Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Media Centre / WMP very slow displaying wpl playlist

28 Dec 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium 7 32bit
Media Centre / WMP very slow displaying wpl playlist

I have for some while been having an issue with my Windows 7 MCE (Home Premium 32 bit) playing a playlist created within MCE. All my music is store on a NAS drive. Playing an album is no problem, but if I create and save a playlist it takes 3-4 min to display the playlist !
I had little time to investigate until recently when I decided to upgrade the hardware of my MCE. After doing so with a completely clean install and hardware I find it does exactly the same taking 3-4 min to display the playlist, effectivily locking up the machine until it deplays.
My subsequent investigations have shown the following :
I also have another machine on the network running Win 7 64 bit, if I run MCE on this machine and link it to the same music folder any playlist run within a second or so, quite acceptable.
Whilst trying a few things I discovered that MCE and Media Player by default save as wpl but if I saved the same playlist as an M3U in Media Player then went into MCE on the 32 bit machines then they played straight away.
Whilst this gives a work around I wondered if anyone else has come across this problem and knows what it could be.... have I configured something incorrectly ?
Opening both files up in note pad the showed the same path details to the mp3 files.
I would appreciate anyone elses views.

Thanks Derek

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Media Centre / WMP very slow displaying wpl playlist

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Media Centre / WMP very slow displaying wpl playlist
Thread Forum
Option to INSERT media item into playlist Media Center
Slow Media Centre Media Center
Playlist not saving in Windows Media Player General Discussion
Bad picture quality via Media Centre remote media play Media Center
Why wont the media player or the media centre play MP4's? Media Center
Window 7 media player playlist bugged help ! General Discussion
playlist for media center Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33