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How Do I Remove Visualization Plugins From Windows Media Player 11?

By VvWolverinevV
Feb 10, 2007
  1. How do I remove visualization plugins from Windows Media Player 11?
     
  2. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 111

    *bump* ...anyone?
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE, maybe it`ll help.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 111

    When I remove the .dll files from C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Visualizations\ the visualization names remain in the visualizations menu, although they are not selectable. I guess I need to uninstall WMP 11 to remove these visualizations...
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Unfortunately, it`s looking that way. You`d have thought uninstalling a visualisation would have been a simple matter, but apparently not. I`m sorry I can`t be of more help, but I`ve never used WMP11.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. Mr J

    Mr J TS Rookie

    You have to remove the entries from the registry as well
     
  7. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 111

    Do you know the path to the key?
     
  8. Mr J

    Mr J TS Rookie

    If you are going to edit the registry you do so at your own risk.
    Back up the keys you are going to delete.

    I have successfully remove visualisations from the windows media player visualisations list on windows xp using the following instructions.

    Go to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/MediaPlayer/Objects/Effects

    Here you will find keys relating to the visualisations, click on the key of the visualisation you want to remove then on the toolbar select File and then Export, give the file a name that identifies the visualisation and save it to a backup folder

    Now open the key of the visualisation you want to remove and then open the properties key. Make a note of the classid number, the format looks something like this example

    {0A767E66-4D5E-11d5-A8AF-00105AC582C2}

    Select the key of the visualisation you want to remove again and press delete.

    Now go to

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID

    and look for the key with the number you copied down

    Select this key, on the toolbar select File and then Export.
    Give the file a name that identifies the visualisation and save it to the backup folder

    In this key are 2 subkeys, InprocServer32 and TypeLib, open the InprocServer32 key and check that the default data points to C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Visualizations\name Of Visualisation.dll

    Re-select the key with the long number and press delete Now when you open windows media player the visualisation has gone from its list
     
  9. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 111

    Perfect! Thanks, Mr J :grinthumb
     
  10. atguilmette

    atguilmette TS Rookie

    How to remove WMP Plugin

    You can also try unregistering the DLL with regsvr32. For example:

    regsvr32 -u "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Visualizations\visualization-name.dll"
     
  11. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 111

    This is at the Command Prompt?
     
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