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Do not use the WAN port, use one of the LAN ports on the secondary router B. Also, disable DHCP and point the DNS, router and gateway settings to router A's IP address if you can. Let me know what happens. I have an identical setup.
Please try copy/pasting the following into Notepad, save it as DisableMediaPlayerAutoPlay.reg, double click this file to add it to the registry, and restart WMP: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences] "CDAutoPlay"=dword:00000000 This will however only disable autoplay in WMP's Library mode. WMP ...
Easy work around: (I use a large list with all files on shuffle, this should also work for individual playlists) 1.Navigate to your USB drive and find the folders you want 2. Select the relevant music files you want to play 3a. Right click on the selection and select Play (for individual albums) 3b. Right click on the selection and select Add to WMPlayer ...
Its a hack but you can rename the .mkv file as .wmv and the use playto.
You could try creating a new account for just Media Player, and using Windows Family Safety, lock it down so that the user can do nothing but open Media Player. When you need to, you can just switch users and have a password on your account.
The suggestion to share the USB drive works, so it IS and answer, slm! This is how I did it on Win7: In a file explorer window, I right click on the drive, select "share with" and then "advanced sharing" (which is the only option I see). This brings up a popup with tab "sharing" showing a button "Advanced Sharing". I click on that, which brings up ...
If there's disk usage then there's also quite likely (some) CPU usage. Download and run Process Explorer, double-click the System process, and go to Threads. Then sort the threads by CPU usage. The culprit thread should be among those that are using the CPU. If you're lucky, its Start Address will contain the driver's filename.
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