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

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

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?


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

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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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can't get any volume in real one player or windows media player. This has happened before but the volume came back. Realone will play an audio cd but no playlists or videos. Windows media player has no volume at all. I have erased them and reinstalled both but no change. [email protected]

A:no volume in realone player or windows media player

RealOnePlayer played havoc with my Volume Control panel. Once I cleaned it out, everything went back to normal.
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips

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Windows Media Player always takes so long to play a song or video or whatever i need to look at. How do i fix it? I heard a rumor that it was going to be fixed in Service Pack 2 to but it wasn't for me. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Windows Media Player taking long time to play songs

Mine has slowed down, but I thought it was just because i have so many different formats going through it. Any comments anyone?

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A:Solved: win media player and realone

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Every time i go on to amazon and attempt to listen to streaming media files of songs real one player opens up and always gives this error message :
"A proxy has exceeded its maximum number of connections. Please try again later."
I tried again but it does it every time i followed directions to the help site and it did no good. I have norton firewall installed and i switched that off and it still does it. It used to work before on this computer and i have uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Realone Player error on streaming media alone

That message is nothing to do with your computer. A sever has reached the limit of how many people can be connected to it at one time. Nothing you can do about it and nothing wrong with your machine

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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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Hi everyone I'm new to the forums!

I've been using x64 build 7600 ultimate for a few months now and recently I've been having this problem with WMP randomly taking up a ton of resources and slowing down my computer considerabley. I never used WMP however everytimr I turn my PC on after about 10 mins I launch the task manager and sure enough wmplayer.exe is running using anywhere from 250,000 to 350,000 resources and I can kill the process but I just don't get it.

Thr program itself is never open I just get the exe that's runs in thr background everything I startup. I tried removing WMP under thr remove windows features, however upon restart it simply says it fails to configure windows changes.

Anyway any help would be awesome!

A:Windows Media Player taking up a ton of resources

If your 250,000 to 350,000 resources means KBytes, that would be very unusual because wmplayer.exe is more like 10.000 KBytes. It is also strange that it gets started - by what? It is usually not in the startups, but I would check that anyhow.
Maybe your WMP is corrupted. Run sfc /scannow in Command Prompt and see whether it can fix it.

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Hi guys, i have a real problem with my windows media player. It just wont work. I tried double clicking on the icon and even opened up my task manager to see if the process was running but just not showing up. What i found was that it shows up in the processes for a few seconds but then disappears.

PLEASE help cant handle this

A:Windows Media Player not opening

run your antivirus

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Hello everyone, this is my first ever post. If I have somehow violated any protocol in posting my query, please pardon me.

I would like to know if anyone has encountered this problem of WMP opening shortly after startup and refuses to close despite attempts to end process/process tree.
It keeps popping back, and typing becomes difficult because of this.

I am using Winxp Home Media Center SP 3. If anyone has encountered this problem, please share how you resolved it as this is frustrating me no end. Thank you very much!

A:Windows Media Player keeps opening

Hi .

WMP may be damaged...have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling it? What version of WMP?


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My WMP11 started opening up for no reason and my mute button keeps going on and off constantly. No matter what I do, it constantly messes with any other program I am trying to work in! I tried to uninstall it and go back to ver10, but got the same results....any ideas?

A:My Windows Media Player 11 keeps opening up!

check through "tools"/options in wmp.

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I cannot get Windows Media Player to work on my XP. When I click on it, absolutely nothing happens. I can't even find it (or Windows Media Center in my uninstall programs to try to reinstall it. When I try to reinstall it from microsoft.com, it tells me that I already have a better version of WMP and that this one can't override it.
Please help. I am a mom of two young girls and I take videos of them that I'd like to be able to view!

A:Windows Media Player Not Opening

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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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I hit print screen and it doesn't work, is there anything I can use to take still pictures of movies and such that go on on my computer screen?

A:Taking Screen Shots of Movies and Clips in Windows Media Player and RealPlayer?

just out of curiosity, why do you want to take still shots of movies on your computer screen?

ermmmm... the only thing i can think of (which probably isn't very helpful) is using capture, or.... using some movie maker thing and getting the still there.

