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Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

Q: Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

Hello friends! My Dad is having a problem with his Media Player. Whenever he starts the computer the Windows Media Player starts up automatically. How does one disable this? I can't find how to do it anywhere. He has a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP. I am a beginner with computers and have some knowledge, but please explain in a specific way. Dad has dial up through AOL.
Thanks Devo

Preferred Solution: Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

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A: Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Post a HiJackThis log and it will show what programs run at startup.

Go to this site http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php?page=download.

Click on 'Download HijackThis Installer'.

*Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop, or to the location where you normally download.
*Double-click on HJTInstall.exe.
*Click on Install.
*By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
*Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
*Click on the 'Do a system scan and save a logfile button'. It will scan and the log will open in notepad.
*Click Save to save the log file.
*Click on 'Edit > Select All' then click on 'Edit > Copy' (or Ctrl-C) to copy the entire contents of the log.
*Come back to this thread and Paste (or Ctrl-V) the log in your next reply.

*DO NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Hi! Everytime Windows XP starts up, it automatically opens Windows Media Player. I tried researching on how to disable this. I found as much as this:

start up - run - type 'msconfig'- and go to the start up tab.

I've gotten that far. However, under the start up tab's list of files, none of them are obvious to being the one to disable windows media player. I don't want to disable them all either.

Which of these files belongs to Windows Media Player


Is there another method to hault WMP from automatic start up?

A:Disabling Windows Media Player from automatic start up

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When ever I play a CD or DVD through Windows Media Player(10), it automatically begins connecting to the internet (I have dial up service). How can I prevent this?

When I downloaded WMP 10 it came with a program called URGE, which I found out later was a media sales site. How can I get rid of this too? Thanks Dock61

A:Windows Media Player Automatic Dail up

You can either tell WMP to not connect to the internet to download CD info, or you can go into your IE properties, and on the Connections tab, set it to Never Dial A Connection.

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When i tried to download music or download a video from a site , it automatically streamed instead of the pop up box telling me to save the file. I want to disable the automatic streaming feature. I noticed the link has been changed to automatically stream but when i disable Windows Media Player i can download the file normally. But i dont want to disable it everytime i want to download something. I tried the standard procedure of going to organize then options > network > then disabling all the protocols except the http one
Then i tried disabling all of them to no effect. It kept on auto streaming instead of allowing me to download.

Does someone know how to turn this streaming thing off or editing these auto streaming links?

Thanks in advance.

P.S Using windows 7 never happened in vista or earlier os

(the protocols are rtsp/utp etc.)

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I have windows 7 and therefor run windows media player 12. I don't want it automatically adding everything in my music folder to it's library. I only want it adding the stuff i drag into it. How do I do this?

A:Solved: windows media player 12: How to turn automatic import off?

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I use iTunes for pretty much everything but I do occasionally watch videos with Windows Media Player when if they are not in the right format for QuickTime and iTunes and such.

But Windows Media Player automatically synced all my songs and videos and everything it could find so all my itunes songs and vids are in WMP.

I do not like this at all!! How do i totally prevent WMP from syncing everything on my computer and just leave it empty unless I drag certain items into it?


A:Solved: Stop automatic sync with windows media player.

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How to configure windows media player 12 automatic sync from a specific location without create a playlist?

Is not very convenience in my opinion that windows media player 12 require that you manually create playlist and then be able to automatically sync after you add more musics or videos files to your previous created playlist if you want those new music / videos file to be sync to your external device, if there a way to configure windows media player 12 to automatically sync a specific location? Let's say I created a new folder named music and after each time I added more music files to this folder and open windows media player 12 it automatically sync those new music file?


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While Windows Media Player always had its flaws, I simply can't understand why would Microsoft make it worse with each version. WMP10 was a very decent player, at least for music because WMP has never been good for video. Then version 11 changed some things in the GUI I didn't like too much, but it was still OK. But WMP12 is total garbage!! In previous version you had a "hue" slider that you could use to make the player any color you wanted. In WMP12 that slider doesn't exist, and even worse, when in library mode we are stuck with a horrendous baby blue color all over the interface, that to this day I don't know how to change even with a resource hack. I don't get how can this hideous thing come from the same company that creates such a beautiful visual interface in Windows Media Center. If anybody knows how to change the background in library mode I beg you, please post and let me know how. Other thing missing? The Advanced Tag Editor. A very useful feature that every single music player that dares call itself that must have. Who the ____ at Microsoft came up with the idea to remove the Advanced Tag Editor, and who the ____ approved that decision? They should be fired. I will stop using this player mainly because of this reason. I used WMP11 to transfer albums to my MP3 player because when I use Winamp it transfers the files in the wrong order. But in WMP11 I just had to right click on an album cover and selet "Add to sync list", or "Add to burn li... Read more

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We all know of it, we all hardly use it in deference to itunes, VLC, and the sorts. But should it remain with us?

