media player

  pauliney 07:41 04 Apr 2005

can anyone try to explain why when I start windows media player it logs on to the internet
how can I disable it form logging on it as not always done this


  Stuartli 09:39 04 Apr 2005

You might have "Retrieve Additional Information from the Internet" Enabled under the heading "Automatic Media Information Updates for Files" from Tools>Options>Library tab or the first two boxes have been checked under the Privacy tab.

The latter configuration is needed if you wish to update or download artist/tracks/album information.

  pauliney 09:54 04 Apr 2005

tried that windows media still logs on thanks for feed back
any thing else you can suggest

  jbp1982 09:57 04 Apr 2005

Block it through your firewall. Do you have a firewall?

  pauldonovan 09:58 04 Apr 2005

...are you saying you are on dial-up and it pops up the dial-up box?

Or it displays a web page? Or gives some other indication that it is connecting?

What exactly are the symptoms? That will allow us to pin it down for you.

  pauliney 10:04 04 Apr 2005

when I just want to listen to music I go to open window media player my pc starts to log on aol I have to then close AOL
thanks for feed back

  pauliney 10:05 04 Apr 2005

tried firewall in nis block all

  jbp1982 10:18 04 Apr 2005

appologies for double posting, if the other one comes up¬

Try removing media player thru add/remove windows components. Then check the box again and re install it.

That should allow you to follow the set up procedure again. Just make sure all options for internet retrieval are dissabled or unchecked.

Can't see where the association would come from with AOL log on, but never used AOL so I'm not sure.


  SANTOS7 10:23 04 Apr 2005

Open media player>tools>options>under player tab>player settings> see if connect to internet (overrides other commands) is ticked

  pauliney 10:35 04 Apr 2005

will I lose my saved music files if I reinstall

  pauldonovan 10:35 04 Apr 2005

but the site lost my post :( There are other settings such as sending your unique id off.

I'd go through all the tabs in player, privacy etc. and switch off anything related to the net.

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