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

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Windows Media Player automatic playlist creates multiple duplicates of the same music file

For some reason Windows Media Player does a very bad job of keeping unique files unique in their automatic playlists, as the image in the link shows. WMP snapshot showing 8 dupes of Bronski Beat - ...
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Windows Media Player randomly can't access files

So context: I have 4 locally stored music files. These exact same files are copied quite literally everywhere: my desktop, my 3 laptops, 2 phones, even my car. I've used them for literally 7 years, ...
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Change OneDrive media player default

I recently starting using OneDrive under my MS 365 subscription to backup files. Once it synced the files I noticed a problem with my PowerPoint files with links to videos. When opening these links ...
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How do I make a (desktop) shortcut to play a specific folder in the new Windows Media Player?

I have experience with you being able to make a shortcut for VLC where you specify VLC's .exe location, then you add "-LZ" with the folder location after that to start playing media (music) ...
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How to stop windows media player from "Updating media library"?

I am using Windows media player in Windows 10 and would like to stop the annoying "Updating media library" which seems to be ongoing all the time. I followed the instructions I found HERE, ...
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Windows Media Player mute sound by default when launching the program

When I open any file on Windows Media Player, it plays with the sound muted. I can turn on the sound if I click on the sound button next to the volume slider. But if I exit and open again the program, ...
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MP4 video is blurry when scaled up in windows media player

When I open an MP4 video file in Windows Media Player, it is sharp in windowed mode, but very blurry when the video is scaled up (e.g. when I enter fullscreen mode, or even when I make the window ...
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Why do ripped music files start with a number? Is there a way to remove in bulk or prevent these from occuring in future CD rips?

I just ripped 90 CDs to my PC, and each of the music file titles begin with a number like so: Why are these numbers present? Is there a way to remove these in bulk? Is there a way to prevent these ...
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How do I change the artist image in Media Player?

I have this displayed in my Media Player. Obviously, my album is not by John F. Kennedy. How can I change the artist picture? This question is not a duplicate of this one, which asks about the legacy ...
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How to fix Windows Media Player not selecting correct audio track when playing an MP4 file?

Windows Media Player does not play back the correct audio track when one is selected from the Audio menu. This is for MP4 files with multiple audio tracks (around 32-64). VLC does the correct thing in ...
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Windows 11's new media player cannot play opus encoded audio in mp4 file

youtube-dl-gui allows choosing to download a video as an .mp4 file or an .mkv file. According to VLC, both options end up having the audio portion encoded as Opus audio. However, attempting to play ...
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In Windows Media Player, for an album "Turner and Kirwan of Wexford, WMP shows Ike and Tina Turner. Is there any way to 'fix' that?

Windows Media Player shows the WRONG "Artist" for Album(s). As an example, I have "Turner and Kirwan of Wexford" "Absolutely and Completely" for which WMP displays Ike ...
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how to both enable Windows Search AND avoid System Volume Information folder being written to removable drives

This refers to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 20H2 and probably all Windows 10 versions. I need to have Windows Media Player Service running on my machine so that media devices can access it to play videos. ...
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Mp4 file that plays fine on Windows Quicktime but video frames not in order and out of sync with audio in VLC

Someone has sent me a video that I wish to embed into a presentation I'm building. However, it doesn't play back as the author intended either embedded or standalone. I suspect was encoded on a Mac, ...
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how to change windows media player hotkeys

is there anyway to change windows media player 12 hotkeys? there was a "wmpk" plugin for previous version which right now doesn't work. and my searches didn't lead me anywhere. of course any ...
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mpeg file cannot be replayed

I have problems replaying some mpeg file with SMPlayer. Below is the log. The other UMP just quickly counts the time but nothing can be heared. Some other WMP opens a dialog with error. So nowhere I ...
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Override high DPI settings for Windows Media Player?

I am using Windows Media Player for playing music files, because there does not seem any decent free music player for Windows. VLC's interface sucks. Groove Music, which Microsoft is replacing WMP ...
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Does WMP store the files or its history in a hidden location?

Does WMP have a hidden storage for recently/history file that I can access? I'm asking because my mother and I watched footage from a SD Card on WMP of someone stealing from our home and damaging some ...
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OneDrive and Audio tags Dilemma

I use WMP and I would like to put all of my music files on OneDrive and let WMP view the Music library from OneDrive. But when making my music files on OneDrive online only to save space, all of the ...
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Thumbnails keep disappearing from Windows Media Player

Got a strange issue with Windows Media Player on one of my PCs. When you first load it up, the thumbnails load fine but as soon as you start navigating around all album art and video thumbnails vanish....
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How to disable the "Windows Media Player cannot download media information..." pop-up after ripping a CD?

I kind of like ripping my audiobook CDs to MP3 using Windows Media Player because it's free, easy, and comes with Windows. I really like how, when a CD is done being ripped, it can (in theory) auto-...
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Auto volume leveling with Windows Media Player 12

It seems that it was possible before using a WMP Enhancement, but the [manual][1] I found seems to be for an older version, since I can't find this option in WMP 12. [![Screenshot][2]][2] Is it still ...
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Adding audio files to a playlist being currently played in Windows Media Player from command line

I started Window Media Player via the command line (actually from a C# application using Process.Start) and provided one file name. Now Windows Media Player establishes a new Playlist consisting of ...
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Convert WebM to Opus without encoding?

