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Windows Media Player giving me memory problems

Q: Windows Media Player giving me memory problems

Hi! Everytime I try to play a sound in Win Media Player 10, I get a message that my memory is low....this happens when I am online so I sign off and it still continues. I installed Version 11 when I got that message, so I reverted back to V. 10, but it's still the same thing.

I am running XP Pro, with 1 gig of memory. I would think that memory is sufficent, wouldn't you? I have never gotten memory low messages before, this just started a few days ago. I can see having a problem when online but not offline. Would appreciate any help. TIA

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I had the version bfore it and it ran fin then i dl the series 9 and i can't even open the program......it says a internall application error has occured..how do i fix it?....and get it completely off my hard drive so i can re download it?.........

I am also Running Windows XP
 

A:Window MEdia Player 9 giving me trouble

You can't uninstall it. I had media player 7 - it was perfect.
WMP 9 does not work well in my computer either but there is no way to uninstall it. Damm microsoft.

Run Media Player 9 setup again. It will give you an option to repair your current installation
 

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I want to stream music from my PC to my xbox 360 so I did what my xbox 360 told me to and went to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/pcsetup and followed the directions downloading zune. After I downloaded it the Zune media player acts like my computer has no connection with the classic "page cannot be displayed" and "your computer is not connected" messages. I've made sure that it was on windows firewall's exception list and it was. Also I added several other zune applications to the exception list. I'm positive I have a connection as I can use internet explorer. How might I fix this and what may be the problem?
 

A:Zune media player giving me trouble

Ok, problem fixed, I had to uninstall zune and all media player related things in add-remove program. I also uninstalled windows media connect. I then installed Windows Media Player 11 which comes with a built in windows media connect.Then I had to download and install a driver for my multimedia audio controller to get the sound working again (possibly because I uninstalled a codec pack). I went to library (in Windows Media Player 11) and clicked media sharing and didn't see my Xbox 360 so I when to advanced settings and checked automaticaly allow new devices (or something similar) and went to my Xbox 360 and attempted to connect. I was so happy when It found my computer. I went back to my computer and my xbox 360 was on the list and allowed.
Also I followed these steps but I don't know if it is what made it work or not:
1. At a command prompt, run: "regsvr32 %windir%system32rsaenh.dll"
2. Reboot
3. Attempt to connect to Xbox 360
 

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Can anyone help me out, everytime I use windows media player i uses all my ram memory and I even notice that it still runs in the backround when I exist the program. And it only acts up when I listen to music not when I see videos. Please help. Any ideas anyone?

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I have been having a problem playing anything on my computer for a while. Every time I try it just tells me that it has "ran out of memory".
 

A:windows media player not enough memory

how much memory do u have, please gives us some more info.
 

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Can anyone tell me why out of no-where when i use windows media player it uses all my ram memory. And even when I close the program, it still runs in the background and still uses all my memory. I have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to close the program manually.
I have windows xp, dont recall adding any other program lately.
I have scan my computer with
Ad-ware
CC-cleaner
Free Registry Cleaner
Avg 7.5
Spybot
Any none of these seem to find anything wrong.
Please help.

A:Windows Media Player 10 using all my ram memory

Download and run VLC Media Player. WMP is bloated and even sends personal information back to Microsoft when you run it.

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i'm using windows media player 10
since a while windows media player got real slow.
i checked at the list with the processes how much memory it did use.
it's usually around 300-600 mb, is this even possible for windows media player?? the cpu usage of it is at 92-96%. when opening a song it get's even worse.
i tried scanning for virusses or spyware, didn't have any, no weird things either in the hijackthis log.
anyone have any idea what can be wrong with it?
btw reinstalling doesn't work.

A:memory leak in windows media player??

Hi nocturna99

Try Process Explorer to double-check your background processes http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilitie...sExplorer.html
And AutoRuns to double-check your Startup processes
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html
And Rootkit Revealer to try & detect if a rootkit is involved
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilitie...tRevealer.html

If the change is recent enough, you can always try a System Restore, to a restore point from before the trouble started.

If you haven't visited Windows Update recently, make sure to try that, too - as there might be a recent patch that helps your situation.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

[P.S... . let us know if you find a rootkit present - and would like strategies for recovery]

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I get this message everytime windows media player starts up.
As far as I can tell it runs fine if I move the box outta the way.

