Questions tagged [windows-media-player]

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

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Prioritizing media keys for Spotify instead of Windows Media Player

I have issues with media keys on my keyboard and Spotify. Next track and previous track are actually working, but play/stop keys are not working. In particular, the play key starts Windows Media ...
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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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View all the frames as images side by side in Windows Media Player

I know how to skip frame by frame, but is there any way to show all the frames side by side at once in Windows Media Player?
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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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All downloaded videos does not play on all media players

I would like to help me on this problem....here it is.... I tried to play the movie on Windows Media Player but all I see is this: (Image 1) I tried to play the movie on Apple QuickTime video ...
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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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Video taken on iPhone has different orientation in different media players

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but often when I take a video on my iPhone, it will open correctly in VLC, but will be rotated 90 degrees in Windows Media Player. I'd like to make ...
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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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Windows Media Player plays only audio from MPG 320x240

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. I have a few video files in the format of MPEG. Some are 320x240 frame size and other are 720x576. Both are .MPG extensions. The default Windows Media Player (I ...
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Windows Media Player says “improperly installed” and won't start

Seems like after installing Windows 10 1803, Windows Media Player won't start for me. It always says Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.Do you want to ...
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Windows Media Player not correctly copying Japanese text in track information when ripping DVDs

I'm ripping some DVDs I bought lately. When the track contains only English text in places like "Album" and "Artists", everything gets ripped nicely. But when there's Japanese text, it gets copied as ...
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Windows 10 getting HEVC H.265 Codec to use Hardware Acceleration

Playing HEVC H.265 videos using Windows Media Player and GoPro Quik then the 4k 60 fps video appears all stuttering and becomes a slideshow. The CPU usage is going through the roof and it's not using ...
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Music metadata missing after mklink

I have successfully linked my NAS music folder to my Windows Music Library but there is a problem with the metadata within the symbolic linked folder. I did this with MKLINK In the original folder on ...
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Windows Media Player will not play videos from a mapped folder

I have encountered a strange problem with Windows Media Player (which seems, of all Microsoft programs, to have many strange problems). I have a folder, specifically %userprofile%\Documents\...
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Why does one of the tracks in Windows Media Player have no art but in the same album as others?

So, each time I play the Surge album by Waterflame, I see that one of the tracks doesn't have the album art! How do I fix this?
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Music in the Media Player Library doesn't appear in the My Music folder

Using Win 7, Ver 12 of Win Media Player. I rip music and it appears in the Media player library but doesn't appear in the My Music folder. Unable to move songs in the WMP library but can play them. ...
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Windows Media Player 12 can't read out CD Text data

I installed and enabled WMPCDText extension for Windows Media Player in hope it will allow for reading CD Text data from a CD. But it can't quite recognise any CD Text data and therefore it still ...
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VBScript Windows MediaPlayer

I'm trying to learn VBScript and I can't understand what is wrong with this code. It's supposed to play a midi file and set volume to 100 on the computer. This is in Windows 7 VBScript on Notepad. The ...
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Windows Media Player Burn to ISO

Using Windows Media Player to burn a physical disc is simple. My current workflow is Mp3 files => WMP => physical CD => ISO. However, I would like to burn to an ISO directly instead, to save the ...
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How to prevent automatic jumping to next track?

I need to play a list of mp3 files one by one. I mean I need to go to the next track manually. I tried to to that in PotPlayer, WMP and VLC. All of them jump to next track after playing the current ...
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Digital Music Rights - content usage rights

I recorded all of my CD's by burning them onto my PC with Windows Media Player. I have all of the .wma files and they cannot be opened by any media source I've tried, be it Groove Music or VLC or ...
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Make WMP sort by title by default / on startup

Windows 10 and WMP 12 here. I memorize, organize and match my songs by name, so I've set all my media players to sort by song title by default. Now I'm stuck with Media Player. It always sorts by ...
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Audio stream offset missing on Media Player

I'm using FFMpeg to output a video. Everything works fine, but when I played it on Windows Media Player, the offset I've set to the audio stream didn't work. It plays the sound from the very beginning....
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How to play h265 video in Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter OS?

I am unable to play an H265 Video on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter OS. The main reason - Win2012 Server does not know about the h265 video codecs. So decoder unavailable, due to this, it can't ...
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Strange keyboard media key behavior

The play/pause/stop buttons work fine on Google Play music (web client), but not in Windows Media Player or Groove. This problem occurs independent of the keyboard. My USB and laptop keyboards have ...
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Windows Media Player adds Onedrive folder even after I've removed it

Windows 10 1709 and Windows Media Player 12. WMP is adding a Onedrive folder containing all my music. When I go through Organise -> Manage Libraries -> Music and remove the folder, it re-appears after ...
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Windows Media Player Changes not reflected in File Explorer

Basically When I update song info such as artist, title etc in windows media player, the changes are not made to the mp3 file itself. I have just spent hours ensuring the songs have the correct info ...
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remove Add to Windows Media Player List from folders

I ran the script below, given in another post How to remove "Add to Windows Media Player list" from context menu, and while it seems to have worked for individual files of the listed file-...
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Is it possible to send different data to HDMI ports of laptop?

I want to connect two monitors to my laptop through HDMI ports. Is it possible to send different data on HDMI ports? For instance, I want to show a movie player on one screen and desktop on another ...
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Windows 10 N x64 1703 Media Feature Pack installed blocked by 1607 Feature Pack

I updated my Windows 10 x64 N machine to 1703. As usual, I tracked down the appropriate media feature pack to install. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016817/media-feature-pack-for-n-...
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Android 7.0 Galaxy S6 edge+ can't connect to win10 computer via USB

I have a similar problem as Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices after installing Media feature pack. Windows 10 Pro N Version 1703 Build 15063.540 Tried installing: KB3010081,...
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Finding particular Windows Media Player playlists by one song

I have very large number of WMP playlists, many of which have been burned to cd, which are now aged/scratched. Is there an easy way to find the playlists that I need to reburn if I know one of the ...
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Having an already open program close depending on the opening on another program?

I'm very new to using Batch files, and have ran into a problem that Googling hasn't been able to solve. I hope someone can assist me with this, because it's quite a doozy. My intentions is to have a ...
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Windows Media Player 12 keeps adding removed folder to library

I have a folder of FLAC files on my OneDrive. I go to "Organize > Manage libraries > Music" and remove the folder. However, the next time I log in and open Windows Media Player it is scanning that ...

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