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My windows media player stopped opening in regular mode recently. I don't know the reason. I tried opening it in administrator mode and it works but just trying to open it by double clicking on the shortcut or opening it in the folder that it is held in does'nt work for some reason. can someone please help me.

Thank You,

A:Windows Media Player Stoped Opening

Can you set the shortcut to Run as Administrator? Right click on the shortcut and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and put a check in the "Run as administrator" box.

Or, as you find the main executable for it, you can do the same with that file.

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Hopefully someone can help me, but it seems like there are a lot of WMP not working threads.

I'm at my wits ends, I suddenly can't open Media Player. When I do I get a box saying it stopped working and needs to be shutdown. If I click directly on the WMP icon, or click an audio, video, etc file, it automatically closes.

When I got to the Problem report, it gives me this information:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6002.18065
Application Timestamp: 4a5dce03
Fault Module Name: CEUTIL.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a65f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 65d550e0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0e02
Additional Information 2: b21b56b606e7544720668ce364087082
Additional Information 3: 23fb
Additional Information 4: 7cbc13baf8be607fd64250678435d62c

anyone have any info on this?

A:Windows Media Player crashes on opening

both of my friends have had the same problem but mine seems to work fine?

they both bought their pcs from Tesco.

i thought it may be to do with preinstaled software but i really don't know.

would be interested to find out what this comes up with

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I open WMP 11 and it freezes almost immeaditely. I had this problem once before and reinstalling it fixed it, but I just got it again and I don't feel like reinstalling. Anyone know a better solution?

Complete Error Details:

szAppName : wmplayer.exe szAppVer : 11.0.5721.5145 szModName : hungapp
szModVer : offset : 00000000

A:Windows Media Player 11 freezes on opening

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Hi, I need someone to help me solve a probable infection on my Dell Laptop, I use Vista 32 bits, IE 7.
I noticed this evening that all my applications have changed their icon to that of a media file in the quick launch section, even my Norton 360's application icon has changed to that of a media file too. I have malwarebyte installed on my system, did a quick scan and the result shows that no malware was found.
I tried running an online scan using F-secure but after the intitial download is over, a pop up screen open up saying it wants to run the application using Windows media Player "Allow or Deny", whatever option is chosen, the application stops running.
I tried doing a system restore too, its also opening as a media file.
Please help!

A:All Applications Opening as Windows Media Player

you probably have unknowingly changed file associations. right click on one of the wrongly-iconed programs and select open folder; highlight the .exe, and in the open menu option (above), select the correct program (the original app) to open it. happens to me more than i care to admit.

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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 am using outlook express. I am receiving tons of emails from people unknown to me that automatically opens my windows media player. Some of them have a paper clip implying that there should be an attachment but when I click on it to try to open it there is no attachment there. For example I get an email from "Postmaster" with the Subject: Returned Mail: User unknown. Message reads
I'm afraid the message returned below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
Undelivered message to [email protected]
I have received around 50 emails similar to this in the past few weeks.

Can anyone tell me how I can stop these emails?

A:receiving emails that are opening windows media player

If you have opened some of these e-mails from people unknown to you, you may have picked up a virus. I'd suggest you do a virus scan with your antivirus program after updating it's definitions. If you do not have an AV program, you can do an online scan at TrendMicro.

I don't know of a way to stop the mailins, but suggest you delete ones that are unknown. And, I'd scan the ones that appear to be from trusted friends.

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I am running XP SP3 on a Dell Precision 370 WS. I use Windows Media Player 10. When I try opening a .mp3, .mpg, or .wmv I get a window asking me what program do I want to use to open the file. I choose Windows Media Player and check the box for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" and click OK. Then WMP opens the file just fine. But when I go to open another file of the same type, or even try to re-open the same file I get the same window asking me what program I want to use. I have tried searching for solutions online without success. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks ​

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i was downloading a film and accicdently sent a file to open using WMP, now all my programs have gone wrong. int explorer,google chrome, AVG, chess titans etc everything is now trying to open in WMP. I've checked properties and all the target types have changed to WMP, have not got a clue what ive done. ive tried using REGEDIT but this also tries to open in WMP. ive downoaded reg fix for windows 7 but this hasnt worked either. ive done a bit of research on the web for similar problems but none of the solutions seem to be working for me. i am able open int explorer by going to 'open with' which i was not able to do before, but this just changes all the icons to int explorer.

i dont want to have to reboot because ive never done it before and i dont have a back up for the operating systems. STUPID.