 

A:Windows Media Player 11 Memory could not be read.

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Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

Thanks High
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Sonnyboy quote:
PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

Hope this helps someone.
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This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?
 

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Well i recently had to reinstall XP (didn't crash we had other reasons)(We had visual problems) well after reinstalling XP I downloaded Firefox and a 2 other programs... Well i was going to Youtube.com and it gave me errors saying to downloaded the newest version of Flash Media Player...no problem right? So i did on firefox... well i reboot my computer and try again to play Youtube videos... Well this time it works but after 2 seconds the video stops. Thinking that youtube was just down i tried 7 different sites... none worked. All of them stomped at 2 seconds it freezes again... Thinking it was flash i tryed some of tried some Flash Games.... those worked fine

Well i tried to uninstall Windows Media Player and reinstall it but of course it will only let me Downgrade so i tryed downgrading from 11 but it still doesnt work. Anyone have any ideas? If you have any questions or suggestions post them below and i will get reply (tommorow) with my results

Anything helps!

(BTW... It doesnt work on ie either, but yet once again the Flash Games work...)

A:Flash Player Problems? Or Windows Media PLayer?

When you reinstalled everything...did you also reinstall your motherboard drivers that come on the cd?

If not, could you post ypur mobo and chipset details here please..

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

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Hi windows media player 11 starts normally memory use at about 38 then starts to jump random amounts until it climbs up to 250 to 300+ and playback stutters . When media player is closed wmp.exe does not terminate until end process is used via task manager . That is it basically. All updates installed and working . XP pro sp3 on Dell dimension 9120 . Can you help please?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305156 MB, Free - 23330 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I have Windows 7 64 bit here.
Windows Media Player has been behaving very badly and I'm desperate for help.
I want to uninstall the damn appliation but cant' even see a way to do so in
Uninstall programs.

Here is what it is doing now. right now in taskmanger wmplayer32 is eating up nearly
2 gigabytes of RAM. My system has 4 installed. 78 percent of my total RAM is consumed by Win 7 due to media center.
CPU usage goes totally ape and swaps to 100 percent on one core and 50 percent
and higher overall with both cores.

I can get control of my pc which as you can imagine slows to a crawl, by opening
task manager and attempting to kill the damn windows media center and player process's.

THis usually terminates the problem and I get the RAM back and CPU averages the normal few percent.
However if I open media center again to say watch TV it goes ape**** again.

I've never been a fan of MS Media center and of course always used VLC and the ilk to watch vids. However when I migrated to Windows 7 the media center crap was more or less forced on me.

If I can find a fix I'll keep it but if not I'm far more inclined to totally remove
all of MS MEdia center from Win 7 if at all possilbe. IT is a nightmare sytem hog and
a poorly behaved app.
Course that comes back to my first statement I CAN"T FIND A WAY TO REMOVE THE GD MEDIA CENTER.

HELP.

A:Windows Media Player EXTREME CPU and Memory consumption

Go to Start > Run, and type optionalfeatures

Expand the Multimedia section an uninstall it here.

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I've been having this issue for quite awhile now. The issue i'm having is when trying to watch embedded video in either Firefox, or Internet explorer. About 50% of the time I attempt to watch a video, both Firefox, and Internet Explorer will crash. This isn't the only problem I have with it. Not only will the browser crash, but when I try to CTRL+ALT+DEL to shut the process down it will not let me. The system CPU usage for both programs skyrockets to 50 of the 100%. The other 50 is being used by the System Idle Process. Normal windows usage for me is 98-99% System Idle Process. When the browser crashes and I attempt to close it, I am unable to, Windows task manager will not close both Firefox and Internet Explorer. On top of this, I am not able to even restart my computer through the start menu, I am forced to use the power button on the front of my machine, which I hate doing. If anyone has any comments/suggesstions I would really appreciate it.

Firefox 1.5.0.1
IE 6.0.2900.2180
Windows Media 10.00.00.3802
Windows XP SP2
 

A:Embedded windows media player 10 crash/memory usage [Firefox/IE]

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I recently enrolled in online classes for Everest University. I ran the browser test and this is what came up...

Welcome to the browser test!

