Media Player crashes... with a twist?

By Black Lotus ยท 5 replies
Oct 19, 2006
  1. Hey guys, I'm sure you've heard your share of WMP problems and hopefully somebody can help me with this one.

    So for a while now, my WMP has crashed whenever I try to view a video file. I've just used VLC as an alternative and it's been fine. But for the last couple of months, windows will crash (not freeze, just wipes everything off the screen and then comes back -- other programs are not affected) if I even open a file CONTAINING videos. Downloading avis, mpegs, or whatever to my desktop does not result in a crash unless I try to play them.

    I had WMP 9 when this problem started, then uninstalled and tried 10. Same problems. Tried 11b, same problems. Now I'm not convinced it has something to do with a newer version as I had been using 9 (I think) for a long while before this problem started. It's only now I'm really apt to nip this problem in the bud since I'm trying to run videos through my 360/HDTV via Media Center. Pictures and music work fine through it, but videos will give me an error message.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Download a codec pack, I'm positive this should solve the problem.

  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah that would work my Media player crashed too so I just downloaded a Codec pack and it fixed it
  4. DMaxx

    DMaxx TS Rookie

    U can download the codec pack to fixe the problem, or best u can stop using WMP and install real player and stop having problems
  5. Black Lotus

    Black Lotus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As easy as that. She works. Thank you.
  6. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Why on God's green earth would you use real player?:unch:
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