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WHY IS window media player opening when i click other icons/applications????

IN WINDOWS VISTA MEDIA PLAYER 11 TRY'S TO OPEN EVERY FILE AND APPLICATION

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    every icon on my computer and every link has the media player icon and if you click on any icon I am sent to media player. How to fix this??

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You need to go through the settings. The settings are set to open everything. That is why it is doing this.
If this does not solve the problem let me know. I will keep helping until the problem is solved.

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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.

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Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G PC Desktop needs the media center re-installed


I would seriously doubt that your kids know how to remove Media Center. Maybe they just removed the icon from the desktop. Click Start/My Computer and open the Local Disk C. Look for the Programs File Folder. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista there might be two Program File folders (Program Files and Program Files (x86). Look thru the program files folders for the Windows Media Player Folder or Windows Media Center Folder. Open the folder and look for the Media Player. When you see the Icon you can Right Click on it and select Properties. If the Type of File in the properties windows says Application, that is probably the program that runs. You can close the properties window and double click on the icon and see if it runs.

If it runs, you can close it and go back into the folder and Right Click on the icon and select the option Sent To then select Desktop (create Short Cut). Right Click on it again and select option to Pin To Start Menu.

If you just want to download and install it again.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Download Media Player" or "Download Media Center" (without the quotes). Select a site from Microsoft that will download and install it.

Apr 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Need the window media center re-installed


I would seriously doubt that your kids know how to remove Media Center. Maybe they just removed the icon from the desktop. Click Start/My Computer and open the Local Disk C. Look for the Programs File Folder. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista there might be two Program File folders (Program Files and Program Files (x86). Look thru the program files folders for the Windows Media Player Folder or Windows Media Center Folder. Open the folder and look for the Media Player. When you see the Icon you can Right Click on it and select Properties. If the Type of File in the properties windows says Application, that is probably the program that runs. You can close the properties window and double click on the icon and see if it runs.

If it runs, you can close it and go back into the folder and Right Click on the icon and select the option Sent To then select Desktop (create Short Cut). Right Click on it again and select option to Pin To Start Menu.

If you just want to download and install it again.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Download Media Player" or "Download Media Center" (without the quotes). Select a site from Microsoft that will download and install it.

Apr 30, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G PC Desktop

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Wont install its a ZEN V PLUS ON WINDOWS VISTA PREMIUM ERROR 10 MAY BE O.S. PROBLEM THE NEW APPLICATION RIGHT FROM OEM FAILED TO INSTALL MULTUBLE ERRORS for the zen its 4 years old so dont kill me is it...


Welcome to FixYa!

Solution 1.
Do Windows Update. It will download and install the service packs that you need as well as the latest driver for your ZEN V Plus if it has found one. Make sure to install all the suggested updates.
  • Click Start
  • Type windows update in the search box
  • Click the Windows Update icon from the search list
  • Windows Update windows will open
  • Click the Check for updates button
  • It will show number of updates available
  • Click Install Updates
  • The updates may take a while and your computer might restart a couple of times

Solution 2.
Install the driver/software manually. (Make sure you installed windows update)
Requirements:
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista™
  • Windows Media® Player 11
  • USB 1.1 port (USB 2.0 recommended for faster transfers)
  • Creative ZEN V or ZEN V Plus
Notes:
  • To install this software pack
    1. Download the ZNV_PCApp64_LA_6_41_10.exe file into your local hard disk.
    2. Close all application and Windows Explorer windows that are currently running.
    3. Connect your player to your computer.
    4. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.
This software pack includes the following:
  • Creative Media Explorer (version 6.41.10)
    Enables you to manage your player easily in the familiar "Windows Explorer" environment
  • Creative Audio CD Ripper (version 5.20.10)
    Extracts songs from an audio CD and transfers them to your player
  • Creative Sync Manager (version 6.03.21)
    Synchronizes data between your computer and player
  • Video Converter (version 5.60.12)
    Converts videos to a suitable format and transfers them to your player
  • SmartFill (version 2.00.26)
    Fills up your player with songs automatically

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No sound in my windows media player


If Windows Media Player is the only application that does not have sound, open the media player. Right click on the volume icon and open the volume mixer. Make sure that the sound is not muted for Windows Media Player. If it is, unmute it. If not, go to Microsoft's webiste and download a new copy of Windows Media Player. Run the installer and click repair installation. This should solve your problem.

