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Windows 7: WMP 12 failures

31 Dec 2009   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Well i have a workaround for you becuase i seen most cases WMP 12 is not remembering the size

Open an MP3 file, Press Ctrl+3 to go to Now Playing view, Resize the window what ever size you want, then close WMP. The next time you double click a movie file, the window opens at the size set while playing the MP3 file

Hope this helps
This worked perfectly for me, thanks Capt.


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31 Dec 2009   #12
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Well i have a workaround for you becuase i seen most cases WMP 12 is not remembering the size

Open an MP3 file, Press Ctrl+3 to go to Now Playing view, Resize the window what ever size you want, then close WMP. The next time you double click a movie file, the window opens at the size set while playing the MP3 file

Hope this helps
This worked perfectly for me, thanks Capt.

Your Most Welcome Derek
Happy New Year
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31 Dec 2009   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Well i have a workaround for you becuase i seen most cases WMP 12 is not remembering the size

Open an MP3 file, Press Ctrl+3 to go to Now Playing view, Resize the window what ever size you want, then close WMP. The next time you double click a movie file, the window opens at the size set while playing the MP3 file

Hope this helps
This worked perfectly for me, thanks Capt.

Your Most Welcome Derek
Happy New Year
Same to you my friend.
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05 Jan 2010   #14
c22600

W7 Professional 64Bit Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

This worked perfectly for me, thanks Capt.

Your Most Welcome Derek
Happy New Year
Same to you my friend.
Wow, tks

I have had the same issue and a constructive response has resolved this.....Tks...
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21 Jan 2010   #15
faithless

Windows 7
 
 

Didn't work for me. Well, it did once - but the next time, it opened at the 100% viewing size again - i.e., titchy.

I've now discovered (after encountering a problem and reading a thread at Microsoft Tech boards) that the Advance Tag Editor has been dropped.

Some poor schmuck from Microsoft has defended this move on the grounds that the WMP11 ATE was 'broken' because it was 'old code' and it would have had to be re-written from scratch.

Well, what the hell else did they have to do with their time? There are no fabulous new features in WMP12 to blow our socks away. It - erm - looks almost identical to the old one. The only difference is - it's far less intuitive to use, doesn't work properly and sucks big time. So far as I can see, if the ATE code was broken, MS would have been better off leaving everything about WMP11 alone and simply re-writing the ATE. Then at least we would have something useable.

One contributor made a telling point. He mused whether the WMP team see their customers as being content providers, rather than Windows users. So what they are concerned about is building improved protection for copyright holders into WMP - 'cos that way they get to sign up $multi-million contracts with Sony and Warner, as opposed to simply providing a serviceable version of something that an awful lot of Windows users don't require. Sounds plausible.

Not a programmer, never have been - but surely coding an improved ATE would have been not more than one man-week of work for a competent programmer who is already familiar with the area...? Right click, display pop-up box, allow editing of contents, save the file.

This weekend I intend to follow instructions elsewhere on these forums to downgrade to WMP11.
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