Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player View Options

Jun 10, 2013

I'm trying to get windows media player to display the albums view as icons but for whatever reason that option's grayed out.

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Apps / Software :: What Media Player Should To Use With Windows 8

Jun 10, 2013

What media player can I use on Windows 8, either a freebie or one that I pay for. I used to use Windows Media Player 11 for XP on my desktop (which is now no longer available). I have got my music on my desktop and just want to manage my own music and listen to CD's on my laptop (which has a cd drive). I don't know whether I can use a freebie program or which media player is the most suited.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player 10 Installation On Win 8.1?

Aug 2, 2014

Is it possible to install Windows Media Player 10 onto Windows 8.1? Or at least, a workaround to degrade from my Windows Media Player 12?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Media Player Upgrade?

May 26, 2014

I have a laptop that's about 1 year old that came with Windows 8.0 that had the Windows Media Player included. I keep getting a message that I have to upgrade the media player. It tells me to go to the Windows Store. Which out of many choices do I download to upgrade the Windows Media Player?

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Apps / Software :: Corrupted Windows Media Player Library?

Nov 8, 2012

Okay I seem to have managed to corrupt my windows media player library. It won't add any media files at all or videos. I click on commands and nothing seems to happen, except I can open and close the program. How I can repair Windows Media Player. At one point I've discovered I can't rip music through Windows Media Player either.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player Not Show Track Slider

Mar 12, 2014

I have noticed that sometimes Windows Media Player doesn't show the track slider. Both tracks are M4A so I don't see a track format being an issue.

And sometimes it does, which is kind of irritating.

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Apps / Software :: How To Remove File Associations For Windows Media Player

Oct 24, 2013

I just don't want to use Windows Media player. It is not even there on my pc I guess.

Still, several of my file associations are showing windows media player as associated with it.

When I go to control panel - default program, and untick associations for wmp, then don't stick. unticking them doesn't work, they reappear the next time.

I also have foobar2000, winamp, vlcplayer installed, I have put default for these programs.

However, all the extensions associated with wmp do not appear in the list of extension for these three programs, so I am not able to set them.

I just don't want to use wmp. I want those extensions to remain unassociated with any program, so that when and if I ever player any file with that extension, windows should ask me how to open that, and then I can select .

How to remove wmp associations from all extensions listed there, even without associating it with another program.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player Won't Playback Certain MP3s C00D11B1

Jun 2, 2014

Media Player 32bit will prompt a window with "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." and when I click web support, the code in the title is the error. I've installed a codec pack for Media Player and Media Player Plus, these haven't and probably shouldn't cause playback errors. The 64bit Media Player plays back all MP3s so I've resorted to using that currently, but it means I can't play FLAC files etc.

In the SF thread I initially started, with every MP3 that plays on VLC, it won't always state the codec information, and it's not related to which tracks play and don't on the 32bit Media Player. I've also attempted removing ID3 headers to no avail.

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Apps / Software :: Windows Media Player Auto Fullscreen When Opened?

Feb 12, 2014

How to make wmp no more auto full screen? Doesn't look like its disturbed.. Or anything wrong. Windows 8

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Apps / Software :: Media Player With Visualizer Available?

Dec 22, 2013

I recently switched to the Windows 8 media player since my iTunes took a huge dump since installing 8.1 (I just don't feel like dealing with the issues). I like the Windows 8 media player except for one thing: It doesn't have a visualizer, which is something I love having on my left or right screen.

Any free visualizer app or media player with visualizer I can install? Been looking every once in a while, but I haven't found any.

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Apps / Software :: How To Manage Equalization Of Audio Other Than Built In For Windows Media Player

Mar 7, 2014

I am wondering if there is any good software out there for audio graphic equalization. Or just equalizer you know for changing how audio sounds. I had a pair of headphones with software that made some things sound INCREDIBLE but I am getting rid of them for issues.

