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

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Windows Media Player Downmixing

I have an audio file which is currently 5.1 but don't want to lose any quality from downmixing or converting, but it would most likely only be played on stereo systems. What does Windows Media Player ...
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Open video in WMP by clicking links in IE

How to carry the login information and/or IE browser cache to Windows Media Player? (I apologize that the screen captures are in Traditional Chinese, as I reside in Hong Kong...) For example, I have ...
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Video plays upside down only in VLC media player

I seem to have an issue that is exactly the opposite of that of many other users with upside down video's. The usual problem is that video players like Windows media player, quicktime or others play ...
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How to open second instance of program with a hotkey?

I used to remember how to do this, use some sort of hotkey to open a second instance of a program that doesn't support it, for example windows media player 12. I have tried WIN+Shift+(number) to open ...
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Windows media player pops up the ALT key

We just installed Windows 7 and everything is working well until I get into Media player. If I press the ALT key and on-screen keyboard with shortcuts pops up and I have to hit the ESC button twice to ...
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Windows 10's HomeGroup Share media under “Recorded TV” rather than Videos & Normal Folder Sharing

I used to be able to set this up in Windows 7 but cannot find out how to do it in Windows 10. Basically I am wanting my TV Shows to appear under "Recorded TV" in the Homegroup rather than under ...
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To rip audio files from CD again with Windows Media Player, how do you delete previous files from your library?

[ Source: ] If you have to use WMP [Windows Media Player], then just delete previous files from your library (highlight and press delete). I am using Windows 10, but do not see any 'Delete' ...
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How to set time lapse between songs on playlist in Windows Media Player?

How do you create a specific time lapse between songs in a Windows Media Player playlist on Windows 10?
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Windows Volume automatically decreases/increases [Windows 8.1]

The issue: Whenever I play a song/movie/audio file in VLC or any other media player, it starts with a low volume. Then, if I pause it and use any other tab or application for a moment and then ...
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convert mp4 video file to any video file, playable in windows media player by VLC media player

I have some mp4 video files that are created by KAZAM. But I need to play those files on Microsoft Windows only by Windows Media Player (I can not install for example VLC media player). Also I can not ...
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Every 10 mins: YouTube sound goes down and Windows Media Player stops

This is really weird, every 10 minutes, YouTube sound goes down, but not showing it. With this last I mean that the volume controller is max, as is the windows volume controller. When this happen I ...
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How to change the default file type Windows saves ripped audio as?

When ripping audio files from a CD onto your computer, Windows 7 automatically saves them as .wma (Windows Media Audio) files. But some applications can't play WMA files, so I was wondering if it is ...
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Why it sounds this way?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKFTSSKCzWA When I listen to it using my laptop (windows 10 64-bit) the sound comes out like this and it's so ugly to the ear: -The river flow sound volume lowers ...
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Search on WMPlayer Now Playing list

I'm currently creating a playlist for a school play on Windows Media Player 12. It can at least consist of 200 short-length songs (1 minute at the least). I just want to create a predetermined list of ...
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Windows feature pack not installed, installer saying it is

When trying to install windows feature pack the installer says that it is already installed on my Windows 10 pro N machine, but programs that require it (GTA 5) are saying that it is missing. The ...
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RPC server unavailable while playing videos in Windows media player

OS : Windows 10 When I try to play video clips,using Windows Media Player,it stops responding.When I click on it,a message appears saying: "The application is not responding.The program may respond ...
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Windows Media Feature Pack not working correctly

I'm running Windows 10 Pro N on my desktop PC and I've installed the media feature pack ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/download/details.aspx?id=48231 ) because it is apparently needed to connect to ...
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Windows MediaPack not correctly installed

I was trying to install the Windows Media Pack for my Windows 10 Pro N Edition, which was necessary after updating to Version 1511. The problem is now, that the MediaPack was successfully installed, ...
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Scripting and Windows Media Player window

I have been using Applescript to control playback of Quicktime Player under OSX and are now trying to do the same on Windows 7 and Windows Media Player window. All I need to do is, Launch WMP and ...
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Exclude an specific subfolder on Windows Media Player library

I have the following directory for my public music files: That Public Music directory have at least contains 100 different Artist having each a respective sub-directory. Those music files that is ...
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Why won't Windows Media Player use my PowerDVD MPEG-2 codec?

My MPEG-2 files will not play in Windows Media Player (32-bit) in Windows 10. This includes both .mpg and .m2t files. When I attempt to play them I get the message "Windows Media Player encountered ...
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Music album art not showing up: How to reset?

I have added album art to all my songs, but they’re not showing up. I think I need to clear some directory of its content, but am not sure which one. I also appended some album art through Windows ...
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What is the difference between Groove Music and Windows media player in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 there are two applications Groove and the Windows Media Player. By default .MP3 files play in Groove which is the latest edition to Windows 10. However, there is also the older Windows ...
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Can't view MP3 artist, album, rating info on Home Group network share's MP3s

Please see this question for problems accessing a network share in the Windows Home Group. On a Windows 7 Home Premium PC, I am playing MP3s located on a network share in the Windows Home Group. The ...
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How to open a WMP file?

I have some old photos in WMP files. I have tried the suggestions from here: http://fileinfo.com/extension/wmp But none of them worked. Is there any way to open them at Windows 8.1? EDIT: I have ...
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vlc or wmp - how to add a pause between tracks in playlist

I use VLC Media Player or Windows Media Player to playback some music titles. These tracks contain no silence at the beginning or end, so there is no transition-silence between the tracks in the ...
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Fade in/out Windows Media Player when pressing play/pause button

How can I make Windows Media Player fade in/out when I hit the play/pause button wherever I'm in at the song? I'm not talking about cross-fading or transitioning from one song to another. I want the ...
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How to keep album art same in Windows Media Player

I have a few albums that I made myself, (because I downloaded songs from the internet and they're not from albums and I hate the unknown album thing so i make my own) and I try to add album art. (by ...
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Does a movie need a specific subtitle file?

I have trouble trying to find a subtitle for the movie I downloaded. So I wanted to know if it is possible to make the subtitle file of the movie be copied to become a subtitle file of a another ...
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Horrible Problems With 4K Video

Windows 7 is having a real issue with the 4k Video files I have. When I right click > properties > details, the frame height and width doesn't exist. Windows media player will only play audio, and ...
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Update Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder

When I see Technical Information for Windows media player. I can see information about Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder (msmpeg2vdec.dll). In some machines I see version as 12.0.9200.16426 and some ...
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Videos on YouTube and Windows Media Player are oversaturated; have too much contrast

When I play videos on Youtube in minimum screen or middle-sized, videos are normal. However when I play them in fullscreen the video is oversaturated (has too much contrast and light). The same ...
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Double album shows as one album with tracks in wrong order

I bought a digital album from Amazon which was originally a CD double album with bonus disc. When I downloaded it, WMP displays it as a single album with two #1 tracks, two #2 tracks - the play order ...
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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 doesn't open all video files on TV?

I stream video from my PC to my Samsung Smart TV. But not all videos seems to be supported. I have 2 video files that are mp4: The first I can stream it fine & watch the video, The second says ...
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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 ...