Media Player freezes!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Spaceman_Bob, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. Spaceman_Bob

    Spaceman_Bob Guest

    OK here's my problem:

    Anytime I try to play ANY media in Windows Media Player (AVI, WAV, MP3, DIVX encoded AVI, MPG, anything!) It says "opening media . . . " at the bottom and the little arrows go for like 5 seconds, then the whole program freezes and I have to end task it. Before this started happening (no I haven't done anything drastic to my computer that would cause this behavior), The arrows would only go for 1 second or less. HELP!
     
  2. Spaceman_Bob

    Spaceman_Bob Guest

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    i need help!
     
  3. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    There is a good chance that the avi file you are working with is corrupt/unfinished. There also may be an incompatibility with codecs, so you may want to try different versions of the divx codec.

    Also, try a different media player. BSplayer is far superior to media player, give it a shot:
    http://www.bsplay.com/

    go to the downloads and get the newer version 0.84.487 I believe.

    http://www.bsplayer.com is another site, but not as updated. If I recall right http://www.bsplayer.cjb.net is the official site, but its down so check back.

    Good luck
     
  4. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    Oh, I didn't see that it was all media you were having a problem with. I'd still try alternatives to media player, unless for some reason you are married to that resource hog. Winamp and bsplayer are much better than media player. Give windowsupdate a shot, I don't recall any updates for media player, but you never know. (I am assuming you are using xp so that you have the newest version, if not then you have to upgrade media player)
     
  5. Spaceman_Bob

    Spaceman_Bob Guest

    well i actually don't care for WMP all that much, I never really looked into any GOOD alternatives. Does BSplayer also support quicktime and realmedia filetypes? I have these players too, but it would be cool if I could just have one instead of three....
    I only use WMP for videos that aren't divx, I've got the playa for divx movies, and i use winamp for any audio media.
     
  6. Spaceman_Bob

    Spaceman_Bob Guest

    WOW does BSplayer load slow!!!
    I've got a P4 - 1.3, 640 MB RDRAM, and it takes at least 10 seconds to load! One thing I liked about Windows Media Player was that when you click on a movie, you were watching it within a second! Any other suggestions for BETTER 3rd party players? I don't need lots of crazy options, just need support for lots of file-types and codecs, and hopefully quick-loading
     
  7. Spaceman_Bob

    Spaceman_Bob Guest

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    can someone please help with a suggestion, or with a way to fix the orignal problem? thanks!!!