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Cannot Find Media Player Or Media Center In "all Programs Menu"


I cannot find windows media player or windows media center in the "all programs menu". I have windows ultimate n.

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How To Find Media Center?

I am asking this on behalf of my friend who came to me for help because he is hardly computer literate. Home premium win 7. About 4 months old. He said at one time he was playing around with windows media center, thinking that it was media player. Today he realizes that he cannot find wmc any more. I told him about vista method of locating ehshell.exe.

Start > search box, enter ehome > enter > scroll the list for it.

It did not work for him. Entering ehome in search box did not bring up c:windowsehomewindow. Can someone please tell me how to call up wmc?


Posted On: 2010-06-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Media Center Cannot Find Music

I have 100+ cd's stored as wav files under my music. They were ripped using exact audio copy and accuraterip. I have repeatedly pointed media center at the directory and instructed it to find my music files but it has not found one. There are currently 102 artist directories with close to 200 albums and more than 2500 songs in my music directory. Media center cannot find my video files either but it had no problem finding my pictures.

How do i get media center to see my music and video files?


Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Media Player Cannot Find Music

My problem is similar to the problem that amanda wise was experiencing except that i am running windows 7. After uninstalling and reinstalling windows 7 for a different problem, i lost my library in wmp. The files were backed up to an external hard drive. Now i cannot get wmp to go and get the files from the external drive. I installed musicmatch from an old disk and it had no problem finding all of my music. I can rip music from a cd with wmp but, a lot of my files were from vinyl and and it is time consuming to replace all of them. I prefer to use wmp because musicmatch will no longer support anything on the web.
 


Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Save Video File Through Media Player Classic Menu

As i used windows xp & vista before i used the windows media player on both system so many time and familiar to all the features. One os the feature is lets say i am watch a video from my flash drive through wmp and now i save it to my pc. I just click on file and save as. But on windows 7 the media player doesn't give me that option. After i play video on wmp it doesn't show the classic menu at all even though its not on full screen. So please help me.

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Or Player Will Not Run

I am running windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Saturday things seemed to change. I did no updates on my end, but the media play/center won't run and ie8 doesn't work properly. I don't even see the media player in the program list. I have uninstalled both the media player and ie8 and reinstalled them, no luck. I went through the event viewer logs and don't see a thing that means anything. All was working up until saturday. I can't think of a thing that happened saturday outside of the normal usage. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error On Media Player - Windows Media Player Cannot Burn The Files

Error on media player: " windows media player cannot burn the files. If the burner is busy, wait for the current task to finish. If necessary, verify that the burner is connected properly and that you have installed the latest device driver. After the media player says the cd is ready and it pops out a error mess.comes up saying " windows media player cannot burn the files.

If the burner is busy, wait for the current task to finish. If necessary, verify that the burner is connected properly and that you have installed the latest device driver. " But when i put the cd back in it plays and only to song 6! I have done this 3 times and the same with each! I have no idea what im doin wrong because i have made a few different cd's.


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Media Player 12 Makes Screen Flicker In Programs

Windows media player 12 in windows 7 makes the screen "flicker" in some programs. I recently installed windows 7 home premium (x64 bit version) on my main computer, and so far am loving it. Recently however, as i've reinstalled many of the programs i had on my previous xp install, i started noticing this strange white flickering in some full-screen programs which seemed fairly random.

The game space empires: v, published by strategy first, is the most striking example i have found. Changing the program to run in windowed mode fixes the problem, but then i'm stuck with a window at 1024 x 768 resolution (can't be changed), which is a bit hard to see on my native monitor resolution of 1680 x 1050, not to mention aero cuts down on the performance by a fairly large chunk.

The problem seemed to come and go randomly until i noticed one common variable: i always had wmp open and playing music in the background whenever it happened. Closing wmp and running the program solved the problem every time. I've tried reinstalling wmp, reinstalling the other program, trying every graphical option in the program, all to no avail.

I'm using windows media player version 12. 0. 7600. 16415, and windows 7 x64 bit with all updates installed. This isn't the first major problem i've encountered with this version of wmp either, i can count at least 3 others, but nothing as annoying or disruptive as this.


Posted On: 2009-11-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disabling Keyboard Media Controls For Media Player

I'm using a logitech g15 keyboard and i'm trying to figure out if it's possible to disable the media controls for wmp without affecting itunes or other media programs.

Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Automatic Media Information In Media Player Stops

I'm running wmp12 on win7. I placed a bunch of mp3s in "my music" folder, then went into windows media player and in options for "automatic media information updates for files" i checked all the boxes (with the sub-selection of "only add missing information"). So as i anticipated, wmp started to organize all my music into nice little folders (like itunes). But then after getting about half way through, it has just stopped. So half my music is organized and half is not. Does anyone have any idea why it stopped and how i can get it to finnish the job?

Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Deleting Media From Sony Walkman Using Media Player

How to delete media from my sony walkman using windows media player?

Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center

What do i need to do to get media center to remember where i stop or pause a dvd when i'm unable to watch the entire movie in one sitting? I can pause the movie, and either shut down or "sleep" the computer, but when i restart the computer and start media center to watch the dvd where i left off, the dvd starts from the beginning. Is there something i can do in the "setup" screens to force media center to resume the dvd where i left off at?

Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Help With Media Center

I am currently running windows 7 and have windows media center where i watch and enjoy tv shows. Unfortunately, my cable company, comcast, has required that customer will have to use a digital adapter in order to continue watching. With the adapter, i have to keep windows media center on channel 3 and control the channel with the remote that came with the adapter.
 
Due to this change, it is more difficult to record tv shows in windows media center. I really enjoy the way this version of windows media center records and files the shows. But, with this digital adapter i cannot.
 
I have a hp compute with an external hp tv tuner. The comcast digital adapter does have an "ir in" hole where i can connect an ir something into it. My ir receiver that i got with the computer has 2 holes in the back. Not sure what to do. I would like to configure the system where i can use windows media center like i did before the comcast digital adapter came into my life.


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Media Player Do Not Stream Mp3 Files To Lg Bd390 Player

Windows media player streams video, pictures to lg bd390 player, but not mp3 files. How can i get to work? I am successfully using wmp12 as upnp server over wireless network to stream video and pictures to lg bd390 blu ray player. However, while the bd390 shows audio file, on selection, it times out suggesting "network congestion issues". Is there a fix to this problem. By the way, nero homemedia 4 essential, which comes with player, does play all media types, but seems to be messing up my network in other ways. I would prefer to get wmp12 to work. I think nero product uses wmp12.

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Media Center And Two Monitors

Current setup: using two monitors on my laptop (built-in and external display). Running windows 7 professional 64-bit

Problem: i watch movies/netflix/media center on my external display. When watching movies, my laptop screen just displays whatever was left on it for the entire time.

Solution? Without having to close my laptop, is there a way to make the un-used screen turn off while watching a movie? Either some sort of plugin/application, or maybe a setting in windows or media center? I've just been letting it stay on for now, but i don't want my laptop screen to get burned in.


Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Media Center

I have windows 7 and enjoy watching tv programs from my pc with the use of windows media center. However, our local cable tv company (comcast) has it now where all customers are required to have a digital box in order to watch many of the channels they provide. After hooking up the digital cable box, i set my media center to channel 3 and all is well. I can watch what ever.

However, if i schedule to record a tv program, the media center will change the channel to the channel that i am recorded. Hence, changing the channel from 3 to whatever the show i am recorded. Sadly, if media center is not on channel 3, then i can not watch anything nor record anything.

Is there a way around this where i can still record by using windows media center along with the digital box that is required.


Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Media Center Issues

I have a clean install of 64-bit win 7 home premium. After i imported about 20 albums from my music file, it slowed to a crawl and was virtually unusable. I was instructed to turn the media center program off and then back on. While it helped somewhat, i cannot play any music without a 1 to 2 minute wait and i no longer have the media center sounds when it's loading or moving between screens. If i try some of the pre-installed media, the sound is fine.

Sound is fine outside media center. I can also move around in the other sections, just not the music. I would like to manage my music and video libraries within media center, but i hesitate to bring in any videos after the issues with the music. All my music is legal, just in case that might be an issue. I'd also like my media center sounds back - i assume i'm missing the codecs.

Any suggestions aside from reinstalling win 7?

I built the computer with:
64-bit win 7 home premium
Core 2 duo wolfdate 8400 @3. 0 ghtz
4 gb ram
Nvidia geforce gtx 260
Creative sb xfi extreme gamer
500 gb wd hard drive


Posted On: 2010-02-23 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Media Center Freeze

Windows 7 media center freezes my computer when i am skipping ahead through hd tv - five or six skips and my computer freezes. (Reproducible problem. ) It sometimes freezes when i am watching an hd program while it is taping and i skip (say the football game starts at 1 and i start watching at 2 and skip commercials). It sometimes freezes when i flip channels when watching tv. Sometimes it issues a constant "screech" when frozen, sometimes it is silent.