I was thinking about this feature that is just sucky. I never use it other than to play media files, and I never use the navigation of it because it's just terrible. It also looks terrible.

Then I wondered about the future of Windows Media Center and the dying Zune Software. What about consolidating media players into a commanding, Windows Media CENTER, center as in, an actual CENTER of media playing and not just one of many media playing programs that is used.

Think of it, all the features of all players come together in one, awesome player. The modern, immersive, metro design of Zune and Zune Marketplace, the DVR feature of WMC and integration with Xbox, and the lightweightness of WMP together. That way, we don't need to have so many players in one OS. And of course, it could get the same codec treatment as VLC or a potential addon codec treatment if the user needs such. It could have better device media management as well.

Also, if Microsoft could without apple suing them, they could pull a middle finger on them and have ipods and iphones being able to sync up and be able to be managed without itunes. Windows Media Center could also have access to the current Zune Marketplace and have the same subscription service applied to iDevices and Windows Phones and other digital players. One awesome, media player.

What do you guys think?

A:Should Microsoft kill off Windows Media Player

I personally say yes as I almost never touch it. But as an adjunct to an OS, it should be there I think. I also see most friends use it widely..

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I Recently Had A New Ms Windows Xp Pro Installed. My "programs" Says I Have Windows Media Player But When I Click On It, A Window Tells Me That I Cannot Have Access Unless I "validate" My Copy Of Windows. I Did This Before (my Old Copy Of Windows) And All I Got Was Trouble When They Said My Copy Was Not Valid. I Thought They Could Not Make You Do This. Am I Wrong?


A:Unless I Validate, Microsoft Denying Windows Media Player

Sorry Joan, but I think that the limit on the number of times Microsoft can require you to revalidate is around 640k.

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Windows Vista
Gateway computer

I like to download videos/trailers on the internet.

My default player is Microsoft Windows Media Player.

I would go to websites to watch videos. When I would click a link for the video (usually a WMV file), my Microsoft Windows Media Player would open up, then a few seconds after buffering, the video would start to play. While the video was playing, I could click to go forward, the video would pause (buffering), then play again. Basically, the video was streaming off of the internet.

I found a AVI file, but when I would play it, there was audio, but no video. So I downloaded an AVI player (GOM Media Player, http://download.cnet.com/GOM-Media-P...html?tag=mncol). I installed this new player to watch AVI videos. After I intalled the program, all of my WMV videos on my computer were using the new player. I clicked on a WMV file (from my computer) and made my Microsoft Windows Media Player be the default video player for WMV files and the GOM Media Player for my AVI files.

Then the problem started........

Now when I go to websites with links for streaming WMV files, the entire file downloads, then the media player opens up to play the video. I can't stream videos anymore.

Here is the website that I would go to to play/stream wmv files....... http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/media_movies.htm

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A:Can't stream videos on my Microsoft Windows Media Player anymore.

hi and welcome you could try revo uninstaller to remove gom you could also try system restore to a point before you made the changes

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A friend recently helped me to "clean up" my system. By using various anti-spyware and disk cleaner programs, among other things.

But since then, I have not been able to use my Windows Media Player at all, in any way shape or form.

Whenever I open it I get a window saying "An Internal Application Error Has Occured"

I have tried reinstalling Windows Media player, among a few other things.

Can anyone please help me get Windows Media player to work again?


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Since using these forums to resolve an issue with the update facility, I find that I am no longer able to use WMP.I am using Vista home premium x64 SP2.I do not want to use system restore as I have only just got back the update facility.My original OEM x64 Vista is SP1 so unable to repair from there as I am at SP2.The player is file version 11.0.6002.18065.I have attached a copy of the WMP folder.The issue is that WMP will not actually run at all.I do not receive any error code.It is my default player.Reading on here about ghost copy running in task manager, I noticed this.In task manager under processes winlogon.exe and wmpnscfg.exe are displayed.When I click WMP, this displays in task manager for a few seconds, CPU Usage goes up to around 25% from 2%, then it disappears from task manager.It does not start up on screen though.I have tried to run regsvr32 jscript.dll and receive this.The module was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x8004005.Running regsvr32 vbscript and I get this. The module was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x8004005.Running regsvr32 wmp.dll I receive this, DllRegisterServer in wmp.dll succeeded.I have also tried unregmp2.exe/UpdateWMP, but to no avail.I managed to download onto a memory stick a copy of WMP, but unable to run as this is older then my current copy.When I try run the update KB931621 I am informed it is not required for my system.Not sure where to go next?
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A:Windows Media Player will not start

Can you right click WMP and run as adminstrator?
Will run when User Account Control (UAC) is disabled?

