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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 07:53 AM
Ii don't know what happened - might be something my 3 year old did when she was trying to get some Winnie the Pooh CD to play....

Anyway...right now Windows Media Player will not recognize a wav file in either the CDRW or DVD drives - they show up as those 44 byte .cda files.
I know the CDs are good - for example, they will extract to the HD with EAC, and that Sony Sonicstage SW that came with the computer will play the CDs -
Also...Windows Media Player will play wav files that are already on the hard drive - it's just the CDRW and DVD drives that won't play...??!!

I know this isn't the Microsoft support site, but what the heck, you guys are probably better sources of info anyway.

This ever happen to any of you before? Any suggestions on what might be going on, or what settings are messed up?

Thanks...I'll do some sort of b&p later today to make up for this use of space here....

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 08:17 AM
I don't use the media player provided by Windows, I use Winamp but try this. Open up the player, go to Tools>Options>File Types & see if Music Cd Playback is checked. If not, check it & see if that helps. Sounds like some sort of file association issue to me.

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 08:28 AM
I downloaded the ITUNES for windows since I liked it so much with my old IMAC. It works great, easy to organize tunes and after I've download shn files and converted to WAV, you click on the WAV file and it automatically pops up in your ITUNES library folder as an audio tune which you can copy. I get very few problems with the ITUNES as compared to the Windows Media.

I also had trouble with the Windows media so I don't use it much, can't help you on fixing it, sorry!

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 08:36 AM
Real player has a free download....

I use it, and it will amaze you in the cd's that it recognizes, and gives setlist and track times for.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 09:03 AM
hi benji!
did you try going to the MS update site and grabbing any updates for the player? that might help. if not, uninstall and try reinstalling it.

if that doesnt work, dump it. i hate Windows Media Player, too intrusive with too many "call home" features. While i have used Real Player in the past, that too has become quite annoying with all the differnt programs it installs...that damn real player blinking thing in your system tray comes to mind...also, even after you close out of the player it remains dormant in your computer memory.

i've used MusicMatch since 1998 with no problems at all.

good luck.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 10:21 AM
This situation has become like the recent Internet Explorer problem with secure connections....I'm giving up here too.

I went to the MS site and attempted to download two different ways - (1) just updates and (2) an entire new version - both times the download failed with one of those infamous ambiguous MS error messages.
I thought, well maybe there's a problem with the download due to something in/with the current Media Player on my computer...so...I tried to delete that, but wasn't able to - keep getting a "program in use by an application" message - I rebooted the computer, shut down all kinds of stuff, and I still get that message.

I don't really care about using Windows Media Player - there are plenty of other better players available...this just gets on my nerves because I can't figure out what's going on here....what really confuses me is that Windows Media Player works with files on my hard drive, but not with a CD (CDR or commercial) in the CDRW or DVD drives...

I work for the FAA - kinda glad we depend on Lynx and/or Sun Solaris instead instead of Microsoft OS(s) for Air Traffic Control computers...I bet that rover on Mars is Windows based and that's why it's having problems (lol!!)

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 10:32 AM
benji, this might be a stupid question....but are you trying to remove the windows media player from the control panel?

go to start/settings/control panel/add remove programs/

you might have to go into the add/remove windows components feature - i dont have windows media installed so i cant walk you through exactly....

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 05:59 PM
I think Real Player also adds a little spyware with itself...

 

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  posted on 1/26/2004 at 09:14 PM
If you want to get rid of that spyware download spybot search and destroy and run it:
http://www.safer-networking.org/

AdMuncher is also a good Adblocking program.

 

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