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Media center problem

Not able not gettingDVD library option under Pictures and video option of Media center to play HDDVD/normal DVDmovies using media center
Able to play DVD and HDDVD with different applications, problem is only when tried to play through media center

OS Windows vista home premium

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

Dec 01, 2013 | Gateway ONE GZ7108 All-in-One Desktop PC

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How to Stream Music from Windows 7 ? Share Media on Wireless Network


You can listen to your favorite music without having to carry your laptop everywhere by sharing your music library on a wireless network. Here is a tutorial to show how to stream music from one laptop to another. Using this method digital media such as videos and pictures can also be accessed from anywhere easily. By the following method you can listen music or view your photos or movies stored in your computer from different places in the network.

First we'll connect the server laptop to a wireless home network. This laptop has Windows 7 with Media player 12 and it has all the music, videos and media that you want to share. Right-click on the Internet notification area and select 'Open network and sharing center'. Now, click on 'Connect to a network' and from the list of networks, choose the preferred one and connect. Enter the secure network key when prompted.

Let's create a 'HomeGroup'. From 'Network and Sharing Center', click 'HomeGroup' and then 'What is a network location?'. You'll see a window with three options. Select the first one that says 'Home Network'. In the following window, select what you want to share and click 'Next'. Follow the onscreen instructions and Click 'Finish'.

In 'Network and Sharing Center', click 'Change Advanced Sharing Settings' and make the changes. Then go to 'Media Streaming Options' and allow people you want access to your files. Open Windows Media Player, go to 'Stream' and click 'Automatically allow devices to play my media'. The content you chose to share is now on this network.

To access this content on a client PC or laptop, first connect the machine to the same wireless network as the server laptop, using the previous procedure. Vista users can right click and directly select 'Connect to network'. Assuming that both laptops are in the same network, open Windows Media Player and see of you can find the shared server laptop in the left pane.

To find shared media on the network and to share media from the client PC, in WMP, right-click on Library and click 'Media Sharing'. Here, you can allow or deny access to other PCs and find the media you're looking for. Click 'OK' when you're done. Now, the server PC will appear in WMP and other functionalities will remain same. You're now ready to play the music which is stored on the server PC.

on Oct 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Windows media player won't play any audio selections , says can't find files


Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.

With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.


It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.


From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.


Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display. The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.


Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.


Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.

Select "Music library."


If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.


If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.


Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.

Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.


If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.

You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.


Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.

You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.


Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."

Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall." Click to check "Media Center Extenders." Click on "Apply."


Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.


You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.

Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."


Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup." Click on "Set Up Your Speakers." Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.


and you should run the chkdsk utilty


You could run the chkdsk disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way i have found to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive.



hope this helps






Oct 23, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A60-692...

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How to add files to Multimedia plyaer


To add file to your multimedia player,:
1. Open your multimedia player,
2. At the top-left of the multimedia player, you will see 'FILE'.
3. Click on FILE, and you will see different options. Choose 'add media file' or 'import' as the case may be.
4. Choose the specific file/files you want to add then click ok. Your media files will be added as soon as this is done.
You could also go to your files normally, when the multimedia player is closed.
1. Click the windows 'start' button, then go to your documents, or music or which ever folder your media folders are. Hold the control (Ctrl) key, and begin to highlight these file on e afrter the other.
2. After you must have highlighted everything, remove your hand from the 'Ctrl', and right click. You should see different options, like, "open", "play", "add files to media library", "play with media player", "add files to VLC media player", as the case may be. Click on the option one of the options that carry add, e.g "add files to media library". Once this is done the earlier-highlighted media file will be added to your media library or media player. Hope this helped.

Apr 22, 2011 | Cell Phones

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How to put music on


http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa6045_37/sa6045_37_dfu_aen.pdf