Also, mixed reviews on this...

Windows Media Player Version Problem - AppScout

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I had to send my laptop off for repairs and during the course of repairs, my hard drive was replaced.  Today I tried to use Windows Media Player for the first time since I got my computer back.  I popped in a DVD and got a prompt asking about the
setting for WMP.  I chose "Recommended Settings."  I downloaded Microsoft FixIt for WMP and that time chose to do custom settings.  Once more, the program wouldn't launch. 

FixIt offered additional solutions.  That was two files to put into run and click ok.  One worked; one didn't. I received error code 0x80004005 when I tried to run regsvr jscript.dll.  I googled the error code and got this solution:

Run command prompt as Administrator Change folder by issuing the following command :
             For Windows Vista 32-bit:
cd C:\windows\System32
For Windows Vista 64-bit: cd C:\windows\SysWow64
Type the following command and hit Enter:
             regsvr32 jscript.dll

Type the following command and hit Enter:
             regsvr32 vbscript.dll

regsvr32 jscript.dll gave me the same error code.
FixIt then told me to go to support.  Support being the forums, if you don't want to pay, apparently.  I... Read more

A:Windows Media Player won't start

Could you let me know if you received any error message? Please try the following methods to check the result.
1. Click start -> type troubleshooting in the search box -> select Hardware and Sound -> then select Windows Media Player DVD.

2. Click start -> type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic in the search box -> click Next to reset Windows Media Player settings.
Meanwhile, you can try the following utility.
Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

If the issue persists, please help me collect the logs in Event Viewer. In Event Viewer, go to Windows Logs - Application , and look for Error in that list, there should be such an event for each crash.Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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I know there are some other threads about this problem but i can't post a reply there. I have a problem with wmp 11. It was working ok, but one day it stopped opening. Even if I double click it or if i try to open a mp3 file, it won't load.I tried to delete the registries,as i found somewhere on the net, but nothing happened. Any solution found?

A:Windows media player 11 won't start

Hi, my name's Cody, and I'm working with the Windows Media Outreach Team to help answer questions folks might have about their copies of Windows Media Player.
Since everyone's system can be so different, and since you didn't provide a whole lot of detail about your setup, there could be tons of different things that are causing your problems. I did find this thread online, however, where people were discussing (and even solving) a problem similar to yours, so I wanted to share it with you: Windows Media Player 11 - Won't Open at all... - CNET Multimedia Forums
Sorry to just throw you towards another forum, but it might be a handy resource for you to look at some of the different solutions other users have found. Let me know if it's helpful. If not, I might be able to look for some other solutions. I'm no technical expert, but hopefully, I'll at least be able to point you towards some additional resources that'll help you get things running again!
Windows Media Outreach Team

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I accepted an auto-update from Microsoft last weekend, and since then Windows Media Player will not start.

I'm on XP SP 2, up to date on all Microsoft-requested updates.

The message I get is (literally)

To use Windows Media Player, log off from Windows, log back on, and then start Windows Media Player.

Since this started (about a week), I've done countless restarts and multiple logoff-logon cycles, all with no joy.

Any Ideas? This is very frustrating, since it is stopping me from reading stuff I'd like to read.

Thanks for any help.

A:Windows Media Player won't start

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I recently installed 'Media Player Classic', a media player that came with hundreds of codecs already installed. I thought it was very good, free software, and I used it for a month without any problems.

But one day I was trying to listen to a live stream off of the internet and it wouldn't play...I opened it with MPC and it kept saying 'Opening...' and nothing happened.

I tried to open Windows Media Player then and it wouldn't open.
So then I figured that MPC must have screwed something up, so I thought that reinstalling WMP might fix it. So I did that, but I still had the same problem, WMP would not start.

Then I thought if I uninstalled MPC and then tried reinstalling WMP that might work...but it didn't.

