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Annoying Windows Media Player Rich Preview Handler

Q: Annoying Windows Media Player Rich Preview Handler

Is there a way to disable the Windows Media Player Rich Preview Handler? I find it very annoying because every time I select a song from any folder (MP3 file), a pop up window covering 1/4 of screen appears, blocking everything in that area.
Thanks for any help in advance.

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source: Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

After Windows Insiders installed update KB4046355 for the Insider Build 16299.15, they discovered that Windows Media Player had been silently removed from the computer. As Build 16299 is the Fall Creators Update that is scheduled to come out this month, it is unknown whether the removal of Windows Media Player is intentional as part of this large update or a bug.
Insiders not happy with missing Windows Media Player

The only way Insiders realized that Windows Media Player was removed was when they tried to use it to play a video. It was then discovered that Windows Media Player was silently removed after installing the October 3rd 2017 KB4046355 update. This update is called and "FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer", but does does not provide any information as to what it does.

The only thing we do know, is that after this update was installed, all that was left behind is an empty Windows Media Player folder.Click to expand...

Thankfully, it may be possible to reinstall Windows Media Player
While some people have reported that they were unable to restore Windows Media Player, others have stated that they were able to install the program again using the Apps control panel. To restore Windows Media Player in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, simply follow these steps:
Goto Settings.
Click on Apps.
Click on Manage Optional Features.
Click on Add a Feature
Scroll down and you should see Wi... Read more

A:Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

Yikes not good at all.

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some idiot updated my media player when i wasnt looking because it always asks you automatically if you want to do so. something i never wanted done and now after this update in my library it shows some stupid home.napster.com and covers up most of the music list box. how on earth do i remove this its getting on my nerves. ive tried looking everywhere on the media player options and nothing works.

A:Windows Media Player 10 annoying issue

Check in Control Panel>>Add/Remove programs make sure Show update box is ticked and see if you can see it in the list a...if so remove it.
If not use System Restore to a date before it was updated.

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Hi, Can someone tell me why after i have closed a pc game on my computer none of my video
files will play in windows media player? There is sound but no picture at all. This always happens after exiting pc games. Its not untill i restart the computer that the videos will play. Very annoying having to restart everytime i want to watch a video! There must be someway around this..


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Hi can anyone help me? I think i might have a virus. Earlier today i downloaded a video converter but then i uninstalled it because it didnt work.Now every program icon is a blue music note and every time i click to open a program the Windows media player will open and i get this message from it "Windows media player encountered a problem while downloading the file" It wont let me open malware bytes so i can scan for a virus either. what should i do???

A:Annoying Windows Media Player Virus?

Hello and welcome. Lets get a lok at the system and a few logs.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. O... Read more

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Hi, Can someone tell me why after i have closed a pc game on my computer none of my video
files will play in windows media player? There is sound but no picture at all. This always happens after exiting pc games. Its not untill i restart the computer that the videos will play. Very annoying having to restart everytime i want to watch a video! There must be someway around this..


A:annoying windows media player problem

Well, probably your pc game device driver is still trying to be in control...
You might isolate this by ctr, alt, del, and end the application. And, check the settings of all your audio, video software for defaults...

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i retry installing it about 6 times now with the same results i get two problems here are the screenshots hopefully someone can help me

A:annoying windows media player 10 problems

I guess that I'm clueless.What do you call problems?Does WMP play .mpg and .mp3 files? Does it play .wav files?What version do you have installed?Messages such as the one you received at Yahoo...could be the result of faulty code at the site....use your own system to determine whether WMP works or not.If you can do everything with WMP that you desire...offline...then the websites are the problem.And...you might check Event Viewer for any errors on the Applications tab.Using Event Viewer - http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/41669/41669.html Post back with details.Louis

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I have an issue that I scoured the internet for and haven't been able to find anything even close to an answer. Maybe I don't know how to use a search engine as well as I thought, because I can't find crap. Here's my issue: when listening to music using WMP (11, but it happened briefly using WMP 10 before I upgraded to 11), if I right-click an MP3 in Windows Explorer (the directory I have them saved in) the audio cuts out briefly. Once I select an option in the context menu it's okay; it only happens when I initially right-click the MP3 to bring up the context menu. Sometimes it will cut out for two or three seconds, sometimes for milliseconds. It's not a HUGE problem, it's just annoying as all get out. Color me impressed if anyone can solve this issue.

