Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Guest

    I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.
     
    , Jul 22, 2011
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  2. charlie Guest

    On 7/21/2011 11:10 PM, wrote:
    > I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    > video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    > given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.


    Not really! But, have you tried any of the various repair or Microsoft
    "fixit" methods/utilities?
    My preferred player is VLC media player. Got tired of messing with the
    win media player several win versions ago.
     
    charlie, Jul 22, 2011
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  3. P.O. Guest

    try real player- always works

    On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:48:29 -0400, charlie <> wrote:

    >On 7/21/2011 11:10 PM, wrote:
    >> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    >> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    >> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.

    >
    >Not really! But, have you tried any of the various repair or Microsoft
    >"fixit" methods/utilities?
    >My preferred player is VLC media player. Got tired of messing with the
    >win media player several win versions ago.
     
    P.O., Jul 22, 2011
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  4. In message <oi7Wp.148020$>, charlie
    <> writes:
    >On 7/21/2011 11:10 PM, wrote:
    >> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to
    >>laumch a
    >> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    >> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem
    >>is? Thanks.

    >
    >Not really! But, have you tried any of the various repair or Microsoft
    >"fixit" methods/utilities?
    >My preferred player is VLC media player. Got tired of messing with the
    >win media player several win versions ago.


    Seconded. VLC just works, with 'most anything I throw at it. (And the
    play-at-different-speed-without-changing-the-pitch works amazingly well,
    too.)
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    Hit any user to continue.
     
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Jul 22, 2011
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  5. Paul Guest

    wrote:
    > I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    > video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    > given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.


    One of the special properties of WMP that must be maintained
    (in Microsoft's view of the world), is valid and working DRM.

    In this thread, you can see attempts by a user, to get WMP working
    again.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com...a/thread/1e3a848b-dc58-4139-93ed-dfcf399bd116

    The more complex the mechanisms used to maintain working DRM
    and restrict what you can do with media, the more likely
    it is to run into "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working".
    On the surface, it would appear pretty simple, to write a program
    to read a media file and play it. But when it's armed to the teeth
    with functions you can't see, and one of those breaks, then
    look out.

    Your first step, would be to examine Event Viewer, and
    see what kind of errors are logged there.

    "Log Name: Application
    Event ID: 1000
    Description:
    Faulting application name: wmplayer.exe,
    version: 12.0.7600.16667,
    time stamp: 0x4c7dc5a1 "

    Paul
     
    Paul, Jul 22, 2011
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  6. Shoe Guest

    On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:48:29 -0400, charlie <> wrote:

    >On 7/21/2011 11:10 PM, wrote:
    >> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    >> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    >> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.

    >
    >Not really! But, have you tried any of the various repair or Microsoft
    >"fixit" methods/utilities?
    >My preferred player is VLC media player. Got tired of messing with the
    >win media player several win versions ago.

    Thanks for the tip. I am also fed up with fighting Windows Media
    player and Winamp has also been giving me problems. I have installed
    the VLC player and will test it later today.
     
    Shoe, Jul 22, 2011
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  7. Nil Guest

    On 22 Jul 2011, Shoe <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Thanks for the tip. I am also fed up with fighting Windows Media
    > player and Winamp has also been giving me problems. I have
    > installed the VLC player and will test it later today.


    I can't stand WMP, always have. I refuse to use it.

    I prefer Foobar2000 for audio and Media Player Classic for video.
    Between the two of them they can play just about anything. I don't like
    VLC much, either (I don't like the interface and it's slow to start up)
    but I keep it around for the rare time when my preferred players have
    trouble with something.)
     
    Nil, Jul 22, 2011
    #7
  8. Unk Guest

    On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:10:52 -0400, wrote:

    >I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    >video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    >given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.


    Do you have Adobe Flash 10? Uninstall it and see if that fixes the problem.


    Unk
     
    Unk, Jul 24, 2011
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  9. Shoe Guest

    On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 01:33:28 -0400, Unk <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:10:52 -0400, wrote:
    >
    >>I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    >>video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    >>given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.

    >
    >Do you have Adobe Flash 10? Uninstall it and see if that fixes the problem.
    >
    >
    >Unk

    Don't know about the Windows Media problem, but just recently
    downloaded and installed the VLC media player and am delighted with
    it. It works a whole lot better than Windows Media player, it's free
    and can be downloaded from CDNET.
     
    Shoe, Jul 24, 2011
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  10. Nil Guest

    On 24 Jul 2011, Shoe <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Don't know about the Windows Media problem, but just recently
    > downloaded and installed the VLC media player and am delighted
    > with it. It works a whole lot better than Windows Media player,
    > it's free and can be downloaded from CDNET.


    It's always best to download a program from the original source. In
    this case:

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
     
    Nil, Jul 24, 2011
    #10
  11. On 21/07/2011 8:10 PM, wrote:
    > I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to laumch a
    > video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working". I]m
    > given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.


    Not only do you seem not to have Googled your subject line,
    but none of the responses to you seem yet to have done so.
     
    Anthony Buckland, Jul 25, 2011
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  12. charlie Guest

    On 7/25/2011 12:16 AM, Anthony Buckland wrote:
    > On 21/07/2011 8:10 PM, wrote:
    >> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to
    >> laumch a
    >> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped
    >> Working". I]m
    >> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem
    >> is? Thanks.

    >
    > Not only do you seem not to have Googled your subject line,
    > but none of the responses to you seem yet to have done so.

    It isn't worth the trouble for WMP.
    There are too many other good players out there.
     
    charlie, Jul 25, 2011
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  13. Paul Guest

    Anthony Buckland wrote:
    > On 21/07/2011 8:10 PM, wrote:
    >> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to
    >> laumch a
    >> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped
    >> Working". I]m
    >> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem
    >> is? Thanks.

    >
    > Not only do you seem not to have Googled your subject line,
    > but none of the responses to you seem yet to have done so.


    It helps to have a little more info to work with. Like
    how this thread progressed, based on having an error
    report to work with.

    http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Media/microsoft.public.windowsmedia.player/2009-04/msg00423.html

    Paul
     
    Paul, Jul 25, 2011
    #13
  14. On 25/07/2011 12:38 AM, Paul wrote:
    > Anthony Buckland wrote:
    >> On 21/07/2011 8:10 PM, wrote:
    >>> I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Lately, every time I try to
    >>> laumch a
    >>> video file using WMP, I get "Windows Media Player Has Stopped
    >>> Working". I]m
    >>> given no option but to close the program. Any idea what the problem
    >>> is? Thanks.

    >>
    >> Not only do you seem not to have Googled your subject line,
    >> but none of the responses to you seem yet to have done so.

    >
    > It helps to have a little more info to work with. Like
    > how this thread progressed, based on having an error
    > report to work with.
    >
    > http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Media/microsoft.public.windowsmedia.player/2009-04/msg00423.html
    >
    >
    > Paul


    My point was that simply Googling the OP's subject line
    resulted in God knows how many hits. I randomly picked
    two on the first page, and saw dialogs in which someone
    was offered help that looked genuine. The OP's post
    indicates to me that (s)he didn't start by taking that
    route, which would be my first way of looking for a
    solution. Starting yet another thread, without bothering
    with looking at previous threads, seems to me to be either
    lazy or not-yet-informed.
     
    Anthony Buckland, Jul 26, 2011
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