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Windows 7: wmp music and video problem

16 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 professional x86bit
 
 
wmp music and video problem

hi all. sometimes when i go to play music, or videos in wmp it will say "conecting..." in the top left corner if the window. when i try to play music or videos from there file location i get an error that says: "<file location> sever execution failed.". both of these problems seem to occur at random, and sometimes if i pause music or a video and go away from my computer, when i come back and press play, the media wont play. this is really annoying, and any help is greatly appreciated in advanced.

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16 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RAHU View Post
hi all. sometimes when i go to play music, or videos in wmp it will say "conecting..." in the top left corner if the window. when i try to play music or videos from there file location i get an error that says: "<file location> sever execution failed.". both of these problems seem to occur at random, and sometimes if i pause music or a video and go away from my computer, when i come back and press play, the media wont play. this is really annoying, and any help is greatly appreciated in advanced.

Hi and welcome

Are you sharing media from one machine to an other? or is the media on the same machine as WMP?

Ken
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16 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 professional x86bit
 
 

the media is on the same machine as wmp,
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16 Nov 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The WMP can be iffy at times. Maybe you want to run an sfc /scannow in elevated command prompt in case one of the WMP files is defunct. That might fix it.
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17 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 professional x86bit
 
 

i ran the sfc /scannow in the administrator command prompt and it said it didnt find anything. also i just found out if i turn up the volume on my keyboard then all the sounds that havent been playing will play and the music/video will start to play again.
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01 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 professional x86bit
 
 

this problem is still buggin me and anymore help is still apreciated
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09 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Same Problem

Hi. I am having the exact same issue. I currently upgraded from Vista to 7. For the first couple of days I had no problem. Then all of a sudden I couldn't get any playback with music or video using any program. I have used CCCPI to determine if I have any codec packs installed and I have none. I have never had media problems when using Vista. The thing that doesn't make since to me is that very occasionally everything will work out fine and then in the middle of a song or video all of a sudden it will freeze up and windows says the program is not responding. I have tried everything from uninstalling WMP and trying other programs with no results. And I have tried uninstalling certain Windows updates with no results. This is a very Very annoying issue that has me very mad with Windows 7. Please help me
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09 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@RAHU: If the keyboard seemed to do the trick that one time, then perhaps this is an issue with the keyboard drivers? I'm not sure, really, but check the manufacturers website if you can maybe find updated drivers for the keyboard. Keyborads with media functions may collide with Windows' functions, I guess that's why all keyboards like that need those drivers... I'm really no expert, but still trying to help XD

@DJKnight23: If you don't have any codec packs installed, then this may just be the reason WMP fails to properly play files, or is not able to play them at all. I think Windows has some basic codecs for playing both audio and video, but you actually need codecs in order to play more file types in WMP like .aac (WMP supports m4a, but not aac), .ogg and when it comes to video .mkv .flv and more; as well as update the codecs the system already has.
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10 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I appreciate the response. I have since installed some codec packs and had no results. The main thing that tells me it's not a codec problem is the fact that everything will work fine every now and then. It's weird but it almost seems like it will work when it wants to and sometimes it doesn't work. For example last night, everything was going well, music played fine and so did videos. Now all of a sudden today it will not work at all. WMP will open up and show all of my music but when you select a song to play it will never open and eventually you have to use task manager to close the program because it freezes. I am so done with this issue, I hope some kind of fix will arise, otherwise I'm going to Ubuntu. Thanks and if anyone has anything or ideas, I do appreciate it!
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10 Dec 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Set up a dual boot with Ubuntu... Ive done it that way for years...
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