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Tips to fix Windows® Media Player 12 crashes

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What are the tips to fix crashes in Windows Media Player 12 crashes?

Windows Media Player 12 supports most of the audio and video file systems such as AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. Windows Media Player 12 is the latest version of media player from windows. It is the default media player in Windows operating system.’Play To’ 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 with music or videos on your home system from the road. Playing mode provides minimalism, because it shows only the controls you need; so that nothing comes between you and your music or video. The new taskbar thumbnail makes the previewing easier and fun with playback mode.

Following are some information about the Windows Media Player 12 crashes on startup, its possible causes and resolution:

  • Windows Media Player 12 crashes
  • Possible causes
  • Resolution

Windows Media Player 12 crashes

At times, you may see that your Windows Media Player 2 crashes at start up. This may be frustrating if it occurs on a regular basis. You need to fix this problem as quickly as possible. You could fix this problem without the help of an expert. Sometimes, you may face this issue, if you try to play an incompatible audio or video file in your Windows Media Player 12.

Possible causes

The main reason for this problem is memory failure. Virus or spyware attacks also result in freezing. Some hardware failure would result in the freezing problem. Freezing means Windows Media Player 12 does not give any response. 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 ‘Options’ 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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