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WMP Freeze

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aidoru

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#1
I'd been attempting to figure out what was wrong with WMP for quite some time when the new version came out, and as with all new versions I had hoped that it would fix the problem I was having... Such was, unfortunately, not the case. I'm hoping someone here will have an idea..

WMP8(? Whichever version comes with XPPro) would occasionally freeze in fullscreen mode, requiring a hard reboot.

WMP9 Now freezes randomly in any viewing mode, with an accompanying audio loop (whatever happened to be playing when the lock occurred)...

Needless to say, I'm a bit annoyed as Winamp has yet to wow me with it's video playing capabilities...

Any suggestions as to possible fixes (other than reinstalling)? I've had these problems through a few sets of Video/Sound drivers so I don't think it's those...

Lacking anything else, suggestions for a good freeware replacement?

Thank you :)
 

jkipk

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#2
You don't say what kind of system/hardware you are running, and that may be a source of your problem, or not. Try changing some of the settings in (in Media Player) Tools>Options>Performance>Advanced One of my systems did pretty much the same thing as you describe until I turned off "use overlays" It's worth a shot.

kip
 
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aidoru

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#3
Ack, Specs!

Athlon 1200
GeForce2 (driver 6.13.10.4109)
SBLive (driver 3509.2.0.0)
XP Pro 5.1.2600
DX9.0 (iirc)

Hope there isn't anything important I'm forgetting...

And now to test it without overlays...

Thanks :)
 

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