Organize and transfer music and pictures with Windows Media Player11
4.1 About Windows Media Player 11
While your player will work with Windows Media Player 10, we suggest that you use
Windows Media Player 11 for a more enhanced media experience, both on the computer
and on your player.
Windows Media Player 11 is an all-in-one playback and recording program that lets you
play your CDs, rip CD tracks to your hard disk, transfer media files to your player, etc. This chapter describes the steps that you need to follow to successfully set up and transfer music and pictures to your player. For more information, see Windows Media Player Help on your computer or visit www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/default.mspx
Important: Make sure that you have installed the Windows Media Player 11 software provided in the accompanying CD for music and picture transfer.
Although Windows Media Player also lets you transfer video files from your computer
to the player, please use the MediaConverter for Philips provided in the accompanying
CD for video transfers. For more information regarding transfer of videos, see 3.6
Transfer video.
4.2.1 Add music and picture files to Windows Media Player library
By default, Windows Media Player automatically loads all the music and picture files
stored in your My Music and My Pictures folders into the library. If you add new files to
these folders, they will also be automatically added to the library.
Add music and picture files that are stored elsewhere on your computer or
computer network
1 Select Start > All Programs > Windows Media Player to launch Windows Media
Player program.
2 Click the down arrow beneath the Library tab and select Add to Library ...
3 Click <<Advanced Options to expand the dialog box.
4 Click Add...
> Add folder dialog box appears.
5 Select a folder in which you have kept your music or picture files and click OK.
6 Return to Add to library dialog box and click OK.
> Windows Media Player will start scanning the folder and add available music or picture files
to the library.
7 Click Close when done.

Dec 28, 2010 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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I need some instructions on how play it


1. Use Windows Media Player to put songs on your Coby MP3 player. Download songs in MP3, WMA, or OGG format from a legal downloading website. If the file is not one of the previously mentioned files, you must download a converter to convert the file to one of the correct files that can be played on Windows Media Player. Rip a song from a CD by inserting the CD and then click on the option to "Rip" the song to your library. Some Coby MP3 players do not need Windows Media Player to add songs, so be sure to check your user manual to see if there is an even simpler method.
2. Connect your Coby MP3 player to your computer using the USB connector that came with your MP3 player. The player will show up under the "Devices" option on your Window Media Player application.
3. Click on the "Library" option to view all of the songs stored on your Windows Media Player library. You can drag the song to the MP3 player in the "Devices" section, or you can right-click on the song and choose the option to transfer the song. In the pop-up box choose your MP3 from the drop-down menu and then click on the "Transfer" button.
4. Right-click on the MP3 player in Windows Media Player and choose the "Eject" option. Disconnect your MP3 player from your computer and turn it on. The song will now be available on your MP3 player. Press the bottom button to play or pause the song.
5. Add videos and pictures to your Coby MP3 player if it supports those files. The process is similar to transferring audio files. Plug your MP3 player into your computer. Open the photo file on your computer and drag pictures into the player. You can create folders to organize the pictures.

Sep 30, 2009 | Coby MP-C552 MP3 Player

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No My Videos, My Music folder in XP Media Center


HI drkravenbrow,

It's as simple as going into my documents and adding a folder called My Videos. It needs to sit inside the my documents folder.

Good Luck,

Don't forget to leave a rating,

Mark

Sep 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Sync problems ...


The instructions with pictures are on pp. 13-19 of the user's manual:
Loading Music
You can transfer music from your computer to the Sansa player using the dragand-
drop method or using music managing software like Windows Media Player.
Drag and Drop
Follow these steps to drag-and-drop music to your Sansa e200 player:
1. Connect your Sansa e200 player to your computer.
2. Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on
initial connection.
3. Double-click on Sansa device.
4. Double-click on the MUSIC folder.
5. Drag and drop music files from your computer to My
Computer\Sansa e200\...\MUSIC.
Windows Media Player
Before you can create playlist and transfer (or synchronize) them to your
Sansa player, you need to show Windows Media Player where your songs are
located.
Adding Music Files to Library…
1. To add music files to WMP 11’s library, please follow these steps:
2. Click the arrow below the Library tab.
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3. Make sure Music is selected then click Add to Library…
4. In the Add to Library dialog box, click one of the following options
then click OK.
- My personal folders:
Use this option to monitor the digital media files stored in your
personal Music, Pictures, and Videos folders, as well as any files
stored in the public Music, Pictures, and Video folders that everyone
who uses your computer has access to.
- My folders and those of others that I can access:
Use this option to monitor the digital media files stored in your
personal Music, Pictures, and Videos folders, the files stored in the
public Music, Pictures, and Video folders, as well as the files stored
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in the personal Music, Pictures, and Videos folders that belong to
other users on your computer.

Mar 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Unable to Play DivX encoded videos through media center extender (xbox360)


The media center does not currently use the codec to decode DiVX... but with all the upcoming changes to the xbox360 interface/ console / Marketplace I see Microsoft correcting this.

Hope this helps!

Jan 10, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Vista home premium


there is no problems about your system. Its maybe your systems is lack media "codecs" that enhance your DVD files or Movies to play. maybe you should download any HD dvd codecs and install to your system. or may search google the "media player classic" and use as your player or VLC player preety cool player for almost movies.

Dec 11, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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