Issue With Windows® Media® Player 12
Discuss Windows Media Player 12. Explain the reasons due to which it hangs after updating media library and tips to fix the issue.
Windows Media Player is the latest movie editing component from Microsoft Corporation. There are many versions of this software. The latest among these include Windows Media Player 12. Windows Media Player 12 has been added with many features to enhance the visual as well as audio features of the system. Windows Media Player 12 has many benefits over its predecessors, Media Player 10 and 11. You can see a color tablet in the software with option to easily change the color of the window. It comes with more enhanced organization feature to arrange albums and song files. You can get all your favorite information in a single mouse click. It will start to automatically scan each folder you select and will grab all multimedia files. There is also an option to change the overall sound quality, bass quality and speed of your sound files. All these can be done easily by just accessing the 'now playing' menu. You can get the software installed directly from websites. It can be used for many applications like movie watching, presentation designing etc.
Following are tips for fixing hang issue with Windows Media Player 12 after updating media library:
- Clear library and start from scratch
- Perform system file checker
- Check if software works
Clear library and start from scratch
You may get a number of issues while working with the Windows Media Player 12. One among these issues includes the software hangs while you update the media library. It may happen as a result of issues with library itself. You can fix the issue by just clearing the library and starting from the scratch. To do this, you need to open up Windows Media Player 12 first. As the software is launched, you need to select 'Tools' menu and in 'Advanced' tab select the 'Restore Media Library' option. You need to press Alt key to clear the library. Finally, you need to just turn off the software and reload the library from scratch to get the issue fixed.
Perform system file checker
Another tip to fix Windows Media Player 12 hangs after updating media library issue is to perform system file checker. The process will scan system files and replace incorrect system files by newer and correct versions. To do this, you need to navigate to the Start menu of the system and get the Command Prompt icon. Right click the 'Command Prompt' icon to select 'Run as Administrator' option. You need to then select the 'Continue' or 'Supply Administrator credentials'. Next step is to type "sfc /scannow" in command prompt. You can see the system scanning on and can continue with updating process.
Another step to fix the Windows Media Player 12 hangs after updating media library issue is to check if the software is running or not. To do this, you need to close the software for 30 seconds and open up the library files folder using command prompt. You need to then remove all files ending with the extension .wmdb. You can then open Windows Media Player 12 and select the location for music files after pressing F3 button. You can see the software actively playing music.
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