Windows media player 11 problems

It seems when people are converting to Windows media Player 11 they are experiencing many issues. These issues range from not playing content at all to not being able to utilize memory card storage functions.

One way to insure you do not experience errors is to read the “Before installing Windows media player 11” document posted by Microsoft. I know….who needs directions right?

These directions are created to lessen the chances of major issues from installation as well as to help you back up your media files and information. I am including the link to this article. If you are considering upgrading it’s wise to read this document. As well you may want to read some forums information on issues being experienced when using Windows media player 11. This will help you identify issues if you experience any after upgrading.

Windows Media Player 11 before installing read this

To help arm yourself and prepare for any issues you might experience I am including a link to the Windows media player knowledge base. This link includes known issues as well as trouble shooting guides. If you experience any issues after upgrading to media player 11 be sure to visit this link.

Microsoft knowledge base Media Player 11
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/7763#tab0

One thing to consider for any Microsoft product is signing up for the RSS feeds. This can be done through Outlook or Internet Explorer 7. Signing up for the various feeds will give you instant access to all new issues encountered as well as how to address the errors.

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Lachlan says

I’m glad I am not the only one who experienced major problems with Medi Player 11. I reverted back to WMP10 to solve my Problem.

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Dave Hirst says

I am having a problem with windows media player 11 where it will not add files to my library from a NAS box they were there but they then vanished and when I re scan it finds over 4000 files but adds none of them I can play the files if I open them but this is no good as I use a Netgear Media streamer can any one help please

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Ken Woodward says

Although the program seems to work well as a DB for music files, the sound produced is terrible. All audio files that have been digitized from vinyl recordings and tapes distort terribly when played using wmp11. This is not true using other players. I’ve tried it on several different computers and the results are the same. This will not be a useful tool until Microsoft fixes the audio codecs it is using.

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jubei says

after installing wmp11 i could not add bearly any songs 2 my playlist

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Graham32 says

I have tried 3 days to work my wins player11 and it will not play a single audioo file I have installed the acemegacodes pack 6 edition hoping this cud solve my problems

unistalled both media player and codecs pack but theres still no audio sound it must be only a slight problem but hell if I know is there a special site apart from microsoft where they give you free.downloads audio codecs for this player

Could you please tell me or advice me what is the name of the codecs to play my audio music I aint tried playing a video yet hope thats not the same

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DxDark says

I cant play a single movie file…no matter what codec packs I install…I have even reinstalled my XP 3 times to try to fix the problem, and still nothing. I can open the file, but no picture, just the audio…(Its called a movie for a reason…we watch them to see MOVEment, not noise…)

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pbash says

You might want to review the following Microsoft knowledge base article for this specific issue. I am assuming you are referencing Windows Media Player 11.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926373/en-us

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rlundrigan says

when add my cd to the library, lots of errors. Songs get separated from the albums.

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Robert Whyman says

I am experiencing an issue with WMP 11. When i open the program, nothing appears on the screen except the tab down the bottom. I can’t see the programme even though it is running, and it does play files when i select them from folders. I can hear video and audio files, i just can’t see anything.

I have checked my system setup, and all my hardware/software meets the standards required. Can you provide any ideas as to why this may be occuring?

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Jan Larsen says

I’m using vista and wmp11. For some reason almost at the end of the track my computer works very hard and it kind of stops or tries to stop the track. have you guys had this problem? if you had please tell me how to solve it. thnx

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carlos says

my WMP11 does not start for me, & i can’t reinstall it cuz it came with the software and i cant even uninstall it , help me out plz.

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Jim Bowen says

When WM11 is in skin mode if you try to skip forward a track you get an error message:

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

In windowed or full screen mode its fine any ideas why?

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harry says

hiya guys i got a acer 5920 with a nvidia 8600 gs graphics card n 4gb ram and a intel core 2 duo processor when i play a avi file on windows media player the picture streches both ways up and down i havent a clue why i havent changed nothing it used to play the files normal the n 1 day it just stretched if i play the file using the divx player its fine anyone got any suggestions on what i could do ?

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Buy PLR says

Excellent, I found

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carol says

I have had to restore my computer twice to factory setting after using this dreadful program. My problem was worse. It shut down my dvd burning software and starting giving me all kinds of errors. At first I didn’t know what was causing the problem and I restored my computer. After awhile I redownloaded all my old programs which was a pain and also reloaded WMP 11. Guess what? My DVD software crashed again and then I restored againg and thought hard about what could have caused it. Both times my software crashed AFTER I updated WMP 10 to 11. After that I kept WMP 10 and never had that problem again.