I am wondering if there is any decent software to manage equalization of audio other than the built in ones for Windows Media Player?

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Network / Sharing :: Streaming Media Content To Xbox 360 Via Windows Media Player

Mar 2, 2012

So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.

I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.

I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.

The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.

On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 X64 - No Video With Windows Media Player

Nov 4, 2012

I did the upgrade from win7 to Windows 8 x64. When I try to use wmp I get audio but no video. I have tried reinstalling my codecs and different codecs like sharks, klite etc. I have reinstalled my graphic drivers. I have tried add/remove features, but no look. Its the same with wmc. I can play videos with quicktime. I was going to try a refresh, but I have way to many programs to reinstall, and a Windows 8 inplace upgrade doesn't offer to keep my apps & settings.

How I can repair or reinstall wmp without wiping out my system and reinstalling all my programs?

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Find Windows Media Player For Win 8?

Aug 22, 2013

I just got my new Win 8 computer and going crazy trying to get the thing set-up..I'm not tech savy at all. I looked on the internet and was really confused. I just have plain Win 8, no pro. Then I notice about media player for N and NK. I'm an old lady just looking for plain Windows Media Player that's compatabile with my Win 8

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Can't RIP CD To Disc With Windows Media Player

Feb 3, 2014

I am trying to copy a CD to disc using Media Player. When I try to set the destination location by clicking CHANGE in Rip settings/More options/Rip music to this location, nothing happens. I can't set a location. When I click the Rip CD button, I get the message "Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."

The Media Player sees the CD and can play the tracks from the CD, so it's not that it can't find the CD.

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Updates To Windows Media Player For RTM?

Sep 2, 2012

Has there been any updates to the windows media player for the RTM version? This thing should have been updated centuries ago. I'm sure some people might use other programs but for people without internet or knowledge that there are other programs out there they should update this player. Not a fan of xbox music.

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Windows 8.1 - Media Player Is Missing?

Jul 10, 2013

Along with all the other things, that don't seem to work in the Windows 8.1 beta, I noticed that the Media Player is also missing, while they did only say Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center Beta.

Are they planning on totally removing Media Player also?

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Windows Media Player - Video Is Unwatchable?

Nov 18, 2012

I have dowloaded some videos from BBC iplayer to play via WMP, when I open the file the media usage rights are downloaded ok but the video is unwatchable.

If there is no sound the picture is fine bt as soon as there is any sound white and grey squares appear and the whole picture is jerky and distorted..(but the sound is ok)

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Windows Media Player Not Working After 8.1 Upgrade

Oct 22, 2013

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. After the update Windows Media Player doesn't recognize any of my libraries even though the correct folders are selected to be included.

I already tried to disable the windows media features in the control panel, reboot and then re-enable but that had no effect.

Incidentally, if I manually start playback of a song from a folder windows media player does work so the issue is just that it won't recognize my libraries.

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.wmv File Won't Play On Windows 8 Media Player 12

Apr 18, 2013

I have .wmv files that play perfectly fine on Windows 7 Windows Media Player 12. However, I have tried them on two different computers that are Windows 8. They simply won't play. The error I keep receiving is: "can't play because the items file format isn't supported. Check the store to see if this is available there."

At first I thought it was missing a codec pack, but I tried download the Windows 8 codec and that didn't work.

I do not understand how the .wmv files play on Windows 7 Media Player 12 and now on Windows 8 Media Player. It is just one .wmv file either. These .wmv files need to be available for Windows 8 users.

Again, multiple .wmv files play on Windows 7, but not on two different Windows 8 computers.

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Windows Media Player 12 - Video Lagging As HD

Dec 27, 2013

I am having problems with my Windows Media Player 12 on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC, when I publish a video from my JVC Everio HD Camcorder (Model NO.: GZ-HM300SEK).

Every time I click to play a video and when I skip the video along.. the image freezes for 2 seconds and it continues with a stutter. I am guessing that the PC doesn't handle a bit of HD specs (if I am right).

