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Mute the internet but still have sounds from media players

Q: Mute the internet but still have sounds from media players

is it possible to mute sounds from games and stuff from the internet but still listen to music from windows media player. i know it can be done on windows vista but is there something you can download which can do it aswell.

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A: Mute the internet but still have sounds from media players

come on guys please give me some answers

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64bit Versus 32bit Media Players Is there an advantage to using a 64bit version of a player rather than a 32bit version? MPC x64 versus MPC x32? or WMP x64 versus WMP x32?

I have read a lot of discussion about codecs working or not working for 32bit and/or 64bit media players and operating systems. My question is what is the advantage of using a 64bit media player? Is the picture better, clearer, sharper? Does the 64bit player use less resources its corresponding 32bit player? Codec support is a lot better for 64bit versions now than in the recent past, but still why go through the hassle of purposefully switching to a 64bit player? Is there really a performance or quality edge to making the switch in players?

I have Vista Home Premium x64 and ask this question to help me decide whether to use the 64bit version or 32bit version of Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic-HC. If there is no performance or quality difference then I will stick with the 32bit version of both players until such time as either there is a performance/quality edge or extra steps are not required for using the 64bit versions of the players.

Thank you for your help.

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I'm using the x64 version of MPC-HC now. I don't notice any performance or quality gains over the 32 bit version though. Should there be? Am I missing something? Does anyone get better performance or higher quality out of using the x64 version of a media player instead of the 32 bit version?

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Hi Folks ! I truly hope all of you are having a great day.I do not know for certain if this post would be best placed in this Forum.I thought I would give it a try.My wife and I love to watch youtube.com music videos with the flv format.Occasionally we watch something that is in the avi,acc, mpeg video format also.That's pretty much it. I am hoping somebody very knowledgeable about Internet flv or Multi-Media,Media Players reads this post or somebody points me to a link of some kind or another person that can advise me.Also if anybody knows of a better Forum I should/could transfer this post to I would appreciate the information tremendously. I would greatly appreciate some help and guidance from somebody with a very good knowledge of these players.I have been using 1-2 Players the past few years.One was Musicmatch and the other two were Real Player 11.0 and Windows Media 11.0 We have had a lot of trouble with Library the getting corrupted,on one of these players.wav and mp3 files put in where my flv videos should be and Windows Media player trying to get in the way and do as it pleases.I do not understand why but some players also tend to be very bad at duplicating my videos therefore take up unnecessary space.I am looking for a very good dependable flv or Multi-media player that is freeware,shareware, or programs that must be purchased for 75.00 and under.I also want one other thing and that is to burn my videos over onto DVD.The thing I have loved about Real Play... Read more

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Real Player 11 is probably the easiest way to download videos online. But if you don't like their player and prefer Windows Media or possibly VLC or whatever, you can right click on the clip in your Real Player library and transfer it to My Videos in Windows. Then you can watch it on any player you like. I don't use MusicMatch so I can't comment on that. There are other ways to download video clips but Real has made it very easy. The other day I used it to download a clip and uploaded it to my Blogger account to post it on my blog. That took a total of about ten minutes. That's very easy.

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I am stumped. I have run Driver Genius and updated all of my drivers, I have checked device manager and no ? or !, but when Im online I cant hear audio on ANY site. When Im watching/listening to files on my PC I can hear them fine. What the heck is happening here?

Just started happening today (about 4 hrs ago). Ive got a Dell 5100C and am running XP Pro.


A:No audio on internet but fine on media players?

What kind of audio? Do you have Java and Adobe Flash installed?

I recommend manually Downloading and installing drivers straight from the manufactures website. Why pay for a service when you can update drivers for free.

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hello is there anyone who can help me diagnose the reoccurring issues with freezing. I have an Acer laptop Aspire 7551-7422 with windows 7 64bit OS

A:waiting on "appcache" freezing and media players and internet freeze

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I find System Sounds does not stay at 0 volume or muted, with one exception: when volume mixer is open.

When I close the volume mixer and open a program that requires UAC, the chime is at "full" volume of selected device's volume setting.

