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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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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
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'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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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.

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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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 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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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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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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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 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.

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.
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 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 have a problem with windows media player because every time I started apperars a message saying windows media player needs to close, or drm migrate.exe needs to close? Can anyone help please? I reinstalled the windows media, I cleaned the registry,but still problem.

A:problems with windows media player

i would recommend using vlc player it is very good and plays nearly every format, although media playr offer music burning you could use realplayer and even put songs to ipod through realplayer.
can you try to disable copy prptection in the rip option.
also go to microsoft and update security component and patch fixes from there.

link here

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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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When I click on the icon / .exe file nothing loads

I've tried:
Loading from task manager - didn't work

Uninstalling - can't find an uninstall file in the program folder, and can't find the program in the list of programs on the uninstall part of the control panel.

Just plain deleting the program folder or the .exe file - the computer says I 'don't have permisson'

Downloading a version off the microsoft website - the version on my computer is a newer version than any of the ones on that site.

I'm running Vista 32 bit home edition, and WMP11

Can anyone help?

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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.

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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 XP, and no matter whether I'm using WMP 10 or WMP 11 - after I watch a video clip, I have to reboot my cable modem to re-establish internet connection. Also, when I try to listen to a video clip on Amazon.com, for example - I can't get it to play. I've uninstalled, re-installed, tried different versions, etc. Nothing has worked.

Any suggestions?



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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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I dont know if this is the right forum to ask this. But I had a great playlist in an old laptop in the Windows Media Player. But my new MP3 player isn't compatible with the older version of the Windows Media Player, I don't think, as it doesn't recognize it. So I wanted to transfer the playlist to a newer computer that does recognize my new MP3 player. But when I do that the new Windows Media Player doesn't "see" the new playlist I just transferred over. arggggggggg. Is there any way I can get my old playlist on my new MP3? Thanx Guys

A:Windows Media Player Problems

what type of mp3 player is it, maker model#

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When I play video files in WMP such as game and film trailers, they look fine when there in 50-100% size but when in 200% or full-screen mode they look crappy and blurred. Does anyone know how to make the videos look good when in 200% or full-screen mode please?

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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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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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My Media Player will not work anymore, i have tryed installing and re-installing it. i have even treid installiing media player 11 but the same error report comes up...it says

"An unexpected error has occured. Setup was not able to detect any Windows Media Updates.Please try again later."

Is there anyway i can fix this?


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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?


A:Windows Media Player problems


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?


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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.

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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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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.

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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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Im using Windows vista home premium and im having problems with the media player. whenever i download a song it doesnt show up in the song library. I've tried everything I can think of and nothings working.


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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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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3582 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76190 MB, Free - 33055 MB; D: Total - 476858 MB, Free - 283590 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

OK, let's start. I think I am on the right page for my problem. Windows Media Player does not play several recordings and now won't copy or rip a CD when inserted. First it says I need a license then It keeps coming up with a DRM problem. I tried several times to correct this and followed a few pages on the MS forum with no luck. I cannot rename the DRM folder "DRM backup" as that doesn't work either, I cannot get the license to update, I tried http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite but I only get a gray bar and it work work. The system won't allow you to download the media player for updates or repairs and to top it off it says my system is not compatible with the Media player which MS states should be 11 and I have 12? I am at a total loss and going crazy s if anyone has a suggestion on how to fix this I would greatly appreciate it. It would have to be a step by step procedure for me to follow as I am not a computer whiz. I did the recommend procedure using IE and ran it as adminis... Read more

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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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hello was wandering if anyone could help me ,windows media player distorts when ever i use the mouse to scroll pages or when internet explorer is being used
cheers bazz

A:windows media player problems

Probably your PC is under powered to do more than play the video, any other CPU activity "steals" the required CPU cycles that WMP needs?

What CPU, how much RAM?

Is the Video RAM "shared" with the main RAM?

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Hello, I'm having trouble with Media player 11 (And all other versions before 11). When playing any kind of video, the screen is to dark to see it. I have tried the brightness and color adjustments, it just makes it worse. I even tried to download another program to watch wmv, etc files. Still screen is too dark.. Can anyone help me?? Thanks for reading.

A:Problems With Windows Media Player

Do you just hear sound and no video? If so try out the K-Lite Codec pack.

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heyI am having a problem with WMP10 and WMP11 (the problem occurs no matter which version i install)...If I open a media file (video, audio, doesnt matter), the sound is extremely quiet... then if I click anywhere on the seek bar, the volume jumps up tremendously... then if i hit play/pause, or if the media file ends and a new one begins, the sound goes back to being very quiet...this is a new problem... does anyone know what is happening here?Moderator Edit: See this post for possible related issues: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/82976/how-to-roll-back-windows-media-player/

A:Problems With Windows Media Player

I had a similar problem with WMP 10 however I re-installed WMP 10 and it sorted it out, however I then installed Media Classic Player from here: Since doing that - no problems! Alternatively have a look here

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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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