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Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Q: Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Hi folks, I'm new here. I am trying to Sync a flash drive to my WMP. several of these songs won't tranfer over. WMP says next to the title" Conversion Required" It does Not convert. These songs are mainly Mp3's and WMP. Why can't I transfer these songs. Is it a settings on my media player? Or do I need some conversion program. Thank, Harold.

A: Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Forum rules preclude discussions of P2P. I am sure this wil be closed.

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I have accessed free tube tv and when I access some channels, it will not play because they require a plugin for windows 8 media player. How do I get the plug in for windows 8 media player?

A:Plug-in required for windows 8 media player

What is the name of the plugin it is asking for?

start here for some
Plug-ins and add-ons for Windows Media Player - Microsoft Windows

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I'm really not sure what happened to my Windows Media Player; however, I DO have children/teenagers using the same computer - I may never know. My Media Player had been working and in the last week or so when attempting to play a song I receive an error message indicating Media Player is unable to run "due to a missing component".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program. (Interestingly, the first time I unstalled the program and re-booted - it was still there!?)
I have also made sure the PC is current with regard to Microsoft updates.
The machine is running Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance!

....(then I'll move on to solving slow performance, etc. - in another forum area )
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A:Solved: Windows Media Player error - missing another component required to run?

Reopened per request.

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Hello again,after all the help you gave me on gaming problems just had to enquire again good people.I have windows xp,with windows media player 11 installed,cannot burn anything it tells me to connect to a burner device,totally lost on this one, old pc media 9 i think burned no probs ,anyone with any advice please

A:media player help required please

Hi weeswally

Well, since your system has had a few things coming and going lately, let's start with the WMP 11's FAQs for this sort of thing:

"Q. Why doesn't the Player recognize my CD-R or CD-RW drive?
A. The drive is either not supported or not installed correctly.

"If the Player is running on Windows XP, search for your drive on Windows Marketplace Tested Products List ( ). If your drive isn't listed, it might not be designed for use with Windows XP and might not work correctly. To verify that your CD drive is recognized and set up to burn, do the following:

1. Open My Computer.
2. In the Devices with Removable Storage area, right-click the drive, and then click Properties. If your CD drive is recognized, you will see a Recording tab.
3. Select the Enable CD recording on this drive check box."

Those words are direct from Microsoft.

Another thing to check is that the background Windows XP service that CD recording relies on is setup properly. Right-click My Computer, select "Manage", and under "Services and Applications", select "Services" --- and make sure that the "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" is set to "Manual" (this will allow it to start when needed). If you want to check in on any other services, here's a guide to XP Services ---

Also, check... Read more

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Hi Mr/Ms
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


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

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried... format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
   ... manage-bde
   ... ubuntu live cd
   ... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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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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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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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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Hi everybody.

I am new to this community and have found myself in some bother at work because of a genuine mistake I made.

This is what happened:-

1) I sent an e-mail from home to work with a word attachment containing notes for a meeting.

2) I opened the attachment at work and saved it to my own folder in my individual drive.

3) At the same time (and possibly with the e-mail still open) I created a new e-mail and pasted some productivity figures from an excel file in to the new

4) I sent the e-mail showing the productivity figures to my team and four managers which I do on a daily basis.

5) A manager asks to speak to me about the attachment to the e-mail I sent showing the productivity figures and why I did it. I explain I have no idea how it happened and that is was a mistake.

6) After looking at the e-mail in my sent items I see that the file type has changed from a 2003 word document (.doc) to some kind of message format.
There are two of these messages attached and not just one word document format which is the one I created at home.

7) I am now under investigation for alleged gross misconduct because of the content of the e-mail.

So my questions for you are:-

How did the file get converted from word to message? Did the software used by my employer do this when I saved it to my own drive?


How did these new formatted documents get attached to the new e-mail I created?

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A:File conversion questions - urgent help required

Unfortunately, this is an issue that we simply cannot get involved with. We would be remiss if we gave you information that was detrimental to your case, and we just can't have that happening. As a result, I am going to have to close this thread. Thanks for understanding.


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I'm at my wits end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please help.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Are you using an Admin account?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Grab this XP Codec Pack 2.4.8

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

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

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

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

A:Real Player Files transferred to Windows Media Player

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

If you can play them on media player

Highlight the File
hold down the shift key
And Right Click

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

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

more here:


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Hi everyone!

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

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

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

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

OS: Vista 32 bit

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

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

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I was wondering if there was a way to rip media off the web, from sites that run the windows media player firefox plugin to play the clip. I need to rip a clip off there for a school project, this is the link

To my knowledge this is not illegal, anyway I can't find any way of doing it, I have a firefox plugin that does it for most media, but not for this one, I've tried looking in the source code for the file, making a HTML file with the link and then saving as.... but nothing works, so I don't know, any body have anything?

A:rip media off windows media player firefox plugin (EDUCATION PURPOSES)

actually if you read the term of use for the site, you will find you would be violating copyright laws.