As examples, Piriform's CCleaner and Revo's Uninstaller chime and reset the volume to "full" while Auslogics' Disk Defrag does not reset the volume but nevertheless chimes.

Is this a lost cause?

A:How to keep System Sounds at 0 volume or mute?

If you don't want any sounds, pick the "No Sounds" Sound Scheme.

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Symptoms:Random Internet Explorer pop up ads My wave control is near mute every few seconds.I hear random clicking sounds in the background (like link clicks)Random audio of advertisements playing in the backgroundGoogle links are redirectedI tried removing with superantispyware and malwarebytes but it doesn't work. And everytime I try to run the GMER program, the computer shuts off saying a serious error occurred.Here are the DDS logs-DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by jyoo153 at 0:20:17.48 on 08/03/2010 TueInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.949.82.1033.18.1992.628 [GMT -4:00]AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}============== Running Processes ===============svchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exesvchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k dot3svcC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Thin... Read more

A:Audio goes mute, IE popups w/ sounds every few sec

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Hello guys,

When I watch google video and youTube streams, the sound doesn't play but the video does. (I tried them on Firefox and Opera 9.10 ).

I downloaded a couple of flv files and tried to play them locally using (Wimpy FLV Player v1.0.5) and still i have no sound.

I tried the files on another pc and everything works gr8 using both the above methods.

So i downloaded and installed flash_player V9.0.28.0 and still have the same problem.

Note: sounds works gr8 with other multimedia files .ogg .mp3 .wav .avi .........

Any Idea guys? ?? ?

OS: Win XP SP2

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The problem is that even when I mute my device, some sounds play (loud), e.g. update notifications. Any help would be appreciated!

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I've noticed lately that the sound from computer hasn't been that great, but just kinda assumed it was my speakers being poorly set up or something - never really gave it a thought!
Anyway I now realise it's not, and it really is an annoying problem! Any music I play in Windows Media Player comes out extremely scratchy! But if I play the same file in another player (either Creative Media Source or Win DVD 7) it sounds perfect!
I have a fairly new Creative Sound Blaster Live External sound card, but the problem still persists when I disconnect this and just use the Notebooks internal sound card. I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 and Media Player 10 (now I've upgraded to 11 - but it didn't help).
I've tried the built in speakers, my X-530's, a good quality set of head phones and a crap set.
Every other program that makes a noise sounds perfect - just media player is up the putt!
Turned off visualization to no effect.
Even happens when I play a CD through media player.

Any ideas?

HP ZD7000, 3.2GHz HT, 1 Gig Ram, 60Gb HDD, Nvidia GeForce FX Go5600 128Mb.

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Hi there!

Problem is pretty straightforward. Whenever I try to open a video file (whether it be .wmv, .avi, etc) through the File -> Open menu, whatever media player I'm using (except Winamp... that works for some reason) crashes! Both VLC and another program says that the "ModName" was msyuv.dll in the error report, so I guess that's a start. I've done full system virus scans, full system spyware scans, defragged twice with Diskeeper, cleaned and defraged my registry, downloaded a new copy of msyuv.dll, deleted my msyuv.dll in C:\Windows\System32 and rebooted (which forces System Restore to install a new copy), and NONE of this has changed a thing. Well, the only thing it has changed is that in some programs, the video file now opens after a 5-10 freeze (but the PLAYERS still keep crashing... applications that edit video files only open), but when trying to add a second, it crashes again. I've also uninstalled/rolled back WMP11 and removed all it's runtime modules, but that hasn't changed a thing, and I'm also fully up-to-date on Windows Updates.

As you can see this is a bit of a doozy. One thing to note is that I can still view video files fine if I find them through the Windows Explorer and right click -> Open with <player name>. Going through File -> Open causes the program to crashes and/or freeze. Winamp is ABLE to view videos through File -> Open, but no other player can (not even applications like VirtualDub are able to open video me... Read more

A:Unable to open video media in media players.

try again to completely uninstall & reinstall the players and uninstall and reinstall all of your video drivers. . . you may also check eventvwr to see if there is more information at the time of the crash.