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Windows Media Player - Some Downloaded AVI Won't Play

Mar 30, 2013

Where to start? WMPlayer first. I have downloaded, several times, tv episodes. Which are AVI. Some play in the player, some don't.

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Can't Play Videos On Windows Media Player

Apr 2, 2013

After upgrading to win 8, all of my videos were being played through x-box video app. I clicked one of my videos and changed the default to win media player and now this window appears when I try to open a video.

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Windows Media Player Won't Open - Playing MP3 Files

Feb 6, 2013

Windows Media Player won't open. I noticed this after I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall AVG 2012 so I could install AVG 2013. There was a huge amount of things to be uninstalled and I selected and deleted all of them. Since then I've had a similar message open with Windows Live Mail also, but I went to Programs and Features and did the right click for 'uninstall' on Windows Live Essentials 2012 and then chose "Repair". This seems to have worked.

The message that appears when I try to play an mp3 file by right clicking on it and then choosing "Play with Windows Media Player" (because the program won't open at all) has Windows Installer as a heading and says: "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'Shredder64.msi' in the box below."

I don't know what a program or feature titled "Shredder" has to do with Windows Media Player, but that is what it says. When I click on the 'Cancel' button inside this message box another box opens with the same heading (Windows Installer) and the message says: "The path 'C:UsersAdministratorAppDataLocalDownloaded Installations{45DE3BB5-15C7-489B-8F80-82349413953E}Shredder64.msi' cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package 'Shreder64.msi' in a folder from which you can install the product Shredder." Then there is just the OK button.

I have tried to open WMP from the taskbar, the Program Files (x86) file, the windows explorer (File Explorer) to the "Start Menu"/"Programs" file, and also from the Start Screen and the Start Screen All Apps page. It just won't open.

Is there a way to reinstall it without a windows refresh? Or is there a fix?

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Compressing Audio When Synching In Windows Media Player

Jan 26, 2014

I've got a ton of MP3s that I want to export to a USB stick. For the life of me, I can't find a place in Windows Media Player to compress the audio when synching. iTunes has that feature and it's super convenient, but

1) I can't use the USB stick in iTunes, and
2) I can't find the compress feature in WMP, so I'm stuck.

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Windows Media Player First Start Creator Loop

Feb 6, 2014

I have problem with WMP on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64. There is creator on first start... yep, but I have "loop" with this creator and can't use WMP.

I recorded video with that issue: Windows Media Player creator loop - YouTube

1. System is up-to-date
2. There is no malware
3. I tried disable and re-enable WMP on programs & features

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ITunes Library Get Copied In Windows Media Player

Dec 20, 2013

My setup of Windows Media Player maybe the reason that my entire ITunes library has copied into W M P. I found out how to empty it ,but it keeps coming back. How do I stop this happening.

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After Upgrade To Winblue14 Lost Windows Media Player?

Feb 4, 2014


I would like to add Windows media center to winblues14?

adding serial number to system panel first says you must first activate Windows, then after Windows activation, the add features says "you cant add features to this edition of Windows"

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Computer Doesn't Seem To Support Any Version Of Windows Media Player

Nov 22, 2013

I am getting a message saying your computer doesn't seem to support any version of Windows Media Player

System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5602 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 583776 MB, Free - 454838 MB; D: Total - 25913 MB, Free - 3042 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 184B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Maintenance :: Win 8 - Change Default Windows Media Player 32bit To 64bit?

Feb 11, 2013

I recently bought a notebook with Windows 8 core pre-installed. The system type is 64-bit OS, and x-64 bit processor. How can I set the Windows Media Player to default 64-bit? It's currently running at 32-bit as shown by the Task Manager.

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Display Lyrics On Media Player 12

Mar 20, 2013

Afew month ago i use WMP with famous lyrics plugin but now its doesn't work. What i need to do? I try many times to re-install and repair and nothing happen.

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