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Q: windows media player still playing when i close it

hello i am knew to this forum. i am having a problem with my windows media player. whenever i shut down my windows media player and music or a video is still playing, the video/song keeps playing and i keep hearing sound until i open windows media player again and press stop. that is stupid, the music is still playing but windows media player isn't even playing. what do i do?

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Can't figure this out. Often when playing dvd's in my system now, the media player is forced to close after say a few minutes of watching the movie. I get an error message saying sorry for the inconvenience but windows media player is going to be forced to close. Any clue what could be going on. Dell 1.1 ghz, 512 ram, 120 gb hd, windows xp pro...

A:Windows media player forced to close when playing dvd's...

Whenever I run a DVD movie I use my CyberLink/Power DVD Player which is
brought up as a choice along with my media player. What are are you using? I'm the first to admit that I'm no DVD expert, but it plays very well with no problems.

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Hey guys, im having a problem with windows vista 64bit.
Trouble is, if im playing music and click the X on the wmp screen, it still plays music but the window has gone. The only way i can stop the music playing is by using task manager and ending it in the process screen. BUT... here is the weird thing.. as soon as i end the process, it starts up again on its own!? but no window. Its like it running in the background. Im using the 32bit version of windows media player as it already came with the installation disc of vista.

Any ideas how i can stop this happening? [NOTE: in all fairness however, at least the player starts like its on fire.]

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Hello everyone, I have this problem of Windows Media Player 11 launching during Start Up for my WinXP Media Center Edition. I have checked msconfig and WMP 11 is not among the programs launched during Start Up. I try closing WMP but it keeps opening on its own accord. And when it does, things like typing and internet browsing become very difficult to do. I have run Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte's Anti Maleware. These detected some trojans which I have removed but the problem still persists. I am at my wits end and would appreciate any help. Many thanks

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A:Can't Close Windows Media Player

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When I close WMP11, it stays running in the background. I have to go to Task Manager to end the process. Pretty annoying and it's using memory. Does anyone have a fix? Thanks.

A:Windows Media Player does not close

I probably should have posted this in XP. I was in a hurry when I posted, but looking at the problem again, I think it's more an OS problem.

Would a MOD please move it. Thanks.

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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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I came across this site while trying to find a solution to the problem described in this thread.

I haven't been receiving the low memory messages but each time I launch WMP it seems to work fine. However, if I close it and want to reopen it later it will not do so and when I check my task mgr. it shows that WMP has gone into not responding mode and it freezes up my system.

I have to shut down and restart each time.

Any ideas anyone may have on how to fix this pesky problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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I downloaded WMP10 and had periodic problems when watching streaming video. At some point, WMP10 just wouldn't close. So when I ended one video segment and tried to click on another, WMP10 wouldn't open because it had never closed from the prior use. The only way to resolve the problem is to reboot. This occurs on a completely random basis. I uninstalled 10 and reinstalled 9 which worked well until Microsoft message said "there's an update to 9 available and do you want it?" Foolishly I said "yes".

Well now I'm back to the same old problem. Re-booting (or having to click the "Run With Real Player" option) is a nuisance. I'm not looking for a solution to the problem, but HEY if anyone has one, great. What I'd really just settle for is advice on how can I close WMP10 manually so that I can avoid all the re-booting stuff. It happens with enough frequency to make it really annoying.

From all my attempts to download, install, uninstall, etc WMP 9 and 10, I've got so many files in the Media Player folder I really don't even know which one to attack first...if any. Could this be (part of) the problem? I actually have the following in the folder:

I'm running Dell Dimension 8300, Windows XP (Home) SP2, 512Ram 74GB

Thanks a lot.


A:Windows Media Player 10 Doesn't Close

I usually refer to this website when i have a problem with wmp. If i were you I would get the latest codecs and patches for wmp and install them. Besides fixes there are great features that would make wmp more fun. Check it out.

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I am using a new Dell laptop (Latitude 3540) and it seems to have a strange fault. When I play a DVD using WMP the laptop will not close down - there is no message about programmes that are open and there is nothing shown under applications in the task manager. I click on "shutdown, it goes through "logging off" to "shutting down" then just hangs.

