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Windows Media Player 9

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Geoff Myers

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Ever since I upgraded to Windows Media Player 9 I have had a really annoying problem and it is getting worse. I am a race car fan and often go to web sites with large librarys of Mpeg files to view I will launch a link and watch it sucessfully I go back to the web page and try to launch another Mpeg, nothing will happen so I then have launch "Task Manager" go to "Processes" and stop Windows Media Player. When I go back to the links on the web page and the next clip will play, but if I want to play another I often have to go through the shutting down media player routine first!
The same thing happens if I am selecting clips from folders on my hard drive one set will play I select a different set and have to kill WMP9 in task manager before they will play.
This problem is getting so bad I even tried uninstalling Windows Media Player using Add Remove Programs and the add and remove windows component section, but seems it cannot be removed! everytime I think I have done it I launch a movie file and there is my faulty version of Media Player9! it's driving me nuts has anyone else had this problem? and how do I fix it please!

ps is Windows Media Player 10 any better?
Many thanks in advance
Geoff Myers

Edited by Geoff Myers, 30 April 2005 - 04:54 AM.

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I had problems with WMP and followed some advice (don't remember if it was tech support for HP a long time ago, or some forum) to go to ad/remove programs, remove it (Windows components in XP) and then re-install it. This fixed my problem. You may want to go to micorsoft and download the latest codecs for WMP, as this could be the cause. I was using WMP10, but didn't like it. I chose to roll back to WMP9 and I am using it without any problems. :tazz:
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is Windows Media Player 10 any better?

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:tazz: I like it much better. It works great, and I really like all the different radio sites you can visit. Some media files also need the new version to play correctly.
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