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01 Apr 2010   #1
Freogg

Windows 7
 
 
Media Player

I have Windows 7 Pro x64, the media player that comes with it crashes constantly. Can a older version be installed?


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01 Apr 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You have an Audigy 2 sound card, why not use Creative's MediaSource Player?
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01 Apr 2010   #3
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Or WinAmp
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01 Apr 2010   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I prefer Media Monkey though I use WinAmp when doing just single songs.
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01 Apr 2010   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All good suggestions, but in my experience, Windows Media Player crashes are mostly attributable to bad codecs. And I've been using Windows 7 since the BETA Build 7000, and I think maybe Windows Media Player has crashed on me maybe twice.

Freogg, what codec pack are you using? The codecs provided by Shark007 are the most reliable you'll ever get for windows XP, Vista or Windows 7...
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02 Apr 2010   #6
Archangel83

Win7 RTM
 
 

Foobar 2000!
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02 Apr 2010   #7
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archangel83 View Post
Foobar 2000!
I agree
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02 Apr 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What exactly is the cause of WMP crashes?

Audio, Video, both?

If Video, as Dzomlija already stated, something like Sharks Codecs should resolve the issue.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I prefer Media Monkey though I use WinAmp when doing just single songs.
+1 on MediaMonkey.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
Freogg

Windows 7
 
 

I like WMP the best and as far as codecs I have the other popular codec pack, I am at work so I can't list it now. Video will work most of the time but audio will crash a second into the song. I am using onboard audio. Tonight I will uninstall the codecs and try Shark007.
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