It is our goal to make your online learning experience the best it can be. One way we can achieve this goal is to ensure that certain essential tools are available when you access your online courses. This test will review the components of your Internet browser, and will provide any necessary instructions for making the most of your browser's functionality and your online experience.
As you take the browser test, please keep in mind that this campus is optimized to work in a Microsoft Windows© environment. What does that mean? It means that our courses work best if you are using a Windows operating system (XP or newer) and a recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (6.0 or 7.0).
In addition to supporting the Windows operating system, we also support the Macintosh operating system and Safari browser. Your courses will work in Macintosh OS X along with a recent version of Safari 2.0 or better.
Along with Internet Explorer and Safari, we also support the Firefox browser (2.0) on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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When I insert an SD memory card into my Toshiba Equim A100 laptop computer to playback my video clips recorded from a Sanyo C5 camcorder it fails to open the video MP4files and issues me with an error message COOD 1199, condition ID=0x00000000, stating that the files or codec is not supported by windows. It will open the still pictures though. I have downloaded the latest version of Media Player and the Xvid codec without success. Please help!!!!!
 

A:windows media player fails to read video files from SD memory card

Have you tried copying them to your hard drive and then playing with either VLC media player or Quicktime?
 

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I'm a newcomer to these forums, and I saw similar problems were getting help, so I thought I'd try this out for myself. I wasn't sure where exactly to post this; it primarily deals with audio and gaming performance problems, but I feel it is directly related to the general Operating System, so I decided to post here.

I've been having this weird glitch for a while, probably started sometime last year, I don't remember when, but I do remember that I couldn't really figure out what to do about it. Whenever there is audio, its a bit glitchy whenever something else goes on. For example, if I run iTunes and click play on a song, it sounds for the most part perfect and fine. Then, if I scroll down in my browser, it makes a short, slight static-y noise that screws with the playback for every time I press the down arrow-key or notch the scroll-wheel. If an animated AD pops up, everytime it does something it makes a super short static-y noise and screws with the playback of the song. This for some reason occurs in Youtube videos when played fullscreen too. Frankly, this sucks arse.

What's worse is it totally affects the performance of my games. I'm on an oc'd core duo, with 2gigs of ram, and a Geforce 8800GTS. When I try to run, say, the 2004 game Rome: Total War on high(which should have NO problems) the frame-rate is about 4 or 6 frames a second on the campaign map, and when I click a unit the speech is a bit garbled due to a ton of stat... Read more

A:Audio glitching is giving me media and performance problems.

hi your driver shows as 2007 this is i think the latest http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winvista_x86_182.08_whql_uk.html also try if the sound is on full reducing it a little
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:54:48, on 04/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\3 Mobile\3 Mobile Broadband\3 Mobile Broadband.exe
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No matter where you go, there you are.
I am really fed up with trying to get windows media player to work right. Would somebody please tell me where to find a reliable free media player? All help is greatly appreciated.Click to expand...
 

A:windows media player problems

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I've been having problems with my windows media player lately..i virus scanned and I havent had any viruses.. Well the problem is that everytime i click a video that would open WMP11 instead it goes to the screen saying "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" like im not connected to the internet. I can although "Save as" the video and play it of my hard drive. I dont want to do a full sytem restore so is there any way to Reinstall WMP11 from MS. The only install ive seen is for XP so it doesnt help me since im on 32-bit vista...Any1 know what the problem is or what i can do to get my Media player working again

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I am having a problem with my Media Player. When I have opened something either from email, or from a website that has sound, the sound keeps playing, even after I closed out of the application. I can not get rid of the sound without logging off, then if I try to open something else, I get the music starting again from the previous program and can not hear the new one. My system is Windows XP Home, Version 2002, 4 CPU, 2.40 GHz, 1.58 GHz, 496 MB RAM, and I have 21.6 GB Free Space on my Hard Drive.

Could someone please help with this very frustrating problem? Thanks
 

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I am attempting to use Yahoo Sports to listen to college foortball on the net.

After I am entered and connected I get a message that there is an error with windows media player preventing transmission.

I have tried to delete windows media player and reinstall it but I get a message that it cannot be deleted because another program is using it (when none are to my knowledge)

If I go ahead and try a new download of windows media player it asks if I want to install over the old site and I say yes.

It downloads and I go to MP10setup exe but eventually get a message that it was not possible to complete setup. "Windows Media 10 was not installed. To update Windows run Windows meda player set up again"

When I do everythng repeats.