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Whenever I logon to my system with any of the user ID's, I get the following error mssg w/ an audible from "Windows Media Player" in a pop open window:

"Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?"

The window has no other information and no controls except for "Close", "Yes" & "No" buttons.

I've had this problem ever since I installed WMP 9. ... and still have it w/ my current version, which is 11.0.5721.5145. I have gone to the site and executed the reinstall but it's made no difference to the error message. Clicking the "No" button causes the window to go away and the player seems to work just fine.

I'm running Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 installed and McAfee Firewall, Privacy Svc & Viruscan.

Any ideas?

A:Annoying Windows Media Player error mssg.

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When my system is first started, everything works fine, just as it should, but it seems that after the system is left idle for a few minutes, MAJOR problems present themselves. Many links in I.E. do absolutely nothing when clicked, the copy and paste functions stop working, and when i try to run Windows Media Player I get a message saying that there is not enought memory, regardless of the amount of free memory available on the system. PLEASE HELP! I'm using Windows 2000 with I.E. 6.0.

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In my computer, when you preview a office 2007 document, the preview handler works as it should; giving me a nice preview of the file I want to view. When I open Word and use the open file icon and search for a word doc, it will preview the file as it should. Now here is my problem. When I launch Excel or PowerPoint and use the same method of previewing a file as word, the file will not preview at all. If I change the file types to all and open a word doc, its will preview just fine. Also if I preview an Excel file through windows explorer, and then open Excel and preview a file by the open file icon it works as it should also. I was wondering if this is a bug with the office system and if there is a fix for this behavior. I am using Vista Ultimate X64.

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everytime i try to upload a music this error appears

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 07/03/2011 01:19:35
Event ID:1000
Task Category100)
Level: Erro
User: N/D
Computer: Giseli-PC
Faulting application: prevhost.exe, vers?o: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc5ca
faulting module: XWDkernel.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x2a425e19
exception code: 0xc0000005
fault offset: 0x000036cf
process id: 0x1758
application start time: 0x01cbdc7edc79b6f6
Caminho do aplicativo com falha: C:\Windows\system32\prevhost.exe
FCaminho do m?dulo de falhas: C:\Program Files\XWindowsDock\XWDkernel.dll
Log ID: 1b46e0e8-4872-11e0-92e8-00038a000015
XML de Evento:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-07T04:19:35.000000000Z" />
<Security />
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A:preview handler stoped working

Without more info this is difficult to tell, but the XWDkernel.dll probably belongs to some sort of Windows Dock software. Uninstall that and see if it helps.

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One of my PCs is running outlook 2010 and for some reason some (not all) pdfs are getting this error:

This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer

PDF Preview Handler

I tried to just save them to desktop rather than viewing them in outlook but then I get this error:

To open this file in its own program, double click it.

Cannot create file: Individual Credit File.pdf. Right click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check
your permissions for the folder.

The pdfs aren't corrupted as the email account is imap and is also setup on another pc and it has no problem opening those pdfs, I also forwarded the email to myself and I was able to open them.

I tried removing the account and re adding it but that made no difference.

I read that this might be some registry error but I tried a few fixes but haven't had any luck.

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I recently started having this problem and I'm neither able to view PDF previews nor thumbnails. I have preview (windows explorer) and thumbnail view of most other common file types.

Adobe X Pro came with Design & Web CS6 and was download from the website

I've tried the repair Acrobat installation under the help menu a couple times and a registry hack found on Google to no avail.

A:Adobe X Pro Preview Handler Error 32bit

Really, no one here can help with this? It's certainly a known issue, but the fix is apparently elusive.