All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Web site, including, without limitation, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under Canadian and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by CBC/Radio Canada, its licensors or the

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ok (as you my know by know i rarther hate windows media player)

well basicly i have loads of .mp3 files in my Docs and my music folders, there not all music files, when windows media sees them it ads them to libary, Annoyingly, i manages to stop it downloading extra info like album art (cos its soo stupid, it gets it wrong like 95% of the time lol) but it keeps adding every thing back to the libary even if i delete them from it, its soo annoying any!! surgestions please?

A:Solved: Stop Windows Media Player Automaticly ading media files to libary

In WMP go to Tools > Options and uncheck all the boxes in the Player tab, Privacy tab and Library tab.

In the Library tab click on Monitor Folders and set the top part to "My personal folders", then click on Advanced Options.

Set all the folders to "Ignore". Unfortunately you can't set the Rip folder to "Ignore" so for that go to the Rip music tab, where it says "Rip music to this location" click on Change and create an empty folder somewhere. Then just never add any music files to that folder.

Then delete everything out of the WMP library and it should remain empty.

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where can i find the Driver for media easy keys for Windows 8 x64.

The On/ OFF Button don't work. i can't switch the LED light off.
It was working under Windows Vista x32Bits.

screenshot here

Thank you in advance.

A:Media Easy Keys driver for Windows 8 required

All drivers for Toshiba EU notebook models are available on Toshiba EU driver page.
If Win 8 isn?t supported on your notebook, such driver isn?t available.

But from my knowledge such keys were controlled by Toshiba Value Added Package (for Win Vista and Win 7).
VAP isn?t available for Win 8 / Win 8.1 anymore and has been replaced by Toshiba System Driver.

Maybe you could install such Toshiba System Driver on your notebook which was released for other newer notebook models? it?s definitely worth a try?

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windows 10 media player can not play some other files.wma. There displaying "media changing" and diverting to a website.
I have lots of these audio format which are favorites and its dificult to trace all websites and download again. Please help

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I have all my music jukebox style in media player
Decided to sort it into albums and but now I seem to have 2 or 3 versons of the same songs in my list
How can I scan the media to get it to remove the missings links (but not the songs themselves from my hard drive please )

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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.

Does anybody know of any solutions?

A:Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

After more messing around it seems media servers can see jpgs but nothing else. I'm just going to reinstall W7 for now.

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I am running windows xp with media centre version 2002 and have installed service pack 2 but when I try to upgrade my player to 11 it states needs roll up update 2 this wont install because I have media edtion version 2002 what can i do to get arround this as at moment looks like only way round this issue is to install from scratch with a new media edtion version 2005

A:Windows xp media edition v 2002 but cant install media player 11

hello & welcome to TSF,

follow this link & let me know if you have tried this


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Every since January 4th of this year, I have been trying to fix a very annoying issue with windows media player.
How It Started
Back in January my dad's computer constantly kept freezing over and over due to him having way to many podcast on his computer. I'm the only one who knew how to fix it from crashing and so I tried to delete some of the memory off the computer, however when
the memory was low I noticed that a few programs (including media player) were not functioning correctly. I was able to fix them but then I noticed that media player's entire library was missing, which made me think if I restarted the computer, it would fix
it. Sadly it didn't but I was able to find tutorials on how to restore the library back to MP, but the thing is before I attempted that, I went into media player with administrator on in hopes it would make a change. Of course it didn't but now there's a issue
that I face and I keep running into dead ends. Every single time I try to turn on media sharing in the WMP library, when I check both options and then click ok it doesn't do anything. No matter how many times I try to press it, nothing happens and also what
I find strange is that the ok button has a administrator prompt shield on it now. Kind of like it's trying to ask for permission but fails before it can do that.
The solutions I have tried
I have tried dozens of solutions and yet none of them fix the issue. I tried using regedit.exe and tried fixing it's registry but that di... Read more

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Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

Thanks High

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Sonnyboy quote:
PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

Hope this helps someone.

This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?

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Ever since I switched to Verizon as my ISP, I can no longer get Media Info (CD PLaylists) when I rip CD's using Windows Media Player
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 499999 MB, Free - 329787 MB; D: Total - 453865 MB, Free - 219812 MB; K: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 299795 MB; M: Total - 233602 MB, Free - 107070 MB; N: Total - 233340 MB, Free - 129916 MB; R: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 1540411 MB;
Motherboard: ACER, MCP73
Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:29:35 PM, on 7/27/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16555)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unchecky\bin\unchecky_bg.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nightly\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Cannot connect Windows Media Player to the internet for Media info

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Hello all,

I have my main media desktop in the living room setup to share the meda on the "E:" drive. On my Windows 7 laptop using WMP12 i am able to find the shared media library and access for playback. However I am having a difficult time trying to do the same on my other desktop in my room running XP WMP11. I cant seem to find out how to stream the media files from the living room desktop via the WMP11? is this even possible, or is there a software i could use to do this if WMP11 does not support it? i tried XBMC but i keep receiving playback error. I wish there was a WMP12 for XP to make things easier but unfortunately there isnt

please help..

thank [email protected]

A:Windows Media Player 11 - Stream videos from media sharing??

