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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Problem

29 Jul 2010   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Try these seems like it worked for lot of them Playing FLAC files in WMP & Media Center and WMP Tag Support Extender - Home

Hope this helps,
Captain


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29 Jul 2010   #12
strugglez

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nope, unfortunately, i have got 3 different tag support plugins, but none of them seem to do the trick.
I might just give up and let Itunes have it for the win. Heh
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31 Jul 2010   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What happens if you right click a song in ITunes, and choose open with whatever media player is listed? Be sure to uncheck the box that says "always do this" first.
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31 Jul 2010   #14
strugglez

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

What you mean? you cannot open a file within itunes to play in another player... Lol
Confusing, All you can do, is play the selected file within itunes....
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31 Jul 2010   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Oh ... I don't have ITunes. I have Rhapsody music in a folder that I can choose which player to use, so I thought maybe you could do that too with ITunes.
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03 Aug 2010   #16
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strugglez View Post
How do i get it to arrange all my meta data under the library and not under "other Media"
Cause under the "other Media" tab, it is missing the Artist and Album sort by arrangements, and only lists the name of the song alphabeticaly.
Are these lossless M4A files, in the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) format? WMP 12 has built-in support for MPEG-4, but not for ALAC. The result is that lossless M4A files are added to Other Media instead of Music. The only known workaround so far is changing the files' extension to MP4.
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27 Sep 2010   #17
cdbowy

win 7 home 64bit
 
 

Was having the same and found a solution to the problem. It is discussed in the attached link. Basically I think that your wmp12 is currupted and needs reseting. Unsure if media sharing causes the corruption. I too use Itunes to rip music yet use wmp to access. I did the following:
1.empty recycle bin (personal safety reasons in case needed to restore)
2. start
3. computer
4. In search tab (top right) type .wmdb
5. Deleted files (had to close homegroup to delete 1 of them)
6. Reopened wmp12
7. Press f3 (i didnt nedd to as wmp automatically started to add folders)

This worked for me and all files were added to wmp library (all my files are m4a). Currently ripping to make sure that they continue to be added to music. If I have an issue i will let you know. Just a point havent reset homegroup yet (too scared) so be wary if my beliefs are right. Hope this helps. A similar way to address the solution is repeated by microsoft moderator in the attached link.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...24aba69e/ouble
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25 Oct 2010   #18
lilmoe

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
can't play files

Hi, I cannot play divx or xvid or mpeg's on my wmp 12..I thought we didn't have to install other codecs in order to play these types of files. I have tried everything and nothing solves this issue. I've tried the resolutions microsoft suggested and they didn't work. The codecs are all there, wmp is set to default. I welcome any and all suggestions...thank you.
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26 Oct 2010   #19
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

You should have made your own thread

The range of codecs installed by default range isn't that extensive. I had to install the DIVX suite to get most of my videos working. I Still have to get around to finding a decent OGM codec lol

So you did end up downloading codecs? Was it a codec pack or various individual codecs?

On my first install of Win 7 I added a single MKV codec and had to do something to register it in WMP, but even then it didn't work 100% right. This is my second install of Win 7 and it seems that after installing the DIVX suite-- it all automatically installed and registered correctly, no WMP issues.

Long story short, you may have downloaded codecs or a codec pack but they may be registered in a way that WMP does not pick up on them.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lilmoe View Post
Hi, I cannot play divx or xvid or mpeg's on my wmp 12..I thought we didn't have to install other codecs in order to play these types of files. I have tried everything and nothing solves this issue. I've tried the resolutions microsoft suggested and they didn't work. The codecs are all there, wmp is set to default. I welcome any and all suggestions...thank you.
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26 Oct 2010   #20
lilmoe

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
wmp 12 problems

I'm sorry, I didn't know that I should have started my own thread, I am new to this forum.

I did have divx codecs installed and then I removed them because wmp 12 is supposed to play divx, xvid and many other types of files. If they are registered in such a way, then I suppose I have to reinstall the divx codecs, which I didn't want to do. Any other suggestions? Thank you for any help.
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