A:Solved: Help!!!! All programs now opening in windows media player

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After installing URGE, Windows Media Player 11 will no longer play AVI files. When I try to load an AVI, I see an image preview and the file information and stuff, but before it actually starts playing it crashes with a "This program has encountered an unexpected error" dialog. According to the error report, it's most likely related to quartz.dll. I've tried reinstalling WMP11, with no success. I've run GSpot, but none of the video codecs seem to be out of the ordinary. I've also tried installing the Divx codec as recommended in another thread, but it doesn't help. I'd rather not install an entire codec pack just to see if it fixes the problem, because in my experience it does far more harm than good.

Can anybody help? This is a huge issue!

A:Windows Media Player 11 crashes opening AVI files

go to microsoft web site ,help for windows media player and there are registry fixes you can apply for avi files

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most of the time when i open windows media player 11 beta 2 and msn messinger the computer just restarts and when i log back on it say that windows had and error something wrong with the drivers or somethingLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:00:52 PM, on 10/22/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

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WMP11 closes immediately after it opens. I have been using it for a long time with no problems. The only thing that is new is that I just installed a new 25" LCD monitor (I-INC) but I wouldn't think that would cause any problems.

I'd appreciate any help.

My PC configuration is:
Dell Dimension 3000
Windows XP SP3
2G Memory


A:Windows Media Player 11 Keeps Closing Immediately After Opening

Try reinstalling, you can download from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx

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This has been bothering me for quite a while, but the best way to solve any situation is with patience. My basic problem is that i don't like how when i choose to download a video or music file from a website, it automatically opens windows media player. I'd like to get the prompt to open or save the file, in which case i'd choose to save the file. So i've been digging through IE menus for this and nothing seems to work. Is there a way to make IE save everyfile and never open windows media player?

Many Thanks,

A:How to stop Windows Media Player 11 from Automatically Opening in IE7

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Does this also happen when you right click and select "Save Target As"?

Try setting IE7 settings back to default

# In Internet Explorer 7, go to Tools > Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. (If your IE7 browser won't even open without crashing, you can also right-click on your IE7 desktop icon and select Properties and then click the Advanced tab.)
# Click the Reset... button near the bottom. A window will appear explaining to you what restoring your settings will do to your browser. For example, your favorite bookmarks will not be erased. Your add-ons will be disable and your temporary internet files and cookies will get erased. Most users will not notice these items are gone or can easily re-enable them later. So if your browser is unstable, we recommend that you reset your browser settings.
# Click Reset.
# You will be prompted to close and reopen your browser.


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I run Windows XP Media Edition, and for the longest time have had problems (sporadic) with opening both Outlook and WMP. This problem was present when I was using outlook 2000, and remains now that I have upgraded to outlook 2007. (I have this setup on two computers, and experience the same issue on both.)

Here's what happens:

1. I try to open Outlook (or WMP) but it doesn't appear to open.
2. I hit alt/control/delete to open Windows Task manager, and then go to the Processes tab, where I find outlook (or WMP). If I have tried to open the software several times, it will appear several times.
3. I highlight the offending software, and hit "end process."
4. I attempt once again to open outlook (or wmp), and it opens successfully.

I've been doing this for so long that I don't remember how I tripped over the solution, but it is a rather cumbersome process! Does anyone know what the problem is, and how to fix it?

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I tried to open a .vob file today on a dvd of mine, and now my windows media player wont play mpeg files downloaded from the internet. Whats the problem??

A:Windows media player error after opening .Vob file

Are you using Windows Media Player 7.1 or 9?

