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How to fix Window Media Player?

I try to launch files that would autoplay with WMP, and nothing happens. Not even an error message. The same thing happens when I launch the exe of WMP. However, it will work if I run it as administrator. Then I can just Ctrl+O my files. It would just be more convenient if I didn't have to do this every time. Any help/idea of what's wrong?

Question by Izokay    |  last reply


What are some media players other than Windows Media Player, that are free and register mp3 players? Answered

I have an Archos 105, and I am tired of Windows Media Player freezing up whenever I plug in my mp3 or rip a cd. I downloaded VLC Media Player, but it doesn't register when I plug in my mp3.

Question by General Eggs    |  last reply


VLC Vulnerable to Hijacking

For those who use VLC media player, I recommend reading this article. For those who don't know what VLC Media Player is, it is a widely used media player which supports many of the codecs that other common media players do not support. Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143542/article.htmlA flaw in the widely-used open-source VLC media player could allow an attacker to execute harmful code on a PC.The problem stems from a buffer overflow that can occur when the player processes subtitle files used for movies, according to a security advisory.The vulnerability existed before VLC was upgraded to version 0.8.6e in late February, but the bug appears to have escaped the last round of patches, wrote Luigi Auriemma in a note."The funny thing is that my old proof-of-concept was built just to test this specific buffer overflow, and in fact it works on the new VLC version too without modifications," Auriemma wrote.Video files can contain a link to a separate subtitle file, which VLC automatically loads when it plays the video. An attacker could use the buffer overflow flaw in VLC to execute malicious code contained in a subtitle file, and thus tamper with a PC. The flaw affects VLC players running on Windows, Mac, BSD and possibly more operating systems, Auriemma wrote.The VLC media player is part of the VideoLAN project. The player is free, and it is released under the GNU General Public License. VLC can also be used as a streaming media server for a variety of platforms. Courtesy of: http://www.searchsecurity.com.au/topics/article.asp?DocID=1237777The flaws affect VideoLAN VLC versions 0.7.0 through 0.8.6. Users can fix the issue by upgrading to VLC version 0.8.6a or by applying the patch.Another solution from Torrent Freak: For now, the only solutions are not to run any subtitle files, or to grab one of the nightly builds. The downside is, however, that these might not be as stable as the regular releases.

Topic by Brennn10    |  last reply


How to find a universal media player for Mac?

I wanna find a universal media player running on Mac so I don't have to switch from one to another when playing different formats.

Question by SeanAllison    |  last reply


Making a Flip video camera into a video player...? Answered

Ok, I was looking at this camera I just got (Flip Video Ultra) and I thought, "Gee, I wonder if I can play videos from my computer on it?" I got a converter (Mpeg Streamclip) and got it to convert to a .AVI file. It worked (after a quick name change... Who woulda thunk changing the name to VID0000# would work?)! Sort of...A few problems:1. video quality is iffy. It looks all... I don't know the term, but I'm going with random colors.2. no soundAny suggestions?(P.S. There is some footage I took with my other Flip camera. I'll post it in a bit...)Here is the "stream info" of footage I took using the camera. It could help:Path: /Volumes/FLIPVIDEO/DCIM/100VIDEO/VID00001.AVIDuration: 0:00:20Data Size: 6.63 MBBit Rate: 2.65 MbpsVideo Tracks:Generic MPEG-4, 640x480, 30 fps, 2.59 MbpsAudio Tracks:MS ADPCM mono, 16 kHz, 64 kbpsStream Files:VID00001.AVI (6.63 MB)

Question by robotguy4    |  last reply


Is there a media player can allow me to change the skin?

Is there a media player can allow me to change the skin? I don't like a forever lasting skin.

Question by greencharlse    |  last reply


Is this a good plan for making a portable mp3/media player?

Apple's discontinued the ipod classic so rather than stock up while I still can I'm considering the alternative of making a raspberry pi powered mp3 player. I just want a pocket sized audio player with a capacity of 120gb or greater. I'd settle for just playing mp3s but something that could handle flac would be nice. I'm brand new to all of this so tell me if you guys think this will work... This case/screen http://www.amazon.com/Tontec-C2-AE-Raspberry-Touchscreen-Transparent-Heatsinks/dp/B00LN9MYCO/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8 With a Raspberry Pi B running VLC and the music stored on this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA52Z1XC7577&cm;_re=sd_card-_-20-171-988-_-Product

Question by dlynch95  


what is wrong with my sound in windows media player?

I am using utorrent and have downloaded movies. now when i go to watch them on wmp the video works but the sound is like r2d2 is talking. its all chopping and sounds like a robot. i downloaded windows movie maker and it plays fine on there but i cant get it to work on wmp.

