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Windows Media Player 11 is not working


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Matt L

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I recently installed Windows Media Player because I don't usually watch videos on Winamp, and after it downloaded, the media player wouldn't work at all. I wanted to uninstall it, but I found out that it wasn't in the list of program files to uninstall in the control panel.

I'm just wondering too... if I uninstall Windows Media Player 11, will I be able to install again later?
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Neil Jones

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Media Player 11 is built into Vista so there probably will not be any uninstall option for it.
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So I should of never installed it or what?
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Well, basically there should be no need to install something that's been there all along. So I'm not quite sure how you've managed to do that. :whistling:

Do you get any error messages with Media Player? In what way(s) is it "not working"?
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Neil Jones, I don't get any error messages. It just doesn't work after you double-click it.

Also, I did install it. When my computer was new, the Media Player prompted itself to install, but I didn't allow it. Only yesterday when I clicked on "Open with..." Windows Media Player prompted to install itself yet again.

There's no harm in keeping this and not using it, correct?
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Well you can't really remove it from Vista so it shouldn't hurt anything.
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WMP 11 should be able to play musical CD's, but not video DVD's in your version of Vista.

This works for watching videos:
Media Player Classic. It's free and works with Vista

Look for MPC 6.4.9.0

Download here:
http://sourceforge.n...ackage_id=84358
Run as Administer and run in compatibility mode with XP SP2 (click on Properties to make sure).

Click "open DVD"... Put your DVD in and watch the movie :whistling:
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Jacee, I don't think I need a media player anymore. I am currently just using Winamp.
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