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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
Why do I seem to have the most computer problems?

Its not fair I tell you!

At the moment, I cant play any of my music on WMP10 frown
When I try to open a song, Up comes the box saying it has crashed.

I strongly dont think its the codecs, as Ive just wiped my hard drive and put all my codecs back on after a clean installation of windows.

I have tried installing them unistalling WMP but that doesnt work.

Any ideas OTHER than not to use WMP?

newgabeSILVER Member
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Posted:
Windows Media Player totally sucks and that's the end of it. Dump it. Don't worry about why, it's like wondering about the purpose of evil.. ( to thicken the plot said the Zen master...)

Get iTunes. Stable sweet and perfect on a Mac and I believe not too bad on a PC

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
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Posted:
"Windows Media Player totally sucks"

I think we have established that WMP wasnt the problem wink

and besides, why do you hate it?

newgabeSILVER Member
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Hey there UCOF. Because of all the above posts!! codes and codecs and xyzabc.stuffups's. And because of trying to use it on half a dozen peeps machines and there always being weirdo probs with it. Freezing, decoding itself and whatever else it can think of to do. ( yes I know I'm anthopomorphising here.... wink

Just the other day I made a simple 7 track CD for a client, gave it to him to play and his WMP immediately went to to track three, ate his goldfish and then thew up on his shoes!!!! He stuffed around for 5 mins trying to get it to just go back a track, till I got cross and put it in my McLappie and had it going in about 3 secs.

But truly, I am spoiled cos of iTunes now.

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


SymBRONZE Member
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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
UCOF, do you not think that software shouldn't tie itself in with the system to the extent that you can't fully uninstall is?


Thats my gripe with it. Most software will work again after a reinstall because it has all the files it needs to work, but WMP couldn't work without this (and mony) other files that other software uses.

Anyway, this could turn in to an anti-Ms rant that I know you hate.

newgabe, iTunes really is great, but it doesn't play video and that was pary of the problem. WMp does have a very bad interface after you're been using [[insert Apple made software name here]], but people use computers in different ways and UCOF likes to use WMP.

We however can sit back with that warm smug Mac user feeling and try our best not to make fun. (oops...there I go again...sorry UCOF...)

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees


newgabeSILVER Member
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Yes thanks I feel appropriately ticked off in the nicest possible way! spank
Sorry for butting in on your thread there UCOF with my amateurish approach! I realise some people LIKE working out complex problems to do with codes etc whereas for me it is a sign something wasn't thought out well in the first place.. and it's rarely me who can think it out better!
WMP seems to have overreached itself though in trying to do both functions: audio and video, and ends up doing neither efficiently. A bit like my working life at the moment. Which I'd better get back to!

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Oh no no no... it a pain in the arse trying to figure out what is wrong with a computer.

I love it when someone solves a problem for me.

Its just that no one could, and I think I must have had a divine moment.

smile

newgabeSILVER Member
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Cool and i hope your life is full of them angel

Tomorrow I abandon the whole world of computers for two days and go play on the beach at Byron Bay YAY!!!!
sunny sunny bounce sunny sunny peace sunny sunny clap sunny sunny weavesmileysunnysunny bounce2 sunny sunny

wave See ya!!

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
MediaMactch Jukebox - it's the only way to go wink

Or a CD player

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newgabeSILVER Member
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Posted:
It rained. umm

Back to computer land....
EDITED_BY: newgabe (1110724687)

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forcenewbie
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thnx man problem fixed biggrin god bless you! ubbangel

UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
Huzzah!
I fixed a problem without lifting a finger!

bounce

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MynciBRONZE Member
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and for bumping this I'm gonna have to try it...

now will it work for moviemaker too...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


UCOFSILVER Member
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You are going to have to try what?
Will what work for moviemaker?

eek confused

MynciBRONZE Member
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looking though updates wink I had a problem with a file in moviemaker not allowing any files to be imported... I have half fixed it now some can but some can't I know It's a useless editing software but I have nothing that great and my lady knows how to use it and she can do editing then biggrin

this thread just gave me some ideas for sorting out some of my duff files and some of them worked wink

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


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