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How to get WMP12 and WMC to acknowledge multiple artists of single mp3 files?

When I play mp3 files using WMP12 only the first artist from the contributing artists field of the mp3 file is displayed. Also, when I search for songs by artist using Windows Media Center only the ...
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2answers
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Windows Media Center/Windows Media Player CPU usage high for some users, others are fine

Two user accounts on a Windows 8.1 HTPC with a Core i5 cpu, both ordinary user accounts, no elevated privileges. One is fine, but the other account will spike CPU to 80% to cause core temp to get very ...
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How to get Win7 Windows Media Center reinstalled after uninstall

I made the mistake of uninstalling Windows Media Center, then changed my mind and tried to reinstall it. I've tried the standard procedure over 6 times: Go to Control Panel => Programs and ...
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1answer
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Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (64-bit), but neither Media Player or Media Center can play DVDs. Have I done something wrong? Did the Feature Pack not install correctly? Should ...
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Where can I get a good WMP or WMC remote for my phone? [closed]

I've seen a few options, but ideally it would be able to load the library and display song, video, and picture information while allowing controls for play, pause, volume, next, etc... Please no ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 wmvcore.dll

I am running Windows 8 Pro N x64 without Windows Media Player (which might be called Windows Media Center in the case of Windows 8) preinstalled. Apparently certain software packages require WMP to be ...
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1answer
174 views

Uninstall storage heavy Windows applications like Windows Media Player

I currently have a 128GB SSD and want as much free space as possible. I want to uninstall some of the software installed by windows, because I use alternative applications. This is what I want to ...
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1answer
32 views

media play length

Is one of the defining characteristics of any computer media file that it has a total play length tag embedded somewhere in its encoding? And if so, one that can be read by any machine?
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How to watch a DVD from only files off the DVD

A while ago I copied a DVD from disk to my hard drive. Instead of doing an image copy and writing an .iso file, it copied the file structure from the disk to a folder on my HDD. That folder contains ...
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1answer
1k views

keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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1answer
2k views

Forcing Windows Media Player to use EVR via GPU to decode h264 encoded files

I am using Windows 7. I can use Windows Media Player Classic Home cinema to play MKV and other h264 using my nVidia GPU to decode the video stream. To do this, I have to set the video decoder ...
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Play Apple Lossless (.m4a, ALAC) files in Windows 7 Media Player?

Is there a good plugin or codec that allows Media Player/Media Center on Windows 7 to play Apple Lossless (ALAC) encoded files? As the files are shared between multiple iTunes installations and one ...
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Stop wmplayer.exe from running in the background on Vista

wmplayer.exe is always running on my Vista Laptop (Dell XPS M1530).I tried killing it but it comes back again and eats up a lot of memory.I checked windows services and did not find any windows media ...
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Windows Media Player/Center Can't Play .WMV On New Install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 RTM

For some reason my week old install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM can't play .WMV files via Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center. When I double click on a .WMV file, Windows Media Player ...