This is further complicated by the fact that if I try and replicate the problem by part-playing a DVD (having first moved it towards the end so that just the last few minutes have played) then generally it will close down perfectly normally.

I am not a technical person but can generally resolve Windows issues by Googling around. With this problem I cannot seem to find anything anywhere that suggests a solution. Googling seems to produce problems with WMP not closing which is not the problem I have.

This issue is not life-threatening, just mildly irritating but I do not like to be beaten so I would be grateful for any thoughts.

First post so apologies if this is not the best forum for this query.

A:Laptop will not close down after using Windows Media Player

Have you tried using a different DVD player other than WMP to see if it makes any difference? Go to Free Software and Shareware - Tucows Downloads and download a different one.

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When I open a video or audio file in WMP 11 it works fine. However when I close it (I am closing it not minimizing it) the audio still plays. If I click on another file to play it plays the file fine but again, when I close it out, the audio still plays from that file until I open another file. The only way I can completely close it is to go to task manager and end the wmplayer.exe process.

Restarting prevents this from happening for a very short period of time, but eventually it starts doing it again and I have to keep going to task manager to end the process or restart again. It's becoming annoying.

If there is some other process causing this, I haven't determined what it could possibly be. I haven't installed any new programs since this has been happening and scans are showing that I am virus and malware free. Other than this problem, my PC is running great.

A:Windows Media Player won't close completely

it seems that u have problems with task managing in windows..
try to see if there is a background program working hard by see ur task manager.
if theres none, perhaps ur configuration is damaged.
try to downgrading WMP to original state by uninstall it in add or remove program menu..

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For some reason I keep getting this error when I try to open wmv files from my email. Even when I copy the files to my computer they still wont open. The few that do open play upside down. Help!!

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

First off, open the file with Gspot: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

press render and see if it reports any missing codec for the file.. If it does, google for the codec and install it..

Next, go to the Tools->Options->Performance->Advanced menu and simply deselect the "Use video mixing renderer" option.

Next, try increasing the video hardware acceleration. There are two video hardware acceleration settings—one in the Player, and one in the Windows operating system. You must change both settings.

To change the setting in the Player, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab. Move the Video acceleration slider to Full.

To change the setting in Windows, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Display, click the Settings tab, click Advanced, and then click the Troubleshoot tab. Move the Hardware acceleration slider to Full.

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Everytime I plug my Walkman into the computer, Windows Media Player blocks the screen with the message "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close". I can't access the screen to put music on my player.

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A:Solved: Windows Media Player has encountered a problem & needs to close

Hi, I downloaded SONY Media Player for my NWZ-S615F Walkman. I didn't know this existed but I found it on the SONY site and it works well. I'll just abandon Windows Media Player as it crashes all the time with the closing problem. When I bought the Player it had Windows Media Player on the CD.

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in fact i can t even oopen it!

each time i try and error message appears:

"gdiplus.dll is missing"

what can i do to fix the problem?

iv already tried downloading the software from the microsoft website but the same message came up.

iv also searched my pc for the gdipus.dll file and loads come up!

what can i do?

A:windows media player not playing media

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I recently installed a DVD burner on a computer with windows xp home sp2. When I try to play dvd's in windows media player I get this message:

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.Click to expand...

Of course doing those things doesn't fix anything.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player Playing DVD's

The message is kind of strange -- but the bottom line is that Windows Media Player has never come with the mpeg-2 decoder needed for playing DVDs.

For this you must have a 3rd party player installed such as PowerDVD-- or if you don't care about using WMP -- you can view just about anything in VLC: >>


To check whether Windows already has the required decoder, use this:


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I have some .wmv files that I would like to watch. (dirtbike riding stuffs)
I have watched these movies in the past but now all of a sudden I click on the files and Windows Media Player opens up like it's gonna play the clip but nothing ever happends. Nadda, Zero...nuth'n
This also applies for .wmv files off the internet.
(I've tested with many .wmv files and media player always opens up like it's gonna play but never does)

It has worked in the past.

I have Vista Business x64 sp1
I've tried to reinstall windows media player but I get a message telling me I already have the latest version instsalled: 11.0.6001.7000
I downloaded this, Windows Media Player Software Informer: Latest version download, news and info about this Microsoft Corporation program. Expand your horizons in the field of playing videos., which says it's version 11.0.6001.7000 but I still get the same error message.

