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error message "this version of media player is incompatible" on windows media player

Q: error message "this version of media player is incompatible" on windows media player


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 getting this error message when I try to download windows media player 10.

"Error creating process <C:\DOCUME~1\JASON1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\IXP000.TMP\setup_wm.exe /P:C:\Documents and Settings\jason #2\Desktop\mp10setup.exe>. Reason: The system cannot find the path specified."

I am running windows XP, and I already have media player 9. I have already downloaded the file onto my desktop. The error message pops up when I try to open the setup file. Any adivice would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Windows Media Player error message "Cannot find path specified"

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I have tryed to play audio and video files on my computer and I get the following message, "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." If the problem persists, contact the program vendor."

I then close the message and the media player shuts down.


P.S. I am using Windows 95 and Media Player version 6.4.

A:[Resolved] Windows Media Player: "Illegal Operation Message"

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Whenever I insert CD's or DVD's into either of my optical drives, Windows Media Player as well as My Computer recognize that media had been added. The problem is, when I eject the media (whether it's pushing the eject button on the drive or right clicking as selecting eject) My computer as well as WMP fail to recognize that the media has been removed. If I insert a new cd or dvd, both my computer as well as WMP see it as the original piece of media. The other strange thing is iTunes is able to accurately determine if there is media in a drive or not.

Any idea's as to what is going on with my drives? I'm pretty sure it's just a software issue with Vista or WMP, since iTunes doesn't seem to be affected. I have no idea on how to resolve this. Thanks in advance for any help

A:"My Computer" and Windows Media Player doesn't recognize the removal of optical media

Just a quick update with things that I've tried. First I checked for errors on the C drive to see if a file or something was corrupt. After that didn't work, I uninstalled and reinstalled the drives, again to no avail.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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A family member recently updated my computer and installed Windows 7. I have been trying to download Windows Media Player for the Microsoft site but everytime I get the message that my computer is not compatible. I have tried downloading the one specifically for windows 7 and it doesn't work. I tried going into my old computer files from when I had windows XP and trying to get my older version fo WMP compatible but that will not work etheir. I see the icon on my old computer files but it will not work. How do I get Windows Media Player to download?

A:Incompatible message when I try to download Windows Media Player

Hi, you already have WMP version12 it is included in windows seven, you cannot download it, you are attempting to download V11, hence the compatibility message.

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My first post here. I pre-ordered Windows 7 Professional ages ago and must have hit the "N" version by mistake....

Is there anyway I can get Windows Media Player 12 at this point?



A:Want Media Player but ordered "N" version by mistake!

I don't think so. I searched around and it looks like it is only available with Win7 at this point. You might try to contact where you bought it.

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I have Win 7 on my system, and I run WMP12, and I can share and watch content on my HDTV wirelessly no problem. My friend asked me to set up his system to to the same, but his Win 7 system has WMP11, and won't let me upgrade to WMP12. It just says it has the latest version. And I can't see how to activate streaming, because there is NO "Streaming" in the menu bar like there is on my WMP 12. Is there a way to get WMP 12 on my friend's PC?

A:Win& system says Media Player 11 is "the latest version" but....

If they have windows 7, they have windows media player 12. It comes built into windows 7, so it is not possible for it to be windows media player 11.

Do they have a genuine version of windows?

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I have "Windows7" OS. My PC default media player is "Windows media player" when i try to open media file this error appear.
"The file wmploc.dll has a version number of 12.0.7600.16385 where 12.0.7600.16415 was expected.
Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.
Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?" then i followed these steps,

Quote: Originally Posted by bandara

"Update the Windows Media Player Version
1. Ensure that Windows Media Player is closed before proceeding.
2. Click Start, click All Programs, and click Accessories.
3. Right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
4. Click Continue or provide Administrator credentials if prompted.
5. In the Command Prompt type the following and press Enter:

If this does not help you can re register the wmp.dll file
Log on as an administrator.
Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search text box, right-click cmd.exe, click Run as administrator, and then click Continue.
At the command prompt, type regsvr32 wmp.dll, and then click OK.

Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Windows Media Player:
Uninstalling the Windows Media Player:
Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".
Browse to the Media Features and uncheck the mark in front of Windows Media Player.

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A:Can't run "Windows Media player" server exclution failed error came!

Well, you have tried most of the things recommended. Have you run the System File Checker? This should restore original system files

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also, a repair install should correct this

Repair Install

You have changed so much that you now have a different error, therefore I'd suggest one of the above. For future reference, while you had the original error, THIS may have worked as well.