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hi, first off, if someone's already asked this and had it answered, ignore or delete this and show me the answer that's already up please, i couldn't find anything like my problem
okay so i'm using windows vista home premium (still, haha), computer is an acer laptop, 5630 bl50
so what's been happening is windows media player would open itself without opening, i could see it using loads of space in task manager but it never showed up, just slowed my computer down from behind the scenes.. media player, and something called wmpnscfg.exe, and they'd open for a few seconds, then close themselves again, and seemed to be working seperately .. so far, what i've done about is, i've tried to uninstall media player, which it turns out i can't do.. looked in registry editor for what's making them open themselves, in the run folder at hkey local machine-software-microsoft-windows-current version-run, and the one for windows media player in hkey local machine-software-microsoft-mediaplayer, and there's nothing there.. looked in services, it's not there.. not in my startup folder.. i've set all the files that media player would open by default to be opened by others (either vlc or itunes).. turned off the option to share files in media player itself.. nothing's worked.. well, wmpnscfg.exe hasn't been showing up since, but media player keeps opening and shutting every few seconds .. it's dead annoying, and i can't work o... Read more

A:windows media player keeps opening and closing itself without showing its face

Update and do a quick scan with Malwarebytes remove all that it finds and reboot.
Update do a quick scan with Superantispyware remove all this finds reboot.

Then run a scan with eset remove all that it finds reboot your machine and if the issue persist see below.

Please download FarbarServiceScanner and run it on the computer with the issue.
Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update

Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report 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
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

Download Adware Cleaner run it as admin Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.

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Hi guys the other day my mouse pointer stated moving all over the place, I immediately disconnected the Internet thinking I was being remote accessed or something but it kept happening. It also disconnects my Windows firewall when I I keep checking it.
I have run malware bytes in safe mode and I am now running super malware bytes to see if that helps in safe mode. When I power up it seems ok for a while and then it starts again. When it moves and clicks it has a blue circle click point which is not normal mouse operation.
Any ideas what this could be and what I should be looking for in the system 32 files?

A:my mouse pointer keeps moving around and opening up windows media player

Hello -I have run malware bytes in safe mode <= Please note {almost useless}
Malwarebtyes Anti-Malware should be run in normal mode when you can as it is not designed that way. You would get a read-out, but in Safe mode all programs and features are not available to be scanned.
When it moves and clicks it has a blue circle click point which is not normal mouse operation <= This is very normal if you press the mouse wheel down by accident. Also the wheel can be located off center that will create the same effect.
I can create the same effect while just sitting and playing here.
The pointer will not "float all over the page" but it wil move the page, and the pointer up and down.
Is your mouse a bit old or a bit stiff in its actions. Please try to hold the scroller down at random times, move the mouse pad, and try to recreate the same problems.
Also try this with another mouse .........
Thank You -

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In the past, whenever I've clicked on a video on a webpage, Windows Media Player automatically opened and played the video.

I've recently downloaded WMP 11, and now when I click on a video, I get a dialog box asking whether I want to open or save. When I click on OPEN it begins a several minute (depending on video size) download before opening the video.

I've searched as best I can for a solution, with no luck. I figure it has to be a WMP setting, or perhaps a Windows XP setting. I've "rolled back" to previous WMP version....no luck.

Any ideas????

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hello there, can anyone help me identify and fix my bsod problem ? I could not get comfortable in watching anime (anime with .mkv format) with this bsod, this happens only recently, whenever i double-click my file, it is by default using Windows Media Player (wmplayer), it immediately got into bsod screen, please help

FYI, well, 2 days ago i got my soundcard issue, it suddenly crashed with buzzing sound, bit lag on system, but did not get bsod, and recently i got screen tearing and mouse lagging whenever I open Chrome browser

please do help me

A:BSOD when opening .mkv(10-bit anime) file with Windows Media Player

This copy of windows is counterfeit, please format your drive and re-install using a legal copy of windows.