I googled fix's and such but nothing I tried has helped out.
Tried reinstalling SP1, won't let me, says I have it installed already.

I'm not that great with Vista in regards to uninstalling media player (if that's possible) in order to reinstall it.
If someone can help me out here, I'd much appriaciate it.

Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player not playing?

2 slow u people R ....I installed VLC media player for now.

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I need some serious help here.

I had downloaded a video with .mkv extension from azureus. It was playing in both vlc and wmp10 but with jerky video.
So I decided to install a codec for playing mkv files.
I went to http://www.cccp-project.net/ and installed their codec pack. Then wmp10 stopped playing the mkv file!!!
Then I panicked and uninstalled the cccp codec pack. Now wmp10 plays no media file

Someone told me I have to restore my Directshow! Is it true? If so, how do I do this?

A:Windows Media Player Not playing anything!

Download a more popular codec pack like K-Lite Codec Pack from here.

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I'm trying to play a few audios, but keep getting a message in WMP when trying to open them; that says: Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

Can anyone give me any advice on how to play them?

A:Windows Media Player Not Playing MP3's

Where did you get the mp3s from? Are you sure they are good? Have you tried playing them with any other media player such as VLC?

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For quite some time, the only way I have been able to play mp4 video has been by changing the file type to .avi.  I would very much like to get this problem fixed, and appreciate any suggestions.
I have attached an image file of the message I get.

A:Windows Media Player not playing .MP4

try using VLC to play your videos.......

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I am trying to play highlights of matches on arsenal tv on line

I get a message "Unable to create Windows Media Player"

Any hints or solutions.


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Hello all,

I am having alot of problems with WMP, I have various amounts of video clips, some work perfectly, and a few others don't. Thing is, is I formatted my PC not long ago, and i had my media saved on my xtra drive, and before i formatted, everything worked perfectly. Now, after formatting and putting all my media back on, certain clips won't play properly.

The audio will play, but the video doesnt show. I went on the windows support site, found alot of solutions, but not for WMP 10, and all the solutions for that version arnt working.

I tryed reinstalling,updating e.tc. but still, no luck.

Anyone have any idea of what I can do, any help is greatly appreciated

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I have a Windows 7 system that is running all Windows Updates available as on today. I assume it is running the latest edition of WMP; but, I can see no way of determining the version. It plays MTS (movies made on a Panasonic Camcorder) files just fine.

Now the problem:

I have another system here running WinXP with all updates available for it as of today. Again, I cannot determine which version of WMP. It will not play MTS files. It is running a Intel Core 2 CPU 6300 $ 1.86 GHz and 2 Gigs of RAM. It stops at a screen that says it is loading but remains black indefinitely with no progress indicator.

Any advice?

Am I just going to have to go to Win7? I know there are other programs that probably will play MTS; but, it would be nice if I could get WMP to do it without having to go to Win7.

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In the past I have created numerous m3u files to play an mp3 file on Windows Media Player and they all have worked well. Today, however, I created one just the same way and when I play it I get the message:
"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 compress the file."

When I check the help file for the file types that are supported I find that it does support m3u and mp3 files.

Does anyone have any help for me to know how to fix this?

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My new laptop got my old music files from my old laptop via third party computer on a stick and media player 12 will not play wma files.  The files that won't play are ones I had the cd for.  I have tried several things none of which fixed it
to include contacting Microsoft and letting them run the computer.  The sfc scan has been run twice, the media player has been uninstalled and installed something  like three times.  VLC and iTunes downloaded and files downloaded to iTunes have
not converted to mp3 as expected, perhaps it is something with that I am not doing.  Many people on this and I appreciate the efforts  

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OS: Vista home premium.

I have been able to burn music CD and play them fine on any PC or CD player. Last time I burn a music CD, I can play on PC and only some CD players.

Has anybody had this problem on MS OS: Vista home premium??????

I burn same music CD on my XP OS and it works fine and can play on PC or any CD player.

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Almost none of my videos will play anymore after installing this upgrade. Videos start and then don't actually play. I just see a screen still and I can jump around through the frames. Some videos like AVI files that I open show up as music and again, will not play.

Any idea what is going on here?