A Guy

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Hi everyone!

I have several movies (.avi files) on my PC and tried to watch them. I played one with no problems, but the others show video with no audio. Right before Windows Media Player opens the file, it says "error downloading codec". I had WMP version 10 and checked the settings and they were set to download new codecs automatically. So I upgraded to WMP version 11.

With WMP version 11 it says "downloading codec", then "codec aquired" and it opens the video - no audio again.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: "error downloading codec" with Windows Media Player

Please download FFD Audio Decoder and install it on your PC. Use the link below:


Let us know the result if it works.

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Ok first off sorry if this is the wrong board. The problem is that for some reason my windows media player just stopped working so I tried to reinstall it now when I try to do so after everything is done and I go to finish I get an internal application error, no matter what I do I can't fix it, I downloaded drivers and so on, but I just can't get it to work, Could someone please help me.

A:Windows Media player help-"an internal application error has occured"

download real player its better.

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Running winxp home edition with newest windows media player. When I try to copy cd tracks to my hd with media player I get Error# C00D2754 "The licenses for your media files are corrupted. Contact Microsoft product support". Of course, when I checked microsoft's help page I found absolutely nothing on this topic. Any ideas?


A:"The licenses for your media files are corrupted" ?? Windows Media Player

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My friend is trying to connect to an internet source for a radio station that webcasts basketball games. The station's commercial plays OK, but then the following message occurs:
"Error C00D0035 Using Windows Media Player"
"Cause: This issue can occur if you are trying to
view content from a Web site through your proxy
server because your proxy server is not named
correctly in Windows Media Player."

Nothing has changed, as far as we know, in the computer setup. What/where is the "proxy server" setting that WMP is expecting to see?

This is a win 9x machine, using IE5 to browse the internet.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
--dennis in Morgantown WV.

A:Windows Media Player "Proxy Server" error

Have you seen this MS whassup?


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Hi, I've been having some problems with my computer (Win XP home) and wondered if anyone could help out there.
A few weeks ago I left the computer downloading something pretty safe overnight (I've done it several times before) and when I came back in the morning some things were playing up. It doesn't seem to be a virus as the rest of the system is working OK and it doesn't show up on any scans. Most such as problems with the printer spoolers and IE I've managed to sort out but Windows Media Player is still giving me grief. I used to have wmp 10 but when I opened it it said the internal application error message, so I uninstalled it and rolled back to wmp 9. This worked for a while until then it started up the internal application error message. I've tried installing wmp 10 again many many times (including things to it that have been suggested in other forums like moving files to other directories) but it just fails claiming that "to update windows run windows media player 10 setup again". I've tried hundreds of fixes from various internet forums including re-regestring vbscript.dll and jscript.dll, uninstalling and reinstalling wmp via Add/Remove programs and even fiddling with the registry editor but none seem to work.
I've tried installing wmp 9 again but it just says "another newer version is already on your machine". I've tried uninstalling wmp completely by deleting the folder in program files but unsurpri... Read more

A:Windows Media Player - "internal application error" please help!

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Powerdvd won’t play DVD
Windows Media player says there is no disc in Drive E.

I wondered if it was a hardware conflict and tried to use windows help hardware conflict troubleshooter but it did not seem to be working
Any ideas would be appreciated.


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I am banging my head against the wall!

I have Windows Media Player 9 installed on my Windows XP computer – I have tried to search for a few songs and play them, but then It gives me this message: "Windows Media Player cannot access the file" Now I am the administrator of this computer, and I don't know what's wrong with the Media Player 9, (I can't hardly play any songs! Can anyone tell me what I can do to fix this? Or does it have something to do with my computer? Please help me ASAP!?!

Thanks a bunch.

PS. I had Windows XP Professional installed on my computer over Win 98 SE, I had CD player in my entertainment folder, but with XP, I don't have or can't find the CD player, and am totally lost without it, but any help I would surely appreciate it!

A:"Windows Media Player error" (0xC00D11D2)

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I am running XP SP3.
Netgear Wireless Router WNR834B

My PS3 has connected to my wireless network and i am able to game online. However I wish to share media between my PC and PS3. I have followed many guides to do this however i get stuck at one particular point. I enable media sharing in Windows Media Player 11, however my PS3 does not show up and i am unable to allow the PS3 to connect to my library. A screenshot of where the ps3 should show up is below..

I would appreciate any help you can give me..thank you very much!!!

P.S uPNP is enabled.