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I have recently re-installed XP home edition and now do not have any window sounds. I can get sounds from the Media Player and VLC media player. The sounds are enabled within sounds and audio device but do not play. My PC is a home build (not by me) Asus A8V-E Deluxe and it has been a real pig over the last few weeks and I am starting to pull out the last of my remaining hair in frustration.

A:Help - no sounds in XP but sounds in media player

Try reinstalling the realtek sound driver

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What's a good program for burning mp3's and for recording video?
I'm using p4-xp.Thought about windows media player but have bad things.:confused
Thanks in advance

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-Nero 5.5
-CloneCD for copying cds

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Hello today...my question is if I were using real player and wanted to change the application to another media player how do i do that? I uninstalled real player and downloaded another player but everytime I try and play my music it says it cant locate the real player I assumed that the computer would recognize the difference but obviously not.

please help

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I have been using both Microsoft Media Player Ver9 and Real One to listen to FM radio (WCPE) while I have been working on the net. My problem is this: the station cuts out several times for a few minuets every ten or so minuets. At that time I maximize the player and some text is running along the bottom saying buffering 35%-46%-86% etc etc. What is going on? Can I stop this? It's very annoying.

Uncle Marine

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Welcome to TSG fellow cheesehead!

What knid of connection speed do you have? Dialup (if so what average connection)? DSL or Cable?


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Hello,What Audio/Video player do you use.
I use Foobar and Aimp+Mediamonkey gold.

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MPC-HC and on the rare occasion that I listen to music files on my PC, I still use WinAmp.

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All my recorded music was associated with Windows Media7 player, to access some area on the internet, it forced me to download RealPlayer1. Now my music is controlled by RealPlayer.
How do I get MediaPlayer7 back and remove RealPlayer from being the default player.
I have WinXP.
Thanks for any assistance you may provide.
Vic 177

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When you click on the sound file links in your browser, it will automatically download a short .wav file that will automatically launch your default media player. Often the default media player is Real Player or Real Juke Box. It is usually simpler for you to use Windows Media Player to listen to the .wav files. To make Windows Media Player your default .wav file player, follow the below instructions: (this if for Windows Media Player version 6.4.07. - Procedures for different versions may vary.)

1. Open Windows Media Player on your computer by going to Start- Programs- Accessories menu.

2. If it is not there, then go to Start, Run, and type " mplayer2.exe" and it should pop up.

3. In Windows Media Player go to View, options, Formats tab, and select Windows Media File and Windows Audio File. Selecting these boxes should make the Windows Media player your default player for .wav sounds.

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Any suggestions about who I can use for my mp3 library? I was furious when Yahoo bought MusicMatch and completely ruined it. I had used it happily and easily for years, and now my "lifetime"
subscription is virtually useless.
I've tried MediaMonkey, but it has so many problems(repop,tagging, burning,too numerous to mention), that it's more troublr than it's worth.
Any ideas would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance for your time and input.

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Hi everyone,

I have several media players installed on my computer and just wondered if I actually need them all. I have wndows media player, real player, quicktime, and macromedia. Do I only need one of these or is it necessary to have more than one?



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Not necessarily. It depends on which you use the most to listen to music or watch video clips. I use Winamp.

I'd keep Macromedia. (meaning Flash and Shockwave anyway)

It's entirely up to you, of course

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I am not a person who wants to pay for something if I don't have to.
I really want to enjoy my dvd viewing. I have WinDVD, but it isn't the full application I guess. I keeps popping up the "number" of experiences I have left. All I do is try to figure out how to adjust the sound when it is off-quality and it prompts me I have one experience left. I don't think I care too much about specifics. FF RW Play Subtitles Pause and the ability to have the sound be normal are about all I'm interested in. I'm wondering if there is something out there that won't cost anything.

I find a lot of freeware stuff, but I haven't found any DVD players.
I'm just trying to figure out what kind of choices I even have.
WindowsMediaPlayer will play a disk, but it does not seem to like the DVD in file format.
WinDVD plays the movies either way, but I keep wondering whether I actually have a copy or if it will eventually stop working. Not to mention, the occasional refusal to sound right. drives me nuts.

