Windows Media Player Problems In Vista - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2007, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
I don't overclock
 
Fat.Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: offline
Posts: 3,326
Default Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

sometimes when I close WMP, it will actually still be running in the backround
How do I know?
when I tried to restart it, nothing happens!
so I have to go into task manager first, END PROCESS on WMP first
and then start it again

anyone experiencing this problem?

I got all the windows updates installed btw.
__________________

Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
eyeCpc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

Instead of the X button on the corner of the player's windows try the file menu's exit option to close WMP 11 down to see if that works better. The real annoyance here for 11 in Vista is no visualizations included and none available at the download page seen at MS for Vista! The ones there are strictly for XP and older versions that will run WMP 7.
__________________

eyeCpc is offline  
Old 12-10-2007, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

i use new stuff for mp 11 in vista

Psychedelia Viz Pack
wmplugins.com - Item Details

Visualizations for Windows Media Player
atomic tofu is offline  
Old 12-10-2007, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
I don't overclock
 
Fat.Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: offline
Posts: 3,326
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyeCpc View Post
Instead of the X button on the corner of the player's windows try the file menu's exit option to close WMP 11 down to see if that works better. The real annoyance here for 11 in Vista is no visualizations included and none available at the download page seen at MS for Vista! The ones there are strictly for XP and older versions that will run WMP 7.
heh, almost as much work as task manager way :P
Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 12-10-2007, 08:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
eyeCpc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

I downloaded the Psychedelia Viz pack and got nowhere with installation error messages appearing. That's one reason I'm waiting to get the latest version of Cyberlink's PowerDVD that also has it's own screensaver to display when playing audio files on the drive or simppy tossing in an audio cd.

I tired both the beta and full versions of WMP 11 on XP and tossed them both real fast! WMP 10 is the actual best seen in Windows to this date from 9X to Vista. Yet while MS promotes the new version they have done crap for their own player there.
eyeCpc is offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 09:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

not sure why you have problems with the viz pack...but I enjoy it's visuals on wmp 11 and Vista

this has been an advertisement on MS's behalf, by anon Atomic Tofu

if you can, it's got a good bundle of different effects too
atomic tofu is offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
Content Team
 
revenge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: earth
Posts: 360
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

VLC media player - Overview i recommend it
revenge2 is offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 07:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
eyeCpc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: Windows Media Player Problems In Vista

Any extra visualzations for VLC? WMP never saw any visualizations run when installed on the last build either. So I it's not a simple glitch needing a reinstall but something lacking for it here. The Goom visualization looked the best in VLC there.

To make a playlist you select an eintire directory rather then drag a file onto the right column as seen in WMP however. If you want a mixed combination that means creating various folders to mix tracks by different artists or video files.
__________________

eyeCpc is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Media Player - Low Volume! Parky-RFC Microsoft Windows and Software 5 10-12-2007 10:16 AM
upgrade from Windows 2000 to Vista Ultimate work? Wildside Microsoft Windows and Software 8 09-29-2007 11:16 PM
Windows Vienna (Blackcomb) mssssee2 Microsoft Windows and Software 16 09-23-2007 03:57 AM
windows media player help madman1391 Computer Audio and Multimedia 3 04-03-2007 12:31 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.