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Questions tagged [windows-media-player]

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

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Why is VLC playing a WTV file at half the frame rate?

I have a .wtv file of a 1080i network television broadcast I recorded using Windows Media Center on Windows 7. In Media Center and Windows Media Player, it appears to play back at a buttery smooth ...
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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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Kiosk mode to startup media center and begin playlist

I'm doing some pro-bono work for a museum. They have several windows 10 machines they'd like set up in kiosk mode for displaying video files on a loop. I'm heavy on the IT side, but I've never set up ...
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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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Outlook 2010 sound file previewer does not open in pane

I have Windows Media Player selected as the default .wav file player. When I try to preview an attached sound file in an email in Outlook 2010 by clicking on the attached file the selecting "Preview ...
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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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Windows Media Player buttons appear with broken image link

This issue started today. I opened up Windows Media Player and found that all the icons/buttons for Play, Pause, Stop, etc were shown as broken image files. I have followed steps on uninstalling &...
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How can I play an audio stream with an internet URL on current Windows Media Player?

I'm sure that I used to listen to audio streams with Media Player in the past. Now in July 2017 I can't find any way to get it to play from a URL. In fact I can't even find anything in the GUI to ...
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Cannot rip CD onto new laptop

I have a new Lenovo laptop and cannot rip a CD using windows media player. I get asked if I want to Add copy protection or not, but the Add copy protection button is greyed out and I cannot select ...
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How to change the audio track in Windows Media Player

I have some movie files which have audio in 4 languages. I can change the audio track to any language in MX and VLC in android and KM player in windows. I tried to do it in Windows Media Player in ...
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Does Windows 7 Windows Media Player support H.264 mp4 files with variable frame rate?

I think the title says it all. I have a .flv file I am transcoding to h.264 mp4 file. The source uses a variable framerate. Transcoding the file to an .mp4 file with constant framerate generates a ...
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Video turns (almost) black and white after plugging in laptop power

When plugging in power to a Toshiba Satellite, video in Windows Media Player (Windows 8.1) suddenly turns almost black and white. Some color is still visible, but it's clearly less colorful than ...
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Windows Media Player Missing after Creators Update [duplicate]

My copy of Windows 10 N Professional recently installed the "Creators Update", and after rebooting, Windows Media Player is missing and no videos will play on my web browser. How can I restore this ...
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Windows media player missing?

I am trying to connect my phone via MTP connection on windows 10 but it isn't detected. I have downloaded windows media pack for windows N edition but this still didn't solve my problem. I tried ...
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Windows Media player new version looks like old

I have Windows 10 (I've upgraded it from Windows 7). My Media player,suddenly, has started looking weirdly. It looks like Media player of old version and the enhancement in the "view" menu doesn't ...
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Why can't I play my music files straight from the library?

First question on this Exchange, not entirely sure if this is the proper place, apologies if it isn't. I own a bunch of Audio CDs, and I want to be able to listen to them whenever. So I ripped them, ...
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Audio not working on WMP and VLC Players but works in the Web and using MPC-HC

I did a windows update which fails with recovery tool: the issue was solved using a previous restore point and a check disk (CHKDSK) wich deleted many files on windows. After re-booting Windows 7 / ...
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Why does VLC media player pop up “YOU JUST UNPLUGGED A DEVICE”?

When I try to play music MP3 files with VLC media player or with Windows media player, a notification always pops up saying "YOU JUST UNPLUGGED A MEDIA DEVICE" and disturbs the music. What should I ...
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How to upload a corrected CD tracklist to the Windows Media Player database?

Using Windows Media Player 11. I have a number of CDs for which the tracklist WMP has downloaded is incorrect. In one or two cases, the identity of the album (or single) isn't even correct. I can ...
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How to adjust “skip forward” in Windows Media Player?

How to adjust "skip forward" in Windows Media Player so that when I press the Right Arrow it will skip X seconds?
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Windows Media Player track skip duration

When a song is playing in WMP, on pressing the left/right arrow key, the track skips forward/backward few seconds/minutes. The skip duration seems to be dynamic and depend on the track duration. For ...
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Windows 7 media player libary issue

For some reason I no longer have music in my MS media player. When I click on Organize then manage libraries then music, I get nothing. The attached window "Music Library Locations" should be ...
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How to remove “Add to Windows Media Player list” from context menu

When Windows Media Player is the default player in Windows, the right-click context menu for certain music files includes an item called "Add to Windows Media Player list". This is par-for-the-course ...
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What is the difference between the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Media Player?

I recently downloaded the Standard version of the K-Lite Codec Pack. Selecting the Advanced installation process gave me the option of configuring and automatically using the 64-bit version of Windows ...
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How can I “move” Windows Media Player from my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 8.1 laptop?

I have a work computer that I'll have until the middle of Decemcer 2016. It runs Windows 7 Enterprise. It has Windows Media Player installed on it, which can properly play back DVDs I have made with a ...
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How to save asf/asx/mms audio file to disk (previous suggestions don't work)

I have been trying to save audio files like the one embedded in http://www.1242.com/ondemand/sugawara/130106sugawara.asx. The ASF file is mms://copper.jolf.jp/1242/sugawara/130106sugawara.asf. I am ...
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Windows media player overwrite on new edited playlist

I don't know what's wrong with Windows Media Player metadata over playlists. When I trying to relocate some new songs to its new location using notepad++ (So that it could find and play them), ...
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Play very small video files frame by frame [closed]

I am using the service motion to capture some videos with my webcam in .ogg format. However the captured files are very small and have very bad quality. A files is about 30kb "big". If i play them ...