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recently i have reformatted my hard drive with windows XP professional service pack 2. I have spent the last week sorting stuff out moving stuff around installing programs and in this happening i accidentally deleted the folder in C:/Program Files called windows media player. So i went to the Microsoft website downloaded windows media player 11.

Unfortunately i have noticed a number of missing things.
1. None of the shortcut icons, quick launch icons and start menu icons of windows media player are there after installation

2. I cannot view any online content which requires windows media player

3. the windows media player "mini player" (the plug-in where you can minimize windows media player and control it from the task bar) eg. playing, stopping, fast forward and rewind options.

I have tried to reinstall the program 3 times now, searched everywhere on the internet for a solution including all the Microsoft online help files, Rebooted several times and looked in remote assistance. Could anyone please help me find a fix for this or tell me what the problem is? Thx timmy

A:windows media player "mini player"

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Media player is missing the "Find media that others are sharing" checkbox but the "Share my media" checkbox is there. Any idea's on why it would be missing?

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Greetings, I am having a problem with my computer. When I try opening Windows Media Player, I get an error that pops up saying:

"Infamous has caused an error in <unknown>.
Infamous will now close.

If you continue to experience problems try restarting your computer

I checked around the computer, but there is nothing in the startup processes (msconfig) called Infamous and there is nothing in installed programs (Add/Remove Programs) called that either.

Has anybody heard about this?

It should also be noted that the computer was freshly reformatted, though a number of programs have since been reinstalled.

A:"Infamous" Win Media Player error

Sounds like Spyware to me. At the bottom of this Post, d/l Update and run, Adaware & Spybot. Remove anything Adaware finds, only remove what Spybot finds that is marked in RED.

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If anyone knows how to get windows media player 9 to run, I would appreciate the advice. I have version I downloaded Media Player 9 (for Windows 98 SE) and went through the installation process, but when completed with the install, a dialog box opens up saying "Microsoft Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The error signature is as follows:

AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: ModName: oleaut32.dll
ModVer: 2.40.4518.0 Offset: 0006ac21

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I cannot update my current version (6) from its update feature( it says there is no update available , when I tried), but version 6 still works...only I have to go into the program file where it is and open it there.

A:"Microsoft Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close"

I would recommend getting winamp from www.winamp.com.

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Recently the "find Album Info" option has stopped working on Window Media Player.
It was working fine, the option still loads up, however when i select the track/album info, the small window closes and the track remains unmodified.
I'm stumped as of what to do, I've looked around for solutions, tried updating, reinstalling, even upgrading from WMP10 to 11 to fix the problem, but with no sucess.

if anyone could offer any means of alternative or support I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Well, the Winamp tagging thing stopped working so I tried to use WMP to tag my music from there. Only problem is now, every time I try to "Find Album Info" in there, it loads a screen with a "Internal Server Error" screen instead of the usual search results.

A:Windows Media Player 12, "Find Album Info" not working

Try this, open Services and scroll down to

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Set it to disable, and reboot. See if that works. It's possible that something is using WMP and not allowing it to connect.

A Guy

Edit: Windows Media Player 12: 500 Internal Server Error

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Hello There,

New to the forum - Greetings everyone!

I've recently purchased a new machine that came preloaded with Vista Home Premium.

I upgraded WMP to 11 and have been ripping a load of my albums onto the machine to take advantage of the new media features within Vista.

I've encountered a pretty odd problem that I'm hoping someone may be able to solve for me.

I've brought over a load of backed up music from my old machine and when playing these tracks and using the slider, its fine...when I drag the slider to a particular part of the song and release it plays instantly from that location.

After ripping around 200 tracks from various albums, I find that the seek slider (slider to adjust position in the track) isn't very responsive with any of these tracks (on any of the ripped albums). When I drag the slider to a particular part of the track and release, there is perhaps a 2-3 second delay before it updates to the location and plays.

Does anyone know why this would be happening and perhaps how I could solve this?

I know it seems a "not very important" thing - But for me, it's pretty important

Any help grealty appreciated.



A:Windows Media Player 11 - "Seek" Slider Responsiveness

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I've had Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 for about a year and my subscription finished yesterday. So I decided to try the trail version of KIS 2013, but it would not install. I kept getting error messages and KIS 2012 would not uninstall either.

This message popped up "A network error occurred while attempting to read from file c:\windows\installer\kavkis.msi."

So I used the Kaspersky Removal Tool and it worked, but now my Windows Media Player does not work. It says "Server execution failed" every time I try to open in it.

