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Windows 7: Low Memory Error When Playing DVDs With Windows Media Player

22 Jul 2016   #1
MusikCat

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Low Memory Error When Playing DVDs With Windows Media Player

Hey everyone, for the past few days, I have been having a rather irritating issue with playing DVDs with Windows Media Player. The operating system I am running is Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever playing a DVD with Windows Media Player, all I receive is an error telling me, "Your computer is running low on memory. Quit other programs, and then try again." I checked Task Manager, and noticed that I do have around 1.40 to 1.79 GB memory used out of 3.00 GB; however, closing applications running in the background doesn't seem to free up much memory, at least not enough to clear the error. I did try rebuilding the player's database and running Command Prompt as an administrator entering the string "for %a in (%systemroot%\system32\wm*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %a," but neither seemed to fix the issue. I also tried running the DVD through Windows Media Center and received a message saying it couldn't play the DVD. This time it actually showed the DVD menu, but displayed the error after exiting the DVD menu. I'm not sure what else to try. If anyone replies back, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!


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28 Jul 2016   #2
MusikCat

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does anybody have an idea yet as to how I can fix this issue? I still haven't been able to clear the "Low memory" error with Windows Media Player...
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29 Jul 2016   #3
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go and download other media player which is better than Microsoft.
Don't forget about copywrite issue, as Microsoft is part of it.

I am using VLC player that play any video, movies, etc; free and no restriction, as open source.

And also for mp3 &or other music.
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05 Aug 2016   #4
MusikCat

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Go and download other media player which is better than Microsoft.
Don't forget about copywrite issue, as Microsoft is part of it.

I am using VLC player that play any video, movies, etc; free and no restriction, as open source.

Sorry for taking forever to reply back to you, but I just tried today to install VLC Player and it worked flawlessly on the first try. I still have no leads on how to fix Windows Media Player though... but thanks for recommending this media player for me.
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