Basically, I like the way WinDVD looks and feels... I am just left wondering what the deal with it is.

I have WindowsXP MediaCenterEdition. The media center thing is a joke. Way too many screens to go through for something as stupid as playing a DVD or audio CD. I've tried it a couple times and I just have no patience for it. It seems to take somethings simple and complicate it.

So, what are you using?

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A:What Media/ Dvd Players Do You Use?

Check the freeware page in my sig. At the same time since you are installing and de-installing so much you might want to do the following : Download install and update CcleanerAfter installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back upsNow Start up in safe modeDo two runsa) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup. This will be stored, as a default, in My documents. Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

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O/S XP.PRO Download real-player this is now my default player.Not happy with it how does one change this as well when i do this will they pop up on command meanings to open emails etc

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Winamp,Windows Media, I tried them all but i still cannot play any movies,avi,mpeg etc. All i get is sound no visual.What am i doing wrong?Please could someone help me?

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Try installing all of the codec packs on this page except for the second (Win98):

Check the status of your DirectX by going to Start » Run, and typing:
Run the tests (You can skip the network tests unless you play online games) and see if it finds any errors. Also see what version of DX you have installed.

Open Display Properties, Settings, Advanced and see if your video acceleration is set to maximum.

Update your video card drivers. If you have problems identifying your card or finding updated drivers, come back here .

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I am having some problems with BSPlayer not playing some videos because of these errors:

Unknown File Format (DIV3)
Unknown File Format (DIVX)

I have Windows Media Player 9.0 and Quicktime as well. I can't use Windows Media Player beacuse everytime I install BSPlayer I only hear the sound of the movie not the picture. That also goes with BSPlayer as well. No picture only sound. I e-mailed BSPlayer support and I never gotten a reply and I did get one but they sent me a link to where I can download and install some patches, but those patches made my BSPlayer not work at all. I'm looking for a Media Player other than the ones I have that will play anything and everything. I hate VideoLAN because I heard from The ScreenSavers that you have to tweak it and I really don't know what to do.

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So here's my problem... I have hundreds of music videos and hundreds of mp3s. I need a media player that can do the following things. I want it to be able to play both music videos and mp3s in a playlist. VLC can't do this. I want it to normalize the volume levels on the mp3s and videos. VLC claims to be able to normalize volume levels but it does a fair job of normalizing volumes on mp3s and saying it does a poor job of normalizing volume levels on music videos would be too generous. I need it to make a shuffled playlist. Not random. Anyone who plays the files on their computers as frequently as I do can tell you. Randomizing a playlist is no way to go. All the media players keep picking the same files in their "random" lists. The only way is a shuffled playlist with a resume feature. That's the only way to hear all of your media in your collection regularly. Foobar is the best mp3 player I've ever used and I've used a lot of them. Shuffled resume is by far the best. 
But if anyone knows of a media player that can do these 3 simple things and do it well please let me know. You would make me a very happy person.


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I know what WMV is, but I found videos in AVI format. Just what is it & can I change it to play with WMV?

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AVI files should play with Windows Media Player.

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Hi it's old Jack again.

When I watch something on a media player site it give's me the option's of for example 100% video. full screen , text and video etc. Why can I not get it to feel my screen instead of being a small screen. Hope you can help.



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I can't watch movies and listen to music on real player or windows media player. Can someone help me?

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Are you talking about website/downloaded videos and sound or CD/DVDs as well? When you try what happens? Do you get any error messages?

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If I have Divx player, do I need Windows Media player or something called JW player.Seems like too many players to me.

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Hi use vlc for most things

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Hello Everyone I have a question what is better media player or real player i hear a lot about real player. SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD?

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I have 4 media players I downloaded 2 films and only 1 of my players would play them properly VLC media player the other 3 all played the films but there was no sound. I thought that if I made vlc my default player I would be able to copy them to disk with the sound. But it has'ent worked out that way when I copy to disk there is no sound, can anyone tell me how I can solve this problem. Thanks.

