Recently I've been having a to wait for about 30 seconds before a video file opens either with Windows Media Player, VLC Player, or Media Player Classic.
Each time I try to open a video the progress bar starts and it stays there for almost a 40 seconds (screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/zavqBNO.jpg) until it stops then the video file opens.
It happens with all formats I have: mp4, avi, flv, mpeg.
I have Ad-Aware Antivirus running and it detected no problems on my machine. I would like to solve this without having to reinstall Windows.
PD: I have a very fast machine and the videos are on a new Samsung SSD, so I don't think that's the root of the problem