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

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MP3 File freezes Windows Media Player temporarily [on hold]

I have Windows 8.1 and a Realtek High Definition Audio driver and I downloaded a soundtrack and whenever I play a song on it, it plays the song instantly, but Windows Media Player freezes for a second ...
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Two routers at home, is there any intrinsic property that could differentiate networks?

I have two routers at home. I shall call them A and B. Both are capable of both wired and wireless connections. I have disabled wireless features on A, and connected B's uplink to A's downlink. I did ...
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How to disable WMP media switching on CD insert?

I am sometimes listening to something on Windows Media Player while simultaneously batch-copying CDs with another program. When i insert a CD into the drive, WMP inexplicably stops whatever it is ...
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Windows 7 as a media box - is there a way to stop kids leaving Media Player without a password?

In the TV room we have a Windows 7 professional box as a media centre for the family. My daughter has just turned five and increased her confidence. I'd like to lock down Windows Media player so you ...
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Viewing HTML5 video in Firefox on Windows 7 without WMP

I have Windows 7 but without WMP, because the license I purchased didn't include it and I've never used it anyway. However, it seems that HTML5 videos won't play in Firefox unless I install WMP. It ...
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Why do I have multiple media servers on windows server 2012?

Background I have recently installed Windows Server Essentials Media Pack to enable media streaming via my home network. I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2. However I now have 3 media servers on my ...
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FFMPEG conversion from webm to mp4 intermittent on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to convert .webm file that we get from google's screencastify to .mp4 file. I need it to be playable using Windows Media Player. I need it the file to be playing with all the WMP versions ...
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I Can't See My Media Files

I have a new laptop MSi GE70 2PE Apache Pro with Windows 8.1. I am trying to stream my Blu Ray MKV Media Files from my External Hard Drive, to my Samsung 3D TV UA60F8000 via the Windows Media Player, ...
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Cannot open pictures or videos in Windows 7

A couple of days ago my laptop battery drained and shut down. After attempting to turn on, normal boot resulted in a black screen with startup sound. I then followed a guide which led me to restart in ...
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How can I change default application that my keyboard shortcut affects?

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1. On the keyboard of this laptop, I have a couple special keys for play/pause, stop, forward, back (the 4 arrow keys when the Fn key is held down). When I try to use ...
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How can I stop Hard disk spinning when bluetooth audio is played for NAS content?

I am keeping music folders on NAS drive and synced those to laptop through windows file synchronization. When playing these media files through WMP/VLC while redirecting output through bluetooth, HDD ...
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Windows Media Player crashes due to DRM issue

When I tried to play an audio file that uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) on my Windows 8 machine, Windows Media Player promptly crashes, recording this error in the Windows event log: Event id ...
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Can't play MP3s on external HDD

I'm on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I ripped a CD as MP3s onto my C drive, into My Music. I imported them into my Windows Media Player library. They played fine. As my C drive is an SSD, I then moved them ...
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Windows Media player retrieving additonal info

I have copied a list of MP3 songs to my desktop. and after adding them to a playlist in Windows Media Player, they got additional meta-data information such as the related album, release year etc. ...
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Windows media player streaming don't opens all video files on TV?

have some problems with WMP streaming option... I stream video from my PC to my Samsung smart TV. But not all videos i can open buy streaming! i have 2 video files that are mp4, one video that i ...
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Windows Media player isn't seeing some sub folders

I'm trying to share some video files from my computer to my Roku 3 via it's media player app. To do this I have to use Windows Media Player on the computer. Rather than add all of my video files (the ...
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Sorting out headphones and speakers sound

Basically I want everything but windows media player to go through the headphones, I can get skype to go through the headphones, and the music to go through the speakers, but I also need video game ...
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WMP 12: Any way to save the sorted state of an auto playlist?

My auto-playlists (smart playlists) are very long so I like to sort them by Album, which I can do by right clicking the Album column. Then they are nicely grouped by Album. However, every time I ...
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Tool allowing to resume and bookmark specific location of video/playlist

I am going insane trying to watch a course of videos on a bunch of different folders. I aggregated all the folders into one huge playlist (in different Windows players) but each time i resume ...
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How can I remove windows media player 12 from windows 7 startup

I have tried everything and googled to no end. How do I stop windows media player 12 from starting up on windows 7? How can I remove this software from my system?
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None of my HD videos have sound on any player.. VLC or Windows media player..

Only my HD videos have lost the sound of the speech part whereas the part where music begins, it works just fine. These videos used to have sound a while back. This is happening in VLC media player as ...
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Open serviio stream on pc like on smartTV

I have a pc with Serviio and AllShare server with many videos. Watching them from my smartTV is really easy. I just go to the server, go to the folder, choose one of them, and play it. Having the same ...
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Publishing points in IIS 8.5 on windows 2012

After installing IIS media services I am creating a publishing point(PP) URL in IIS 8.5 http://belly/default/x.isml. belly is server name. renamed Default Web Site to default. and x.isml is file ...
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Windows Media Player Play to - failed to retrieve media information from media server

So, I'm recently having issues playing any sort of mp4 file to my xbox one. Everytime I try, I just get the message "Failed to retrieve media information from media server". I've tried the common ...
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How to troubleshoot media buttons on wireless headphones?