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Earlier today I was on my laptop and the mute button and volume buttons worked perfectly fine, my grandmother and I ran down the street to the store for a few minutes and when I got back on to my computer the volume and mute buttons on the keyboard no longer worked. I then got on youtube to see if my escape button still works, which it does, and the itunes to see if the play/pause button and skip buttons would work and they didn't. Does anyone know what caused this or how to fix it? My sound does still work. Thanks.

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I am wondering what others use for a Media player.
I am wanting to switch from Windows Media player .

thanks Lu

A:What is your choice in Media Players ?

It's definitely not Real One.
Real One = AOL Time Warner = spam + RIAA

I'll go with Windows Media Player!

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I'm having a problem with my P200.

Basically, I can't playback full-screen video
without some glitches at free sites, i.e. online
Internet TV/Radio Tuner sites or free sites
where you can watch streaming media.

My problem is, any media player I use
(WMP 7 or Real Player 10) seems to have the
same problem: I can't get streaming media
files and online media to play back 100%.

Please let me know, is it because I need to
update drivers for my video card? (less than
8 MB) I have 64 MB RAM, Win 98 SE and
a Broadband connection.

Let me know if you can help me figure this out;

I'm sure it's just a codec-related issue, or
something easy to work on.

Thanks for your help,


A:Having Media Players problems

My first guess is that your system doesn't have the memory or the processing power to handle it. Your broadband may be wasted with bottlenecks in your systems capabilities or lack there of.

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Makes no difference if I am using WMP9 (wish I had never met this beast), winamp, realplayer,quicktime...they all rebuffer every second. Makes it unlistenable. I have tried to reconfigure all the players ( changing the buffer times, increasing/decreasing modem speed, changing video and audio compression settings, etc) and it changes NOTHING!!!I think it may be a driver or codec problem but for the life of me I cant figure it out. I downloaded AIDA32 and confronted with all that information I realized that I didnt know where to begin or even what drivers to look for to upgrade. I dont know if this is related but in previous computer lives the playeres would buffer for a minute and then the streams would begin vitually uninterupted in both audio and video...now for some reason (especially on video it takes 15 to 20 minutes to buffer (the whole clip) before the stream begins. With audio its the constant rebuffering. I feel like I am missing something fundemental. Any help or linkage would be appreciated.

PS...I am aware that a certain amount of network congestion is expected (and I am on dial-up) but buffering every second? Its funny that my old machine with Windows 95 and WMP7 works great.

A:all media players rebuffering every second

Should I move this thread to another forum...if so how do I do it? Do you think it needs to be in the hardware forum? Any feed back appreciated.

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I had this type of question about web browsers, and thanks to that topic, I got off of IE and got to Opera. I love it, but now I'm wondering if it can be like this with my videos.
I say 'considerably better than' in the title because I've tried maybe 1 or 2 other media players and they don't work any better than WMP. Is there a player out there that is just better in every aspect? Will I have to uninstall WMP to witness this theoretical player in action to the fullest?
WMP is playing avis, wmvs, and asfs choppily, and when I'm downloading movies on the net or on P2P networks, I'm getting 'class not registered', or 'wrong format' or something like that a lot more than I'd like to see. I think it's because of my computer. It only has the original win 98, 4 GB of storage space TOTAL, and about 312 MB RAM. A lot of the new codecs out now seem to need more of the system than it can give.
So, I'm asking if there's a better media player so that I don't have to go through all this. Or is this a codec problem that's the fault of my computer? I'm on WMP 6.4, and am not going near 7 because it plays wmvs really crappy.

A:What media players are considerably better than WMP?

You didn't say what speed your CPU is as that can cause choppy play. As for the "wrong format" messages, that's probably a codec issue.

I've recently been using WinAmp to play videos. Another possibility is Media Player Classic which is a redo of WMP 6.4. It comes with RealAlternative and QuickTimeAlternative or you can get it by itself. An added bonus with MPC is that it plays DVD's.




