Windows Media Player is the media management and playback application that comes with Windows.

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How to minimize Windows Media Player to system tray?

Is there a workaround for this? I try a Google search and find one called wmptrayplugin.zip could not find link that worked.
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“windows media player cannot play the file” mp4

We have an .mp4 video hosted on a web site. I can play back the video from the production version of the web site, but not the test version of the site. The production web site has the .mp4 MIME ...
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Display multiple language subtitles in WMP using an SMI file

I have an SMI file that contains subtitle translations for 9 languages. The original file is using UTF-8 encoding, so viewing the text file in Notepad displays fine. I have the SMI file and a WMV ...
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How to keep windows media player from stopping?

I have two PC's here at our shop that I play media on (local not streaming) 24/7 via windows media player. The one is a windows 8 in our break-room that I have a playlist of 394 short avi videos that ...
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No media player plays any sound in Windows 8.1

None of the media players (Winamp, Splayer, etc play any sound, even if the video shows up. The system was working properly, and this happened out of the blue. Youtube, on the other hand, works ...
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Pixelated MKV x264 playback

I have ~100 movies in x264 mkv with file sizes between 8-15GB. All of them display the grayish pixelation. They'll be ok for 5-15 minutes and then as scenes change they'll receive the pixelation. ...
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ffmpeg concat output not playing in windows media player

I have a series of short (<3sec) mp4 videos (some with audio, some with no audio) that play fine in all clients. 15 fps, AAC audio. When I use ffmpeg concat, the resulting file plays fine in vlc, ...
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Is it possible to use windows media player 12 to view digital TV?

I have a usb tuner for north american over-the-air ATSC broadcasts- can not find any way to use it with WMP directly(i.e. NOT using Windows Media Center). It seems completely bizarre the wmp does not ...
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WMV video file only plays partially [duplicate]

I have a WMV file which I converted from streaming from a camcorder via a firewire port. This worked perfectly before and I could watch it from start to finish in the past, as well as seek to any ...
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Windows Media Player file icons gone

WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown ...
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AVI videos concatenated in ffmpeg not playing in Windows Media Player on Windows 8

I used the following code to concatenate one AVI file with another AVI file. ffmpeg -f concat -i MyconcatList.txt -c copy new2.avi It works fine in Windows 7. But in Windows 8, Windows Media Player ...
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Windows Media Player 12 DLNA sharing does not preserve folder stucture in Windows 8.1

On Windows 7 I added multiple folders to my WMP library and when viewed on my client devices (a PS3 and a android phone running BubbleUPNP) the folder structure would be preserved. Since upgrading to ...
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Find out recently played file in windows media player

Let's suppose I've a directory with some media files. I add them to the Windows Media Player playlist and then turn the Shuffle option to ON. The music starts playing and I leave the window minimized. ...
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Media players cannot access DLNA server

I have Serviio setup as a DLNA server. No firewall is in place, and it works fine to my Smart TV. Trying to access it from Windows Media Player, yet it doesn't appear at all, even using an Xbox ...
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Create shortcut to 'Play Selection' for Windows Media Player on Win7.

I have a directory with 40 video files. My current pattern is to select 10 of them at a time and click the 'Play Selection' button. This involves three clicks and has plenty of room for error: Open ...
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Unable to play mapped network media

I'am trying to play movie files shared from my Mac Server 10.9.1 via smb, I have the drive mapped to Windows 8, I able to read and write to the folder with no problem but unable to play them on any of ...
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WMP: skin plus playlist?

I have Windows 7 and Windows Media Player 12.0.7601.18150. right now it shows the skin I've chosen. I would also like to have the current playlist display in a separate panel. How do I get that? TIA
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JSP Wiki on Windows 7 - Play WMV videos

I have configured JSP Wiki with Tomcat 7 on Windows 7 machine. I have few videos on my wiki pages which resides in the Webapps folder of tomcat. I can access web application and see the pages. But i ...
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Rearranging Windows Media Player auto inserted track information

I have a few CD's that I've ripped to WMP. The online database information is wrong for some CD's that I bought. Cover art is right but tracks in different orders. (This is WMP in Windows 8.1) The ...
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How to achieve sharp subtitle appearance in WMP - Windows 7

I use WMP and MPC-HC in my Windows7 PC. Everything is fine with MPC-HC, and I installed Shark 007 codecs for WMP. In Shark codec setting I selected FFDShow DXVA for subtitles. It works well, I have ...
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How to open a .wmz extension file?

I got a .wmz file from my boss. It seems to be a Window Media Player file, but I don't know how to open this file. Or maybe it is something else. Please help.
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Pound Sign [#] in Track Names from Auto-Tagger

What does [#] mean in track titles from the Windows Media Player auto-tagger? It seems to mostly appear when the song is a different version from the regular studio album.
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How can i view playlist without disturbing the now playing on Windows Media Player?

