Questions tagged [windows-media-player]

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

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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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copying CD to mp3 onto HDD

I have successfully copied the content of a CD to my HDD from WMP menu. I needed to do it once again with the same disk, but WMP writes "Disk CD byl jiz zkopriovan" which means in the Czech ...
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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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Windows Media Player Library constantly 'not responding'

Windows Media Player Library and Play constantly 'not responding' whenever I try to scroll down through a playlist,or try to play anything or basically do anything with it. It does eventually work,and ...
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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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Why does windows media player sometimes ignore windows volume?

Windows 10 Really curious about this, I was not able to google my way to an answer I have my PC plugged into a receiver (RX580 => Denon receiver via HDMI) Sometimes when I play a movie with windows ...
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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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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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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 the 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 do so in PotPlayer, WMP and VLC. All of them jump to the 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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