A:Windows Media Player 11 not playing videos

U will need the codes.... Try a third party software like storm codec. Try a google search

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hi there, when i am browsing the internet for videos and they are played using windows media player on the browser page, all that shows up now is a red x. i have windows media player 11 on windows vista, and am using internet explorer. any suggestions?thnx

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I am using Windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition and I am facing an issue quite a long.
That is while playing video files mostly avi's I have tried is getting stuck and stopped playing.After couple of seconds it is automatically resumed.This problem is there with both vlc and windows media player.I also have ubuntu 11.10 where I have vlc.Same problem is there also.can anyone please tell me some way out ??


A:VLC and windows media player getting stuck while playing mp3 and avi's

Welcome to SF arkasharma

Do you have any codec packs installed? If yes which one?

We usually suggest Sharks007's codecs. You can get it from here: Download Windows 7 Codecs 3.6.8 - FileHippo.com

Some steps that you may need to follow after installation of Sharks codecs.
Click on the
Scroll down to Shark007s codecs folder.
Expand it and select the settings application by right click run as administrator button.
On the bottom click on Shark007 SUGGESTED settings.
Lastly you will get a confirmation dialogue that all the videos will open with windows media player (but actually they will open with other players as well)
Attached is a picture as reference.

And some prefer the Klite Codec pack from this link: Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.92 (Full) - FileHippo.com with basic next next next installation steps.

Install either of it but make sure you've removed any other codec packs previously installed.

Let us know how it goes.

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I have win xp pro with windows media player 10. When I play videos such as mpegs they come up in a browser rather than in the player. How do i stop this?

Hope you can help,

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Hey. I just installed XP a couple weeks ago, and all of a sudden WMP11 isn't playing any sound when I play DVD's anymore. These are all commercial DVD's I'm trying to play. Other sound and video files work fine, but DVD playback has no sound. I've tried this on a variety of discs with no luck. What the hell happened and how do I fix it?

Note: I already uninstalled and reinstalled WMP.

A:No Sound when playing DVD's with Windows Media Player 11

Well, it's still not working with WMP after re-installing my sound drivers, but I just downloaded VLC and it appears to work with that, so whatever I guess.

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I saw some other threads like this, but not the same problem.

My windows media player works fine, it is just when I am trying to play a video in both IE7 and Mozilla Firefox, the Windows media player comes up in the browser with the black box and says "ready" but nothign ever plays. I hit hte play button and it does nothing.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Media Player not playing in browser

Hi there rathofman,

this sometimes happens if the server is busy, it may be an idea to completely clear your internet cache, history, cookies etc then go back to the page. If the same happens, click refresh on the toolbar a few times to see if that loads the clip or not.

Does this happen on all sites with video clips or just some?

Are you able to view any content at any of these places:


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hey guys!!
windows media player 12 consumes a lot of cpu resource even when it is not playing anything and is minimized.

see below for a snapshot of "Process Explorer" and "wmplayer.exe" process properties"

After this, if i kill the thread consuming highest cpu then every thing goes back to normal (see below)

please tell me what to do....

A:Windows Media Player eats up 100% cpu even when it is not playing anything

Where do you see that 100%?

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When I go to www.accuweather.com, and try to play one of their videos, Windows Media Player 9 will not ever finish buffering. It just gets stuck. Is there any way to fix this problem. I won't ever play a streamed video.

A:Windows Media Player Not playing video


Is this the only site that has this problem? If so, lets try a bit of a cleanup:

Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content

Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
Apply and OK

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.



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Dear sir,
Previously I was using Windows Media Player 9 and DVDs were playing smoothly. But now, after formating my Hard Disk, I have installed Windows Media Player 10. But to my surprise, DVDs are not playing at all. What is the technique to play DVDs in Windows Media Player 10?
Secondly, please let me know how to delete Windows Media player 10 from The folder 'Program files' Thanking U.

A:DVDs are not playing in Windows Media PLayer 10

You probably need a DVD decoder. You usually get them by installing a commercial player like PowerDVD etc.

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A:Playing Dvds With Windows Media Player 9

We don't help with with illegal stuff here, and DVD ripping is sort of a gray-area. I understand that you own a legal copy of the DVD, but ripping it is still illegal because it uses DeCSS to crack the encryption. So im not sure if I should be helping you here.