A:Windows Media Player - "Server execution failed"

Hi please see the solutions suggested here Windows 7 Media Player - Server execution failed - Microsoft Answers

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I'm running WMP 11.0.6000.6344. When I used to play a song from an album in my library (from the "Songs" view), it would automatically add the whole album (and everything after it in the library) to my "Now Playing" playlist. For some reason now it only plays the single song, and then just stops. Any thoughts?

I realize this is kind of obscure, but I thought maybe someone on here might know about it.

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Hi.... recently my friends added an external harddrive to my computer so i could give him some files... unknown to me he had about 4gb of music on it aswell which Media player had detected and decided to add to my library.... now he has taken it away the music remains on it, and there are about 6000 files that arent my music on it, although i cant play them. The problem is that there are so many i cant just sift through them and delete one by one, i need either a way of finding all the dead links that dont work to delete them all at once or how can i jsut delete everything and ill just put all my music back on it..

thanks very much any help would be great,


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Media player keeps getting interrupted by "things" - other programs I guess. Both while playing mp3's and music videos. It doesn't shut down. It just sort of shorts out the music... until I guess whatever is finished bothering it.

It happens
-When I try to rename files or move them around in Windows Explorer [not the ones playing].

-While on the internet. No certain reason that I can see. The websites/webpages I have open don't appear to have any media player music playing. It happens when I use either IE or Foxfire browsers.

Is there a button or something I can select that can keep Windows Media Player from being affected by other programs? It is verY irritating.

I have the following MUTED in volume control:

Thanks so much!

A:Windows Media player keeps getting interrupted by "things" other programs?

Sounds like your system is working too hard and whan any other activity is required there is insufficient CPU time left for the video or audio, so it pauses.

Without knowing what your PC specifications are, its all conjecture however.

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Hey all,

Just wondered if anyone can help with this? I uninstalled WMP12 using control panel as I wanted to try another media player. I then decided I wanted to go back so reinstalled it again. Now I noticed it's missing from Set Program Defaults.

Can anyone help with this?

A:Windows Media Player Missing from "Set Program Defaults"

you have to use "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults." EMDAT Knowledge Base :: Set Windows Media Player As Default for InQuiry Or InCommand

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when i try to start windows media player, i get "can't perform operation, low memory." i've tried uninstalling and redownloading it but it says i have all the current components and i can't finish installing it...why does this happen?

A:Windows Media Player "can't perform operation, low memory"

Hiya and welcome

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.



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Hi, I have a problem with my windows media player. It won't open! I tried many ways to open it. I clicked it on my desktop (double click) and I have tried to play a music file from my documents and it ended up showing "Server Execution Failed" window. But when i click or double click on my desktop or tool bar it quickly opens and closes and nothing else happens. I have had my laptop for 5-6 months and this problem occurred about 2-3 weeks ago and now I have the time to do this. Also my laptop is an HP Home Premium, Modelavilion g notebook PC. I also have a HP PC Windows 7, Model: p7-1154 home premium and it has no problem opening the windows media player. I just got that PC about 3 months ago. I don't know what else to do in order to fix this problem so please help as soon as possible. THANKS

A:Windows Media Player "Server Execution Failed"

Try manually reinstalling WMP. It is available from the microsoft website.

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hi. how do i add the button "add to windows media player list" to the windows explorer toolbar please? i would like it to work when a folder full of tunes is highlighted as well as when individual tunes are highlighted. it would be quite nice if the "play" button works when a folder is highlighted as well. thanks, Alex

A:add button to toolbar "add to windows media player list"

Welcome to Seven Forums acm0000. I am unaware of a way to add those specific buttons. You can however left click and highlight multiple files, then right click the selections and both add to windows media player list and play will be choices. A Guy

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Today I was trying to view some astronomy mpegs (supernova explosion animations) with my Windows Media Player (version 6). When I'd click on the link to play the mpeg, a d/l window popped up (first time thats happened) and once the d/l was complete, another window would pop up saying, "Access to specified device, path or file is denied". In all the years I've had this computer, that has never happened before when I wanted to view mpegs. This has just started happening out of the blue and I don't know why. I did check properties for WMP and made sure that under the secruity tab full access was being given to me as the administrator. My computer is a home PC and not on a network. Some help would be greatly apprecaited.

A:Windows Media Player gets "Access to specified device, path or file is denied"

It may be something to do with the link/site rather than your player. Version 6 is also a bit more limited than later ones.
Can you post the link to see if someone else can view these animations?