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So outlook is giving me this error for some reason, it looks like the registry has gotten currupted but I havent been able to fix it.
I get this error when clicking on a pdf attachment in an email.
This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer
PDF Preview Handler
I then try to just save the pdf and I get this error:
To open this file in its own program, double click it.
Cannot create file: Individual Credit File.pdf. Right click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check
your permissions for the folder.
I tried removing the email account but it did nothing, I also forwarded one of the emails with the pdf in it to my own personal address and I had no problems viewing it and opening it so its not the email itself.

A:outlook 2010 PDF Preview Handler error

Check to make sure your Adobe Reader is up to date. If that doesn't work, you will probably have to edit that registry key. http://itouchline.com/2012/08/fixing-the-pdf-preview-handler/

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Hi there. I've been having a strange problem with MPG videos downloaded from digital cameras. When opening the videos in Media Player there is no audio only pops and squeaks. The same video however plays absolutely fine in the Windows preview pane or in another video player, like Zoom player.

My realtek audio drivers are up to date as is the rest of the system and I've uninstalled and reinstalled Media Player. Any ideas or suggestions?

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When I play downloaded episodes of 24, it plays fine for about 20 mins on zoom player / DivX player then the sound keeps going and the picture stutters. The CPU goes to 100% and I ahve to puse playback and wait until the thing calms down to continue. It then does that every 5 mins or so and drives me mad :( I have my hi-jack file below - any tips ??

Anything there that looks suspect ??


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:30:14, on 25/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:24 addict with very annoying media player habit

Hi JAX666 and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the late reply - we normally try to answer within 24 hours.

Your log is clean. It could be hardware related but I'm no expert on that. I suggest you post in the Hardware Forum and see what help you get there.

In the meantime, I'd like you to do an online scan, just in case there is anything hiding.

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan

Click on the "Free To Use ActiveScan" located on the top right hand corner.

1. Click Check Now and a "pop up" window will appear. *Please ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it *
2. Enter your e-mail address, country, and state & click Scan Now * The download of the 8 MB Panda's ActiveX control will take place *

Begin the scan by selecting My Computer
If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
Please ignore any entry it finds and the offer to buy the program to remove the entry, as we will address this later.
Click on See report then click Save report

*You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
*Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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Hey Guys, hope you can help, been tearing my hair out here..

Every time I select a few mp3`s in a folder (via My Computer) and click the Music Tasks menu button, either "play all" or "play selection", an hour glass appears but Media Player will not boot up.

If I highlight the songs, right click and select play, Media Player boots up and plays happily.

Media Player 11 is the default player, both XP Pro and MP11 are up to date

I miss my little "play all" button, any help greatly appreciated.



A:Media Player 11 boot up issue, damn annoying

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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I'm trying to play some POGO games and it says I need "Rich media content". That's not in my list of add ons, so how do I get it?

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How do I get rich media content windows 10

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can somone help i have rich media blocker that keeps coming and going and the drop down arrows don,t work ? here is a list i don,t now if is ok have a look ?i copyed some one else ?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:18:59, on 08/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0c\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0c\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\aoltpspd.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\MICHAE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary... Read more

A:rich media blocker

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Hello all, I tried to reply to the thread with a similar title to provide a correct answer. So I am reintroducing the topic and providing an answer that seems to work.

Problem: I want to use media player with very minimal frame. Many answers are "play full screen". But I know that media can be played in windows media without any skin, very minimal framing and floating media controls over the video that auto hide when you move away.


Press Ctrl-2. This puts you in a skin mode. There should be menu items at the top: File, View, Play, Tools, Help
Choose View->Skin Chooser
You are now in the full media player experience. Do not choose a skin. Click the 3 square & arrow thing at the bottom "Switch to now playing"
Viola! No skin, minimal borders and floating media controls.

I have no idea why this is not a simple option. I think what I am choosing is the most basic skin, maybe not even intended for use. But this is my favorite player, super simple.

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Hi everyone

Last night I tried to find a program which will allow me to convert files from CD Audio and MP3 format to any format I choose (WMA for my PDA, MP3, etc). I also want to play and burn audio and MP3 CDs. Essentially, I want an all-in-one program.

