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Media player 11

Every time i click to play any of my music library it just says media player has made a mistake playing this file

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  • evasiveltk May 11, 2010

    ow have you tried reinstalling the program

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You can always work around the problem by installing a free media player - I prefer VLC, myself. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. If that does not work, your file may be corrupted, or it may be encoded in a format Windows Media Player doesn't recognize. 

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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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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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My MP3 does not sync music from my RCA media library


MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto yourcomputer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3player.
You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player willcreate a MP3 music file for each music track.
Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format:- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files

Apr 14, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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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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How do you get your 6700 to play music etc on the headphones


Hello,

Your phone includes a media player for listening to songs and viewing video clips. Music and video files stored in the music folder in the phone memory or on the memory card are automatically detected and added to the music library.

To open the media player, select Menu > Media > Media player.



Music menu Access your music and video files stored in the phone memory or on the memory card, download music or video clips from the web, or view compatible video streams from a network server (network service).To listen to music or play a video clip, select a file from the available folders and Play.
To download files from the web, select Options > Downloads and a download site.
To update the music library after you have added files, select Options > Update library.

Play songs
To adjust the volume level, press the volume keys.
Operate the player with the virtual keys on the display.
To start playing, select icon_25.gif
To pause playing, select icon_26.gif
To skip to the next song, select icon_27.gif
To skip to the beginning of the previous song, select icon_28.giftwice.
To fast-forward the current song, select and hold icon_27.gif
To rewind the current song, select and hold icon_28.gif. Release the key at the position you want to continue the music playback.
To switch to the music menu, select icon_29.gif
To switch to the current playlist, select icon_30.gif

To close the media player menu, and to continue music playback in the background, press the end key.
To stop the media player, press and hold the end key.

Hope it helped.

Nov 22, 2009 | Nokia 6700 Classic Cell Phone

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Music player not play


Make sure you have MP3 files in your memory card. Click one of the MP3 file and open it directly, it should play with media player.

Now, open the Music player and press left select button and select Music library. In the Music library menu scroll down and select Update library. This will update your music player song list and it should work.

If this does not work and if there is any settings changed in the music player, select the Settings icon, and select Restore factory settings. This will ask you a password enter 12345 and it will restore the settings of your mobile to default.

Thanks

Jul 09, 2009 | Nokia 3110 Cellular Phone

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Canot dowload songs to my daughters mp3 player


theres 2 ways you can do this go into you windows media play 11 ( heres the adress if you dont already have it { http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx }) then add you songs on to the media player you can do that by clicking the dropdown arrow right below the library tab...then click add to library...and it will ask you where to add the music from click where ever your music is saved...then once it has finished click the sync tab...it should automatically find you mp3 player....once thats done drag and drop music from the library side of the screen to you mp3 player side and it should do it..............IF NOT go to my docs (my documents) and click one song...then press the ctrl button and A and eveything should highlight then press ctrl c at the same time and everything will copy then minimaize that page and do to my computer...then go to you mp3 player select the music folder if there is one...(if not its fine)....then press ctrl v and it will say copying files...and that will work...if not try reformatting you mp3 player...you can do this by going to my computer then right clicking on your mp3 player then a box will appere click the word format then go back and go to music in the mp3 player threw the my computer folder...then put the music back in the way that is written above

Jan 31, 2009 | Jwin MP3 Player

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My m240


Before you can create a 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…
To add music files to WMP 11’s library, follow these steps:
1. Click the arrow below the Library tab.
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2. Make sure Music is selected then click Add to Library.
3. In 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 folder as well as any files stored in the public Music 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 folder, the files stored in the public Music folders, as well as the files
stored in the personal Music that belong to other users on your computer.

Oct 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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My mp3 player plays fine, but it won't let me delete any of the music files, it tells me that the devise is either in use or removed from the computer.


Use Windows Media Player to delete:

The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/wmp10/harrison_wmp10.mspx

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/sync.mspx

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

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/getstarted/ripcd.mspx

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/easystart/mp11guide.aspx#RippingCopySsongsfromCDstoYyourCcomputer

Jun 26, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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