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Tips to fix not responding issue with Windows® Media Player

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What are the tips to fix not responding issue with Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player is a media player from Microsoft which supports most of the audio and video files such as AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. It has a new feature called Play To which would allow you to stream music and video to another computer which has other Windows Operating System such as Windows 7 or compatible devices. Remote Media Streaming feature in your Windows Media Player allows you to enjoy with music or videos on your home system from the road. Playing mode provides minimalism. At times, you may face issues with your Windows Media Player but most of the issues can be fixed without the help of an expert.

Following are some information about not responding issue with your Windows Media Player, its causes and tips to fix such issues:

  • Windows Media Player not responding
  • Causes of the issue
  • Tips to fix it

Windows Media Player not responding

At times, you may face issues with your Windows Media Player. When you try to stream media by using you Windows Media Player, you may receive some error messages and then it stops responding. At times when you use some third party product on your Windows based computer, Windows Media Player may stop working.

Causes of the issue

Sometimes your Windows Media Player may stop responding if you use it in full-screen mode. This is due to the display setting. To fix this problem, you need to change the display setting. You may also face not responding issue, if you are running your Windows Media Player out of memory or CPU resources. You may also face such issues due to the presence of viruses or malware in your system.

Tips to fix it

To fix the full screen problem, you need to change the display settings. To do this, right click on your desktop and select ‘Personalize’. Then you need to select ‘Window Color and Appearance’ from this. Select ‘Open Classic Appearance Properties for More Color Options’, which will bring up the ‘Appearance Settings’ dialog box. Click the ‘Effects’ button and clear the check box next to ‘Show Shadows under Menus’. Click ‘Apply’ to save the changes and restart your Windows Media Player. If this does not fix your problem, you need to reinstall the Windows Media Player.

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