Windows Media Player 11


J

John WILD

I have Windows XP Home and get automatic updates from Microsoft. I run VET
antivirus and also ZONEALARM both of which are regularly updated.

For some time now I have been having trouble with Windows Media Player.
Often when I play (say) an email attachment WMV file everything goes OK as
expected but then if I have another email with another WMV attachment it
will not play. Over a period of trial and error I have discovered that when
I close my computer down ( even if it is some hours after trying to use
Media Player, given up and then proceeded with other programs ) I get a
window appearing headed as " Media Sink Window". In it is says "End Program"
and a counter runs indicating something is going on. There is an "End Now"
button which, if I press, completes the process, the "Media Sink Window"
disappears and the shut down procedure continues as usual.

When I then restart the computer I can then play the wmv file that
previously I couldn't. However if there is another WMV file the whole
process starts again !!!

Can anyone help or make suggestions as what I can do next ?
 
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R

Roger

John WILD said:
I have Windows XP Home and get automatic updates from Microsoft. I run VET
antivirus and also ZONEALARM both of which are regularly updated.

For some time now I have been having trouble with Windows Media Player.
Often when I play (say) an email attachment WMV file everything goes OK as
expected but then if I have another email with another WMV attachment it
will not play. Over a period of trial and error I have discovered that
when I close my computer down ( even if it is some hours after trying to
use Media Player, given up and then proceeded with other programs ) I get
a window appearing headed as " Media Sink Window". In it is says "End
Program" and a counter runs indicating something is going on. There is an
"End Now" button which, if I press, completes the process, the "Media Sink
Window" disappears and the shut down procedure continues as usual.

When I then restart the computer I can then play the wmv file that
previously I couldn't. However if there is another WMV file the whole
process starts again !!!

Can anyone help or make suggestions as what I can do next ?
If you Google Media Sink Window, there are a few forums relating to media
Player solving.
 
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J

John WILD

Roger said:
If you Google Media Sink Window, there are a few forums relating to media
Player solving.

Thanks. About to try. Why didnt I think of that!!!!
 

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