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Unistalling stubborn windows media player 11 plug-in


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Dexter101

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hi!

I wanted to add some new visualizations to my windows media player 10 after upgrading it to the windows media player 11. I right clicked the top bar went into 'Tools' --> 'Download' --->'Visualizations'. From then I downloaded two plug-ins: Trilogy II and Trilogy III.

I tried them out while 'Now Playing' one of my mp3 but I wasn't too pleased with the quality I thought they were rather ugly. So i set to uninstall them. I went into control/add panel thinking if I chose to modify my windows media player one of the options would be to 'repair' basically setting it back o the way it was before. But this options was not available, nor were these ugly plug-ins listed either.

I went on the microsoft website for help but that didnt do much good. They gave instructions which I followed but the glitch is that according to them once you go to 'View'-->'Plug-ins' --> 'Options'. Select the 'Plug-ins' tab and select visualization from the category. Then from the left hand side select which visualization plug-in you want to remove; the remove button is disabled.

I cannot select remove after I've selected the Trilogy II to obe removed. It's getting rather annoying and I just don't want to have these plug-ins stay in my computer forever. Is there a way for me to get rid of them? (without ,hopefully, uninstalling windows media player 11 but if that's the only way then so be it so long as I can get rid of them)

Thanks in advance! :whistling:

Edited by Dexter101, 06 February 2007 - 07:24 PM.

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Hi dexter. This is only a suggestion -- I'm just guessing here cos I haven't added any visualisations to my WMP 11. If you look in 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player' you'll see a folder named "Visualisations". On mine the folder is empty, I guess because it's only for those you've added.
Maybe those two you don't like are in that folder?

Now, if you want to try deleting them in there, that's your decision. I'm merely pointing you to a possible solution to your problem which I have not tested for myself, since I haven't added any on my PC.

Oh, and just to confirm, my 'remove' button is also greyed out in the list of visualisations.

Edited by pip22, 07 February 2007 - 04:18 AM.

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Hi!

Thnx pip22 i looked into that folder and they are there alright....
i'll keep you posted on the result

thnkx again :whistling:
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Hey!

problem got fixed. I did not delete the .dll files but i simply uninstalled WMP11 which left me with WMP 9 series in which the remove button was enable i was then able to remove those two visualization. After this, i did windows update and installed WMP11 and when i looked in the visualization it was just fine none of these two horrid visualizations where there.

thnkx again! :whistling:
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