I have two monitors and i want to edit my playlist without exiting the now playing video. does it possible to do it?
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Set custom window size for Media Player Classic/Windows Media Player

When opening Video files on Media Player Classic or WMP, is there any setting we could set so it will always open in the same window size? Currently what happens is, it automatically adjusts its ...
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Windows 8.1 Windows Media Player 12 Internet Streaming

Does 'Allow Internet Access to Home Media' no longer work in Windows 8/8.1 Windows Media Player? I have tried the following: -Windows 7 PC with linked live ID hosting media, cannot see in Windows 8 ...
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Burning DVD's to Micro SD card on Win 7:

I am running Windows 7 with WMP. I have DVD's I want convert to MP4's so I can view them on a mobile device. The mobile device uses Micro SD cards. I cannot seem to get WMP to burn directly to the ...
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.WAV files won't play in Firefox 24.0

Environment: Windows 7 x64 Firefox 24 Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin 1.0.0.8 is installed and enabled Settings under FF Options/Applications are as follows: Wave Sound - "Use ...
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Cannot seek ahead in songs started by Windows Media Player, but can when played by WMP?

If I am in Library > Music in Windows Media Player and I double-click a song or album, it starts playing, but I cannot skip ahead in the song. Clicking the seek bar restarts the song. However, when ...
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Why does wmplayer.exe start when I plug in a USB drive?

I'm using Vista. Sometimes (but not always) when I plug in a USB drive, wmplayer.exe starts executing and apparently searching the drive for something. I then have to kill it with Task Manager or ...
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Switch Songs | Automatically | after pre-defined time

Is it possible to configure any player to play songs only for defined time and then switch automatically to other song?
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How to make Windows Media Player 12 read the refreshed tags from mp3 files?

I am running Windows Media Player on Windows 7. I altered the tag information on my mp3 files, and the WMP does not update them in the library. Is there a way to force it to refresh the tags, short of ...
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Music Library Sorting Issue

I'm using WMP for for managing my music library. Lately I noticed something. I was reorganizing my library and came across a strange -I mean annoying- behavior of WMP. The way WMP sorts Artists. ...
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How to play same music through computer speakers as well as network audio with Windows Media Player?

I want to be able to use Windows Media Player in the same manner as iTunes using the computer speakers as well as network attached speaker system. When I use the Play To feature this works fine but ...
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How to subscribe to various media players' events like pause or track change?

I want to write a platform independent library to subscribe to media player events. I want it to work on both windows and linux and want it to support as many media players as possible. Ideally I ...
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Launch_media keyboard button only starts WMP

When trying to use the media keys on my keyboard, the launch_media button always opens WMP on Windows 8. I've checked the registry, and the key is mapped to .mp3, the default program for both .mp3 and ...
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“/fullscreen” argument does not work when launching Windows Media Player as part of a scheduled task with wake from sleep

I recently asked a question about using Windows 7 Task Scheduler to wake a computer from Sleep mode and play a video, Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video, and I got it to work, ...
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Windows Task Scheduler to wake from sleep and play a video

I am trying to follow the directions in Can Windows 7 Task scheduler start a playlist in Windows Media Player 11?, but it is not working for me. It may be because I want to play video rather than ...
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Including my Playlists in My Music library adds an ugly Unspecified artist

I finally got around to organizing My Music library and I'm having a problem with my playlists. As far as I can tell, Windows Media Player requires my Playlists folder to be included in the library. ...
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Avi does not play full screen

I have several avi video files. The files that have width x height as (512 x 288), (640 x 384) and (544 x 304) play full screen on Windows Media Player and Real Player, but the files that have w x h ...
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Disable Windows Media Player “media server” network locations

I'm running Windows 8 and in the Computer menu, I see a huge list of "media server" network locations of many of the PCs in my network (most running Windows 7). Is there a way to either locally ...
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How to preview MP3s in the Preview Pane *without* WMP as default player?

I use Audacity as my audio file Open default, but I'd like to be able to preview MP3s in the Preview pane of the File Explorer. If I set my file open default to Audacity, I lose the Preview ability. ...
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Album arts are not updated in windows media library

I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. I have media information using a ID3 tag editor. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library. But correct album arts are ...
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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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Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion

I'm unable to stream content to my TV anymore from Windows Media Player. It worked fine until about a month and a half ago. The only thing I can think that I did was I turned some Windows features off ...
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'Play to' feature on Windows 7: how to support more formats?

So, I can use 'Play to' on .m2ts (presumable decoded) or .avi to send it to smart tv; guessing it's done with Windows Media Player. However, I want to support .mkv playback out of the box; what ...
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Minimize WMP12 to notification area in Win7 64-bit

I want to minimize Windows Media Player to the notification area in Windows 7 (64-bit) as is possible with alternate media players such as VLC. Is there an easy way to get this done? P.S.: I'm not ...
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Constant video stuttering/freezing/buffering over LAN

INTRODUCTION I just got a new computer, and for some reason I can't stream videos over LAN like I used to be able to with my old laptop. When streaming videos of any type, the video has to stop every ...
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Why won't the controls disappear in Windows Media Player?

Usually when I watch something with Windows Media Player, the controls automatically hide themselves after a few seconds of not touching them. The last few times, however, they have just stayed on ...
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What causes Windows Media Player on Windows 8 to not play the entire library?

Behavior 1: Verify that the WMP playlist is clear of all songs. Turn on the "Shuffle" and "Repeat" features. Double-click on a music track in the Library. Click the "Next" button (double right angle ...
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Who are these in my Windows Media Player?

My laptop detects these people when I turn on my Windows Media Player. I guess these are the people connected to the same ISP as I am. How do I block them ?? Note: I can actually open their ...