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the other poster who has problem may need new power supply

mine i get stuck in roxio player and even if i set it to play by windows player it reverts to roxio and no icon is seen in list for power dvd

i wonder if its because of windows media player
should i delete every player except one?

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As it is written on the tittle, I'm having a problem with my media players..... I dont know why, but suddenly all of my media players including GOM player and adrenalin (they're korean softwares) stopped working correctly.... Whenever I open a file (avi, rm, mp4, wmp, whatever) the screen is always black and i can only hear the sound.... sounds like a common problem but I can't seem to fix it by myself..... perhaps I have a problem with my video card or something.... plz help!!!! thx.

o yeah, btw I seems that my window media player is somehow working though.... But I'm too use to using my other players...... just wanna fix it up before I get in trouble cause this isn't my computer.... thx! plz reply!

A:Promblem with media players....

looks like your codecs are missing. Assuming you're on XP, download this.


edit: I don't think these are universal codecs, so if you're not using WMP they may not work

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Today I went to update my iPod. I clicked on one of the songs in the library and the song did not play. It stayed at zero. I dragged the playtime to, 40 seconds for example, and still nothing.Later on I went to play some music with Windows Media PLayer and I get the error message Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correctI downloaded Winamp to see if I'd get the same story with another player. Clicked on a song, and it responded the same way as iTunes did. No error message, no music.EDIT: nevermind i fixed it. Did some further researching on the nets. And my problem was similar to others. It started after I downloaded an older version of AIM. Others had downloaded AIM 6.0. The version I downloaded was much older. I'll post the solution for those who may have encountered this problem as well.Took from the site:I HAVE THE ANSWER. after searching a while I found a fix that acutally workedYou go to : Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and then something should pop up saying certain enhancements are interfering with something Terminate the program? Click yes and your problem should be solvedand BAM. Fixed. Silly AOL Instant Messenger.

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My Musicmatch keeps hanging while playing songs and Windows Media Player doesn't freeze but the sound comes and goes. I need help. Any suggestions?


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It sounds like you need a new audio driver.
Check the Device Manager for any yellow !'s,if there are,you can go to the manufacturer's website and download a new driver

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I'm having a problem with Windows Media Player and Real Player. Basically, each time that I load either of them, they suddenly close after about 1-2 minutes with no warning. There's no error message at all - they simply vanish.

I don't need to be doing anything in particular in order for them to crash. Even if I just load them up and then do absolutely nothing they will stay open on the screen for 1-2 minutes and then disappear. For the time that they are open, I have no problem playing or ripping music, videos etc. The problem is simply that the programs just close of their own accord.

This just suddenly started happening a couple of days ago and I don't recall installing anything beforehand or messing with the computer generally that may have caused this.

I have a Dell Dimension computer using Windows XP, 2 GB of RAM and am using WMP 11.

If anyone could give me any help I'd be really grateful as this is driving me nuts!


In case it's of any use I have used Hijack This and the log generated was:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:13:38, on 08/06/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

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I am trying to watch a tv show but it keeps directing me to flip4mac, which upon researching, is a scam. I try to google other free media players and it says vlc media player is the best. When I download it and try to open it, this is what comes up. A scrren that says open web page, which does nothing but give me a blank screen or 'open' and all this foreign programing stuff comes up......CAN ANYONE PLEASE SEND ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SO I AM ABLE TO WATCH FREE TV? I'M LOOKING TO FIND THE SHOW ON TNT CALLED LEVERAGE.


A:Solved: media players

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I'm having trouble playing media types on CD or DVD. Internet videos are alright. But played a DVD with WIN Media Player and it was in slow motion; the presenter sounded retarded. There was also hisses, pops and hestation. Played a song from a CD in the drive using iTunes and RealPlayer and I could hear hisses and pops.

Went into SafeMode and the problems exist there as well.

Computer Specs:
WIN Media Player 10
HP a1210N Media Center PC
running XP Media Center Edition, Security Pack 2

Any ideas what action to take? Where do I look for answers? Thanks,


A:All Media Players having problems

you have to mention, whats your cpu speed, and RAM, and your video card system info?

