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Win XP Home Media Player 9.0

by cgarrity / February 16, 2004 4:15 AM PST

Today for some reason my Media player will no longer rip MP3s from a CD to my hard drive. Other than that, it seems to play fine. When I get the Player setup to convert music files to MP3 format on my hard drive and I click on "copy music", I get an immediate following error message...

Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error

About a week ago, my Media player worked fine in this mode. I thought about removing the Player (which is listed in my "add/remove programs" as Windows Media Player Hotfix-KB823182 and reinstalling it. However, when I select it, a window comes up with several other programs on my computer that are linked to Media Player and I didn't want to screw up any other programs. Would it hurt anything if I tried to reinstall Media Player over the existing software on my hard drive.?

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Re:Win XP Home Media Player 9.0
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 4:35 AM PST
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Re:Re:Win XP Home Media Player 9.0
by cgarrity / February 16, 2004 7:02 AM PST

1. http://sillydog.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1821

2. I use CDEX for this.

3. Try System Restore.

4. What's the plan here? Software does get screwed up.

5. Review http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html as well.

Re the previous reply above, both websites had provided help for my problem. I went ahead and reinstalled Media Player 9.0 on top of the defective software at...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/player.aspx

The reinstallation went smoothly and I recommend it to anyone with Media Player problems.

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