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Windows Media Player

by William_1990 / January 16, 2007 4:43 AM PST

Hi. I am having a very weird "on then off" problem with Windows Media Player...

When I minimize windows media player, a error comes up about explorer.exe not responding. I click either "End Now..." or "Cancel" both of which cause my task bar and desktop icons to disapear. The open windows still are open, and I can continue to surf the web, browse the already open windows.

This can be resolved by starting the process "explorer.exe" or wating a few seconds. Some might say just leave it, it works again. BUT it is rather annoying when your in the middle of something. I am usually quite summed up with computers, but this has got me :P.

My set-up is below;

Windows XP Media Player 9
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (OEM)
Intel Celeron D Processor (Intel Celeron CPU 2.93GHz)
2x 256MB DDR RAM (PC2300 200MHz & PC2700 166MHz)
Chipset: SiS ID0651
Southbridge: SiS LCP Bridge
Sensor: WinBond W83697HF
Graphics: AGP Version 3.0 (onboard)
^ Transfer rate 8X : Max: 8X

Please help me, thanks Silly

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Who knows or cares
by jackson dougless / January 16, 2007 6:21 AM PST
In reply to: Windows Media Player

There's little point in trying to deal with Windows Media Player when there are better options out there.

Media Player Classic or VLC Player handle video, and WinAmp (2.95 was the best release ever IMO) does audio. None of which are the giant bloated mess that passes itself off as a media player like WMP.

Unless you're using DRM protected content, or are one of the very few people who uses the media player store, you should just cut your losses now.

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by William_1990 / January 16, 2007 7:06 AM PST
In reply to: Who knows or cares

Thanks. Using other media players has actually never occured to me. I know one I used to have called 321 player. It came with like 30 codecs, so it played more-o-less anything (besides protected content like iTunes). Again, thanks for your help. *finds 321 player*

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