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

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How to create a playlist after trimming down another based on rating?

I want to create a mp3 playlist after trimming down another playlist (m3u). New playlist should contain only those mp3 whose "RATING WMP" ID3 tag value is 4 or 5 (this ID3 tag is used by WMP & ...
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Windows Media Player 12 doesn't recognize RTSP protocol

I am trying to stream a live feed through RTSP to Windows Media Player 12 and get the error: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you ...
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Using Windows 7 libraries without automatic import into Media Player

Is it possible to use Windows 7 libraries for Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents, but selectively prevent images in the Pictures library (for instance) from being imported into Windows Media ...
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How rip audio files from CD again?

I've ripped music files from my CD but they were in .wma format and cannot play on my Android phone. So that I need to re-rip them into .mp3 files. But the ripped button is disabled in Windows Media ...
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Backing up Windows Media Player star ratings?

I'd like to make sure my Windows Media Player star ratings are backed up. I've noticed that Windows Explorer shows the star ratings as well. Where are these ratings stored? Are the files ...
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windows media player doesn't play rtsp stream

I am trying to play RTSP stream with Windows Media Player. I succeeded to do this with VLC player, but WMP says that there is a network error. In network options of WMP all possible protocols are ...
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Audio plays in GraphEdit but not WMP

I have trouble with only one file format. I can play my files just fine in GraphEdit and GraphStudio, but WMP absolutely refuses them. In typical Microsoft fashion, it gives no helpful error. In fact ...
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How to play a ONE song repeatedly by Windows Media Player

There is a repeat button on the player but there is no repeat current song only button. I want to repeat a specific song in a list but I cannot do it with Windows Media Player
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WMP choppy file playback

Recently i've been having issues with Windows Media Player like certain files playing choppy. This doesn't happen the first time i play the files but after a few playbacks I have enough processing ...
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Have to eject and reinsert DVD for it to show up in WMP 12 library

When I exit Windows Media Player 12 it forgets that I have a DVD in the drive. After restarting WMP I have to eject and reinsert the disk for it to show up in the media library. Is there a way to fix ...
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Uninstalling Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate N on my laptop which I got from MSDN. The N version of windows comes with no media software preinstalled which is fine by me but I need it just one time so I installed ...
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How to break DRM protected files [closed]

Recently I downloaded a video file from a torrent site. I is protected with DRM. The file dowsn't even plays. When I opened the file WMP says ' getting media information...' and a window appears. It ...
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Windows Media Player doesn't add files to the library automatically except for playlists

Recently I've moved the music from a portable drive to the hard drive. Ever since then Windows Media Player can't detect the files in the music folder no matter what I do. I tried to delete the ...
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How to reinstate “playback speed” control in WMP?

I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 and been watching movies via out-of-box Windows Media Player (with all out-of-box codecs). In particular, i liked WMP's ability to change playback speed. Recently, ...
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Why does Windows Media Player keep starting songs part-way through?

I'm running Windows 7, WMP12. I've noticed loads of times I select to play an album, and it jumps into the 1st track part-way through. I'd always assumed it was remembering where I'd got to last ...
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Why are WMP playlists incomplete when streamed over network?

My DLNA receiver (Marantz 1602) does not display all items from my Windows Media Player (v12.0.7601.17514) playlists. Some playlists show all, some show only a few, some show none. This applies to ...
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Trouble playing a 1bpp video

I have created a 1 bit per pixel video (.avi) on windows XP (The way I created it is not important because it works), and I have played the video with the default Windows Media Player of Windows XP ...
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Why do avi files not play from windows media player from one drive but do play when copied to another drive?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro and added a new external USB drive. I move some avi files over to the drive and now they won't play when I try to play them using Windows Media Player. If I copy an avi ...
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Unable to play in WMP when converting to ID3v2.3 with eyeD3

I store my MP3s on my NAS. I mount a CIFS share on my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and manage my music using Beets. However, I also access my MP3s through my Windows desktop using Windows Media ...
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How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player?

How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player so that they appear in anything other than the 'Other' folder?
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Media player with history for windows

I need a media player which shows all music files which I have listened and how much times it is played. As I know Windows Media Player hasn't such functionality.
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How to enable VSFilter.dll (DirectVobSub) on .mp4 files

How do I configure VSFilter.dll to show subtitles on .MP4 files in Windows Media Player, etc? I think VSFilter is the easiest way to watch videos with subtitles in Windows Media Player in all ...
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Why does Windows Media Player show Windows system sounds?

I don't know what exactly I did in Windows Media Player, but when I opened it up recently, it had countless amounts of system sounds such as "Battery Critical", "Log On", "Chimes", and every other ...
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How to avoid multiple recordings when recording with Windows Media Player?

