I posted a question earlier (Win 7 - computer locks up when dragging large video files in explorer or closing them in WMP?) but it seems that the issue isn't with the codecs. By "freezing", I mean the system completely locks up, as if I have a piece of hardware failing.
So far I have:
- Reinstalled the OS (x86 => x64)
- Upgraded the RAM (3GB to 8GB)
- Replaced the HDD
I was having this exact same issue before I upgraded the items above. GPU is ATI 2600XT. I do not have the issue on any other computers (all Win 7).
Still, even with a fresh install, videos randomly freeze in WMP 12. Sometimes they play fine, and sometimes they freeze. Sometimes even dragging a MTS (thumbnail preview) file around, it freezes.
Any ideas? Thanks.
EDIT: To add, VLC seems to do just fine. However, still curious to why it freezes in WMP 12.