Does anyone have any idea what I could try next?

PS: One more thing I notice is that when I go to the WMP folder (C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player) I see a exe called 'mplayer2.exe' and it has the icon that Media Player Classic used to have. Maybe MPC is not completely uninstalled?

Thanks for help.

A:Windows Media Player won't start!

Media Player Classic has nothing to do with Windows Media Player. It is a seperate alternative player for Quicktime, WMP, etc. If opening a file right-click and select "open with" whatever you choose. Also check your default settings preferences.

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My computer won't load WMP it keeps giving me a pop-up which reads 'The file wmploc.dll has a version number of 12.0.7600.16385 where 12.0.7600.16667 was expected. Windows Media is  not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install
the Player from the Microsoft website?' 
Each time i get here, it promts me to download a new WMP and each time i try install it,  a pop up about repairing the already installed version shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #frustrated

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I have loaded MS Media Player. When I double click on it, it does not come on. But RealPlayer works fine. Can someone help please?


A:Windows Media Player does not start

hi ok where did u download it from the net or a cd???

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So it's like this, when i click any WMP application it won't start.

I have read threads bout this problem, hoping it would solve my problem too.

I tried searching the "wmplayer.exe" or w7e it is on the search bar, on the start menu.

when i have found it, i clicked it and it gives me the same result as clicking the WMP application..

also, i have tried opening up task manager, and see if there's the "wmplayer.exe" or w7e on the processes, but it isn't there.

so i opened up the file location of the WMP, and i tried to click on the wmp setup.. *feeling like a computer technician*. then this message appeared.

"There is a more recent player of Windows Media Player (11.0.60002.18065) already installed in your computer. It is not possible to use an older installation package (11.0.60001.7000) to install files or to repair your current version of the Player"

i have no clue what to do.. i hope someone will help me out.

Thanks a lot in advance, and. GodSpeed.

A:Windows media player won't open / start.

You need to enter your system specs in the lower left-hand corner.
Have you installed SP2? If you have, was there problems with the installation?
What if you reinstall the player?

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Hello -

As of today my Windows Media Player does not start up. I tried to start it from my desktop and start menu, never will start it up. Also, I tried to start it by doubleclicking items that are associated with my media player, such as my music. I'm not quite sure what to do. I ran my spyware programs (in hopes that maybe it was somehting to do with that) but that didn't seem to fix the problem. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows Media Player doesn't start up

You can try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it and see if that works.

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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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I would like to have Windows Media Player act like I had just installed Windows and Windows Media Player (WMP). Basically I would like WMP to start the library over. Like new. Right now the only way I know to do that is to reinstall Windows. Is there an easier way?



A:How to start from scratch with Windows Media Player

it might help if you would mention why you want to do that. an what problems your having.
oh and what window system you have. all this is good to know if you want some one to help you.

i just noticed that you posted some thing on Windows Media Player earlier. to get the best help possible. its best to keep it in the same post.

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I am sorry but I thought that I had the sysinfo on my flash drive but when I opened it up it only had the HJT log. I can get it for anyone who need to see it, again I am sorry.

This is the message I get whenever I try to start the mediaplayer.
“An internal application error has occurred”.
Do I uninstall and reinstall or can it be repaired?

Would this message have anything to do with the problem?
The procedure entry point.
?QueryXfer to [email protected] lite Crypto @@ [email protected]
could not be located in the dynamic link library DRMclien.DLL
Should that be or one of the problems what would be the beat and easiest fix for a novice

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:08:21 AM, on 12/27/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
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A:Solved: Windows Media Player cannot start

Not the correct board for HJT logs.

You can try running MalwareBytes and Spybot Search & Destroy in Safe Mode. That will ensure you system is spyware/malware free.

After that, you can try manually reinstalling WMP. The install package should be available on the microsoft website.

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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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I need a way to start a video clip at a certain point in the clip. Eg. starting 1min into the clip or say 10min into the clip. Using wmp9.

A:Windows Media Player 9 - Start video


Hi there!

I believe you would need some form od "Authoring" software to create an Index or chapters within the video clip(Like a DVD has) then you might be able to run it that way.

If no one here has any other ideas, you may want to check out:
VCD Help!
Good luck!


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I have Vista Home Basic SP2 and for some time WMP11 doesn't start. Any suggestions for help would be highly appreciated.

