Windows Media Player (Windows XP)

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    "Freezes my computer despite updates!"

    July 23, 2004  |   By fexida

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    Ever since I got my new computer, Windows Media Player 9 came with it. At first it was nice and easy to use but then it turned into a nightmare. It take forever to start up because of the Media Guide trying to connect even though I have high speed internet. But that wasn't too bad. Then everytime I try to burn a CD or send something to my MP3, it would freeze and stop working. I had to use the Task Manager to end process on Windows Media Player. Then when I play, sometimes the player skips or something and sometimes the player goes back a second or two and players it again. Overall, it is not as good as the older versions of Windows Media Player.

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  • Reply by Paolonicus on May 7, 2006

    I tried almost every versions of Windows Media Player, from it's first run on windows 98 to XP, I have never experienced any of your problems with it. There are a couple of things I would like to correct: First is that WMP was not probably configured properly and it's probably the reason you're experiencing problems with it, Second is your mp3 files might be corrupted or have poorly imbedded codes within it, WMP won't play those if it detects any glitches in those files, and finally check your optical drive particularly your CDROM Drive including the CD-Writer,the lens is probably just dirty or the lens might have scratches that's causing skips and poor audio output. I am using a CD Writer that is almost 6 years old but the quality of sound and the CD's I've created with it are just fine.

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