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Every time i try to open it to launch a file or just to open the program to browse my library it takes forever (im talking like 10 minutes+) but once it opens once it will open up again no problem?
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Try to install 12.

EDIT: Or uninstall and re-install 11. Sounds like it is trying to update the library or is trying to connect to the internet which is causing it to hang. Not really sure though.
 
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To be honest there a lot better media players try out
http://www.foobar2000.org/ Instead. I havent used media player for the last 2 years. it's user interface is to complicated and cluttered.

Also here is a nice guide to getting started with foobar2000
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-skinning.html
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Try to install 12.

EDIT: Or uninstall and re-install 11. Sounds like it is trying to update the library or is trying to connect to the internet which is causing it to hang. Not really sure though.
noob question, how do i unistall it? don't see windows media player listed anywhere to unistall?
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add/remove programs then add/remove windows features
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add/remove programs then add/remove windows features
Then download the new version from here> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...s-media-player

But please also give Foobar2000 a try sometime.
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Then download the new version from here> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...s-media-player

But please also give Foobar2000 a try sometime.
could u give me the direct link to where to download it? when i go to the download page for windows 7 it just tells me that its already incuded and theirs no download link
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could u give me the direct link to where to download it? when i go to the download page for windows 7 it just tells me that its already incuded and theirs no download link
Sure try this> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

(only works with Windows 7 N editions, available for customers who live in countries that are part of the European Economic Area, Croatia, and Switzerland, All other user use Windows Update)

Also try Windows Update on your Windows 7 OS after you have uninstalled Media Player.
Edited by Lee79 - 5/19/11 at 2:39pm
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hmm 303 mb will have to wait till i go to somewhere with faster internet, our stupid verison 3g crap only lets me download 5gb a month with dial up like speeds

guess ill have to use that foobar2000 till i go to my grandma's or something, just ive always used WMP and used to the layout n stuff
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Originally Posted by kill View Post
add/remove programs then add/remove windows features
Do this instead. Here is a ss:



Uncheck it and click ok, and then go back in and check it and click ok.

EDIT: 3G!! I get it now. Hold on a second. You should dissable web features on MP. Let me get you another ss.

EDIT 2: Might be able to do this w/o a ss. Click the drop down next to organize. Click options. On the library tab, uncheck retrieve additional information from the internet. See if that stops it from hanging. Might as well clear your caches in the privacy tab too.
Edited by BWG - 5/19/11 at 1:54pm
 
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