Question by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply


how to put videos on a Hitachi MTP player

Does anyone know how to put videos and DVDs on a Hitachi MTP player? thanks in advance?

Question by The Rusted Workman    |  last reply


What's the best DVD/Media player for Mac System OSX Yosemite?

My current media player, VLC does not seem to work with Yosemite.  What should I replace it with?

Question by SeanAllison    |  last reply


Windows Media Player 11 Mini-Mode (Taskbar) Not Working

You know the thing that appears on your taskbar when you minimize Windows Media Player? With all the buttons (play stop volume etc.)? Well it won't go on the taskbar anymore, it just minimizes like a normal window. The options to enable it as a tool bar is gone too (right click in taskbar>Toolbars>Suppose to say Windows Media Player here).

Topic by Aeshir    |  last reply



I need a start-stop button for Windows Media Player

New to the forum so if an inappropriate post i apologize in advance. I am looking for or to build a simple device that will allow me to start and stop windows media player. Right now I have a simple batch file that opens windows media player in the full screen modes and plays a single video in the playlist. When it is finished it runs taskkill and closes. I use a wireless mouse to access the desktop icon that triggers the batch file. I would like to have a device that is plugged in with USB or wireless and has two buttons. One to start the video and one to stop it if I need to end it before it is finished. Ideally they would be big buttons labeled Go and Stop or colored Green and Red. I want children to be able to operate this computer. Does anyone have a clue if this exists in some form already or if it would be difficult to create? Thanks nerdoboy

Topic by nerdoboy    |  last reply


Are there any sites that have free MP3s that are then transferred onto Windows Media Player? Answered

Ive been wondering if theres any websites that alow for a clickable link that then leads to windows media player and plays the song I have seen it done but im looking for a website in which A vast majority of Mp3s are like this that are free and 100% legal

Question by Matt21497    |  last reply





What is the best MP3 player? NOT iPod

I'm looking for an MP3 player, but i don't want to get an iPod. I was thinking the Creative Zen. I was looking around and I saw the 8 gig at Walmart for about $150. (I don't want to be badgered about Walmart or China or whatever) So does anyone have any idea on what should I get. It needs to work with Vista and Windows Media Player.

Topic by heavy.metal.nguyen    |  last reply


Why is my Windows Media Player toolbar clear over here? Answered

I use the mini-mode in WMP a lot, but the toolbar has somehow scooted itself across my screen, and has almost completely eaten my taskbar. Is there some easy way that I can't find to put it back in its rightful place?

Question by CameronSS    |  last reply


media player playback is stuttering, missing out small pieces of music?

I am running Vista on a dell inspiron laptop and have music playing on WMP latest version uptodate music is stuttering and skipping not smooth  choppy, this happens with all sources live cd or stored files. Iv tried everything and need advice if possible.

Question by morgie    |  last reply


Linking Multiple TVs

Does anyone know how to link 4 (2 more more really) TVs together so that the resulting image is a HUGE image off the DVD player? I've had some luck making it 4 separate images (same one on each TV) but would like to know how to make one large image. Thanks!

Topic by grinntonic    |  last reply


Portable media build parts question!!

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Nox ShowBox Mobdro

Topic by achanakbhayank    |  last reply


Portable media build parts question

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel http://movieseriesworld.com/ out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

Topic by Henrryparth  


Portable media build parts question

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by GeorgeGrace    |  last reply


Windows Media Player won't sync w/ Creative Zen V Plus?

Every time I try to sync my Creative Zen V Plus with my Windows Media Player library, an error message pops up that says "sorry for the inconvenience", but if I move that aside, WMP runs fine. I then try to sync my songs with my player, but every time I do, the message "Preparing to sync" appears and nothing else happens. I try again and WMP says that my MP3 player is running slowly, but it's fine. I've synced with WMP before, this is a new problem. Help! Please!

Question by shinyegg    |  last reply


Can I combine an mp3 player with a larger lcd screen from dvd player?

I have been wanting to make an mp3 player out of these for some time now and the more I look at it, the more I realize it's a bit over my head. I have a few parts laying around. An 8" lcd from an under-counter dvd player, a zodiac media player with a broken lcd screen and satellite speakers w/ sub. If this can be done, how do I go about finding out which wire is which and where to connect them?If anyone has any ideas,Thanks Adam

Question by adam_13    |  last reply


Lost the link

Lost the link to portable media player using Raspberry Pi, 30W Stereo Amp with Bluetooth (MCM) and LiOn battery. Can you help me find so I can finish project?

Question by biglabrat    |  last reply


my "enter" button is not working? Answered

On my computer, whenver i use the enter button, to do anything, it automatically go's to windows media player. I don't know why, can anyone help?