Any clues?

bill nolen

[email protected]
 

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Hi, i'm on XP and my windows media player won't play this video file I was given, all it does is play the audio.. it said i needed to get a codec.. the warning goes... The XVID codec is required to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help. then when i click it the page doesnt show up. Anyway please help and if you are explaining stuff im a complete novice so dumb it down a bit for me k?
 

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I have many problems with this piece of software.

First of all, it does not load my library. I have vista so when i put music into my "my music" folder, i would have thought it would load this music automatically, and when i try to do it manually it does not add the music to the library.

Second, it does not let me use the setup file in the program folders because i have a "newer version" and so on.

Third, i cannot uninstall and reinstall because it does not appear on any the lists of my installed programs.

Anyone have a solution?
 

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Hi,

Whenever I click the link to open an online radio station windows media
player within internet explorer just says Ready - it doesn't even begin to
buffer and doesn't play at all. Has anyone else experienced this recently?

Thanks.

A:Windows Media Player problems

Hi,

Rename the "Windows Media" folder in this directory to "Windows Media.OLD":

"C:\Users\{Your User Name}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\"

Does this fix the issue?

Richard

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Hey folks

Vincepaco here - new to Vista forums

Why does my WMP 11 refuse to recognize two cd's at once to rip - and then take FOREVER!

xp was tons faster

Most likely this has been answered by many - but i would like some help

I have vista home premium 64 bit - Dell Brand
Pentium dual-core processor e5200 @ 2.50 ghz

A:Windows Media Player - rip cd problems

i suppose you could always just rip one at a time, what are you in a rush for?

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I'm having no luck listening to on line radio stations that require the use of Windows Media Player 10 (I'm using XP Pro-service pack 2). I get the message "the source filter for this file could not be loaded".

Windows Media Player works fine playing files on my computer, like wave or mp3 files, just not streaming radio stations. Stations that allow the use of Real Player works fiine. Any ideas?
 

A:Windows Media Player 10 problems

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I can't get wmp to open everytime I start vista or try to start wmp it says wmp has stopped working the details say it's from kernel32 any idea how to fix this? I try reinstalling it but it says I have a newer version installed does anybody have build 11.0.6000.6336 installer? I can't uninstall or roll it back ecause wmp doesn't show up in my programs list.
Scott

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6000.6336
Application Timestamp: 46a16548
Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549be94
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000a57cb
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8d13
Additional Information 2: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311
Additional Information 3: 8d13
Additional Information 4: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311

A:Windows Media Player problems

WMP11 is an integral part of VISTA and can't be removed or reinstalled. Are you opening it by clicking on a file to play or just the WMP icon?

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I recently upgraded to Windows XP Pro with SP2, previously had XP Home with SP2. Anyways, whenever I play music now, or even video files, if I exit the program the music or audio will continue to play, in which case I keep having to end the process manually. Also, the little play control toolbar you get when you minimize WMP is messed too, because now the Play, Stop, and Skip buttons are greyed out and I can't use them. Tried Re-installing WMP, didn't help.

A:Windows Media Player Problems

If you have WMP 10 maybe something here can help http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...userlocale=409.

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I am browsing thru a site called Allmusic.com which allows you to listen to samples of songs. When I click on the music sample icon, Media player automatically opens. A couple of times it actually worked where the music sample downloaded and played successfully, but most of the time, an error window pops up "Media Player cannot find the specified file." I've tried correcting the problem thru Allmusic's troubleshooting guide but was unsuccessful...any suggestions?
 

A:Problems with Windows Media Player

If you are on dial-up, it could be a time-out issue. IF ur on broadband i would say the web site is messed-up. many sites like that. Try CDNOW.com ... see if yu have the same problem.
 

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I think this problem started happening after some recent Windows XP updates on my computer. I get this message when I try to play clips from my favorite online music store which I have used for years: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not support the format you are trying to play."

When I try to play the radio stations I have always listened to, the player gets stuck on READY.

When I try to play Yahoo radio, the player gets stuck on TUNING.

I tried to fix things by rolling back from WMP 10 to WMP 9, but still have the same problems. What can I do?
 

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Hi there.. ever since i was forced to do a system restore a couple of days ago (long story), windows media player has started to freeze and skip during playback of any video files... i've downloaded DivX player and everything plays fine so i'm sure this is not a hardware fault. no i need to install some new drivers or something? i'm running vista. can anyone help because although it's not essential, it is very annoying!
 

