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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 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
Free Registry Cleaner
Avg 7.5
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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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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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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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
And Rootkit Revealer to try & detect if a rootkit is involved

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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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.

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..


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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.


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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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
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'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.

IE 6.0.2900.2180
Windows Media
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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A:Flash Player Giving Me Problems...

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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 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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When I tried to play a CD just now I got this message:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program or it may not be functioning properly".

It is version 9 and has been running ok till now.

Can someone please tell me what to do now??

Many thanks,

A:HELP PLEASE - Windows Media Player Problems

What version of Windows are you running? Also do you have any other sounds, or can you play other types of media?

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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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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 was running WMP 8 perfectly satisfactorily when i got an automatic update message to say that WMP 9 was available and would i like to download it. Foolishly i clicked yes and unleashed mayhem on my system! WMP 9 overwrote WMP 8 (i think) and now the sound has disappeared! ...just the whirly shapes on the WMP screen. Also when i click the run.exe file on the new WMP 9 programme my machine says it cannot run the programme as it is an 'unknown publisher'! Microsoft? unknown? seems fishy.
I have tried deleting WMP 9 and re-installing an earlier version but i seem unable to delete it totally. It went ok from 'start', 'control panel' 'add /delete programmes' but when i look in my computer 'C' drive 'programmes', it is still there! and if i try to highlight and delete it here, it says it can't because other programmes are using WMP, even though WMP is the only programme i have open.
I then went to 'download.com' and tried to download an earlier version (they did not list 8 so i went for 7) and this too was unable to run the .exe file as the publisher was 'unknown'.
Anyone got any ideas how i solve this?

A:Problems with Windows Media Player 9

Try uninstalling it in Safemode.....or you could try and do System restore to before you downloaded Windows 9....worth a try.

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Last Saturday, I reinstalled Windows XP (repair) on my Dell computer. Most of my problems were corrected but I could not get sound to work. I had drivers on installation disk, also updated from Dell website, etc etc..but could not get to work. Yesterday, I bought a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card and now have sound. Before the reinstall, I was using Windows Media Player 9...it is no longer working; and I can't get it to reinstall. When I click the icon, I get an error message that says "an internal application error has occurred"...I can start Media Player 6.4 by typing mplayer2.exe from the Start, Run menu window. I'm guessing that the codec got screwed up but don't have a clue how to fix it. Would greatly appreciate any help...
Thank you..


A:Problems with Windows Media Player

It may not be a codec problem, but at least that is an easy thing to fix. Install all 3 codec packages on this page:


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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 !!!


A:Windows Media Player Problems

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

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I'm currently using Windows 98SE and Windows Media Player

For some reason I can no longer play video clips (.mpg, .mpeg) which I know I could play a short time ago nor DVD's which I'm pretty sure I could play through WMP. The message I get on .mpg's is Class not registered even though in Tools/Options/File Types I have everything selected.

Any ideas please?

Next, I am about to upgrade to Windows XP which will be installed on a new HDD and my old HDD will be reformatted and then used as a back-up device after the data I wish to retain has been copied to the new drive. I would like, if possible, to retain the playlists that I have on Windows Media Player but I have no idea where they are located, what they are called nor the file type. Can anyone advise please?

Thanks in anticipation.


A:Windows Media Player Problems

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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...

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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?

A:windows media player problems!!

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Seems like everytime I open WMP it experiences a serious problem and has to close.

Now for a number of months now WMP has been giving me problems. It no longer plays .wmv files always needs a codec now. Previously I played those files, and always kept up to date with new codecs. But also the other players, Real, Winamp and BS, encounter the same issue with .wmv.

I've uninstalled WMP and reinstalled a couple of times, but no difference.

Done all the virus scanning, AVG Pro, Adaware Pro, Spybot.

I posted on this board before about, but everyone's been puzzled. Time for another look.

A:Windows Media player 10 problems

Try here:


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When I goto watch a video I get this error message... Im running xp and it says I'm connected to the Inet... Why does it say this????

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage card, insert the storage card."

A:Windows media player problems....

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Some program took my Media player hostage. Heres my HTL:
Can you help me?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:45:55 PM, on 10/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\DadTray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\X3watch\x3watch.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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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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I'm having some problems with the sound on my computer. There seem to be some discrepancies with the sound - some things work and some don't, and I am confused as to why. I need some help! Please bear with me. I need to explain everything that is/isn't working so that someone may be able to tell me why and how to fix it.

I posted a message earlier today about problems with Windows Media Player 9 series. It wouldn't open .mp3 files or play CDs, and kept freezing on my system. I am able to play CD's with the CD player under Accessories just fine.