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Barry says

My Media Player will not even open up at all.

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Joel says

The problem I’m having with WMP 11 is that it won’t run at all. From what I can tell it does the full installation, but never comes with a “you’ve successfully installed WMP 11” or anything of that nature. The only “problem” during installation is that I can’t select the option to add a shortcut to the desktop for some reason.

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Brian says

I have windows media 11 on my xp service pack 2 and I have gone and tried everything I just can’t get the cd burner to work right. I can burn the first song then it finalizes the cd and it is done. I need help thanks

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admin says

Hi Brian
Im not sure what the issue would be with that. You can look at the microsoft site

http://support.microsoft.com/ph/7763#tab0

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Dean says

Problem started a few weeks ago according to my daughter. Sound is very distorted like the bass is cranked to max, even though it isn’t. Sounds the same whether I use speakers or headphones. System sounds play fine. Music files are where they are supposed to be, but WMP 11 can’t play them because it says it can’t find them. All CD music and mp3 files play just fine using other players. DVD’s play fine except there is no sound whatsoever. DVD’s play like they are supposed to using other players. I never updated to WMP 11 manually, so I think it was bundled with a Windows update that came in automatically. I am going back to WMP 10.

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nini says

i can’t open any songs on WMP..each time i try, i am told it has stopped working :S
please help

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Magnus says

Hello.. My issue is that the Medi Player 11 is popping up when i dont want it to. Example: Im in a game. and pooff its up and wont appear when i press the cross. I i cant delete it as well -.-

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Magnus says

Sorry bad english

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Zedia says

I see alot of issues with wmp11. I do see another person with almost the same issue I am having. I used the media player and after my updates it would not work. I can not reinstall or repair it because I do not have the disk. What can I do?

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admin says

I don’t think you need a disc to download wmp11. Just do a quick google search for download windows media player 11.

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toar says

I’m having a problem where it says “Set Association” and I don’t know what file to associate! Freakin’ impossible! AND A LOT OF MY VISTA RUN PROGRAMS ARE DOING THIS! I WANNA’ LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AND IT ISN’T DOING IT’S JOB!

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admin says

I think you just need to select what program to open that type of file. Right click the file in question, select open as, and then pick which program should open the file. If you want all files of this type to open with this program just check that box that says that at the bottom.

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Alex says

Hi everyone, I use WMP 11, and I have a problem relating to the appearance of the player. The player changed its color to red, and I cannot put the basic (blue + black) appearance. What is the matter? Please help

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Mel says

Updated to WMP11. Receiving error messages…DRM error and program needs to close and also…WMP Setup Utility error and program needs to close…and Error Signature message to close program. WMP freezes up, will not sync to a mp3 player, and loaded song titles that I have deleted in the past…title is there but song is not available because it has been deleted. I have already once rolled back to an older version, but the player was automatically updated (which I did not cancel hoping it might would work) again. All replies appreciated.

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pavan says

when add my cd to the library, lots of errors. Songs get separated from the albums.

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pavan says

windows mediaplayer 11 not removing why?

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TJ says

Hi,
I’ve only recently had a problem with WMP. I’m running Vista Ultimate in over the las few day if I try to run any music or movie clips through WMP they stutter and the sounded is muted to clicking noises??? Not sure whats going on but I can still run the same files in VLC media player (which I had downloaded 2 years ago because of some compatibility issues with a few files.)
Up till now it had been fine! Any answers?

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del teves julkanain says

when i play an audio or video on my WMP,, after a few minutes it will turns off the lightscreen of my computer even in movie mode or even w/visualization on mp3 but the sound is still working, but in other media player like GOM player or W media center is still works normally without dimming the lightscreen,, please response any idea regarding to this problem,, asap

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Bill says

My Windows media player skips. 20 sec from the end of all my songs….no matter what I do…keeps happening….

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Dana says

I use WMP at work to listen to music every day. If I have to look at Obama’s face every time I open WMP, I will switch to another music streaming platform.

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jack says

same…. i have had high cpu usage and the program works when i go to play 1 track but the second track freezes the program, so i have to alt control delete all the time and then turn off the each of the prossessing aplications for the program manually to get it to stop currupting the cpu, because its like its still ticking over while im doing other things on the computer in the background ….in other words its still going somehow……… -strange………im wondering if i should delete the copy i have and reinstall.

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