Windows® Media Player freeze issues in Windows® 7
Does the Windows Media Player freeze in your Windows 7 based system?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. It comes with plenty of advanced features. Windows Media Player 12 is the default media player in Windows 7. Windows Media Player supports most of the audio and video file systems such as AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. Windows Media Player has a feature called 'Play To'. This feature allows you to stream music and video to other systems running in Windows 7 or compatible devices around the home. Remote Media Streaming allows you to enjoy music and videos on your home system from a distance. Playing mode provides minimalism as it shows only those controls which you actually need. The new taskbar thumbnail makes the previewing easier and fun with playback mode.
Read on further to know about the freezing issue of Windows Media Player, its causes and solution.
- Freezing issue
- Tips to fix the issue
At times, you may see that your Windows Media Player freezes all of a sudden. This may be disturbing if it occurs on a regular basis. You need to fix this problem as quickly as possible. You may fix this problem even without the help of an expert. Sometimes, you may face freezing issue, if you try to play an incompatible file in your Windows Media Player.
The main reason for this problem is memory failure. Virus or Spyware attacks can also result in the freezing of Windows Media Player. Some hardware failure may also result in the freezing problem. Freezing of Windows Media Player means that it does not respond. You may also face this issue, if the media library contains plenty of files.
To clean media library you need to click on the arrow underneath the Media Player's Library tab and select 'More options' from the displayed menu. Then select the 'Library' tab in the option window that pops up and click on the 'Monitor folders' button. Finally you need to click on 'Monitored folders' in the list and then press 'Remove' button. You also need to remove viruses from your system. You could get plenty of third party tools to remove viruses.
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