Question by the poodleo    |  last reply


Vinyl media cabinet inbuilt speaker help

Hello everyone I'm a complete newbie I'm afraid so sorry for asking for such help so early on! Im renovating an old vinyl cabinet I found in the salvos and turning into a dj deck for my new Vestax Typhoon. I need space for my laptop and midi mixer and would love to still have the original vinyl player on show somehow! Any ideas from the creative community I ideally want to dj from behind the speakers. Also I have plugged it in and I get some sound from the speakers and the volume knob still works but the radio does not. What is the best way to have the midi mixer hooked up to the speakers so I can play out of them? Im not sure of their quality and if they are rubbish when hooked up I can also replace them. Any electrical knowledge would be amazing and can just about wield a soldering iron! Much thanks in advance any ideas on colour schemes or extra add ons would be very welcome!! Sophie

Topic by sophielily    |  last reply


I want to know how to get music downloads with no royalties to windows media player?

I want to burn cds from windows media player but I can't without  the music rolalties paid is there a web site with royaltiy free music?  How can I get all the latest music without paying a dime

Question by Neyssa    |  last reply


How can I make a GIF (moving picture) without downloading anything?

I have Windows Media Player and Zoom Player.

Question by Landon531    |  last reply



An operating system on an MP4?

Hiya! I'm Michael and I always have crazy ideas. This time I want to enter inside a MP4 player memory and modify it's boring menu into a cool thing where you have a white background and you have a cursor that you can move with arrows. Is that possible to edit its memory that way?

Question by netbus    |  last reply


Favourite Java-based mobile applications?

Having just got a Java-enabled semi-smart phone, I would like some (free) and good apps to go with it.. It is touchscreen (with no keyboard) so that might effect your app choice.. Something cool, maybe even useful. A media player would be good.. and a fun game.

Question by JavaNut13    |  last reply


Can you recommend software to play DVDs on an old Gateway Solo 9300 laptop running Windows ME? Answered

This laptop originally came with Windows 98, and played DVDs from its internal DVD player just fine. When I upgraded to Windows ME, some hardware drivers must have been lost, because it was never able to play DVDs again. Most programs would report that it was missing a hardware decoder, and so would require a software decoder. I would like to use the laptop as a media player in an out of the way location, and so am looking to revive its DVD capabilities. I've tried VLC, without success. Can you recommend other free programs that will work with old hardware and software? I'm unwilling to fuss with updating to a newer version of Windows. I would be willing to try a DVD or CD-bootable version of Linux, if it required very very limited web-searching for drivers.

Question by ewilhelm    |  last reply


My music cd won't play after burning any ideas why?

I copied some old cassettes (vie my home audio system cassette player) into my laptop through the microphone jack input. BUT, when I burned the disk in Windows Media Player burner it won't play on my cd players! Only on the laptop or desktop computer players. I think it copied in WMA format (Windows Media Audio ) and I need to copy it in MP3 format. Anyone know an easy way to fix this? It copied in real time into my laptop about 59 minutes of music.  I know you guys (gals too) know how to do this. Thanks for your help. Triumphman (Pro Member)

Question by triumphman    |  last reply


Any way to make any quicktime formatted videos play in Windows Media player or Windows Movie maker?

My iPhone records video in .MOV format, which is only quicktime supported.  This means I can't edit it using Windows Movie maker or play it in Windows media player, however it says there is a codec available for it.  However, google hasn't gotten me any good results.   Is there really any way to play these types of videos in WMP for free?

Question by DJ Radio    |  last reply


VB 2008 AxWindowsMediaPlayer Control Help?

Hey everyone. If your an advanced user in Visual Basics 2008 Express Edition, I could use some help. Right now, I'm working on a video presentation program for my Home Theater PC. I'm planning on hooking up my computer to my T.V and using it as a secondary screen. I will then run an HDMI cable to my monitor, and use that as my main screen. My mouse and keyboard are wireless so it won't pose a problem. But, anyways. I'm getting off topic... I made a form with a bunch of controls on it. It has 10 textboxes for video URLs and 5 textboxes for audio URL. It has 2 AxWindowsMediaPlayers on it. One for music, the other for video. The main one (Bigger one) will be used for video, and it will also act as a control window. So, when I click play one one the textboxes, it will open the file up one both Media Players and will begin to play. I know the coding for that, its just I need to know how to control the 3rd Media Player, on a different form. So basically, the 3rd Media Player would copy the 1st media player. Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks. 

Question by brandencota  


What should I to do with this?

I have a Massively Mini Media player from Tiger and What should I to do with this? And how can i hack it to run something other! :-)

Question by dombeef    |  last reply


why wont my computer make noise? Answered

My computer(windows 7 laptop) is 3 or 4 years old and recently YouTube did not work we fixed that but now there is zero sound coming out of it speakers headphones you name it and windows media player says something like this:  Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly. Any help appreciated!

