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Windows Media Player 10 stopped working AGAIN

by deager / March 5, 2007 4:58 AM PST

Quite some time ago, I upgraded to WMP10 from 9. It seemed to work fine. Then one day, a pop-up appeared advising me that a WMP update was available. Like a fool, I checked that I wanted it. Apparently, this tried to install WMP11. The application stopped working. I could hear the audio on video clips, but no picture. When trying to start WMP, it went directly to minimized on the task bar and never started. Clicking on the task bar icon caused it to speed off diagonally to the top right of the screen or diagonally back down to the task bar from the top right. I was able to revert to WMP10 and all was well again. Now I have the same problem, although I didn't knowingly try to install any WMP updates. I tried to revert to WMP10, including patches, but it doesn't seem to work. Windows XP, SP2, with all known updates.

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Why bother?
by jackson dougless / March 5, 2007 8:58 AM PST

There are far better players out there, such as VLC Player and Media Player Classic.

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The machine we think of as the
by tcantrelln / March 5, 2007 9:29 AM PST

Media one, dvd's, video cache, etc, had similar WMP when the WMP eleven snuck in. After much messing about I tried the repair install from the XP CD (pro-sp2) which took me all the way back to WMP 9, d/l all the usual updates, avoided 10, etc, then verified VLC was it's usual good self, some other codec packs and DVD player so that WMP could have their drivers. Like it just fine, seemes quicker and cleaner than 10 even, plan on NOT installing any media player updates- even killed them of in gpedit.msc.

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