Resolving Windows® Media Player Freeze Problem
Is the Windows Media Player installed on your system freezing randomly? Find out how to solve the problem.
Computers are used for all kinds of tasks. This includes entertainment purposes. In order to play multimedia files on a system, a multimedia application is absolutely essential. Windows Media Player is the multimedia application from Microsoft. This is one of the best multimedia applications as it supports almost all known formats of files including video and audio. Windows Media Player can be even customized to suit user requirements and needs. Full screen video playback, SRS WoW effects, customizable equalizer, syncing features etc. are some of the features of Windows Media Player. Although using Windows Media Player is very simple, there are some issues that might come up with the use of the application. These include very poor quality output, lag during video playback, application freeze, sudden application termination and so on. Windows Media Player freeze issue would be usually followed by the error message stating that the application has stopped responding. The Windows Media Player freezing randomly is a very common problem and might be because of wide variety of reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files associated with the player, registry related problems etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve Windows Media Player freeze problem:
- Remove malware infections
- Clean system registry
- Repair OS / application
Remove malware infections
The Windows Media Player random freeze issue on your system might be because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware cause freeze issues by infecting application files and changing their working characteristics. Such malware related problems can be resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program.
Clean system registry
Registry of your system contains important information regarding the working of the system and they are accessed as and when required. If the registry entries of Windows Media Player are involved in some clashes or problems, then the player might freeze randomly. In these cases, users would have to repair the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software to solve the problems.
Windows Media Player comes pre-installed on Windows-based operating systems. If some of the Windows Media Player files got damaged or corrupted in some way, the application would have to be repaired. Users can make use of the add/ remove Windows components option in the Control Panel to reinstall the application. Users are also suggested to repair the operating system using the default OS repair tool so that even if the problem is with the system files, the issue would be solved.
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