Solutions to common problems related to Windows® Media® Player in Windows® 7
How to solve common problems related to Windows Media Player in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft has rich support for multimedia and is provided with the latest technological options and functions for presenting a new level of multimedia computing experience to every PC user. The Windows 7 has a graphic-rich user environment and is integrated with the latest version of Microsoft Direct X for delivering unmatched graphical effects and transitions. The Windows 7 is also integrated with rich multimedia applications like Windows Media Centre, Windows Media Player, and Windows Image Viewer etc for providing extended support for different types of media and functions. The Windows 7 is equipped with the latest version of the Windows Media player and is integrated with advanced functions and options for organizing and playing various types of media files in the system and over a network. Although the Windows media player is a great application that allows the users to access different types of media files in the computer from a central console and organize them to be accessed later, some Windows 7 users might experience problems while using it which can cause great inconvenience. Errors while opening a supported media file, errors while accessing or configuring the media library, issues with media access and usage rights, application crash while playing back media files and system or application freeze while accessing available options are some of the issues that can occur while using Windows Media Player in Windows 7.
Some causes behind the problems in Windows 7 Media Player and the ways to solve them are discussed below:
- Scan and remove threats
- Conflicting applications and plug-ins
- Reinstall the application
Scan and remove threats
Potential threats like malware and viruses that are active in a system can cause issues in relation to the working of the operating system components like the Windows Media Player as they tend to damage the default working configuration of the default programs in an operating system. Those experiencing issues with the Windows Media Player in Windows 7 are advised to perform a complete system scan using suitable powerful threat removal programs for removing active threats in the system. Completely removing the active threats in a system will help the users to resolve related issues regarding the working of Windows Media Player in your Windows 7 computer.
Conflicting applications and plug-ins
Some programs or applications installed in the Windows 7 might cause issues like program conflicts in the system which will lead to complications like application and data corruption. So, the users who are experiencing issues in relation to the Windows Media Player in Windows 7 are advised to remove conflicting applications, especially Windows Media Player related applications and programs like sound enhancer software and unsupported plug-ins. This will help the users to resolve the issues related to Windows Media Player in Windows 7.
If the steps mentioned above are not helping you in resolving the issues in relation to Windows Media Player in Windows 7, the issues might have cropped up due to corruption or damaging of various application files that are frequently accessed by the application for its smooth working. The users can address these kinds of critical errors by reinstalling the application using the options available to do so in Windows 7. The options for reinstalling the Windows Media Player can be accessed by the users by selecting the ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ option in the ‘Programs and features’ menu of Windows 7 'Control panel'. Updating the application to its most recent version will also help the users to resolve minor glitches in the application.