I have Plantronics Audio 995 wireless headset (for couple years) and use it to listen to music. I use Windows Media Player with it, since after some poking at start it worked best with media buttons ...
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Enabling Microsoft Windows Media player to play Matroska (MKV) container and H.264 codec videos

My understanding of the technical aspects associated with Video files is very basic. Our company developed a Thick-client software product for the commercial market that would allow users to view ...
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Automatically run a movie with Windows Media Player… full screen

I'm one step away from having this run the way I want. I'm trying to setup an 'idiot proof' presentation for a lobby area. I've got a computer running Windows 7 Pro, 64bit, and nothing else. I've ...
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How to set “64-bit” Windows Media Player as the default media player?

I'm using 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 Pro. It always run the 32-bit version of Windows Media Player. How can I set the 64-bit version as the default player or whenever I chose to open music files ...
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How to sync WMP playlist to perticular folder on android device SD-Card

I want to sync my WMP playlist with my android phone. I have two playlists Old_Songs and New_Songs I want to sync this two play list with my android devices SD-Card but in different folders, ...
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How to have the Windows Media Player Extension for HTML5 operational across Chrome restarts?

Some of the Internet radio stations I listen to are employing Windows Media Player. Since I use the Chrome browser (37.0.2062.120 m), I installed the Windows Media Player Extension for HTML5 for ...
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WMP make audio CD from mp4

If I have an MP4 video downloaded from youtube and wish to burn the audio (but not video) to a CD playable in my car, will WMP do this? Will Windows Media Player do this automatically or do I have to ...
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How to add windows media player context menu to library root folder

How can I add windows media player options to my music library root folder's context menu? I have VLC player and MP3tag installed which DO have options on context menu but windows media player is ...
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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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Unable to play embedded audio in IE11 using RDS 2012 R2

I am currently attempting to play an audio file on an RDS session using Windows Server 2012 R2. When loading the web page in IE11 (which has all of the same settings as a version of IE11 on a ...
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Honeywell HRGX81 RTSP URLs

We have a home security DVR and I've been futzing around with it. Noticed it had RTSP support and decided to try using it. So far it's been fruitless considering all the combinations I tried along ...
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Windows Media Player Plug-in no audio in Linux

I'd want to listen some embedded radio at AM 1030 Radio del Plata it offers an alternative player based in silverlight, which it works using pipelight. But I'd want to use the Windows Media Player ...
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My Windows Media Player cannot recognized my Phone through wifi sync, only by USB cable, what to do?

My phone can be recognized by my windows pc (Windows Media Player) only through USB cable, but not through wifi sync. How can I fix this, what settings to modify? My phone does not appear on ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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.wmv streams not playing in mp12

I'm running win8.1 with wmp12. I've been trying to play streaming videos with a .wmv extension from a particular site. I'm asked to download the streaming file but when I run it, I get the error: ...
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Why does Windows Media Player prevent changing playback speed only on certain files and not others?

I would really like to have this capability for all media types. It seems like it allows it for .mp4 files but not for certain .mkvs?
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Show all File Types in Windows Media Player (WMP)

I'm attempting optimize my setup between Windows Media Player and a SmartTV that uses Windows Media Player's playlist to display and stream files. Even though my computer has the proper codecs and ...
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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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Windows Media Player showing some garbage number instead of actual Year

Day before I purchased new DELL Laptop which came pre-installed Windows 8 and I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 by allowing it with 800+ MB bytes update. Now its running Windows 8.1. Rebooted it. Now I ...
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Windows Media Player 12 Settings

How can I change setting in WMP 12. 1. Turn off the dam xbox music tile- I have no desire to see crappy music advertised every time I start the player. 2. Prevent WMP from jumping into Tile View or ...
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Play/Pause buttons on keyboard + Winamp

As a friend of mine pointed out earlier tonight, Winamp is really a great program. I agree. The only thing stopping me from using it on a regular basis is that Windows Media Player supports use of ...
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Can I Import WM Player/wav album info into iTunes on Win7 PC?

I have a hard drive that contains about 500 cds that I ripped using Windows Media Player 64 (v11? - current version) on a Win7 64 PC in wav format. I also used WMP to retrieve the album info from the ...
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Sending wmplayer to Hidden Icons, in the background

Is there anyway to send windows media player to taskbar menu, in the Hidden Icons part like kmplayer? I want to play musics in the background. the wonderful icon doesn't work for me:
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Windows Media Player library not appearing properly

Windows Media Player library is listed 80% under unknown artist/unknown album despite each song containing the album and artist details. The library location is usually unresponsive and Media Player ...
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Media Player is missing from the list in “Turn Windows features on or off”

I decided to reinstall Media Player in Vista [this way], so I figured I should turn it off as a Windows feature. But when I continue with the procedure, I get an incomplete list of features, here's an ...
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Problems with subtitles with Windows Media Player and DLNA

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but this is super frustrating. Trying to get subtitles to play on my Samsung LED TV via DLNA (TV and computer on same network). TV sees the files and ...