So I installed realplayer to see if anything would change. It will play CDs; however, when I tried to play an .mp3 file it said "cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using it". I clicked for more information and it said to make sure that your sound card/driver are working properly. Everything I check seems to indicate that all is working fine. I only recently installed the sound driver (ADI SoundMAX audio driver for Win98SE) as I only recently acquired this computer. When I check under Device Manager-->Sound, video & game controllers-->SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Device is working properly. In the Control Panel, under Multimedia Properties, Devices, the Driver is enabled and active. I checked for updated drivers and it says that the most up-to-date driver is currently installed. So, all indications seem to be that the sound card & driver are OK.

The probl... Read more

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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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While running some programs with Windows Media Player in the background, Media Player stops "playing" music, The program keeps running, but i dont have any sound from windows media player. Im kinda thinkin that Media Player doest have enough virtually memory or a priority setting, something like that, but i cant find any options in the player, and nothing on thier website. If anyone has any suggestions or sollutions that would be great.

Windows XP, service pack 2
Windows Media Player 10
2 Gigs RAM

A:Windows Media Player Problems

Update to WMP 11.

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A:problems with windows media player 9

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Windows Media Player 11 took it upon itself to autoupdate onto my work computer. I tried to roll it back from the "Add/Remove Programs" list, and it said it was successful, but it still loaded 11 instead of 10. I tried deleting it from the a command prompt with no luck, and eventually logged into safe mode where I successfully deleted everything but the program folder, because it kept auto refreshing itself back onto the computer. Now it STILL tells me I can't install 10 because I have a newer version, but I can't access 11 at ALL. Any ideas of how to TRULY get rid of 11 and get 10 back onto my computer?

A:Windows Media Player 11 Problems

Try doing a disc defrag. and then try again.

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whenever i play a video in internet explorer, the video has a blue tint to it. like if im watching a video that uses windows media player contained in the web page, and it doesnt open up in the windows media player window, the whole video has really blue tint to it. does anybody know what i can do to fix it?

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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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Hey, I use vista home premium and have had it for about a month now. I have been running into a few problems such as the fact that WMP no longer wants to play video files.

It used to play my AVIs and now it has stopped, I removed divX player and then put it back on again but no luck.
So then i tried Vista codec pack which doesn't work.
VLC plays the videos but I would like it so that WMP would as well


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I am running on a Windows Vista Home Premium - I have Comodo Personal Firewall, Avira AntiVir, and Threatfire as my real-time, running security software.

Occasionally, when I open (and after allowing it when the User Account Control Popup Appears) Windows Media Player 11, the program will instantly freeze and stop responding. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem, or for that matter, does anyone know what the problem might be?

Thank you for your time!

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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.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:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.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:\Program Files\3 Mobile\3 Mobile Broadband\3 Mobile Broadband.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:windows media player 11 problems

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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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The year 2007 is beginning to be the kind that makes my hemmoroids smile!

My pc is a Compaq Presario S6000NX, w/2.7 ghz., 256 mb ddr sdram memory, 40gb ultra dma hard drive,.

What would make the Windows Media Player unable to give sound (streaming audio, playing CD's, etc)?

I can't just hook-up with Microsoft.....the last time my machine caught a virus, I couldn't afford the 'going rate', so I had a local tech fix it for under $50.

Could someone send me a link where I can download a generic media player (freeware) to replace the Windows Media Player, or send me a link where I can re-do the player entirely without Microsoft?

I've been on disability for ax 3 yrs. now, and most of my monies are not only fixed, but it's just about all gone for taxis & special buses, so I can get around & do my errands.

The thing is, this present problem with my pc happened over this weekend and my tech is out of town.

On streaming audio (on the internet), the player engages, but there's no sound. Same when I try to play my audio CD's. I'm just about kerfuffled about this! (I'd even venture to say I'm suffering from bluegrasscountry.org withdrawal!)

Can anyone out there give me a hand?


A:Windows Media Player Problems

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I've downloaded a bunch of cool skins from the microsoft download website but none of them work. Whenever i try to use one, it always goes to the default skin. I've tried uninstalling it, but it didn't work when i reinstalled it. I don't now whats wrong. Please help me!!!

A:Problems with Windows Media Player 11

Make sure you downloaded them to the correct directory.
So WMP can find them.

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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?



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recently when either trying to update my windows media player or simply opening it my computer will default to a safe blue screen to stop any other damage to the computer. i have seen the history on this computer and some of the sites are adult content sites. along with the media player problems my computer has slowed down so much in the past 2 months.

how do i fix or remove what i can only asume is temp data from the adult sites to get my computer moving up to speed again.

it has never been fully cleaned out of all of the junk and wear and tear that builds up over the course of the life of a computer. would that cause a major decrease in speed.

Brandon Segal.

Thank You.

A:Windows Media Player problems

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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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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


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


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