From your hosts file it appears than not only is Windows counterfeit but a number of the other software on your PC:

Code: static3.cdn.ubi.com ubisoft-orbit.s3.amazonaws.com onlineconfigservice.ubi.com orbitservice.ubi.com ubisoft-orbit-savegames.s3.amazonaws.com gosredirector.ea.com blazeserver.blazeemu.org gosgvaprod-qos01.ea.com gosiadprod-qos01.ea.com gossjcprod-qos01.ea.com demangler.ea.com vmp.tools.gos.ea.com validation.sls.microsoft.com nprotect.sealonline.com.my activate.adobe.com
We do not support pirates or piracy in any form on this forum

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My windows media player takes up 100% CPU usage lately, and slows the pc to a crawl. Any help, please? Here's my hijack this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:08:41 PM, on 8/2/2005
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\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:Media player taking up 100% CPU usage?

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I attempted to display a site that required windows Media Player and I have it on my sister's computer, however, I received message that states I need to download Windows Media Player. I also attempted to open by clicking the icon in the program file and it don't work either. I have received message that stated I need to turn on System Restore. What's this all about?

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I have both Windows Media player and Apple Quick Time installed on my Delll laptop.. do I need both? I dont watch DVD's or play games. Can I uninstall one of them without causing any problems? Thnks!

A:Windows Media Player & Apple Quick Time

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Yes, you could go ahead and uninstall QuickTime. If you find that you need it in the future you can always download from the Apple site and install it again.

When you have a Windows system, Windows Media Player comes along for the ride. So I would just leave WMP as is, it can be problematic trying to remove it.

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I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit and am having trouble with Windows Media Player. I have run Spybot Search and Destroy as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and McAfee. Spybot, for the last several weeks has constantly picked up problems with every scan. I have checked under msconfig what services and what not are opening on start up and unchecked or deleted anything suspicious.

I additionally went through a cleaning process involving programs such as Combo Fix and SUPER Anti-Spyware that were suggested on another forum from someone seeming to have the same problem as myself. I have tried doing all of this in safe mode as well but the problem keeps coming back.

It's difficult to remember when this started but the most recent change I made to my system was changing my Windows CD-Key to be Genuine.

I have almost found no one with the same problem through Google searches and am looking for help. Any would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, please let me know if I should provide any additional information.

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Hello. Today I downloaded a video that had been converted online into WMV, and when I played it in the Media Player, it wasn't what I wanted, so I deleted it from its source file. However, now it's staying listed in that Now Playing List to the right of the main Library, and sometimes, when I go to open the player, I can't even get it onto the Library screen in the first place because it freezes up trying to load the first Now Playing video screen, with that darn video. And I managed to righ-click it in the Now Playing list and click Remove from List, and it was gone, but I opened it other times after and it's still there! I'm not certain that it is the cause of the freezing, but it may be.

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On my new laptop, it sometimes takes a whole minute to load! What is going on?

A:Windows Media Player takes a long time to start

A reboot fixed it for a while, then it started doing it again.

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Windows Media Player will start every time i boot into windows...i have check the options and all the tabs (i think) but the next time i start up my computer, it will still be there...any ideas?

A:Windows Media Player opens EVERY time i start the computer

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Everytime I open Windows Media Player, Malwarebytes pops up with a message that says, "Malwarebytes has successfully blocked IP". I did some research and that IP apparently leads to a filthy malicious site. The thing is though is that I've ran a full scan with MB and it comes up as nothing infected and I did a full scan with Super Anti-Spyware and it didn't show anything infected either. So it must be hidden well because it keeps popping up EVERYTIME I open WMP. Please help.

Thank you.

A:Malwarebytes popping up each time I open Windows Media Player

This also started happening to me today, out of the blue, each time I open WMP. It is version 11, running on an XP SP3 machine. Not too worried at this point since MBAM is detecting and blocking access to the IP, but would like to know more about what's causing it. Will be tracking this thread for ongoing developments and info.

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I recently reinstalled ma 64 bit windows 7 home premium.. n its workin well except a minor glitch in windows media player. It shows the duration of the video/ song being played, but not the time of the total video/song.. In ma previous installation it was workn well.. could some1 help me pls.. thanks in advance!

