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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs

27 Feb 2010   #41
skysober

win 7 ultimate 32
 
 
hating media player 12

I can relate to the HATE for media player 12. It is clunky, slow, will not play 90% of video files, has no means to adjust video levels or color, (yes I know if you are lucky enough to figure out how to get that enhancement bar to come up, it will not only block the video, it doesn't actually DO anything, as it will not adjust the video like ver 10 and 11 did...)

Indeo videos after fighting it for a few WEEKS finally are able to sometimes play, but it still is that horrible interface setup that 12 has.

You have to be careful, as some codec packages crash it, some just won't load into it, and others make it almost work.

and yes I know there are alternate video players out there, but I LOVED windows media player 10, accepted 11, but this thread is about the HATE for version 12.

If ANYONE can figure out how to get the BETTER and actually works versions of 10 or 11 into windows 7, please let me know!

My only option at this time is to run XP in a virtual window and share the drive into that so I can actually WATCH my videos. (sorry I am not a mp3 person, and could care less about those bells and whistles...) and if I wanted to run alternate video players, that is an option, but this is about the Windows Media Player...


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27 Feb 2010   #42
sergiogarcia9

 

WMP11 sucked way more
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28 Feb 2010   #43
skysober

win 7 ultimate 32
 
 

11 may have sucked, but it WORKED...
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28 Feb 2010   #44
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

After using WMP12 for 4 months, I've decided to change to iTunes. WMP12 has alot of features, but sadly it can't do half of the simple task I wish my music library could. iTunes does everything just perfectly. I'm too lazy to explain the differences, but just give iTunes a try.
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28 Feb 2010   #45
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

iTunes will never be on my computer, unless I was to get an iPod Touch for my birthday (and I wouldn't buy one either). If I ended up with any regular iPod, I could use my beloved MediaMonkey Gold to put music on it, but that steaming pile of bloat known as iTunes won't ever be on my computer.
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28 Feb 2010   #46
sergiogarcia9

 

itunes sucks I tried it, but i went back to WMP the same day
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28 Feb 2010   #47
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
iTunes will never be on my computer, unless I was to get an iPod Touch for my birthday (and I wouldn't buy one either). If I ended up with any regular iPod, I could use my beloved MediaMonkey Gold to put music on it, but that steaming pile of bloat known as iTunes won't ever be on my computer.
=) I've no ipod, nor any thing from Apple, but I stil prefer iTunes. I don't know about the previous versions since I've never used them, but it doesn't seem bloated at all. It does come with some useless ipod synching stuff, which isn't loaded unless an ipod is connect. The only bloat i see is Bonjour, which I don't really mind, although it's unnecessary since I'm using Windows.
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28 Feb 2010   #48
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatedquest View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
iTunes will never be on my computer, unless I was to get an iPod Touch for my birthday (and I wouldn't buy one either). If I ended up with any regular iPod, I could use my beloved MediaMonkey Gold to put music on it, but that steaming pile of bloat known as iTunes won't ever be on my computer.
=) I've no ipod, nor any thing from Apple, but I stil prefer iTunes. I don't know about the previous versions since I've never used them, but it doesn't seem bloated at all. It does come with some useless ipod synching stuff, which isn't loaded unless an ipod is connect. The only bloat i see is Bonjour, which I don't really mind, although it's unnecessary since I'm using Windows.
Maybe I am still holding a grudge, but the old 7.7 version if iTunes, on my old XP machine, basically if I was doing anything with it, that was the only thing I could do.....and more often than not, the computer would just freeze. Granted, this computer I am on now is much more capable, but I am pretty sure that iTunes has more stuff in it now that they are up in the 9's. And yeah, that Bonjour, on my old computer, I kept thinking I had gotten rid of it, after I got away from iTunes, and it still kept re-appearing.

And the fact that iTunes doesn't support FLAC for ripping CD's, and defaults to m4a, which only one of my three mp3 players will play, is a bummer. And the mp3 encoder in iTunes is not the LAME encoder, which is the only one I would use.

But hey, if it works for you, that's ok.
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28 Feb 2010   #49
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skysober View Post
I can relate to the HATE for media player 12. It is clunky, slow, will not play 90% of video files, has no means to adjust video levels or color, (yes I know if you are lucky enough to figure out how to get that enhancement bar to come up, it will not only block the video, it doesn't actually DO anything, as it will not adjust the video like ver 10 and 11 did...)

Indeo videos after fighting it for a few WEEKS finally are able to sometimes play, but it still is that horrible interface setup that 12 has.

You have to be careful, as some codec packages crash it, some just won't load into it, and others make it almost work.

and yes I know there are alternate video players out there, but I LOVED windows media player 10, accepted 11, but this thread is about the HATE for version 12.

If ANYONE can figure out how to get the BETTER and actually works versions of 10 or 11 into windows 7, please let me know!

My only option at this time is to run XP in a virtual window and share the drive into that so I can actually WATCH my videos. (sorry I am not a mp3 person, and could care less about those bells and whistles...) and if I wanted to run alternate video players, that is an option, but this is about the Windows Media Player...

Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess the first problem is that you have to familiarize with WMP 12.

Here are some Tutorials that would explain how to use WMP more efficiently and Menu and shortcuts etc are explained

Windows Media Player 12 Menus & Views Explained | Windows 7 Tutorials

Windows Media Player 12 - What's New & How it Works? | Windows 7 Tutorials

And regarding only few Videos only works you have to apply codec. Here the link for Shark Codec apply the codec then it should play almost all formats

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

After applying the Codec and going through the Tutorials if you still have an issue then post us back we will see what we can do

Good Luck,
Captain
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28 Feb 2010   #50
hotnikkelz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Once you use Shark's codec pack, windows media player 12 is by far the best player for windows 7 out there.
The only thing it doesn't do is adjust colours. It plays EVERYTHING....and i mean everything
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