That aside, those plugins won't work for you, however PowerDVD will play VOB files for you.

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Hi guys. Having a problem similar to the one the guy had in this thread I found that brought me across your website:


The DVD will play only background noises and sound room special FX but no character dialogue. I'm assuming I'm having a codec problem of my own. The K-Lite pack that someone posted a link to in that thread has not worked for me. Do I need to reboot my PC? Any help would be appreciated!

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Hello, I'm new here and I hope that I can get this fixed,
um well lets see first I'll start with my problem.
I have Windows Media Player 11 it worked fine for a real long time but recently it finally something happened to it. I can hear sound just fine except that I can see no video at all I've tried different videos and nothing all I get is sound, but the weirder thing is that my Enhancements box is completely blank along with the video it won't show any visualizations either. I tried using Windows media classic and it worked fine I also tried iTunes and it was good. I also checked if it can stream any videos but it won't do either but it will stream on firefox. I'm not quite sure what I can do.

A:Windows Media Player Now Playing Problems

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I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know), 2 gb ram, 320 gig hard drive, radeon ati video card (forgot model number), amd 3200+, not sure why i listed my pc specs but ehh why not. anyways the title says it all, but to break it down, the problem is when i go to play my music in windows media player 11, it will make this terrible screaching sound (and thats for all music no matter what file extension it is .avi .wmv .mp3 etc.) after the screaching sound the music will sound very low then slowly it will begin to make the volume louder and louder till it gets to the correct volume setting that you set it (on computer or physically on the speaker). i have tried to see if other media players does this such as quicktime and itunes and they work fine, its only when playing in windows media player does it give me that screach sound at the beginning of everyone music/movie then it sounds low after a few minutes it will get loud again and sometimes get low volume then it will increase the volume, whats the matter anyone? could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divx, wasnt really paying attention nor was i using windows media player when i installed divx, please help its really annoying and would love to get this fixed.

Thank you

A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Siten0308 said:


I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know)Click to expand...

Let's find out for sure.

Start > Control Panel > Automatic Updates
Click the link for "Windows Update Web site".
Click the Custom button

What results do you get?

Siten0308 said:

could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divxClick to expand...

First, try removing Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 in Add/Remove Programs, then reinstall it. Does the problem continue?

If so, try removing DivX. I do not think it is causing the problem, but could not hurt to try. Does it still continue?

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I can't seem to figure this one out. Windows media player 9 is freezing and not playing CDs , files or anything at all. We are having trouble with our network here where it sometimes takes a while to get to a website due to a bad decision on hardware. Full duplex does not translate well to half duplex for 20 plus computers. I'm wondering if this is playing a part in WMPs problem of freezing and not playing files or CDs because of not being able to reach out to the net.

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows Media Player 9 freezing / not playing

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I recently got a Zune and for the Zune software to work, WMP needs to work. A few months ago, it stopped playing music altogether. Not one song. It won't even play anything off of a CD, or on the internet. I was probably on the phone with Zune for 7-8 hours for them to tell me they couldn't help me. I was then connected to Microsoft, who told me I could call Acer or pay 60 dollars plus tax to Microsoft for them to help me. I called Acer and they said I would have to pay $60 per 30 mins. I don't have that kind of money right now and i just want my WMP fixed!!
Can someone help me please!!

A:Windows Media Player not playing music! please help!

Here's an answer that someone found (seems like alot of trouble to me, syncing music to Att phone then back to,,,,)

I suggest reinstalling the Media Player. Click Start, type Turn Windows features on and off

Uncheck the player, apply, restart Windows, recheck, apply, restart Windows.

The above may be a quick fix that won't last though?

Have you tried the free "Jet Player" - there's not much it won't play or burn and it will run circles around WMP.