Try using K-lite mega codecs


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I want to listen online radio on windows media player 12 on windows 8 but somehow it seem that media guide link has disappeared in windows 8 but is o.k in windows 7.
I am not very familiar with windows media player 12 please let me know if anyone can find the media guide linklocation please.


A:Can not found media guide link on windows media player 12 on windows 8

You need to post this over at the Windows 8 forums: Windows 8 Forums

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Looking through my Add / Remove Programs list I noticed that I have the following two programs installed ie,Windows Media Player 11 & Windows Media Format 11 Runtime. I realise that I need WMP on my PC but both of these programs are the same in size ie 11.16MB.

My questions are " Do I need the both of them or are they just the same?".

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I have tried everything to get Windows Media Player 9 to work in Mini Player mode, but to no avail. I have followed the Help instructions, i.e:

To use the new Mini-Player

1. Right-click an empty area of the Windows taskbar (such as below the system clock), point to Toolbars, and then select Windows Media Player. This step enables the feature and must only be performed once. The Player will dock the mini-Player in your Windows taskbar whenever you minimize it.

2. Minimize the Player to view the Mini-Player.

This does not work. I have Windows XP Pro SP1, and Windows Media Player Can anyone help ?

A:Windows Media Player Mini Player Mode

This is not an OS question so I am going to move it, which hopefully you will get better responses.

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hi, just as my title do i stop windows media player 10 from detecting my sony mp3 when i connect it to my computer via usb?


A:How do I stop Windows Media Player detecting my mp3 player

Is the windows media player the default player for mp3 files? If so, deselect it.

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Well i recently had to reinstall XP (didn't crash we had other reasons)(We had visual problems) well after reinstalling XP I downloaded Firefox and a 2 other programs... Well i was going to and it gave me errors saying to downloaded the newest version of Flash Media problem right? So i did on firefox... well i reboot my computer and try again to play Youtube videos... Well this time it works but after 2 seconds the video stops. Thinking that youtube was just down i tried 7 different sites... none worked. All of them stomped at 2 seconds it freezes again... Thinking it was flash i tryed some of tried some Flash Games.... those worked fine

Well i tried to uninstall Windows Media Player and reinstall it but of course it will only let me Downgrade so i tryed downgrading from 11 but it still doesnt work. Anyone have any ideas? If you have any questions or suggestions post them below and i will get reply (tommorow) with my results

Anything helps!

(BTW... It doesnt work on ie either, but yet once again the Flash Games work...)

A:Flash Player Problems? Or Windows Media PLayer?

When you reinstalled everything...did you also reinstall your motherboard drivers that come on the cd?

If not, could you post ypur mobo and chipset details here please..

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I have just bought on-line, will only transfer music files with Windows Media Player 10.   The instructions for the music player, Samsung YP-Z5, says that you can only transfer files to the player when Windows Media Player 10 is installed on the pc, which you have to instal with the installation CD.  I have Windows Media Player 11 and Media Monkey on my pc, that I use for my other music player and Windows Media Player 12 and Media Monkey on my laptop.  Does that mean that the version 11, I have on my pc will be rolled back to 10 then? isn't that going to mess up my music.  I don't understand why it is an older version of Windows Media Player as I can't use it on my laptop. Can anyone help please.

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Had a lot of trouble after installing Microsoft's DirectX 7a. Could not use DirectDraw, Direct 3D, or any media players: all would result in a page fault (Kernel32.dll @0137:bff7297c).

After over 30 days of troubleshooting, we isolated the conflict to the Vision 95 which has an option of being or not being installed along with the STB Velocity (Virge VX) 3D drivers.

However, BEWARE OF DIRECTX 7a and especially WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER!~ I shout because ya need to [email protected]

Windows MEdia Player seems to me to be programmed to seek out any and all other media players (ie. Real Player 7), and mess them up big time. I have a 465 Kb .mpg file. It used to play on Real player BEFORE i put Direct X 7a in. Now, it plays 2.4 seconds of the mpg and quits. Also, a .mov, although it plays in entirety, the sound is ABSOLUTELY RAUCIOUS at all volume settings.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, both the mpg and mov play REALLY WELL in Windows Media Player.

I did a Add/Remove on Windows Media Player 6.4, and Real Player started having colored lines appearing in the video.

I did a manual uninstall of WMP (delete msdxm.ocx).

No improvement in Real Player.

Deleted Real Player, defrag/scandisk'ed, rebooted, clean install of RP 7, check out the mpg or mov: NO IMPROVEMENT.

DId a find on anything "mediaplayer2" or Windows Media Player, and deleted.

Real player? No Improvement.

Went onto Mcafee Clinic, and cleaned the hard drive. Eliminated 83 registry files related to "mediaplayer2... Read more

A:DirectX 7.0a, Windows Media Player, Real Player 7

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I recently reformatted my computer, and since the reformat, whenever I try to play a CD in Windows Media Player, I get the following message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer. It may be in use by another program or it may not be functioning properly."

A:I'm unable to play a CD player in Windows Media Player

You may need to re-install your sound driver.
Look in Device Manager to see if it's missing.

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I am running Vista and am having a problem with Windows Media Player 11.

