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Windows 7: Windows Media Player - 100% Cpu usage?!


31 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Media Player - 100% Cpu usage?!

Hi as the title suggest every time I use windows media to play songs, videos etc my PC uses almost 100% CPU -

I have disabled network sharing which I thought was the problem but media player still uses almost all of my cpu , does any one have any idea what the cause is or how to resolve it please - any help will be greatly appreciated

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31 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you installed any codec packs? What folders is WMP monitoring?
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31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi thank you for the reply, I have installed a K- Lite codec pack and as for which folders media player is monitoring i do not know how to check that
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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you have the 100% CPU issue before you installed the codec pack?
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi yes I did -I cant listen to music or watch videos because it eats my cpu!
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I'm not sure whether it would solve your problem or not but, in any case, you might want to consider switching from K-lite (I used it for years, btw) to Shark007's Win7 Codecs. (Free, like K-lite, of course.) He keeps them updated like K-lite does and includes everything you might need but what sets his packs apart, imo, are the x86 and x64 settings applications he includes that allow you to more easily tweak what splitters and filters get used for which file types and easily make configuration changes. And they work well with WMC and WMP (although I use other players myself which they also work fairly well with.) As a side effect, removing K-lite and installing his set and going through the settings application and tweaking as appropriate might solve your problem. Anyway, I highly recommend you check out his site at the link above and at least take a look.

Also you might want to look for info and or post about your issue in the "Music, Pictures and Video" thread on this site.
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31 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for the help harpua I will give the codecs a try - see if that fix`s the problem
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31 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Uninstall Klite first, btw.
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