I went back to WMP-9. 10 was too flaky.
With some files(as far as I know ONLY video files) I get this message when trying to play the file with Windows Media Player 10
"Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for any inconvenience."
Then it asks if I want to send an error report and either way WMP 10 will shut down
Some of the extensions it will not play now are wmv...wma and sometimes asf(possibly others but these are the ones I use most often and have problems the most)
I can run these exact files using Ifranview with no trouble so I'm sure it's not the specific files that are corrupted somehow...I can run them with media player classic too
Before I got WMP 10 I could run virtually any media file(I've downloaded many other codexes)
I'm also pretty certain I could(last month) run even those files that don't work now on WMP 10
So what the heck happened? And how do I get it back the way it was?
I have reinstalled WMP 10 last night and made certain the Files types to all for the ones I want WMP to be the defualt player and still it won't play those certain files that I've proven work with other players
It's driving me crazy...why just those few file types not working?
Do you think if I changed back to wmp 9 that might fix things?
Thanks for any help
PS I just thought of another symptom...SOMETIMES when clicking on a video file on someones website it will automatically open WMP but I still get that same error message and then WMP closes...it appears to know that file is SUPPOSED to be associated wmp but then it opens and doesn't know what to do with it so it closes again
BYW I never has this kind of trouble with any of the previous versions of WMP