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when WMP plays a movie, at the bottom, just below the screen. is a little arrow that tracks along as the movie progresses. Well not all my movies have that arrow, or at least it doesn't move. if you click on it, the movie starts all over again. now this was not always the case. everything was fine until i took my computer to the shop to get it debugged (whatever that is). now on some of the movies/clips the arrow moves and on some it doesn't.

Paul
 

A:Windows Media Player Problems

I don't think this belongs in the Hardware board, but I'll try to help... First, I'll ask a few questions:

What version of WMP are you using?
What OS are you using?
Are you playing from DVD's or off your hard drive? Does it behave differently for one than the other?
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V3000 laptop running Windows Vista Home Basic.

Sometimes, when I play certain songs on Windows Media Player, the sound suddenly fizzles out near the beginning of the song and comes back near the end of the song. Now, I am certain that there's nothing wrong with the music files themselves, because they play without any problems on VLC Media Player.

Has anyone had similar problems? If so, have you been able to fix it?

P.S.: I'm a Last.FM user, and their scrobbling software isn't compatible with VLC Media Player, so I need to use Windows Media Player.
 

A:Problems with Windows Media Player 11

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WMP 11 has serious problems on my vista.'

First, when i doubleclick the icon, it wont open, i HAVE to right click and 'run as admin' to open it.

Second, it wont play audio CDs (only VLC and iTunes will)

Third, it wont play ANY Media files, no mp3, no AVI, no WMV

I had a .WMV file and tried playing it on my VLC but it was just a black screen too

Any suggestions to fix my WMP?

A:Windows Media Player Problems

Download WMP 11 form microsoft again.. When you finish installing it. A file option will tell you which files you want to open with WMP11...

But to me it sounds as if your codecs are corrupted.. Install these codecs http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/ they ae very good and it comes with a diagnostic tool to check for damaged codecs

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Hi,

In Media Player, I can no longer play audio CD's or DVDs.

The devices are listed in "Play -->DVD od CD Audio" but "greyed" out and when I insert an audio CD or DVD, it is not recognised.

The devices function perfectly in Windows Explorer and other software apps, including Nero as my CD / DVD burning software.

Please help - any suggestions as to what my problem is?

Regards,

steve
 

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Hi
My Windows Vista laptop has recently stopped playing AVI clips in windows media player, but plays them in VLC.

Can anyone give me a way to fix this?
 

A:AVI in windows media player problems

There's a few things you can try. Either using System Restore to roll back a few days to when it was working. Try installing/reinstalling the codec packs. By default, Windows Media Player should be able to play AVI files without any codec pack. However, sometimes installing a third party codec pack will fix the issue. Check your file assocations in Windows Media Player, make sure AVI is selected in the list. If none of the above solutions worked, you may want to try and reinstall or upgrade Windows Media player to see if that fixes the problem.
 

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every time i try to play a cd a message comes up saying "windows media player cannot play the file because there is a problem with the sound device"

the sound device is working fine. i went in the device manager and it said it was working properly.
can anyone help me with this.
thanks for any help..
 

A:problems with windows media player

In the past when Windows Media Player is having soma sort of glitch I was able to solve the problem by downloading it again over the other copy, you might try. You can download it here.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...21-6c38-4152-9b19-fa40b45a1042&displaylang=en
 

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Good morning everybody,

I am having problems with my Vista @ work.

Windows media player opens itself and pops up constantly putting itself in front of all programs running.

If i minimize WMP then it pops up again.

At first I though maybe something was jammed on my keyboard or my macros set to my mouse but its neither.

It's also wierd because i cannot find it in my uninstall list.

This problem is beggining to be a headache, and I called our tech guy to come fix the problem but he is clueless on this problem.

Any help that anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated !!!

Thanks,
Jake

A:Windows Media Player Problems

Go into "Services" and set it to manual or disabled.

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Hello. I have Windows XP Media Center Edition and everytime I start up Windows Media Player, the whole thing does not show up. I'm missing some of the buttons and the whole top toolbar. I've upgraded to Windows Media Player 11 and it doesn't help at all. Any light you could shead on my problem would be greatly apprieated.
 

A:Windows Media Player problems

I don`t know if this is what`s happening, but here goes.

