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Windows media player refuses to open.

Last week I had a notice for a virus pop up (trend micro antivirus) telling me something like MP....something was corrupted. I removed it not thinking much of it but i now realize it must have been something to do with Media Player becuase I can't get it to start. I double-click, the computer thinks for like two seconds and then nothing. I've rolled, i've reinstalled three times, ive tried going to command prompt and entering some things i read on here, but nothing seems to work. I'm running on XP. I would really appreciate any help!

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Use something else

In reply to: Windows media player refuses to open.

Use something else then. WMP is a bloated, insecure, pile of crap IMO, and you're better off without it.

I personally like to keep my music players separate from my video players, so I use WinAmp for all my music playing needs, and MediaPlayer Classic Homecinema for my video needs. Technically either player can handle audio and video, but IMO WinAmp makes for a horrible video player, and MediaPlayer Classic makes for a horrible audio player. As an audio and video player respectively, they are among the best out there. Both able to do things that WMP users can only dream of doing.

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I know but...

In reply to: Use something else

I don't really even like to use WMP. It's just that my Samsung YP-P2 only runs if windows media player is loaded and working. Only reason I technically need it.

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