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I am having problem with video playback on all media players. In general, everything plays fine, but every few seconds it lags/distorts for a few milliseconds. This is particularly noticeable in the sound, but it is also affecting video too.

This is happening to all video - WMP, VLC, even YouTube and other Flash web players.

I have an ACER Aspire 9302A with AMD Turion 64 Mobile, 2.21 GHZ and 768MB of RAM. It's running on XP and includes SP3.

The computer doesn't seem to run slow in general - I can run programs such as PhotoShop CS3 without a problem (though it's worth noting this isn't running when I'm trying to play video - the video problems occur straight away after booting).

Any ideas?


A:All media players: Lag/Distortion

get the latest drivers for the machines video card or on board video this may help as some video graphic hardware can't handle the high video files. costyou a bit of searching to try this first

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Ok here`s the thing. When i tried to update my sound card (realtek hd audio) everything past great but now i can here windows sounds, youtube, but there is nothing from media players. WMP is saying that I have to install driver for my sound card. I tried everything, new drivers, system restore....
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A:No sound in media players

Have you tried any other media players?
For example, Media Player Classic K-Lite Mega Codec Pack asks you what speaker set-up you have during the install.

Have you checked the Realtek control panel to see if the correct output jacks are set.

I have three OS on my PC.
My Realtek card worked perfectly in XP and Windows 7, but it didn't make any sounds in Ubuntu.
It turned out that Ubuntu had chosen the wrong device type during installation (Stereo instead of HD Audio).

Sometime after that incident:
I thought that my sound card was playing up, when I played an anime episode which had 5.1 sound.
The sound didn't seem to be working properly (the Windows sounds were normal).
It turned out that most of the soundtrack was directed to a different output jack (I only have stereo speakers).
It was the only series that had this soundtrack set-up.

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This is what happened:

I have a Dell Precision 360 running XP Pro.
I just discovered what a torrent is, installed BitTorrent and downloaded an album from a torrent location (yes, my bad, not risking that again)

Tried to open the songs on my Windows Media and I realized the streaming went really fast skipping seconds, no sound. Opened the songs on my iTunes and it worked fine.

I deleted various programs that I didn't use or didn't know what they were for from my computer the same day.

The next day I started iTunes, it started acting up the same way as Windows Media when I tried to play a song, streamed at random fast speed - but not continuous like 2x or 4x, it would be at different rates, i.e. skipped 1 sec, then 2 secs, then keeps going as such, with no sound.

I went on the Internet and realized no matter which player is used for Internet streaming radio or broadcast - windows media, real player - it would do the same thing.

and also even youtube videos (flash player) and myspace videos, every single one of them displayed the same problem. video showed picture but was at abnormally fast speed, no sound.

I have tried deleting all the audio and video codecs through my device manager and then resinstalling some. I installed a driver from Dell website for my audio card (which I realized was one of the things I removed from my computer earlier), rolled back Windows Media player so now its version 10, now Windows Media player works fine.

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A:ALL media players do not work

Additional thought: I have a feeling since this is affecting all media files that I am lacking some kind of shared file. It is like there is something missing that regulates the players. I have already tried to use Glary Registry Repair, and ran another antivirus scan on safe mode with another AVG. Still doesn't work.

Anybody know what kind of shared files/codecs required to run all media players?

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So, suddenly all my media players (sans Quicktime, but screw Quicktime) have stopped working. That is to say, they only play audio on files and not the video. WMP, VLC Player, Media PLayer Classic etc. all do the same thing all of a sudden. I have tried tons of files, and it isn't just a broken file or anything. Interesting to note is that they will display still images (jpeg, etc) and videos that are very short (seconds long) will actually work, yet everything else just plays audio and a black box for picture. This is very annoying and I wondered if anyone had any idea to the cause. Thanks!

A:All Media Players Broken?

Sounds like you may be missing the codecs... you may want to browse to find the right ones... you can try http://www.free-codecs.com/
or see if the site you got the videos from tells you what codecs you need.

Please let us know if this resolves the issue or if you need further assistance!

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