Windows® Media Player 11 Hangs
What are the various conditions in which Windows Media Player 11 may hang? Discuss tips to resolve the issue.
Windows Media Player 11 is developed by Microsoft Corporation for its use in Windows Operating System. It can meet all your media requirements with many new features. The new black fascia design gives it a professional look. The top mounted toolbar has 'Now Playing', 'Library', 'Burn', 'Rip' and 'Sync' buttons as in the previous editions. Another good feature is the subtle drop down menu in Windows Media Player 11 that hides infrequent used tabs. This makes Media Player 11 more clean and user-friendly than its previous versions. This player has good compatibility with Windows Vista and has a centralized large button for basic media functions. The Media library has got a major facelift in Windows Media Player 11 which has more organized features. The album art representation displays artist, album, genre, song and year in a more user-friendly manner. As the case with other players, Windows Media Player 11 also hangs during use because of some minor problems that can be handled easily.
Following are the conditions in which Windows Media Player 11 may hang and solutions to overcome it:
- Freezes in media sharing
- Inability to share files
- General solutions
Freezes in media sharing
When you try to share media files through Media Sharing, Windows Media Player 11 may freeze and when you try again the same situation may arrive. For resolving this problem, try the following steps in an order. Go to 'Control Panel', select 'Administrative tools' and select 'Services of Windows Media Player network sharing' service. Change the startup mode to automatic and press 'Start' button. This can fix the issue.
Inability to share files
When you try to share Windows Media Player 11 library files, the player may hang and you can’t continue with it. This may occur because Windows Media Player library files may be corrupted. For resolving the problem, in library go to 'C:/Users//AppData/Local/Mircosoft/Windows Media Player'. Then delete the 'Windows Media Player library files' and restart the player again to rebuild the library. This can correct the problems.
As a quick remedy, try uninstalling the installed Windows Media Player version and install it again. This reinstallation is necessary because while using Windows Media Player 11 it may become corrupted. You may opt for Windows Media Player and driver updates to resolve any issues. The malware or adware may also cause problem with launching of Windows Media Player. In such cases you need to do a complete system scan and delete all temporary files and log files.
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