8: Lots of stuff (without player)" and click Next
5. Click Next
6. Click Next
7. Check the "Windows Media Player" box and click Next
8. Check both of the boxes:
-"Video file extensions:"
-"Audio file extensions:"
and click Next
9. Click "Select All" and click Next
10. Click Next
11. Click Install


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Hey everyone, Well I'm in a pickle. My first problem is I can't even open Windows Media Player 10 because I'm missing the file "wmplayer.exe". Then i try to go reinstall the player again and it says that i have a newer version on the computer and it can't continue. I have tried so many ways of fixing this but nothing at all is working. It wont even uninstall which is really confusing. Any help at all will be very much appreciated. Thanks. Dan

A:Windows Media Player 10 wont Install!

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

Now try to reinstall the application

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Scan saved at 12:29:20 PM, on 24/04/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
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A:Windows Media Player wont load

Hmm do you suspect its hardware related , you don't mention anything about the problem like an error message or something ?

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My problem is that I cant play dvd's on wmp 10.It uses 100% cpu and stutters and slows.This also happens on real player...and I tried vlc as well.In task manager the cpu is high 70/80' for wmp .On the bottom the cpu sticks at 100%.if I am lucky I can just about play one song before it stalls.Any help would be welcome.Thanks.JimmyBobby

A:Windows Media Player wont play dvd's

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Ok heres the deal:

I decided to watch a small video clip on the internet. I went to the website, clicked on the clip and Windows media player started. After a few minutes, an error message popped up saying "error downloading codec". I searched the website and found that this video was encoded using Divx. I went to the website(www.divx.com) and downloaded the codec and the divx player. After the installation, I cant open Windows Media player, I double click on the menu icon and the desktop icon and nothing happens. The computer does not freeze, but WMP wont open . I'm using WMP 10 and Windows XP/
Do I have to reinstall WMP, or is there an easy way out?



A:Windows media player wont work..help!!

I would just uninstall and reinstall WMP and see if that works. Try downloading WMP 10 straight from Microsoft for the reinstall. Just in case your downloas for WMP 10 got corrupted. Shouldn't take too long.

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Recently my comp broke down and i reistalled windows xp and now when i go to install windows media player it restarts the comp right when it starts installing. every other program installed fine :/ i tried redownloading the file, the same thing happens. HELP PLZ!

A:Windows media player wont install

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hello my windows media player wont work i wanted to put songs on my mp3 player and everytime a message comes up and says needs to close sending error report and media player goes off i have tryed everything but with no luck can you help please

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My windows media player 9 won't play wma or asx or asf files.
It will play music on my pc but wont play any video from from links on a web site and wont connect to any radio stations.
I've updated and told it to detect proxy settings. I'm on cable.

A:Windows Media Player wont play

Hiya and welcome

Are you using a firewall, and also which version of Windows are you running?

Can you play those types of clips from the pc? For example, rightclick on these files, choose Save target As, and save to your pc. Then, doubleclick to play them.


Not brilliant clips, but just see if they can be played.



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I dont know how it happened. I was listening to some music on it, when my computer suddenly froze for an unknown reason. When i restarted my computer, i found that my media player didnt work anymore. i click on it and it pops up, but nothing appears in the main menu thingy. then, i hear a 4-click sound coming from my cpu. when i try to click out of the program, it takes forever, then says "program not responding, etc.". I click "End Now" and wait several minutes for it to close. While this is happening, all my other programs work with ease, while windows media player does nothing but wait to close.

it does this every time i open it! please help me fix it!

A:my windows media player wont work...