Tried all various commands with ffmpeg and also tried using mkvconvert and while they both instantly convert or extract the .opus from the .webm file.. the problem is the output file is always ...
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Want to use the Windows Media Player > Visualizations> Alchemy in full screen respond to line in signal

I think my favorite thing about Windows from XP to 8.1 is the Windows Media Player visualization (named) "Alchemy" in full screen. Is there a way to make it respond to a signal coming from ...
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Windows Media Player Windows 10 "Network is too busy to play file at original quality"

So up until a day ago Windows Media Player played back my video captures using Nvidia Shadowplay without any issue. These recordings had two audio tracks. One was system or game sound and the other ...
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Windows Media Player album-art files re-appear after been deleted from folder

I'm trying to get rid of files AlbumArtSmall.jpg and Folder.jpg to add the right ones on Windows Media Player (WMP). So far I have been able to un-hide these files and delete them. Right after I add ...
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Does WMP or VLC have a way to choose whether or not to obey rotational metadata?

Does WMP or VLC have an option to choose whether or not to obey rotational metadata? For example, here is a video http://ge.tt/78hJIb63 4 seconds , 10MB I recorded it with my mobile phone ...
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Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files, even after I try to install Klite codec pack and media.player.codec.pack

Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files, even after I try to install Klite codec pack and media.player.codec.pack I have looked at "windows media player cannot play the file" mp4 but ...
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Having difficulty using ffmpeg to get a sample mkv convert to mp4, and play in windows media player

I have this big 4GB file C:\katc4d7>dir "WSC KAT.mkv" 13/06/2020 00:54 4,293,411,907 WSC KAT.mkv C:\katc4d7> Here is ffmpeg -i on that file C:\katowice_c4d7>ffmpeg -i "...
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How to scroll to playing track in windows media player's library?

I have a huge library in Windows Media Player, and after a while playing I don't know which track is playing right now nor I can guess it. The highlight given to the playing track is also very subtle ...
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How to translate a WMP playlist back to English?

I'm using WMP on Windows 10 to manage my .MP3 playlists, and a certain album has gotten itself 'stuck' in a Japanese translation. Presumably it did this after I clicked to update the album info. I ...
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WMA audio files with DRM--I have the original disk

I am in a situation described several times by SuperUsers in their posts, for example here. Basically, many years ago, I copied some music from a CD to my system using the WMA format, unintentionally ...
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My Computer User Account name cannot found by Windows

I have a problem with the name of my computer user account. this is how it happened Suddenly my Windows Media Player cannot access or play .mp3 and .mp4 files.1 I tried to fix it by following tips ...
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Can't play most media files on brand new Windows 10

I built a new PC, installed 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, applied updates, and copied a bunch of my media from my old 64-bit Windows 7 PC. Most of the media does not play on the new machine. Groove ...
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Windows Media Player is not in Default apps list in Windows 10

I know, this question was asked many times, but there is still no answer that can actually solve the problem. There are steps to get the WMP in Windows Optional Features, install it if missing, etc. - ...
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Media control panel in Windows 10

I was searching for what that sound and media tool (The panel which name I could not find) is governed by, so that I can set, what apps have access to it. Specifically, I would like to know, how to do ...
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Same Album Art on All Tracks

I have an issue with WMP12 in Windows 10. One particular album cover shows up on ALL the tracks I have in my Music folder. I've searched the Net for solutions, tried them ALL, with no success. I know ...
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How to delete music as it's being played

I have huge old collections of music that I'd like to whittle down by listening through and deleting those I don't want to keep. Currently, my process for doing so is this: Open the folder containing ...
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Windows Media Player - Missing ID3 tags on some ripped CD tracks

Consider that you have WMP configured to automatically rip CDs when they are inserted. You insert a CD WMP starts ripping it, and also starts looking up the CD metadata online. During the lookup ...
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How to edit MP3 tags in WIndows media player to have proper track listing

So I recently got an album that I noticed when I play it on Windows Media Player or any other location (such as my car) the track listing is messed up and not playing in the order that it is supposed ...
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Suddenly unable to play mp4 videos on Windows 10

My windows 10 laptop suddenly stopped properly playing mp4 video files. The error message states that Unable to play the file. It's possible that this item's file format is not supported, the ...
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Re-ripping CD with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player shows track already ripped. I have deleted the previously ripped files, changed the destination for new rips, and re-started my laptop. But still the album (all except one track!...
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How to smoothly play .m3u8 files in Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player technically plays .m3u8 files, but it stutters between each of the audio segments. As an example, try playing https://s3.amazonaws.com/cnn-assets/app-assets/cnn-lite/liteaudio....
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Edited song info in VLC - now won't open in any other player

Basically what it says in the title. I have a CD ripped to WMA with Windows Media Player, which I opened with VLC Media Player in order to edit the track info. Apparently it uses an unusual file ...
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Which filetypes supported by Windows Media Player allow the embedding of DRM?

Hopefully a relatively simple question... but one that I haven't been able to find the ansewr to! Out of all the filetypes that Windows Media Player supports, which allow publishers to add DRM to ...
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Windows Media Player 7

I know there is a way to install Windows Media Player 9 and 10 in Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to install Media Player 7 in Windows 7 32bit? Please don't mind the reason.
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How do I sort my music library based on PlayerPro's .m3u files?

I'm looking ti import my music library which is on my phone on to my computer. On my phone I use playerpro as my musicplayer and I've rated/sorted my music via there. Now I want to sort them the same ...
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Windows media player not showing album art in "Now playing" view mode

I have edited all the metadata correctly in Mp3tag, added the album art and it's not showing up in the windows media player. The album art is showing up correctly on my phone. Any suggestions? ...
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Remove Windows Media Player without removing the whole Desktop Experience

I needed a Windows picture viewer on Windows Server 2012 R2 and had to install the complete Desktop Experience feature, which includes Windows Media Player. I do not need it, because I plan to use ...
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