When I try to close Media player by clicking on the X on the top right hand corner or selecting exit, I get the following message in a popup box.

Would you like to hide the player instead of closing it? Yes/No

The answer is yes, but it would just have just closed for me in the past. Is there some option somewhere where I can turn this question off?

I have noticed that if Media Player is open but no music has been selected to play and I close the program, Media Player will close correctly without the question being asked.

Anybody have any idea?

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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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I installed Windows 8, and now avi files look like poo when played through Windows Media Center on my PC or X-box. The same .avi file looks great when Windows Media Player is used though.... I was using Windows 7 before the "upgrade" and Media Center worked just fine on my PC and X-box.
Example of what I'm talking about:

What the video looks like with Media Center:
Same file using Media Player:
Does anyone have a clue why the same damned file looks so different between two Windows programs.....and how I can fix this? We preferred using Media Center on the X-box before this "upgrade"...

A:Windows Media Player vs Media Center avi issues

I use media player classic home cinema x64. I never experience crap like that.

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hello ,

The problem is that everytime i want to watch some internet media such as an online video windows media player 10 pops up as it should then an error message pops up in the middle of the player saying :

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage card, insert the storage card."

this hasnt always been the case this problem started to occur about a week ago.

i can play videos if i save the video to my computer but this is very awkward and i would realy like to resolve and sort this problem out.

(i am currently running on windows xp home edition.)

i hope you can help me thanks.

A:Windows media player 10 internet media error please help.

Try this

Go to Tools, Options, and check the "Connect to the internet ...." option located within the "Player" tab .. I had the same probl4em and it worked for me


ben456 said:

hello ,

The problem is that everytime i want to watch some internet media such as an online video windows media player 10 pops up as it should then an error message pops up in the middle of the player saying :

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located a removable storage card, insert the storage card."

this hasnt always been the case this problem started to occur about a week ago.

i can play videos if i save the video to my computer but this is very awkward and i would realy like to resolve and sort this problem out.

(i am currently running on windows xp home edition.)

i hope you can help me thanks.Click to expand...

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Is there anyway in Windows Media Player 11 to play media without displaying skin, meaning only the media is displayed. Full screen display basically does that with controls being hidden and then activated by cursor movement. ATI does that with it media player by allowing you to hide/display border/controls.

Thanks for any help!


A:Windows Media Player 11 - How to play media without any skin

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I have recently purchased a new laptop and then upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using the updater. I have Windows Media Player as a Tile when I press the start menu and this App opens and plays my music in the same way as previously. However, I also wish to listen to a range on Internet Radio Stations, which on my old laptop were available through activating Media Guide .... despite following all instructions in an attempt to find and activate Media Guide in this Media Player (looks like Ver 12), there are no check-boxes, or any other links available to activate Media Guide.

How do I activate Media Guide so that I can listen to Internet Radio?

A Google search reveals a set of instructions that include customising the Navigation Bar, but I don't have the specific check-box specified. Also, I've been through the route of attempting to manage libraries - no Media Guide there either.

Anybody got any clues?

A:Windows Media Player - Media Guide Not Present?

I don't think it is part of the WMP interface anymore. However, you can access the content at .

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Hey guys,
I have a Windows 2003 server (Domain Controller), and an XP network of 30 computers. Recently the Windows media player and real player use port 80 for media streaming, and it kills the internet connection at work. I need to know how to block the media players from using media streaming. I am using a 3com VPN firewall and if i block port 80, no one will be able to browse the internet, so this is not a solution. I don't have capabilities to block media streaming in the firewall. As you know by now, the firewall is also my gateway to the internet which is an ADSL connection. I am runnin

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

A:Blocking Media Streaming in Windows media Player

Look here

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Hey everyone,

I am having troubles sharing my Windows Media Player 11 library on my Vista machine with my Windows XP computer.

Both players are sharing media the same way and automatically allowing new devices to connect.

My roommates computer see's both libraries as well as my Vista Computer. The XP machine does not see the shared library.

I have Trend Micro PC Cillin on my Vista machine. It is connected by cat5 to a Linksys Wireless router in gateway mode.

On my XP machine i have AVG antivirus with no firewall installed. It is connect to the Linksys wirelessly - bu so is my roomates laptop.

On both machines i have the latest .net framwork installed and on the xp machine i installed windows media connect.

I cant figure it out, i think it is a software problem and not a physical network problem.

any ideas?

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I keep getting the windows media player coming up and to download a file from, how do I get rid of this. I ran all my scans for spyware and nothing comes up its getting rather annoying. I am using windows xp, the only time it comes up is when I go to my website here: can someone go to the website and tell me if they get the same malware coming up on their computer.

A:Media keeps coming up on windows media player

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I have Windows XP Home Editon,
A TCP/IP basic Lan network set up,
Newest Windows Media Players,
I want to know how to transmit and recieve "media Packets"
via my LAN so I can broadcast the DVDs/Music

Support would be greatly appriciated.

Need any more info just ask.