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My windows media player now says no matter what song I try to play that an error has occured and to send error report. It did this before, so I COMPLETELY reformated my hard drive and reinstalled everything. It worked beautifully, now all of sudden it doesn't. I can't find the trigger, so I decided it might be a virus or something. Here is the HiJack this log, see if anything pops out to you, I couldn't find it. :-( I do know I have had some issues with the sound card (Audigy 2) and this motherboard, with installing the drivers. But I have opened songs and played other files with different media players and it works fine. PLEASE help.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:21:53 PM, on 11/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDO... Read more

A:Windows Media Player Wont work

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Hi everyone

Ok WMP wont play any .wma files. when I try to open one I get WMP has encountered an error and has to close. I get the same error when I try to sync both of my mp3 players (they play wma files) and any program that checks WMP. I can play all other formats (mp3 mpg avi wav jpg), but if I try to play any .wma file i get the same crash error no matter what program it is. Can't pinpoint when this happened because I only found it out after I tryed to sync my juke phone (was fine first time but dosen't work any more). I've added a few programs since then but uninstalled all of them and same problem. Only thing thats still there that is updated is SP3. Reverted back to WMP 9 but still same problem. Ok I think thats all

P.S. Thanks for any help in advance

A:windows media player wont play wma

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In windows media player whenever I try to enter fullscreen the screen just goes black, then a few seconds later it reverts back to normal mode. Does anyone know a fix? I've tried removing all my codecs and reinstalling it over itself, but nothing seems to work. Help!

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well now im having problems with windows media player i cant uninstall it anymore cuz its not in the add/remove section...its cuz i wanted to completely take out windows media player and reinstall it cuz it wouldnt work...also i deleted its registry keys in the windows media player folder...now when i try to reinstall it says this error message: "This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft web site." i wonder why it is not compatible with it cuz i downloaded the right one, xp version, and when i view the website it just says to download a fresh one and reinstall but i cant reinstall cuz it keeps on saying that error...when i try to click on the windows media player icon that is still in my comp it says:"one of the library files needed to run this application cannot be found"...hope you guys figure out a way of my problem...thanks in advance

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I am encountering a problem with my windows media player
As u can see from my title it wont start.
The scroll comes on indicating it is loading but then the cursor comes on and its like nuthing happend and yet my windows media player hasnt come up????????

Any Suggestions??????????????

A:Windows Media Player-Wont Start

You might try uninstalling WMP and then reinstalling it. Are you trying to run this from a shortcut or from My Programs?

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hello all...would love some help please..have done a search but cant find out..im trying to burn a cd..i can drag my music to the box on the right/or click n add to burn list..but the start burn box wont light up..have tried everything i no.tried downloading new version,but said it cant because i have the latest version...any help would be greatly appreciated...ta..Z

A:windows media player wont burn

What is the source of the files? What is their format?

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Hello, WMP v11 & Itunes8 wont run. Will not start using desktop shortcut or from Start Menu, or programs list. Also after double clicking on a music files nothing happens. No error messages at all. I'm running XP- Pro sp3/ Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. Did check and nothing blocking these. Everything working one day then not the next.( i have a teenage daughter which might have some thing to do with it).Did a system restore ,still no good. If i insert a DVD or CD into drive and i select WM Player as player to open it does works fine. Also double clicking an optical drive with a cd in My Computer opens WMPlayer and plays fine. Only want to unistall both programs as last resort. I mainly use Gom Player to watch movies as it plays most media formats. I usually use WMPlayer for mp3/cd applications. My daughter uses itunes for ipod touch. Have tried a few things after googling but still no luck. I'm hoping some one out there has had a similar experience. Mark

A:Windows Media Player wont start.

Go to My Computer. Go to the C: drive, then navigate to C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player.
Are you able to run wmplayer.exe? If not, are you able to run mplayer2.exe?
If wmplayer.exe runs, go to tools (you may have to press alt to get the menu bar to show up), options. Go to the file types tab, and select the files you want to associate with WMP and click apply. Hopefully in the future when you double-click they'll start automatically. That is if you can get that far.

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my windows media player wont work any more i have windows xp and i try to play music and it wont open up it makes a beep sound like there is a problem but no message and it wont open.... the music i have witch i wont go into becuase of the strict rules about it on tech guy support. i have my own folder with music and i click one becuase it wont let me open thru the media player and it does the same thing the same beeping sound. please help!!!!!!

