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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs

18 Mar 2010   #81
skysober

win 7 ultimate 32
 
 

I finally have given up... With Windows7 playing only about 80% of the videos, and then only about 10% even allow contrast / brightness adjusting, I have made it simple.

Format ? Re-Install Windows XP Media Edition.

Solved. 100% of all of my videos work like they SHOULD.

Funny I UPGRADED to windows XP I think - lol Maybe Windows 7 will catch up in a few years, but it has been over a year now (yes I was using the beta from day 1) and still it is not working.


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20 Mar 2010   #82
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

i use foobar2000 for music and Media Player Classic for videos. MPC supports DXVA. i'm happy panda.
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20 Mar 2010   #83
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

To the thread starter...This may seem like over simplifying things, but if you were happy with a previous version of WMP, then why don't you just download and install that version?

You may have to uninstall the WMP 13 you hate so much, but that shouldn't be a problem for you after seeing your comments about it.

By the way, if you had system restore enabled when you installed WMP 13 you can always roll it back to your previous version.
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20 Mar 2010   #84
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uranus View Post
i use foobar2000 for music and Media Player Classic for videos. MPC supports DXVA. i'm happy panda.
Yep same here, do you have the dsp_delta plugin for Foobar? it will make your music sound so much better, grab it from here....

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20 Mar 2010   #85
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
WMP 12 works perfectly fine here for every single file/format I throw at it.
Yeah, me too. Should I consider installing your codec pack anyway? Do you think I'll eventually run into a file that WMP won't play?
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20 Mar 2010   #86
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Yep same here, do you have the dsp_delta plugin for Foobar? it will make your music sound so much better, grab it from here....

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thanks, gonna try it now.
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20 Mar 2010   #87
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

WMP 12 rocks. With shark007's codecs installed it's by far the best media player for Windows 7. I love its beautiful UI. VLC and Media Player Classic suck balls.
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20 Mar 2010   #88
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm leary of installing codec packs though. Does Shark have a page with the download, and an explanation of what's in the codec pack?
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20 Mar 2010   #89
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
I'm leary of installing codec packs though. Does Shark have a page with the download, and an explanation of what's in the codec pack?
its all posted here, Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
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21 Mar 2010   #90
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I would say that WMP 12 has far more features and works fine apparently but one thing I do not like so much about it is the user interface. Windows Media Player 11 has an easier user interface if you ask me.
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