When I record music to my PC Windows Media Player, it copies it more than once, sometimes 3 times. How can I rectify this problem? I am using Windows7 on a HP touch screen PC.
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Recovered video files won't play

I have an SD card with pictures and video which malfunctioned. I was able to recover the files with Photorec. The pictures are OK, but wen I try to open the vide files (*.mov extension) in get the ...
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Xbox Music ignores Asus FN media keys in Desktop Mode

I have an Asus PRO64JQ laptop, and I recently upgraded to Windows 8. The FN keys stopped working, so I tried to install default drivers using the CD that came with my laptop. Unfortunately, the CD ...
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How to prevent Windows Media Player from popping up every time I add a new MP3?

Title says it all. Every time I add a new MP3 to a subfolder of My Music, Media Player pops up a window on top of what I'm working on. It's really annoying when downloading music in the background. ...
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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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Windows Media Player won't open

When I tried to play a DVD on my laptop, I tried to open WMP but it didn't open. I did leave the DVD in my laptop for a fortnight but when I played it a week ago it was fine and my DVD drive is ...
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Which version of Windows Media Player is installed on my Windows 8 PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out what Windows Media Player version I have? When I start my Windows Madia Player I can't find any information about the Version. Where to get such an ...
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how to script my own “pause” button for windows media player?

I want some way to create a shortcut button to pause windows media player. My keyboard doesn't come with a puase/play button, so I want to find a free way to mimic that.
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mjpeg mov created by the newest FFMPEG looks in Windows Media Player like half sized videos

I have new version of FFMPEG installed and created mov compressed with mjpeg. Is looks pretty in Afx, Premiere and QucikTime player but it looks like half-sized video in Windows Media Player. There ...
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Windows 7 disable media sharing (DLNA) for individual accounts

I have a Win 7 machine with 3 user accounts on it. I stream media from this machine to my LG Smart TV using standard HomeGroup sharing. However, the TV picks up 3 different input sources ...
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Load M3U in Windows Media Player

I've got an m3u file which only has one line (C:\Users\James\Documents\Music). When I load this in Windows Media Player, I get an error saying "the selected file has an extension (.) that is not ...
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PC not listing video and audio from media server

I have set up a small media server PC, and I have configured my windows media player to stream to other devices, I am able to pick up the server on the network from another PC, but for some reason, ...
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How do I loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player

I'm using Windows XP SP3 and Media Player 11 and want to know how to loop a portion of a track in Windows Media Player.
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Windows 7 Media Player duplicate mp3 files in library

I keep my .mp3 files in C:\Users\myname\Music\mp3 to manage my library. Have a look at the image below, But windows media player always lists duplicate mp3 files in album playlist. How to avoid ...
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Which are the required codecs to play DVDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 Which are the required codecs to play DVDs in Windows 8?
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Why Windows Media Player have only Limited formats support?

I've been wondering since I've been using Windows as Windows Media Player have only some video formats supported and they have not been making it to support all the media formats, while softwares like ...
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How can I stop wmplayer.exe causing CPU Usage spikes?

I've found that on a very fast new machine CPU usage runs between 0-8% normally, but then with wmplayer on it hovers between 8-18%. The problem is particularly to my new machine with Windows 7, and ...
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Controlling Windows Media Player Across User Accounts

Can I control an instance playing on one user account from another user account on the same PC? It's my PC! I use multiple accounts for different tasks, often jump between them, be nice to control the ...
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For which codecs/containers does Windows Media Player now have inbuilt support with Windows 8?

Assuming WMP has been enhanced for more functionality, I'd like to know for what codecs/containers WMP now has inbuilt support in Windows 8 (which weren't already there in Windows 7) since I tend to ...
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Is there/will there be any (free) way to play DVDs in Windows 8 without third-party software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 For Windows 8, Microsoft dropped DVD support from Windows Media Player due to licensing issues and says that it is in the interests of ...
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Windows media player rating stars disabled/greyed out

I'm unable to rate any of my songs using WMP. I've been rating songs on WMP for some time. But suddenly, I can't rate/ change my ratings. I cant do it using the normal 5 star rating control at top ...
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How do I add a tune from Windows Media Player to Dropbox?

I have ripped to Windows Media Player, an album with 12 tunes on it. It shows up fine in my WMP Library. How do I put ONE of those tunes into DropBox?
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Is there any way to play Netflix (stream) in Windows Media Player 11?

Googling for a solution yields a ridiculous page on eHow that instructs to insert a DVD from Netflix. But I am not interested in the DVD option. I am only interested in streaming and unfortunately ...
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Refreshing Windows Media library by command line

Many file download managers allow you to run a command after your download finishes. Is there a command line to run a Windows Media Player 12 library refresh? Videos don't show up in the available ...
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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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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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How to enable media sharing in Windows 8

I'm trying to configure media sharing under Windows 8 (pro). I found an option in PC settings->HomeGroup Allow all devices on the network such as TVs and game console to play my shared content but ...