Hope this helps as it seems you have found what others have - (it may be awhile before Microsoft decides to deal with this issue)

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I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know), 2 gb ram, 320 gig hard drive, radeon ati video card (forgot model number), amd 3200+, not sure why i listed my pc specs but ehh why not. anyways the title says it all, but to break it down, the problem is when i go to play my music in windows media player 11, it will make this terrible screaching sound (and thats for all music no matter what file extension it is .avi .wmv .mp3 etc.) after the screaching sound the music will sound very low then slowly it will begin to make the volume louder and louder till it gets to the correct volume setting that you set it (on computer or physically on the speaker). i have tried to see if other media players does this such as quicktime and itunes and they work fine, its only when playing in windows media player does it give me that screach sound at the beginning of everyone music/movie then it sounds low after a few minutes it will get loud again and sometimes get low volume then it will increase the volume, whats the matter anyone? could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divx, wasnt really paying attention nor was i using windows media player when i installed divx, please help its really annoying and would love to get this fixed.

Thank you

A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Sounds like (no pun intended), your audio driver needs to be reinstalled. Drivers do get corrupted especially when you remove programs that require audio support.

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why does the playback lag, it like plays for a sec pauses for awhile and plays for a couple secs and pauses this happens all the time. how do i fix this?

i am on a
1.3ghz duron
geforce4 mx420
690mb ram

i tried setting the video aceleration on media player to normal and none, still does it.

hmm i just also tried to play this video on kazaa i was dling, and it played smoothly through kazaa when my sound card was working.

but now my sound cut off and its skipping a bit too..

i dont think my sound card is compatible with xp it shuts off after a couple secs after running a program, except for warcraft 3.. is this the problem?

A:Windows media player on xp playing problems.

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Ok - Windows Gurus.

I have windows media player on the machine. Everything has worked smoothly for months now. I now have a problem with media player 10. When I click on a link to view streaming video, the clip will buffer for a bit, then the 1st frame of the video comes up/freezes and the audio continues on.

If I close media player and click on the same clip, both the video and audio work fine. What is causing the video to freeze (audio continues to play) when I click on the video clips the first time around.

If I try to play something locally, there are no problems. It is only with streaming content and this is a new issue. Software wise, I have been authoring a handful of DVDs but outside of that, nothing has changed.

I have tried to reinstall media 10, reinstall the codec packs etc. All other media players play fine (real audio, winamp etc)- no video freeze. So this is only inherent to wmp10. Weird.

Any other thoughts on what has been altered to cause the video freeze?

I am all for suggestions and thanks in advance for the help!


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"Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer."

I get this message when trying to play dvds on my laptop. I have downloaded the latest version of wmp 10, however the message still appears. All other programs are updated and running as they should be.

I need to download something i guess, but i dont know what.

Please help!

Thanks in advance

A:playing dvds - windows media player probs

Yes you need a dvd decoder installed. What is the make of your DVD player? Did it come with software?

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No matter where I go....our local t.v. channel online, abc, cbs, nbc, etc. I can't play a video with either Windows Media Player 11, or RealPlayer 10. When I click on a video it says "buffering". It gets to like 30% then plays two seconds of the video, then stops (freezes) and buffers again, then stops, then buffers and so on. Or it will freeze on one frame, so I will have a still picture of part of the video and the sound will keep going and play the whole audio portion, but not the picture. Is there anything I can do, or is there something I am doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have Windows XP Media Edition on a computer with Intel Pentium D Processor 2.8GHz w/Dual Core, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 667 MHz, 128MB ATI Hyper Memory (if any of this helps). When I first got this computer I could click on, and play, any video. Now I can't.

A:Windows Media Player - Trouble Playing Video

Slow internet? Nothing to do with your computer hardware or software.

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i've got the latest edition of media player but every time i go to play a dvd it will not open and i keep getting the dialogue box telling me to change my screen resolution and graphics. this doesnt help.
when going to the web help it says i have error message C00D116A.
I looked at driver updates,; i dont need them either for windows or intel graphics card
I have two separate media players (sony vaio and interactual 2.0) and they are also refusing to open and play, saying that it is a video subsystem problem.
any help warmly welcolme

A:Solved: windows media player not playing dvds

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So I have been trying to play/rip this CD I just got, but I have been having no luck at all. It will start playing the song, and continue playing the whole song, but the rest of the computer crashes so I am forced to restart. I don't get why one program would crash the whole computer like that... I've also tried to rip the CD, and it would rip about 4 tracks and then the computer would crash and it would stop. Anyone having a similar problem or know how to fix this one? It is an imported Japanese CD by the way, not sure if that matters or not.

A:Windows Media Player crashes computer playing CD

What program are you using?

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