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

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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 ...
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How do I get Windows Media Player to skip/ignore songs?

I have just switched from Itunes to WMP. However, I have several audiobooks and speeches in my library that I do not want to play unless I need to. For example, I don't want an old Tom Clancy novel ...
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Windows Media Player pause control suddenly gone from task bar

Up until last week, I could hover my mouse over the Windows Media Player icon on my task bar, and after a second or two, a play/pause button appeared (and I think a skip forward and skip back button ...
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How to run XNA framework game without installing Windows Media Player?

I have a steam game that uses Microsoft XNA framework. This has a dependency on some Windows Media Player (WMP) dlls. For some reason I'm unable to reinstall WMP via "Turn windows features on or off" ...
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songs played in windows media player results in noise and lagging

Whenever a song is played in windows media player, I hear a noise followed by lagging in the song as if somebody is controlling the speed of the song. Also the sound of fan in my laptop could be ...
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Video upside down, but only on certain computers

My dad recorded some videos with his smartphone a few days ago. If he now tries to watch them on his PC (Windows 7 + Windows Media-Player) the whole Video is upside down. If on the other hand I watch ...
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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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Why does windows media player stop at random?

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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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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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 ...