Launch WMP and place you mouse pointer where the toolbar would normally be. Does it now show up? If so, you can make it permanently show by doing the following.

Click view/full mode options/show menu bar.

Regards Howard
 

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I've gotten myself into quite a little situation. I've been out of the country for a month or so, and before I left everything was in order. But, my little sister's been on the computer quite a bit in my absence and I'm unsure exactly what she's done. Well, at first whenever i tried to play video files on Windows Media Player 9, i noticed the sound was very distorted(sounded like a heavy bass song playing loudly on a cheap system). I know the problem isn't the files or my speakers because the files play perfectly on the winamp video player. So i tried installing WMP-10 beta, but the problems kept up. So i tried to uninstall WMP as suggested to me on another site. All i was able to find in the add/remove programs list was WMP 10 and a Windows Media Player Hot Fix. I uninstalled both(WMP rolled back to the previous version, version 9). I tried playing videos on WMP but i got the message "An internal application error has occurred." This also happens when i try to directly open WMP and when i tried to reinstall WMP 10 Beta. I have no idea how to fix it, so any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.

Oh yeah, i also forgot to mention, the same problem with sound happens when i play video files on Zoom Player also. Though, WinAmp works fine.
 

A:Problems with Windows Media Player

Im not sure about your WMP problem, i would say totally unistall it, delete the registry entries and everything, then reinstall WMP. But for your sound distortion problem, is there an equalizer on the program that has the base cranked up? that would be my first thought.

And welcome to TSG!
 

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Hi, I was just wondering if there is a way to rip a "mix cd" into the original albums because if I try to find the album info for one song - that info is applied to all of the other songs thereby changing their names, artist etc.
Note: I don't want to rip it as the custom cd itself but as the separate albums of the different songs on the cd.

Thanks in advance
 

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hey,when i try 2 play my windows media player,this pops-up
an internal application error had occurred,

then i click ok,then it don't work,

someone help,

any help will work

A:Windows Media Player,problems

Uninstall media player in add/remove programs, reboot and reinstall it.

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Hi over the past week I had problems with my msn, web msn and Windows media player. When ever I try to open MSN and now web msn (originally not a problem) a window comes up saying the program had to shut down. With windows media player it works fine until i try and play a video, then a window comes up saying the program had to shut down. here are a few error messages that have come up:

MSN error: Instruction at 0x74b4c060 referenced memory at 0x84983bea

code
0x8000ffff

A game error: MSVBVM50.DLL

I have virus scanned my computer again and again and no virus's have come up. I also registory system scan some errors came up there but I'm really not sure what that means.

I would be trully greatfull for any help, thank you

Daniel

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Recently I have been having problems with Windows Media Player within my web brower. When I use WMP to play a video from my hard disk I have no problems, yet if I try and view a video embedded in a web page it will not play. However, the odd site that uses a quicktime format presents no problems. When I use Mozilla I get an "illegal operation" error and am forced to close my browser. When using IE the video simply does not play.

I am running Win98SE with windows media player 9. I have Mozilla 1.7 and IE 6.
I have tried reinstalling WMP and installing codecs but to no avail. I also made sure ZoneAlarm was allowing the player to access the internet but that was not the problem either. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Media Player problems

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When I load a dvd of my mp3 music files into WMP they go into my library - then it says it is deleting some files. I can still see most of the files have gone on my library list though. However, when I go to load the next dvd - many of my files seem to be overwritten from the last disc and some of the songs I had played before are now missing and my library never seems to get much bigger. What am I doing wrong and how can I put it right????
Thanks guys!
 

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I am running windows 7 and I use the windows media player. Just recently, after a restore, I can convert files to mp3 and save them in media player and they play back fine. When I try to burn them, all of the files give an error saying that media player doesn't know what size the files are. I went into control panel and then troubleshooting and it said my media player was corrupt. I deleted every file in my media player and did the media player restore, and it stills says it is corrupt. How do I completely uninstall windows media player and then re-install it. Windows media player is not showing up on the list of programs to uninstall on windows uninstall list, ccleaner uninstall list, or revo uninstaller list. Or is there another solution without using a different player.
 

A:Windows 7 Media Player problems

Windows Media Player is part of the OS = Operating System, therefore you cannot uninstall it.
I think you need to roll it back to WMP 11 & go from there. Hopefully somebody else in here can help. Good luck.
 

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