All of this is easily findable, BUT... There is only ONE program I can find (tried about 10 last night) that is set up so that I can use the arrow buttons on my keyboard to skip thru tracks/fast forward and rewind, or the space bar as a pause/play, or other buttons as 'hotkeys' - it's the Axialis CD Player,


However, this is a player only and costs $40 CDN. I can't believe that I can get freeware for everything I need but will have to pay $40 for this simple functionality. I would gladly pay $40 for a program that will take care of ALL my digital audio needs, including this important (for me) feature - being able to control the program from my keyboard instead of with the mouse and the GUI. Thanks as always, Nikku

A:fully functional cd player/audio file handler

Wow - must have been really tired last night - found something that may fit the bill at Axialis.

Still interested in knowing if anyone out there knows of any freeware that has the hotkeyt function - I am interested in fully functional digital media managers to simple CD player programs. Thanks again.

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We are having a problem on a Windows XP Pro SP2 machine running Windows media player 10. It says "this version of media player is incompatible" when you try and open it. We have tried removing version 10, and putting on 9 but you get the same problem. This happens if you download the install file from the website or install WMP from the WindowsUpdate site. Has anyone come across this before, or got any ideas on how to get WMP to work?

Thanks a lot,
Daniel Murfitt

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I would like to run a batch file upon insertion of any CD into the CD-ROM drive of my system. I used TweakUI to create a new Autoplay handler that runs the batch file, but the problem is that it seems, by default, Autoplay can only handle inserted devices with Picture, Music, or Video files (or some combination of these). The CDs I am inserting have files of other types on them.

I am wondering if it is possible to associate an Autoplay handler with a specific non-media file type, or to have a handler handle any type that is non-media (not picture, music, or video).

Or, if there is any other, easier way to automatically run a batch file upon insertion of a CD, please let me know. Thanks!

A:Adding an Autoplay handler for an unrecognized (non-media) file type

Go here..........
And scroll down to autorunpro.
The download looks like it does what you need.

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I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.

A:Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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I had installed Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center using a serial microsoft has given. Now I want to try the RTM (pro 8) and although I used the hack to let me upgrade while keeping APPS, when I pass that point it gives me this error.

Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro.

Is there a way to bypass it? From what I understand this is because of the media center, uninstalled it but the serial remains in memory as Windows 8 release preview with media center. How can I disable this and revert it to a simple release preview so I can than upgrade to Windows 8 pro without having to do clean install and Reinstalling ALL the programs I have?

A:Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to RTM

Ever find out an answer to this? Im having the same issue. I did the cversion.ini tweak but it wont let me upgrade. Thanks to your post I realized it was because of the media center addon.

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Hello i have recently started using windows media center and when i go to my movie section it show them all but only shows a box with the name,

Is there a way i can get it to show an image of some kind for the movie just like it shows when you go to the directory?

Regards Paul

A:Windows Media Center Movies Preview Image

Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager

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I am trying to download an audiobook from my local library. I generally use Overdrive Media Console to do this. When I try to download the book I get an error message letting me know that my Windows Media Player needs a Security Upgrade in order to play the DRM files. It tells me to click on TOOLS in the Overdrive toolbar and then Windows Media Player Security Upgrade. When I do this, a dialog box appears and tells me to make sure I am connected to the internet (I am) and click OK. When I click OK - nothing happens. When I read the Windows Help file - it indicates that when I click OK in the dialog box in Overdrive, it is supposed to open WMP and another dialog box. It never does.
The Help file gives me a web site to go to where I can upgrade manually - this appears to be a Microsoft website. The Upgrade button here is grayed out.
I made sure I was using IE as the browser.
I opened WMP manually to see if there was anything I could upgrade manually there.
I can't even determine what version of WMP I have since the Properties button is grayed out.
I just bought this computer yesterday... it's running windows 8

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it! I very much miss my audiobooks and I am literally banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out!!!


A:Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

Are you using an Admin account?