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Years of difficulty, hours of frustration trying to deal with this.  When I start Windows Media Player, it starts up in Library View for a couple of seconds.  Then it immediately flashes down to a minimized "Now Playing" window.  I have to click "Go to Library" to get to the library view.
I operate in the Library view.  I have no bleeping use for the "Now Playing" minimized window.  Since I haven't started playing anything, the "Now Playing" window is a useless annoyance.  I just want Windows Media Player to start in Library View.
I've posted around other help sites, and tried all the solutions.  Most of them tell me to put  /Task Library or  /Task MediaLibrary at the end of the command line of the shortcut menu in the Properties box when I right-click the Windows Media Player startup icon.
Here are examples of this advice: http://www.sevenforums.com/music-pictures-video/224291-how-open-wmp-12-maximized-library-not-minimized-now-playing.html
I've tried all the solutions here, over and over.  Nothing works.  I'm using Windows 7 Professional and Windows Media Player version 12.0.7601.18150, the most recent update.
Can anyone help me to get Windows Media Player to start in Library View?

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I have problem with WMP on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
There is creator on first start... yep, but I have "loop" with this creator and can't use WMP.

I recorded video with that issue:
Windows Media Player creator loop - YouTube
1. System is up-to-date
2. There is no malware
3. I tried disable and re-enable WMP on programs & features

What can I do?

A:Windows Media Player first start creator loop

Such a very strange issue out there... do you really need WMP? There are other options for Media Players... for me I mostly use Zune!!!

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I've recently downloaded a vista pack onto my computer, which converted xp real close to Vista. Now, I didn't really like it, and my pc neither(it ran slow) so I uninstalled the whole pack.

The problem that occured was, that my windows media player doesn't start anymore. I click the program several times, but nothing happens.
I tried to reinstall te program, install an older version (i have v.11) but nothing helps.
I can't play any music on my pc, which is really annoying.
Hope anyone can help?


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Windows Media Player will start every time i boot into windows...i have check the options and all the tabs (i think) but the next time i start up my computer, it will still be there...any ideas?

A:Windows Media Player opens EVERY time i start the computer

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On my new laptop, it sometimes takes a whole minute to load! What is going on?

A:Windows Media Player takes a long time to start

A reboot fixed it for a while, then it started doing it again.

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Two computers, both have windows media player, and both have the same files/folder structure. A bunch of music files, assored mp3, wav, midi files. Some have a .doc, .txt, and a few .rars

On one computer, there is a handy "Play All" button that loads media player and all the music files are played.. But on another, that button isn't there at all.

Any idea what the trigger is for it to appear? Really like the idea of not having to manually add every song to a playlist when I get something new.. Never really bothered me until I realized there WAS a play-all button. Now I want it back even though I have never had it before..

I've looked, and the subfolders in that archive have a play all option, but not the main one.

A:[SOLVED] 'Play all' in explorer to start Windows Media player

Hilight all music files, then RIGHT-click, select "add to WMP"

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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Why do mpg files play so much better and smoother on RP8 than they do in MMP7? I don't know what it is, but whenever I play a mpg video with MMp7 I get chopy frame rates (normal and full-screen mode)and when play it with RP8 I get smooth playback...
Any thoughts on how to fix or maybe boost perfomance for MMp7?

A:Microsoft's Media Player 7 vs Real Player 8

Hi raziel_60

Do you have BlackIce Defender installed, if so, it could be interfering.

Otherwise, take a look at this link for more FAQs on Windows Media Player 7.

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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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If anyone knows how to get windows media player 9 to run, I would appreciate the advice. I have version I downloaded Media Player 9 (for Windows 98 SE) and went through the installation process, but when completed with the install, a dialog box opens up saying "Microsoft Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The error signature is as follows:

AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: ModName: oleaut32.dll
ModVer: 2.40.4518.0 Offset: 0006ac21

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I cannot update my current version (6) from its update feature( it says there is no update available , when I tried), but version 6 still works...only I have to go into the program file where it is and open it there.

A:"Microsoft Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close"

I would recommend getting winamp from www.winamp.com.

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I have installed this in my Pc running win 2000 pro and it plays my cds brilliantly,but when i come to look at short clips and film trailers i just a pic of the clip and the sound...why doesn't it work correctly?...please help.

A:Microsoft Media Player 9

Hi Apple , Your provider wouldn't happen to be Dial -Up would it ? If not , try deleting and re-installing .

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I have XP Pro w/MS Media Player 11.0. Works fine with MPG files and some others, but WMV files open a text box with control characters.

Isn't there a place in Control Panel where I can set which programs run which media files?

