Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Help with Windows Media Player 11 Please!
I'm having some problems with Windows Media Player and am hoping someone can help.
When I got my PS3 about 2yrs ago, I upgraded my home desktop (which runs XP) to WMP 11, cause it acts as a Media Server, allowing me to access files off of my home PC on my PS3. It's cool.
Things were working great for about 1.5yrs, but all of a sudden I couldn't "see" my home PC on my PS3.
Also, when watching videos or playing songs, I usually "x" out of the whole player and close the window. After watching 2-3 vids or songs, WMP will not launch at all. I've tried to launch it from the Start menu, but nothing happens. When I look at which applications are running, it doesn't show up. If I re-start the computer, WMP will function normally for 2-3x and then it stops working again. If I leave WMP open instead of closing it after each vid/song, it will work all day. I'm just in the habit of closing the window.
Don't know if these two issues are related, but I think they started happening right around the same time.
So I went in and "uninstalled" Windows Media Player and it said something about it reverting to the previous version, so I clicked OK. I then went online and downloaded WMP 11 again. It downloads just fine, but has the same issue with not wanting to re-launch more than 2-3 times.
When I go into the Options menu and go to the Library tab, it won't let me associate files, or add them to the library. I following error message pops up in a dialog box when I click on the "Configure Sharing" button:
"Media Sharing has been turned off because a required Windows setting or component has changed. For additional assistance, click Web Help."
When I click Web Help, it takes me to a trouble-shooting guide online. I follow all their instructions, but it really just has you ensure that you have Sharing turned on, which I do.
So...........has anyone run into this? Or can anyone help point me in the right direction?
I've uninstalled and re-installed WMP 11 three times now, and I just keep running into this same problem.