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Hi guys,
Using my desktop pc (Windows XP Professional), I copied songs from my cds to the computer thru Windows Media Player and then moved all the songs to my portable hard drive.
I connected my hard drive to my laptop (Vista Home Premium) and tried to play the files thru Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, WMP 11 did not play the file but opened a Mozilla Firefox window leading to a site that would ask me to download license.
Upon clicking the 'Download License' button, I encountered the error that said I had to install Windows Media Services plug-ins.
I searched for this plug-in and found out that it was associated with WMP 9 and not WMP 11 so I thought installation might cause conflicts or might create more errors. I'm not so good at computer and I don't even know which to install when WMP website gave me too many options and downloadables.
These make me so frustrated and I don't even know if I could still copy my songs from my hard drive to my laptop and play them.
Could someone please help me out? Please...

A:Windows Media Player - Download License - Windows Media Services Plug-Ins

i have had real good luck with a FREE avs dvd player.
it plays almost anything.!! including music files.
good luck

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Windows Media Player sounds somewhat distorted but when I play music in the Zune player, it sounds fine. Why would that be? This would be on a new Dell Inspriron 530 desktop bought in June 08 with Windows XP Pro. Thanks so much.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player distorted, Zune player sounds fine

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Does anyone know if there's a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10, to play Real Player files streamed from the web? Thx for any help.

A:Need a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10 for Real Player web content

Not sure of a plugin for WMP but I use a program called Real Alternative, it plays RMV files faultlessly.


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I do not want to use the pre-installed Toshiba Media Player to play DVD's, I want to use the installed Windows Media Player. I cannot change the default DVD player to WMP in Control Panel as the only options are either Toshiba's or Nero's player.

WMP can play CD's, MP3's etc but cannot even read any DVD in the drive. Anyone got any advice on how to do change this?
It;s a Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 with Windows 8 installed

A:Advice on how to make Windows Media Player play DVD's not the Tosh player

> WMP can play CD's, MP3's etc but cannot even read any DVD in the drive
That?s very interesting. It cannot play DVDs but you want to use it s default player. ;)
You know what, forget WMP and use something else. I recommend you to test ?VLC player?. It can read all video formats and you don?t need to install some codecs. It is for free.

If you will be happy with it you can set it as default player for video format files.

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I've been having problems listening to music on windows media player and watching flash videos. The playback is choppy (sometimes gets stuck and generally bounces around) but also my system seems to take an age to start up and is slow.

I've run disk-defragmentor, scandisk, spybot, adaware, AVG etc. But no luck.

This has come about since I've put about 20GB of music onto my laptop (I still have around 47GB of 70GB free). However, when Windows Media Player is not open the system still runs slowly and I have no luck running flash videos.

The only possible solution I can think of is deleting the music but I'm a bit hesitatant to do so because it took me ages to put it on!

Anyway, thanks very much for any help you can give me!

A:Solved: Windows Media Player & Flash Player choppy playback

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I have two pcs on a wireless network connected to a cable modem. One pc (Thinkpad) has no problem playing internet radio stations through wmp. The other one (Dell 4100) has problems with streaming audio. It can connect to the radio station fine (or download the audio file in either format) but then it keeps buffering while it's playing. I've tried just about everything I can find to fix it: editing the registry (MSoft tech note,) changing the network settings, changing the buffer rate but nothing seems to work. There is more than enough bandwidth to handle the flow of data, plus my cable company says it's not them (of course.) Any help would be really appreciated!


A:windows media player and realone player poor audio quality

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Hi: I was trying to record from a radio station a recording of someone I know who has written a music piece and by mistake I saw urge and downloaded the program. When I realized I did not want this program, I deleted it. There was a message not to do it--that it would block other users from logging onto the computer (Which is a violation of the anti-trust laws) however, I did not listen and deleted the entire program from the program files. Now I cannot get any music from the radio site and it has blocked real player. MSN should be sued again.HELP!!!

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We may be able to choose which edition of Windows 8 to install, according to a new rumour. The Release Preview is expected to launch with 3 editions, that being the default (Core), Pro and Pro Media Center edition. Each edition includes additional features from one another, and will probably vary in price.

