Windows Media Player Has Stopped Working


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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.
 
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charlie

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.
 
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P.O.

try real player- always works

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.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

charlie said:
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.)
 
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Paul

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
 
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Shoe

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.
 
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Nil

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.)
 
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Unk

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
 
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Shoe

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.
 
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Nil

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/
 
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Anthony Buckland

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.
 
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charlie

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.
 
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Paul

Anthony said:
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
 
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Anthony Buckland

Anthony said:
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.
 

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