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I'm trying to fix my sister's new computer before she heads to college. When you type, "=78y5" automatically enters into whichever box your typing in (including this one) and causes windows media player to open. It has done it 6 times since I started typing this. The first time it did this, a XXX video popped up. I deleted the video but the code keeps coming up and opening the player every 10 seconds of typing -- it basically makes the computer unusable. Also, it periodically looks like it's scanning the page (the text flickers as it scans down). I've run Spybot and McAfee in safe mode and they both turn up nothing. I even took the computer to Toshiba and they reset it to facory settings and it didn't wipe this thing out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:03:14 PM, on 9/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
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A:"=78y5" code pops up every 10 seconds and opens windows media player

I just moved the HJT file and ran it again, here's the new code:
Also, it just popped up this text as well "+&*Y%" with the =78y5.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:19:14 PM, on 9/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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I have been using Windows Media Player as my main music player for a long time, but I have been having a lot of problems since I updated from Windows Vista to Windows 8.

When I listen to music, the "date last played" data seems to get updated with the current date. However, when I restart WMP12, most of the songs I just listened to look like they never have been played. The "date last played" information is gone. Sometimes, ratings I have given songs seem to disappear also.

I really like WMP (v.11 more than v.12), but I need to be able to see what I have listened to. I would hate to have to change music player just because of this.

I have tried almost everything:
1. Rebuilding the library through the "restore media library" option in WMP12
2. Rebuilding the library through the Windows Media Player troubleshooter in the Control Panel (when I'm done with this, it still says that the library is corrupted)
3. Deleting all the library files in AppData>Local>Microsoft>Media Player
4. Doing a clean boot
5. Disabling Media Player from Control panel and reinstalling it
6. Running a full computer virus/malware scan
7. Deleting the library files and reinstalling WMP at the same time.

Windows Media Player 12.0.9200.16420
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

A:Windows Media Player 12 doesn't update "Date last played" data

Do you by any chance regularly run the utility CCleaner to clean up temporary files? If so, go to the Applications tab in the main window, and uncheck the box in front of Windows Media Player. I'll guess that a Media Player log keeps track of what media has been played. Unchecking the option box will keep CCleaner from cleaning that particular log.

If you use any other cleanup utility, perform the same inspection of its settings. Some antimalware & system utility "suites" incorporate such a cleaner: look for settings and options relating to Windows logs, expecially WMP logs.

If, on the other hand, WMP is corrupting its database or log files all by itself, see what happens if you visit the Privacy tab in Windows Media Player 12 Options tabs, and make sure that the boxes in the History section are checked for Music, Video, Pictures, & Playlists. You can try selecting the Clear History & Clear Cache option buttons, you to see if afterwards WMP does a better job if keeping track of the last-played data.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

[By the way, I think CCleaner is the best of its sort of program, but it does have to be used carefully. It has extensive "UnDo" features built-in.]

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I also have a network sharing service problem -

Vista displays, occasion (and I havent worked out WHAT occasions yet):

"windows media player network sharing service stopped working and was closed" - followed by some bulls?$t about windows informing me of a solution when it becomes available

This pop up appears relentlessly - about once every 30 seconds, and i can see the system performance hitting 100% CPU for 5 seconds or so each time it does.

I did what is suggested on here - ie disable the service - and it STILL comes up with the eror. Any ideas????

A:"windows media player network sharing service stopped working and was closed"

As an addendum - I think this happens when I'm doing any type of install - e.g. windows update, service pack, etc

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I get the message "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close, sorry for the inconvienence" everytime I try to open windows media player.

I am running Windows Xp sp2, and my computer i think is nearly free of viruses/spyware


A:"Windows Media Player has encountered a problem"

This seems more like a Windows issue than malware....take a look here.

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can anyone tell me how I can change/accomplish, that everytime I watch a movie/clip, or whatever ("ONLINE INSIDE A BROWSER), that Windows Media Player (the one on my PC) automatically starts up and plays the video, +++AND NOT+++ the default player of the site(is also Windows Media Player in my this case, but only a plugin and so far hardly any settings possible).

Ok, To make it short:
My WMP should play the movie and not the player offered by the provider of the movies)

PS: I always had this settings the last years but since I upgrated to Version 9 and now 10, I do not know how to make/change those settings.

Thanks a lot

A:Solved: Question about Windows "Media Player 10"

You can go into WMP hit tools/options/file types/ then select all.

But, certain media files played over the internet containing DRM will still lock your access to settings.