Microsoft may be planning to allow us to choose which edition of Windows 8 to install, according to a new rumour. The Release Preview is rumoured to come with three editions, a default (core), Pro and Pro Media Center edition. Obviously, the core edition of Windows 8 will be baseline, including no additional features.
The Pro edition of Windows 8 should include more features, and the Pro Media Center edition will include all that of the Pro edition, plus Media Center.
We're not too sure whether what you see above is real, for all we know, Microsoft could just launch the Release Preview with just one Release Preview. But that is unlikely, since this is the last version of previews before the official launch, so Microsoft need to get it's last bit of testing done.
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Windows 8 Release Preview to launch with default, Pro and Media Center editions | WinBeta
be good if this happens to try pro with media center

A:Windows 8 Release Preview to launch with default, Pro and Media Center

Interesting...I'm glad that Microsoft actually now has legitimate differences between the OS versions. I thought it was silly to have Windows 7 Home, then Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise when all the different iterations were literally the same except for Xp mode in Ultimate and Pro and I believe HomeGroup in Home Premium.

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I posted on April 22 and received no response then a friend told me a week later to respond to my post and say "bump" and this should get a response. I have received no response. If I am doing it incorrectly please tell me. I am having problems keeping WMP my default player ever since updating I-tunes and Quick time. My post on 4-22-2011 attempts to explain it. Hopefully you can help. Chevelle67

A:Need help making windows media player my permanent default player

Each time you reinstall those applications you need to pay due diligence to the final stages of the installation. When asks you about changing over to Quicktime the file associations select no.

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I can listen to CD's no problem but when I try to listen to a radio station directly I hit the listen button on the station web page the computer downloads the page so that it appears on the download list. How does this happen and more to the point how can I stop it and get on listening to some radio music?

A:Listening to radio via Real Player or Windows Media Player

this description could help you listen-to-internet-radio-using-windows-media-player

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I captured an AVI file from my DVD player using my video card. My Real Player and Windows Media Player won't place this DVD clip. Someone said I need codecs.
1. what are they?
2. where to get them?
3. how to use that to convert the file to some other format?
4. what formats do Real Player and Windows Media Player support?
4a. Is there another downloadable DVD player that will play the AVI file as is?
5. I also tried to burn this AVI file using Nero but when I tried to drag the file to the proper place, I encountered problems. What could be the issue here?
6. I have been told in another forum that my CD burner can burn a DVD file on DVD media if the format is proper. What format is needed? Is this another codec issue? (Nero says it needs AVI and that is what my file is).

A:how to play AVI file on Real Player/Windows Media Player?

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Hi i just had to reinstall windows xp and everything works fine except the Windows media player and Real player i cant play DVD's. I get this message: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card

Not sure what to do, i put in what i thought were the necessary drivers but maybe i missed something.Any help would be much appreicated.


A:Windows media player and DVD player wont play gives me this message

Grab this XP Codec Pack 2.4.8

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Our music files are in Real Jukebox. How can we put them into Windows Media Player? We tried drop and drag, but this doesn't change the type.

A:Real Player Files transferred to Windows Media Player

Depending on the file the might not work
unless you talking about converting them

If you can play them on media player

Highlight the File
hold down the shift key
And Right Click

Now use open with
The goto media player
and check the always use box
If you always want to use it to open
this file if it opens this file.

There is another way
In the start menu
Folder options
file types

more here:

TheGorx http://www.geocities.com/thegorx/Windows/index.htm

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Hi everyone!

When I find a media file (video file, for example) and double click it, the Media Player doesn't start at all...

I tried to re-associate the Windows Media Player to it's default media extensions through "Default Programs" , and it doesn't work...

All media files play normally on other players. I have to state that sometimes I get the message: "The file.... The parameter is incorrect".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless guys! Take care!

OS: Vista 32 bit

A:Windows Media Player doesn't open media files on double click

What are the filetypes for those Video files? Maybe it's a Codec problem.

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