A:How to set up media streaming on Windows Media Player via network

Hi Karsten,

I have my own radio station- currently down now, because of a problem I'm having with my two hard drives. I use Winamp to stream the music. This, I've found, is the easiest method out there, and is compatible with just about all other media players (i.e., Windows Media, iTunes, Musicmatch, and of course, Winamp can all tune in).

To use this setup, you will need Winamp player, SHOUTcast DNAS server, and the shoutcast winamp plugin. These are all free.

In order to serve from within a network, you'll have to set up port forwarding for port 8000 (or whatever port you choose to serve on).

This is everything you need to get started. If after downloading all of these, you find yourself unsure of what to do, post again and I'll walk you through it- I just don't have the time to write out a guide unless it's needed.

Hope this helps.

Oh, and this is for streaming audio. Video is much more complicated and time-consuming.

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When I try to play a video file WMP 11 attempts to download Media Usage Rights. I get a big button that displays "Download" (pic1), however when I press the button the next page does not display(pic2).

The window says that it is going to download video license ver 3.412

My OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP1
Wmp version: 11

Anyone that can help me?

A:Windows Media Player 11 - Media Usage Rights


I get the same message.

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I swear that I am on the site that I was on yesterday, and I posted this question, but it isn't here & I still find this site very confusing to navigate, so I will try once more!!

I ripped a 2 disc CD to my computer - Disc 1 - no problem, Disc 2 - the first part of the tract info came up in squares & the remainder was correct. I created a playlist. I synched it to the first MP3 - no problem, then I tried a second MP3 - errors in red circles - files missing media usage rights. So I deleted the first playlist, made a new list and no problems. The files from both Disc are not protected, according to their properties description.

I subscribed to a site in November and downloaded DRM files - big problems - these files had to be synched every month & playlists for CD's which had files which were not protected, were also affected - that is error messages came up for those playlists - even though I had previously been able to synch & play them on the MP3 with no problems. I have deleted all DRM files from my computer, but I was able to (unintentionally) find a software program which would remove the DRM protection. So I have been able to burn these files to a CD, which I previously could not do. If I try to synch these files to my MP3 - am I going to have problems?

Thank-you very much

A:Windows Media Player, media usage rights.

Hi & welcome

I have sent you a private message

please click on User CP to the left of your screen and halfway between your name above and the picture showing Techsupportforum.

you should get a notification that you ave a private message. Just follow the instructions to open a new window with the message displayed.

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I am a music downloader.
It used to be that WMP12 would update the mp3 music folders to where the folder contents would read as follows:

01 'Track Name'
02 'Track Name'
03 'Track Name'

and so on...

This is no longer the case. WMP will not update my media library files, although it says it does. I have cleared the cache, cleared all .wmdb files, and have completely removed all 9000 plus songs and have them reloaded. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled WMP12 to no avail.

I can manually correct the files myself, but I shouldn't have to.
What setting am I missing that needs to be set so my media library will automatically update?


A:Windows Media Player will not update media library

Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?

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My windows media player is no longer recognizing my mp3 player when pluged into the usb ports on my pc.

I have tried to delete and reinstall media player but my pc will not allow me to do this, is there a good uninstall program available to help me do this or some other way to remove it.

I would also like some opinions on alternative programs that would be good for managing my music and adding and deleting songs on my mp3 player.

Thanks any info will be greatly appreciated.


A:windows media player does not recognize my mp3 player

I can't help you with WMP -- I never use it.

What brand and model MP3 player do you have? Is it a simple MP3 player or does it support video playback, DRM, etc. All this info will help point you toward some alternative management options.

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I used to play all my mp3 files via Windows Media Player. Those were the good ol' Napster days. Then came Bearshare, for which I downloaded Real Player Basic, and since then it seems, I can't get any audio out of Windows Media Player anymore. It seems to be doing its job and all that happy stuff, you know: opening media libraries, playing mp3 files... only: no audio. Real Player's doing fine, but even my old Napster mp3 files from Napster - heck, even the Bearshare files that work with Real Player! - get zero audio when played in Windows Media. So I figured it's some sort of conflict, you know? That stuff happens. So being the resourceful guy that I am, I tried uninstalling Real Player, (Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs...) but you know what? It's not working. I get a pop up window ("Are you absolutely SURE you wanna lose all yer Real Player stuff? Yes/No" I do "Yes", I get another pop up job ("Uninstalling Real Player") but that's it. You know the blue horizontal bar you get that informs you of how far into the process you are? It doesn't even show up. At this point, nothing goes further. Ctrl/Alt/Delete tells me "Uninstalling Real Player Not Responding". It does that every time. What I want to do is be able to use Windows Media Player again, because I find it more practical than Real Player, only it serves me diddly to have an application running that won't give me the audio it&#... Read more

A:Real Player 7 vs. Windows Media Player

Just guessin here, can you go to start/run/type msconfig, go to start up tab, uncheck real player, reboot. Try to uninstall it when it hasn't loaded.

