After installwing W8 Update 1, Windows Media Player no longer works correctly

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by choliscott, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. choliscott

    choliscott MDL Novice

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    Hi Everyone. Not sure if this should be part of the thread talking about update 1 or not, but after I installed the files, I noticed that when I try to play a video in Windows Media Player, it will play the sound but it will only show a "thumb nail" of the beginning of the video.

    Didn't have this problem with 8.1. Anybody else also seeing this? Doesn't seem to matter the format of the video either.
     
  2. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    have u try reinstall sound driver and codec?
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    No problems here. Plays my videos without any Codec Pack installed. See no need to install the latter on Win 8/8.1.1 :cool2:.

    Question is, why bothering with that useless Crap Player ... :hmm:?
     
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  4. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    indeed WMC was the first thing I uninstall when I load Windows 7. Thank god that crap is gone In Windows 8
     
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  5. choliscott

    choliscott MDL Novice

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    Windows Media Player is still part of Windows 8

     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Hmm ... in opposite to the Media Player the WMC is good at least for one task; TV :good3:. Ways better than the original soft for my stick, the latter runs at crawl-speed in comparison :cool2:.
     
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  7. choliscott

    choliscott MDL Novice

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    Ok uninstalling the sound driver & reinstalling seemed to work
     
  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    hmm, can you explain how you use it with your TV?
     
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  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Did you try to disable the Player via Add/Remove features, reboot and enable again?
     
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  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    WMC is not crap for many people, because MS was nice enough to send out free WMC keys, so a lot of "beneficiaries" has win8/8.1WMC installed although they haven't opened the program since day1. :laie:
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not with any TV, a DVBT (terrestrial digital TV) stick with BDA drivers, that will be recognised and used by WMC :D.

    Shhhhhht.... guilty here for being gifted that way and also using it :cool2:.
     
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  12. spidernz

    spidernz MDL Senior Member

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    haha same here.:cool2:

    But also the fact that WMC just works, i've tried other pvr's nothings come close to the simplicty of wmc just working.

    Though if i could figure out how to get rid of wmp without breaking wmc that would be the best day ever.
     
  13. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #13 s1ave77, Mar 10, 2014
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    PM me in case of success :D.

    Good to hear ... at least a happy end here ...:D.
     
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  14. choliscott

    choliscott MDL Novice

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    You can use Windows Media Center like a Tivo. You purchase something like the Ceton Infinitv4 or Infinitv6 or Silicon Dust home run prime, & get a cable card from the cable company.

     
  15. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    When 8 was launched, MS had a limited period offer of free WMC. I generated 2 keys though I rarely use WMC or install it. Best thing is that the keys were working in 8.1 when last checked in Jan.
     
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  16. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I think I have like 8 or 9 keys floating around here haha...
    I only use 2 of them. One for me and one for a family member.
    Thx MS!
     
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  17. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    choliscott

    did you install win8.1 update the 4 files or 6 files ?
     
  18. yousif

    yousif MDL Member

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    I have the same problem with Windows Photo Viewer, not working and not giving any response back! Anyone else?
    Updated with the registry 1st to find it blocked, when it failed I installed the 6 files
     
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