Question by FarmerKJS    |  last reply


I use my laptop as my media device for my room and was wondering how to be able to play music while in standby mode...? Answered

 I use my Laptop as my media device as it has an High Def LED screen and very useful with Pandora and Hulu built in to its media player i was how to use my laptop to play music while it stays in standby mode (lid closed) so i don't unnecessarily waste power to have the screen stay lit while i'm asleep.

Question by Chowmix12    |  last reply


Howto make a Cheap partybutton Answered

How to make a cheap party buttonThe stuff i have.Usb Game controller* Winamp / Windows media playerA laptopA Remote controlled power switch (2x)?

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Can I use a smartphone without a sim card as an ipod touch?

So I want to buy a smartphone (samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket or something) from ebay or craigslist and use it as a wifi only device. If I dont insert a sim card(I know I wont get service or data) can i skip the activation process and go right to the home screen? From there I would turn on wifi and essentially use it as an ipod touch, to download apps, music, videos, surf the web, and stuff. I have a normal phone for talk and text. So my question really is, would this work? Does the phone need a sim card to run? How do you skip activation? Any other info would be helpful also, thanks!

Question by chopstx    |  last reply


How to make or assemble a software ?

How do peoples create softwares like yahoo messenger or media players please help me I am completely idiot about this but by full procedure i can understand

Question by jalal_sweet    |  last reply


zen v and itunes

Hello. i have a zen v plus and i really dont like the software it came with it. i prefer iTunes, but iTunes cant sync with other mp3 players. is there any software that anybody knows of that can sync the zen v plus. i have windows vista. I'd use windows media player but i dont like it.

Topic by chrischavez    |  last reply


scholarship robot idea: robotic media center/surveylance bot

Ok, i know its a rehash of a few different ideas, but it seems like people have been abusing the ability to post and just fling ideas they can't accomplish out there, but hey, i mean, i believe that I can actually pull this one off. i'd like to create a mobile surveylance bot/media center, which would allow a person to call it over, access files, with a keyboard or by voice and allow people to record what goes on in their home, through a camera and audio reciver setup. also, i'd make it an expandible unit, meaning that if there were updates and such, you'd be able to patch it easily, or, if attachments were made, those would be easily recognisable by the system, and easy to install on the bot itself. also, it'd be able to interface with outside technology, some more notible ones being, obviously, and ipod, and other mp3 players, the ability to send it's video from the panel, through s-video, to any tv which will accept s-video, which range anywhere from pre- my 1995 crappy proscan tv, up to my new mitsubishi 1080p lcd tv. allowing a person to store his media on a device such as this, would not only allow him to have his media around the house, without sitting at his computer, but would also help him organize his files, back them up, and, well erm, lets just say, lock some files that shouldn't be accessable by others. i'd also like to add the nearly endless possibilities of this kind of machiene. imagine sitting on your couch, thinking, hey, I just got an idea for that report. only, your kinda sitting there debating weather or not to get up. oh yeah! just call the bot over using a pre-imput command, and it will take your voice and basically write, ammend, or delete any part of the assignment. ok, another one, the same situation, but you want something to do while your bored. its happened to even the best of us... maybe you'll put that new idea you got earlier down in a note, or maybe you'll have the bot read you your code once more to find that error you could never see, or maybe you'll just have it play you some music from your stored playlist. the possibilities are endless! also, its able to happen, but i'd like to add that it may or may not be wi-fi or bluetooth compatible, I really dont know if two months would be enough (i do have a bit of stuff to do ya know) to get that working, but hey, thats what making an expandible system is for!

Topic by TheMadScientist    |  last reply


pivot?

I have pivot but i want to make stick fights with it is there a different program thats easier to use for weapons? But i guess you could use like windows media player and paint or something. But is there a different program? Also i want to try to do something like...this

Topic by Easy Button    |  last reply


How can I play Blu-ray Disc on the new upgrade Windows 8?

Recently I upgrade my computer to the Windows 8. As I know, both Blu-ray and DVD are not supported on this new system. I don't wanna purchase Windows Media Center,either. So how can I make this problem fixed?

Question by GildaKim    |  last reply


how can you watch videos from your pc on your ps3?

I have movies in windows media player and i want to save them to the memory on my ps3...which is blue tooth capable. Or do I need to use usb to move the files from the computer to the ps3.

Question by docray    |  last reply


What media tool can I use to save Instructables to disc to share with friends w/o internet service?

I recently become involved in helping people "On The Other Side Of The Digital Divide" homeless, immigrants, migrants & economically displaced people that want to stay in touch with technology & learn Marker Skills to cope with life. I've tried ant.com & flash video recorders, but I can't capture the images. If I could burn disc folks could watch them on portable players etc.

Question by mcshawnboy    |  last reply