A:Windows media player-time left option missing

Hi Rocksta07, welcome to the forums

Firstly i'm a bit confused over what your asking. Your saying that it shows the duration but not the time. Forgive me but aren't they the same thing?

Please can you explain in some more detail with some images too just so we can properly assist in your issue

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Pretty much everytime i try to play any kind of video file using windows media player i get: Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience message. This problem started when i upgraded my windows media 9 to 10. But even rolling it back didnt help me. All other media players i have work absolutely fine and i have: Real Player, Media Player Classic, Quicktime and bunch of others. Normally i would use them to play to video files but without Windows media player i cant stream certain video files so please help me.
Tech Stats:
Pentium 4 2.40 GHZ
512 MB of Ram
DirectX 9.0C

A:Windows Media Player crashes every time i try to play a video file

Try this

Unistall WMP and reinstall it. That usually works. Good luck!

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It's so weird. I can do absolutely everything else on my computer but when I open Windows Media Player to listen to some music the pointer on the screen starts vibrating. Now i'm no techy, by far. I thought it might be my mouse so I wen't and bought a new one. A wireless one this time instead of having to worry about that stupid cord. But as soon as the player opens, the pointer on the screen starts jumping up and down. I don't even have to be playing music yet for that to happen. And it doens't matter if I play music or not. The eniter time the player is open, the stupid thing vibrates. Even if i minimize it and jump on the internet. Anyone know what's going on? And try to dumb down your responses because as I said, i'm no techy.

A:Every time I open my Windows Media Player my pointer on my screen messes up

Could be several things causing that. Easiest to try is; Open Media player, click on 'help' in the bar at the top, in the drop down box, choose 'check for updates'.
See if that cures it.
If not, try, Start, All programs, Windows updates. If no improvement, it could be that you have one or more 'codecs' missing from your system, ( should have been covered by the 'updates' point I mentioned above ), but you can install a very comprehensive codec pack, that I have used before with good results.
Copy and paste this link into a new tab in your web browser; (or just double-click on it)

Note that you can uninstall this afterwards if you don't think it helped.

Hope one of these works for your jittery cursor !!

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I've been trying to take a screenshot from a DVD using the printscreen key, but I always end up with a blank space where the actual video is supposed to be. Googling about it isn't any help; all the sites I checked said to go to Tools > Options > something, which would probably work quite fine, but.... I don't see any 'Tools' on here.
Have a gander.

So, what do I need to do here to get a screenshot out of this thing?

A:Solved: Media Player Classic screenshot-taking woes

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I have recently been having an irritating problem with Windows Media Player.
It keeps popping up every few seconds. I close it and it reopens immediately. I have used the task manager to stop the process but it still reopens immediately. I minimize it and it maximizes right away. I just can't shut it down. I reboot but it comes straight back.

A:media player keeps opening by itself

Please click here to download and install version 2.0.2 of the HijackThis Installer. ​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​

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SystemMicrosoft XP Professional Version 2002 SP2AMD Athlon 64X2DualCore 38002.01GHz, 2 GB of RAMInstalled Software- all updated regularlySymantec Antivirus Corporate additionAdAwareSpybotNone have shown a problem.I have read the post "Windows Media Player Keeps opening" and downloaded hijack this to post a log as done there. I have had a similar experience of my media player opening up with increasing frequency during the day. Typically it was its worst when using autocad, or microsoft outlook but was far from exclusive to those tasks. There does not seem to be a pattern i can discern, although i notice it more during the afternoons if that makes any sense. The issues originally occurred with WinAmp, and after removing it, it carried on with Windows Media Player.I downloaded CWShredder, and it found nothingHere is the log for my HJT scan.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:03:52 AM, on 9/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Commo... Read more

A:Media Player Keeps Opening

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. There is no indication of malware in your log. It's unlikely that this issue would be related to malware. From looking at your log I might guess that as Windows Desktop Search indexes your hard drive it results in media player opening. But that's a guess only.You may want to start a new thread here.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...amp;s=&f=57

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