My WMP should play the movie and not the player offered by the provider of the movies)
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It really depends on the copy protection the provider has on the media.

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I finally got fed up with WMP 10 (I have the patient of a Saint, apparently) and was never very happy with version 9. Numerous crashes, freezes and errors and whatnot.
I would like to make the switch to Winamp 5.21.
I was able to go to add remove programs > saw Windows Media Player > tried to uninstall but only got the option to "roll back" to previous version 9. I then restarted the computer. I went back to add remove and WMP is gone but there are remnants. (see attachment 1) I tried to play a tune to see what player came up, and the install thing for WMP9 came up, so I proceeded with the instructions to install, but it's not showing in the add remove programs in the control panel, just the items circled in attachment 1. I have not restarted the computer since the 1st time, so maybe it's there now ....
I then went to C://Programs folder> and there was the WMP folder and contents. (see attachments 2 and 3) It would not let me delete it and gave this error message (see attachment 4).


1. How do I completely remove WMP from this computer and keep my sanity?
2. If I cannot, is it necessary to remove all remnants, in order for Winamp to work without conflict?
3. Can anyone assure me I won't have the same/similar issues with Winamp?

Thanks very much in advance


PS I have not downloaded Winamp as yet. Am going to try to do it properly.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player ~ How to say "Good Bye"

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Hoping someone here can help. My son's computer had a virus (Win32/Nuqel.E), which I was able to remove. But now when ever I run the anti-virus or Malwarebytes, they both get hung up on the wmpeffects.dll file. His version of WMP is 11.0.6002.18111, and he's running Vista with all updates installed. I'm at a loss as to what to do. I'm hoping someone here can help.

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I just upgraded from win98 to winXP today and I installed win media player 9 also. My mp3's and wma's play great...its just that my files with a .mpg extension play the sound only...and will not show the video. Also some of my mpg files get an error message saying "the file extension does not match the file format" , but this is strange because these files worked fine while i was using win media player 7.1 yesterday before the upgrade today.

This has never happened before.

Any advice?

thanks, tate

A:XP Media Player 9 "sound only" or just "fuzzy vids"

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I have incredibly annoying problem. Whenever I play something (it can be absolutely anything) on Windows media player, audio plays exactly 15 seconds and than "hiccups" exactly 2 seconds (makes incredibly annoying sound). It continues till the end. T_T
I had hiccuping version 9 of WMP, now i own hiccuping version 10 of WMP. I defragmented hard disc, updated to Windows XP SP3, got rid of 20 GB rubbish in hard disc - audio still hiccups. Funny but i dont have same problems with 3 other music playing programs i had on computer.
Any ideas how to stop these hiccups? (I had an idea to pour water on computer, but i figured out that it wont help. xD)

A:Windows Media Player "hiccups". HELP!!!!

Solutions for WMP hiccups:
Scare your computer!!! Or

Windows Media Player Troubleshooter #1

Windows Media Player Troubleshooter #2

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I have Windows Media Player 9 and Real Player both installed on my Windows XP computer. However, when I try to play videos from websites like Cbsnews.com, it tells me I don't have a media player installed. I tried installing WMP 11 and that did not work either. How can I fix that?

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Just done a fresh install of 7 U 64bit and i have a right click option when i right click on music folder saying "Play with Windows Media Player" and "Add to Play with Windows Media Player List" any idea how to remove it?

I have googled and came up with a few answers but not sites i would trust also gone through reg and can see a few entried for it but don't fancy just wiping them, who knows what that could do.


A:How to get rid of "Play with Windows Media Player"

Click Start - Control Panel - Default Programs and select Set program access and computer defaults.

Click on Custom, if nothing shows, change it to something else, then click it.
Under Choose a default media player, deselect Enable access from this program from Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center and any others (like iTunes)

You could also try removing the following Registry Keys:

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I am running Windows ME on a Hewlett Packard Pavilion. Last night I was trying to load up my music to listen to using the windows media player and a box popped up saying Confirmation "You must restart your computer to complete the installation restart now?" I click no because I have not installed anything and am wondering whta this is all about. I have shut down and reload only to see the error again. What can I do?

A:PLEASE HELP! Windows Media Player "installation" box pop up

try downloading all of the windows media player updates.

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I was yet to see a "now playing" plugin for MSN for 64 bit windows media player.
I liked the 64 bit version of media player in windows 7, it seemed to run smoother.

But no MSN now playing

So I wrote my own... and glad to say, works very well.
I have attached the zip file... just run the install.bat file inside.. if anyone also was looking for this.

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