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I have Windows media player verson 11, and my MP3 player is the Toshiba S series (the software that came with the toshiba was for windows media player 10 however its supported in WMP 11, i also tried rolling back to 10 to no avail)
The Mp3 player and WMP used to sync perfectly (videos, pictures, music) however a little while after i upgraded to WMP 11 it started sync-ing less and less first being unable to convert videos onto my MP3 player (I was previously able to sync these videos on) and soon after that it wouldnt sync videos on at all. About a month after that when i plugged in my MP3 player and turned on WMP a error message came up saying that windows media player has incountered an error and must close, and then a error report option comes up. *when the error fist comes up it says "Windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience."

This happens everytime i plug in my MP3 player, also when i take my MP3 player to my friends house and try to sync videos at his place everything works fine. So today i uninstalled and reinstalled WMP and even got the the windows media player files from his house and replaced them with the ones on my computer and nothing, ive also ended the sync partnership and that stuffed WMP and i had to reinstall it


i dont thnk ive left anything out but if i have ill put it up shortly

A:Windows media player will not sync with my MP3 player

Oh um i just rolled back Windows media player to version 10 and installed the software that came with my MP3 (which installs all the necessary features for the player to sync properly)

Um and this time when i plugged in my MP3 player a different error message came up which had details (also it wiped my MP3 player and i cant put anything on now GRRR) so hopefully someone might be able to help me now:

Error Signature
Appname:wmplayer.exe AppVer:
Modname:indiv01.key ModVer:11.0.6000.7000 Offset:00ae4fd
^thats it word for word

any help would be great

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Hi, I installed the "Nero 7 Essentials" program that came with my HP internal DVD drive. When using the Nero Player, the DVD's play in a choppy manner. So I tried to use Win Media Player 11 but the audio on the DVD doesn't play. CD's play on Win Media, though. I emailed Nero Customer Support but haven't heard from them yet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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how do i make windows media player my default player?

A:Windows Media Player my default player?

to change the file types the Player plays automatically
On the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the File Types tab.

Do the following:
Select the check box for each file type that you want the Player to play automatically when you double-click a file on your computer or in a shared folder on a network (or in the case of CDs or DVDs, when you insert them into your computer).
Clear the check box for each file type that you do not want the Player to play automatically

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I would like to upgrade to a newer version of media player but I have not been able to get the other ones to show the playlist like the media player 7.0 can. I go to websites and listen to 4 hour audio files that are listed in many segments worth so many minuets apiece. It automatically shows me all this information and I can select any segment at any counter reading. But if I upgrade then all of this information is not available to me. There is no way I can select a particular segment and counter reading with the newer players. It looks like this
Coast to coast1 00:00
Coast to coast2 00:00
Coast to coast3 00:00
etc. The list continues down the right side of the window and I can select any one and see the amount of time per segment as well as pick the counter of that segment. Once an upgrade is done You have to listen to the whole thing and you can't choose which segment you want to hear. Even if I pick show playlist the above playlist does not appear.

Do you have any suggestions or hints to this dilema.


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Hi Guys, new guy here, ex-train dispatcher learning how to play with a computer. I tried to download videos using Youtube' site with Windows Media player but it goes automatically to Real player. Is there a way to download with Windows Media, and if not, how to change the videos from Real Player to Windows media once downloaded. Thanks in advance. I know a 7 year old grand-daughter who will appreciate your help very much. Steamy.

A:Real player vs Windows Media player

Welcome to BC
I'll move you to the correct forum where someone can help you
good luck

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Today I bought a small MP3 player and tried to put music
into it, just to find out the "How To".
Following instructions, I plugged the device into a USB
socket, the computer recognised it and I could explore
it with no trouble.
Windows Media Player version 12.0.10011.16384 was
a different matter though, all it did was ask for a device
to be plugged in.
I spent some time speaking to the Sony help desk and
did everything that they asked me to do, with no luck.
Can anybody shed any light on this please?
I am running Windows 10 on a HP 110-352na AMD A
series quad core, 2 GHz CPU, 8GB Ram.
Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player won't recognise my MP3 Player

I don't understand why you opened up your WMP. Simply plug in your MP3 player and drop and drag files into it as you would any other USB drive.

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Media player - GOM.
Processor - AMD Athlon 2 X2 250 (3.0 GHz).
780G chipset with HD 3200 graphics. ... got separate graphics!

1080p / 720p videos go "scobby".

What do I do?

Should I try VLC or KM players, or Windows MP + codecs pack?

GOM Player told I should go thru 3D video acceleration (hardware acceleration) quiz... Next?
... did I did something wrong there? What do I do?

A:Media player (GOM Player) goes scobby. Windows 7

Hi there,

Please elaborate on the word "Scobby" when you get a chance. Are you getting any errors when you try to play a video? Do you have issues with every video you try to play?

When was the last time you were able to stream a video on your computer?

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Even though I set my default music player to be windows media player in my settings EVERY time I put a cd into my dvd / cd drive Windows opens a DIFFERENT problem.
How do I change it so that Windows opens Windows Media player when I place a cd into my dvd / cd drive?
take care,

A:Not able to set my preferred cd player to Windows Media Player

Whoops, I meant every time I place a cd into my cd/dvd drive it opens a different program and NOT windows media player.

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Everything I play on media player, and real player skips. I have uninstalled and reinstalled them twice, but they continue to skip.