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I am currently using nero as my media player but want to go back to using windows media player


Just click over a mp3 file with the right button of your mouse and select open with on the menu.
And then click to open on Windows Media Player.

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Error message: "The file wmploc.dll has a version number of 11.0.6000.6344 where 11.6001.7004 was expected. Windows media player was not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to inst


Hi,
This is not a very common problem, but in all likelihood your Avanquest software has altered your Windows files in such a way that you cannot install your media player.
Most fix-it utilities make back-ups of your system files as they were BEFORE running the utility.
Check in your Avanquest application to see if you can restore your system to the way it was before running the application, then try reinstalling Windows media player.
Let me know if you need any further assistance regarding the above.
Best wishes,
Graemevm

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How to delete old file or video form this player


Open Windows Media Player 11 and switch the Library view to Photos (by default, it is usually set to Music - just click the musical not icon and a drop-down will ocme up that says "Photos"

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0085.mspx#EDF

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

Mar 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Windows not not installing music files


To obtain windows media player 10, you will have to uninstall windows media player 11...the only way you can uninstall is if you have windows xp...To uninstall windows media player 11, click on start, control panel, add and remove programs, locate the windows media player 11 application then click uninstall...Once you uninstall the program restart your computer....You should have windows media player 10 now...
I hope that helps
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Feb 24, 2009 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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Can't find clip in my computer


This is and excerpt from "EphMusicFan" on the Real player forum. Original link is also below.

" The following steps finally fixed everything for me. While it may seem long, it only takes about 15 minutes and should fix everything.

If you run windows XP don't have Windows Media Player 11 installed, download and install it here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx

Run Windows Update, and install all high priority and optional updates related to Windows Media Player or device synchronization.
On XP, the updates include:
Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)

Open Rhapsody
From 'My Account' menu select de-authorize computer
Close Rhapsody

To delete the mcs.rma file:

1. Close RealPlayer/Rhapsody
2. Click the Windows Start button. Then click Run.
3. Type %windir%\system32\ and click OK.
4. Find the mcs.rma file.
5. Right-click mcs.rma and select Delete.
6. Close the window.

To delete the basi3260.dll file:

1. Open the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2. Open the C: drive (usually Local Disk (C:\)).
3. Open the Program Files folder.
4. Open the Common Files folder.
5. Open the Real folder.
6. Open the Plugins folder.
7. Find the basi3260.dll file.
8. Right-click basi3260.dll and select Delete.
9. Close the window.
10. Restart your computer.


on sansa Clip itself, disconnected from computer, go to settings, then choose format

Make sure Rhapsody, Windows Media Player, and all other media programs are closed

download firmware
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=2946 (make sure you get 'Americas' firmware version)
unzip firmware file
connect to computer
drag firmware file onto sansa Clip icon in Windows explorer
wait to finish all copying (Sansa Clip screen will say connected, not writing or reading)

disconect
firmware updates on device, then it shuts off automatically
turn it back on
reformat from device (settings menu, format)
put in msc (under USB mode on settings menu)

reconect
open sansa Clip E:/ in Windows explorer, delete all files (should be 6-8 folders and files in top level directory of Clip)
reformat from windows explorer (right click, format, (FAT file system, NOT FAT32))

disconect
put in mtp (under USB mode on settings menu)

Open Rhapsody
It will run through quick setup again, due to files deleted before.
'Reathorize Computer' (under 'My Account' menu)
"Update Track Licenses' (same menu)

connect to computer
wait for Rhapsody to fully load clip (may take 30 seconds)
reformat from rhapsody (right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select reformat)
hold down control and shift buttons at same time, right click on sansa clip icon in Rhapsody, select 'reset secure clock'
right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select authorize device
wait while sansa clip updates (wait for screen of device to say 'connected' for a while, rather than writing or reading)

disconect

reconnect
wait a while updates finish

disconect
verify acount, and dates on device, under setting menu, account
should say renewed (with today's date) expires a date 30 days later.


download one new track from rhapsody you never have downloaded before

reconect
transfer that one track to clip
wait for all updates to finish

disconect
verify account, dates on device, check that the track plays properly"

Hope that helps.

http://real.lithium.com/real/board/message?board.id=InstallingRhapsody&thread.id=26724

Feb 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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