A:Windows Media Player wont work

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when i try to play a video in windows media player i get this.

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.

i did everything it said but i still get the error.

A:DVD wont play in Windows media player

try this ..XP codecs...it has a AC3Filter that you need...


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Windows media player says no dvd decoder, HELP!

For some obscure reason windows media says there is no dvd decoder installed on my computer when I try to play dvd's. Does anyone know what to do?

A:Windows media player wont let me play dvd's!

Free and good, eh? well I use VLC media player which is free and works reasonably well. It plays DVDs, DIVX movies, as well as MPG-1,2,3
check it out videolan<dot>org sorry I guess URLs aren't allowed

also if you know anything about DVI reception problems on a LCD, please check out my recent post! thanks.

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Have 100's of oldies in there and can't get them to burn.
Have Windows XP Home.
Music was down loaded for disc I purchased over the years.
After I have selected a "Playlist" it starts to burn it then stops and says it cant finish process.
I tried several different free media programs and also have Nero Express.
Nothing worked.
Finally was told to try Itunes.
It would only transfer a 1/4 of the music. It burned a disc from that just fine so my hardware is working.
I think that Windows has protected the rest of the music that would not transfer.
How do I get around that?

A:Windows Media Player wont let me burn CD

What format are these files, mp3 or something else? Are you trying to burn a regular audio CD?

Try burning again with Nero, save the error log and post the log, but edit out the line with the Nero product key.

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hi guys im having problems playing movies. they play for about 30 mins then a messege pops up saying windows media has encountered a problem and needs to close. ive tried scanning my pc for viruses, but its clear. the same thing happens with other movie players. when i re-format my hard drive and reload windows xp and my other programs the movie players work fine for a couple of days. it seems like the more i use them the more they play up. sometimes when i try to go to full screen mode the picture goes black but i can still here whats going on. when this happens i have to restart the pc before i can veiw the movie again. any ideas?

A:windows media player wont work

When that message pops up is there an option for help or web help? If you click on either help it will give you an error code. Could you post that code here?
Also please post your version of WMP (help/about media player).
Are you up-to-date on your microsoft updates?
Is it any video or sound file? Could you post the extensions which are having problems?

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I had a computer school burn some video clips on a CD for me.
It autoloads and plays fine on my workplace computer.
My own computer has Win 2000 and I installed Windows Media Player 9,
which seemed to go smoothly.
When I put the CD in, it wont autoload.
If I click on Run, I get a message "Insert disk"
If I click on the the icon for WMP, the screen comes ok, but nothing happens if I click Play
The notation says Battery Randomization.
I tried a different CD with some digital camera video clips, that I know plays on
another computer. When I click Run, WMP goes through the motions of playing the
video, but all I see is a swirling light splotch instead of the clip.
Is there an installation step I missed?


A:Windows Media Player 9 wont autoload CD


Try this player VCL player

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I have tried every codec but windows media player 11 wont work. Every thing else to do with sound driver works. What else can I do?

A:windows media player 11 wont work

Use vlc player it will work with near enough any video file VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
or if your set on using media player try this How to Reset a Windows Media Player 11 | eHow.com
with this Free-Codecs.com : Download K-Lite Codec Pack 9.3.0 FULL, K-Lite Codec Pack 9.3.0 STANDARD, K-Lite Codec Pack 9.3.0 BASIC

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Ever since changing to Comcast and McAfee (Both deny their systems are my problem) I am unable to open any wmp attachments from my email. The error messageis: Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to copress the file." I have tried all the subsequent "helps" that were provided to no avail. Anybody? Please?

A:Windows Media Player will not open

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I feel like such an idiot because I have been taking steps to repair my computer and Windows Media Player was working earlier, now I get a message that says:

Cannot open--unable to locate component msfvw32.dll--reinstalling the application my fix this problem

I normally have version 9. I went to the windows website and downloaded version 10 and saved it to my computer. Still--it will not open. It tells me the same thing. I'm afraid--I don't want to lose my music.

Nothing I do is working. I'd appreciate any help at all.

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