A:Windows Media Player/ Real Player

which soundcard do uhave ?

make sure , u have the latest driver for it

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If I insert a CD or DVD in my CD/DVD player on my laptop, using Real Player, I get perfect video and audio.
When I change the option to Windows Media player I only get video - no sound. Can anyone tell me what settings need to be changed to get sound from Media Player?
Does Real Player have anything to do with this problem?

Jeff B

A:Real Player VS Windows Media Player

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I needed to download Realplayer in order to play a clip back so I installed it, but since it is now the default player for everything. How do I change it back to Media Playeragain? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I prefer not to uninstall real player since I may need it again. Thanks in advance!

A:How do I keep Windows Media Player as the default player?

You need to go into Real Player and unassociate every file that's in it. It should be in something like options etc.

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I have an RCA mp3 player. I have had no trouble syncing with WMP but last night I took off all my songs on the mp3 player and tried to reload. Only the first 22 of 66 synched and all of the other ones said "An unknown error has occured" and it won't add the rest of the songs to the player. What should I do? I have WMP 10 and I tried to upgrade to WMP 11 but it never ran. Any suggestions?

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I'm trying to share my windows media player library that is on my win 7 pc with my xp laptop.

I can navigate from my laptop to folders on my win 7 pc and play files that way but I'm trying to get the library option working.

Both computers are in the same workgroup and are both visable in the same workgroup from my xp laptop. However if I go into network on my win7 pc I can see the laptop in the computer section but not in the media device section.

When i then go into the sharing options on the win7 windows media player i can not see the xp laptop so I can't allow sharing.

I guess the problem is that my xp laptop is only showing up as a computer and not a media device? anyone know why this is?

I have turned of my firewall to check that and it has no effect.


A:media sharing in windows media player 11

You can't share Library's with any computer other than Windows 7. Library sharing can only work if all the machines in the LAN are Windows 7. Although you should be able to stream and share your music using Workgroups.

You should be able to share the WMP files by making these adjustments. Click on more media options to allow for media sharing with your XP machine.

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I am using XP and have been trying to get my media to share to my xbox 360 and at first the system said I had an ip address issue, even though I could connect to the internet. Now however, it won't find the pc. Upon going to Window Media Player's library/media sharing section, I am prompted with this message: Media sharing has been turned off because a required Windows setting or component has changed. I have tried all of the obvious quick fixes and nothing works, does anyone have any suggestions as Microsoft is less than helpful telling me something, somewhere has changed? Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player won't allow media sharing

I have also checked in the C:/documents/username/applicationdata/microsoft/media player to delete the files like so many have suggested, but there is nothing inside.

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I have two computers in my house, one with internet one without. I enjoy watching a show that I download via direct download from a site, however I like to watch the media on my other computer (the one that is not connected to the internet). The media is fine on the computer that I downloaded it with but when I transfer it to my other computer via USB storage device and play it the video gets ahead of the audio and it becomes unwatchable. Both computers are running windows media player 10. I have tried playing the media in real player as well as quick time player but it does not work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I am not sure if it maters but the format is avi.

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hey guys i need some help with windows media player 11. every time I try to media share or click on media sharing from the dropbar library. it will just lock up and make a noise, and then will let me click OK again when ive clicked on it like a million times! -__-
when frozen:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 183501 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C, , .3XQYYG1.CN7016692I066O.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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I have a home computer network between two computers. I would like to share my media from Windows Media Player 11 with my other computer. The music that I would like to share is the main computer that has the router and all connected to it. I know that under the options in Media Player, under the library tab there is a configure sharing button. I click that, check the "share my media to:" but my other computer connected to the network is not listed. Is there something I have to do with firewall on either computer? Please help.


A:Windows Media Player Media Sharing

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I am operating on Windows vista. Iused to be abble to play my library of music and watch videos and everything but the last couple of days everytime I try to play any kind of media on it wont play at all. It somes up with " Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help" When I click Web help I go through all the steps I should but the all that they suggest is fine on my computer. Except that it gives me the option of contacting my computer manufacturer and mine doesn't even come up. I have an ASUS. I have no idea what to do. can you help. I would rather not just not use WMP like you suggested someone else.

A:Windows Media Player won't play any media

reinstall WMP.
get it here

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I am having a peculiar problem with Windows Media Player 9 series. Since its release I have used WMP9 problem free. Now I have encountered some mysterious problems with the Media Library.

One day I opened the Media Library to find nearly 1,000 songs not listed which were previously there. I have checked that the files still exist, and I have checked the WMP is monitoring the correct folders. Even more mysterious is that when I choose to list the music by Album only about a dozen albums show up, even though there is music in the library that is part and listed under hundreds of albums (And even the music that still shows up).

I have tried numerous ways to re-add the music to the library, and I have even reinstalled WMP9. I have not done an uninstall/reinstall because I am hesitant to lose the user ratings (I don't care much about Play Count though).

I have exhausted chat rooms, microsoft support, and many other support forums and have not found even one person with a similar issues. It would be absolutely wonderful if somebody on this board would be able to help me.

James Crosson
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Feel free to IM me at NYY96 (AIM) if I happen to be online.

