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Windows Media Player Problem..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RsX, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. RsX

    RsX Thread Starter

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    Everytime I try to play a file on windows media player.. it doesnt seem to work.. it says connecting.. then these 2 icons appear on the bottom right tray icons. I believe its vobsub, and this reclock properties. After that, it just exits the WMP by itself...

    When I try to open / load a video file, it also closes..

    Can anyone help ?

    My computer is windows XP, 37.5 GB space, 256 MB RAM, dell, pentium 4 proc, 1.7GHZ
     
  2. Dan O

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    What has happened most likely is another application was installed that is conflicting with it or changed the default settings. If you have not upgraded to version 9 download it and the install should correct the problems.
     
  3. RsX

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    I already had WMP version 9 that time. I think you are right.. I think I installed some codec.. because I remember this pop up asking me to download this codec to watch this stream video. How do I get rid of this..

    I already tried reinstalling WMP 9 over the other one, didnt work.
     
  4. pjblevin

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    I recently had a LOT of trouble with WMP. I tried to uninstall it several times. (Note: As you probably know, the uninstall only takes you back to a previous version, ala Internet Explorer.) I was left with 2 choices: 1) format, or 2) find another media player. I didn't like either choice, but I preferred choice No. 1, on the idea that it's better to deal with the ills you have than to fly to others that you don't know about. So I got pissed off and, after "uninstalling" WMP, I went on a rampage and deleted anything with "wmp" in the file name. (I figured that if this doesn't work, I'll just reformat......I've sure done that enough times.) I went into the registry.......deleted anything with WMP. Then I ran a search.......ditto. Anything with "WMP" in the name was out the window!! Then I downloaded the "upgrade" from MS (as I had done those many times). You know what.......it WORKED!!! However, you gotta be ready to reformat, cause this process, particularly fooling around in the registry, could blow your system.

    pjblevin
     
  5. RsX

    RsX Thread Starter

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    Aw damit.. I knew I shouldnt have installed the excess windows media player codec, I don't want to format my computer just because of this player, I want to use this player because I can pause and take screeenshots of particular movies. Other players I pause take a screenshot using (Print Screen) and it doesn't work. Does anyone know of any video programs that can pause and take screenshots ?
     
  6. Dan O

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    Try going to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and see if you can uninstalled the codec you installed. Then perfrom a System Restore a day or a few days before you installed the codec. You can access it in the Control Panel and selecting Performance and Maintenance and System Restore, which will be listed in the left top menu.

    Good luck.
     
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