Windows Media Player - Vista Home Premium

  Phil49 14:07 15 Feb 2009

Media Player has been working on my HP 64 bit Vista Home Premium system just fine until about a week ago. Now, if I double-click on a WMV or AVI media file in Explorer, the sound starts but the Media Player window doesn't open. If I then open Media Player via the Start Menu the video is displayed and I can watch the video until the end. If I close Media Player before the end of the video the window closes but the audio continues to play and I cannot stop it.

I had wondered whether another app was playing the audio (I had WinAmp installed but have now installed it and the problem persists).

Can anyone help please?

  rawprawn 14:20 15 Feb 2009

Check Control Panel> Default Programs and make sure that Media Player has all it's defaults.

  Phil49 14:33 15 Feb 2009

Thanks rawprawn. I have checked that Media Player has all its defaults, including AVI and WMV.

  gazzaho 14:47 15 Feb 2009

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  rawprawn 15:22 15 Feb 2009

You could try a System Restore to a date before the problem started. It is better to do a system restore from Safe Mode.

  Phil49 19:30 16 Feb 2009

Thanks folks. In fact the problem seems to have resolved itself, like one or two other problams I have had with Vista since buying my new PC last November. Will repost here if the problem reoccurs.

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