A:Windows Media Player Media Library Help

While not having the answer to your problem, if you wanted to try the uninstall re-install option, you could back up the media library database file first, then re-install it to get your ratings back if you wished. I don't know if this would be the way forward if there's something wrong with the library though as you'd be re-installing the one that is broke at the moment, just something to think about. The library information is held in this file

"C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\CurrentDatabase_59R.wmdb"

before uninstalling/reinstalling windows media player though, have a look at what THIS guy has to say on the matter. There's not much he doesn't know about WMP.

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Help. I have a HP media center computer. I have never used Media player and rarely use the Media Center software. Until yesterday when I tried to set up media player for my preshcooler to watch some video that I have on my HDD. Media Center view is very confusing for a kid so I thought I would use the Media Player and set up a library. Well nothing works. The darn thing will play a dvd in the dvd drive, but it won't play any video thats on the hdd including downloaded itunes video. Life in my house is becoming more unpleasent by the moment, because mommy can't fix Jake Long the American Dragon. AHHHH, I want to be able to configure Media Center or Media Player to show info on a video, ie rating, genre, thumbnail of cover, that type of thing. I would like to set it up to be as easy as possible to use, point and clink. So my little girl can get to her stuff visually. I spent hours on the phone with HP and they said I needed a file converter. Well I tried that and I'm only making a mess of things. There has got to be a way. I have to be doing something simple wrong. I did the search and it seemed to find the files but didn't add any of them. This is really driving me nuts. I can't believe that I would have to convert itunes files to play in the media center. Not to mention every other file type I have. Which I have no idea. It seems most are *.VOB but this thing won't add any of my video files, not home recorded dvd stuff, not itunes, not backup dvds. Please tell me what I'm do... Read more

A:windows media center and media player

I am a mature adult, have been messing with computers for about 10 years and I find Windows Media Player to be a complex pile of dookie. So it's no surprise that the preschooler is perplexed.

The freeware alternative I use Media Player Classic, which is much simpler and does a fine job of doing both video and audio.

Download here

Also, download & install the Klite Video Codec Pack, which will allow you to run DivX, Xvid and any other video format you might want.

Please update this thread on how well/if this works for you.

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in fact i can t even oopen it!

each time i try and error message appears:

"gdiplus.dll is missing"

what can i do to fix the problem?

iv already tried downloading the software from the microsoft website but the same message came up.

iv also searched my pc for the gdipus.dll file and loads come up!

what can i do?

A:windows media player not playing media

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I have Windows media player 11 and cannot get my Gpx Mp3 player Model# ML638B to be recognized . What would be the easiest way to configure my computer to recognize my device or is there an online download or any kind of program that I need to use ?

A:Windows media player 11 / mp3 player help

You can go here to get some documentation: Click downloads and get the owners manual.

Page 11

Press the Power Button to switch the unit to USB transfer mode. Access the unit’s files under “My Computer”. Two drives will appear, “Tools” and “Removable Disk”.Click to expand...

You should be able to drag and drop Mp3 files on your computer to the player using Windows Explorer. That way you don't need to use WMP.

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Ive been comparing some HD footage I have on VLC player and Windows Media Player 12 (windows 7)

I cant help but notice when the video is played back windows media player all the video details are much sharper and more colorful compared to playback in VLC?

Why is this?

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I am planning on buying an mp3 player, and have been researching info on them.
Under requirement they all say you should have WMP 10 or 11.
My #9 does rip in mp3 or WMA.
Since I see that WMA files are smaller and are supposed to sound better, I was thinking I would load the player with the WMA.

My question is - Can I use WMP #9?
And if not why not?

I don't like #10 and rolled back to get rid of it.

A:Windows Media Player 9 + mp3 player

I would use the Mp3 format instead of WMA. It's more universal and easier to work with.

Most Mp3 players operate in two modes. MTP mode works with WMP 10 or 11 and you can sync the player and use playlists. With MSC mode the player shows up as a drive letter and you can copy music files with Windows Explorer. MSC mode is a lot easier to work with.

So you can still use WMP 9 but you'll only be able to use MSC mode.

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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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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked. So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what Windows XP software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software.

Because I'm a newbie to video conversion, I get lost easily. I may know my way around some software types, but have no idea with these ones! If there's a "dummy's step by step guide to converting wmv to mpg" it'd make things a lot more simple. Think of me as your traditional blonde at the computer.

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!


A:Media conversion software?

welp - nero is good for newbies -
nero vision will convert many different file types

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked :( So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help :)

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software :)

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!


A:Media conversion software?

Hi GirlBunny, welcome to TSF..

AVS Video Tools is pretty good:

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I need to reformat an audio file so I can play it in Windows Media Player. A conversion attempt fails with the above error message.

Is it possible.


A:Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

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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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I recently upgraded Windows media Player on my desktop to version 10. Now I am unable to open all mpeg files which I synchronise with my Toshiba Windows CE Media Player version 9. Please help

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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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when i first installed player v 9 i was able to play movies full screen now when i click the full screen link the film tries to go FS then drops back to it's smaller size. Any suggestions ?

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