Thank you,

[email protected]

A:Microsoft Media Player


Right click on the WMV file and choose Properties then click Change button and choose what program you want to use to Open these files.

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I can't play any type of file. i even upgraded to the newest one. each time i open up some file is say that i performed an illegal operation and closed it. i have win 98. thank you.

A:microsoft media player problem?


When the error pops up, click Details then copy/paste the contents. Also, which version of Windows and Media Player are you using?



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I just bought a new Dell Pentium 4 (2.8mhz). MS Media Player does not work properly. It takes about 3 minutes for an audio cd to load up and when it does the previous cd title and all information stays on the screen even as it plays the current cd. I have downloaded MS Media Player from the MS tried re-installing but makes no difference.

Any ideas?

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I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a simple way to export my ITunes music library to my Microsoft Media Player. I want to put music on my Blackberry and the only way how that I know of is through Media Player. I dont want to burn many many disks just to rip them to Media Player so I can put it on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any helpful hints. (I am NOT computer smart so I need laymans terms please!) Thanks for any help I can get.

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Man, I am bumming one day my media player was fine the next no sound!
Things I have done. Checked all cables wires speakers ...All work, checked all settings on computer (that I know about) and turned volume on highest level. I have removed and reloaded the drivers on my computer. I have downloaded microsoft media player 10 version. I have had some vidio clips off of CNN play with sound but nothing from my music. I am a drummer and I need to use this computer to practice with HELP!

A:No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Greeting Zephead, and Welcome to TSF.

Please try these steps in order....

Right click on the Volume Control in the System Tray [near the clock]..If you don't have the Volume Control icon in the taskbar, do this..
Go Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > tick the box 'Place Volume icon in the taskbar' > Apply > OK.
Now: Open Volume Control > Options > Properties > Playback > scroll down and make sure that all of the following are ticked: Volume Control; Wave; SW Synth; Front; CD Player; Line-In; and, 'microphone'. Now click Recording, and tick the following: Stereo Mix; CD Player; Line-In ; Microphone. Now click Playback again > OK.
Back to Options > Advanced > there should now be an 'Advanced button on the Microphone, click it > tick the box ' 1 Mic Boost' Close, and exit out of Volume Control.

Now right click on the System Tray Icon again > Adjust Audio Properties > at the bottom next to Speaker Volume, click Advanced and set the type of speakers you have from the drop down box > OK. Now click on Speaker Volume and make sure that the volume is not turned down >OK.

Now go Voice > Test Hardware, and the Test wizard will run you through a test to see that everything is [hopefully] working, and when your done > OK >OK.

As I said hopefully you should now have sound, but if not post back and we'll scratch our heads again.

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My Norton virus warning keeps coming up telling me that I have a trojan horse found under C:\Programfiles\windowsmediaplayer\iedll.exe

They action taken was none

I submited the files to Norton and they emailed me back to tell me that YES I did have a trojan horse and in their words "all are non-repairable threats"

I sent the files to a safe place and removed them (I think).

Now when I re-started my computer and ran Norton it kept running and running (11 hours 2,741,897 files). I decided to stop virus scan after the 11th hour. What in the world is going on with this computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Microsoft Media Player / Trojan (HELP!!!)

If anyone can help you can email me at [email protected]
I would forever be in dept!!!!!!!!

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Hello all, I tried to reply to the thread with a similar title to provide a correct answer. So I am reintroducing the topic and providing an answer that seems to work.

Problem: I want to use media player with very minimal frame. Many answers are "play full screen". But I know that media can be played in windows media without any skin, very minimal framing and floating media controls over the video that auto hide when you move away.


Press Ctrl-2. This puts you in a skin mode. There should be menu items at the top: File, View, Play, Tools, Help
Choose View->Skin Chooser
You are now in the full media player experience. Do not choose a skin. Click the 3 square & arrow thing at the bottom "Switch to now playing"
Viola! No skin, minimal borders and floating media controls.

I have no idea why this is not a simple option. I think what I am choosing is the most basic skin, maybe not even intended for use. But this is my favorite player, super simple.

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Media Center & Media Player 11 recently would not play a DVD. Computer locked up in Media Center on insertion of DVD. wmvs, mpgs and audio files played fine, however, a couple of days later a DVD began playing, with no changes made by me, but without sound. This is now the same problem with wmvs, mpg, and all audio files. Picture is fine but with no sound. Tried system restore but there was nothing to restore.

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