This is a recent windows 7 upgrade. I had an infrequent sound issue in vista 64 when i installed sound blaster, but not the consistent freezing. I suspected the sound card as i added it recently, but now i suspect some kind of  memory issue - that the skips or channel changes are exhausting the ram - but that doesn't seem to make sense given the 6 gb. I do notice it takes more skips to crash if i close memory consuming applications like the memeo sync program i use with my external hard disk.

I have updated drivers and i have defragged my internal hard disk where tv programs are stored. External hd is for backup only. Any suggestions for narrowing down the cause?

Dell studio xps 435mt - i7-920 processor 2. 66 ghz. 6 gb. Titantium pro sound blaster. Two monitors -second monitor is 720p tv through hdmi connection and optical sound out.


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Media Center Extenders

I have a desktop pc serving as a media server running windows 7 with windows media center. I've used an xbox360 as an extender, and the whole setup is pretty much perfect; the media center menu shows up on my xbox exactly as it's configured on the desktop machine, even including a plugin i've installed for media center.

Here's my question: is there a similar solution to allow other windows 7 machines to act as an extender of sorts as well?  Currently if i want the same experience i would have to start windows media center on the client computer, manually point all the libraries to their locations on the server, and install and configure any additional plugins to get a media center that looks and behaves similarly to the one on the server.

So, is there anything like this possible at the moment, or are there any plans for extender-like functionality for windows 7 machines in the future?


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Win 7

I recently upgraded to windows 7, however when i try to play mce full screen i continue to get a black screen freeze. I have and ati tv wonder hd 650 pci dual tuner. I am running a dell dimension 9100 with pentium d 3. 0ghz processor with 3. 5 gb of ram. I have not had this problem prior to the update, anyone able to help with my full-screen freeze? I have tried about everything and i love mce so i don't really want to switch to a different application if i don't have to.

Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Takes Over

Recently downloaded itunes. Duh. I don't use an ipod. Downloaded amazon down-loader from amazon website. Uninstalled itunes. Downloaded my first song from amazon.com. It did not show up as being downloaded. I thought it was being downloaded to the itunes. I know, i already uninstalled it. I futzed around with many settings. Now when i go online, try to download anything from the web, windows media center comes on, prevents me from going online through internet explorer, and prevents me from opening any download. What did i do?
 


Posted On: 2010-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Crashing

I have a copy of windows 7 professional 64bit installed on my desktop computer here at school. I have been using windows media center to record cable television with my happauge pci-express tv tuner. It worked great for the first month, but then media center began to crash every time i try to scroll to the left or the right through my recorded tv. It has no problems in any of the other menus, but i can't scroll more than a few entries to the left or right in recorded tv before it says "windows media center has stopped working" and then crashes. Help?

Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Center Tv Problem

I accidentally published this in the xp forums so i opened it here. Hey, i have avermedia hybrid hx tv card and i'm using windows 7, i would like to use it in the windows 7 media center. I configured the live tv but i had several problems:

1. The built in ir receiver( it's a usb card with receiver on it) isn't accepted. It says i have to connect ir hardware although i have one. It comes with a remote control when you buy the card. At first i thought i didn't have ir so i installed some driver to skip this step and now i want to remove it and configure my ir.

2. When i press on the live tv it buffers( with the buffering circle) for about 10 seconds and when i try to change the channel in my set top box it takes around 10-15 seconds until it changes on the screen.

The quality is lower then the program that comes with the card and all these problems don't appear there but i like media center more. Another thing that i would like to know, when i configured the settings it asked my to change the channel by pressing the channel number on the remote( of the media center and not the set top box) or the keypad and i don't get how is it possible that you can change the channel on the set top box from the computer( or maybe this feature is for analog only?)


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Search In Media Center

Have upgraded to windows 7 home premium from windows vista home premium. Have a lot of music on my computer and get a problem with search. I have organized my albums by artists and album-artists. i.e. All elvis presley's albums have his name both in artist and album artist and if some one else is participating, they are in artist (and elvis is albumartist). I have a lot of collection albums, as "best of 90's" and "best of bikers" etc.

All these have albumartist like "various artists" and artist like performing artist. In my computer they are shown as described and if i play the album from media center the artist name is shown right. But when i use "search" in media center for one of these artists; i get the name, but when i click on the name i get the answer "no songs available for this artist". If i search for the song, i get it displayed. What do i have to do? 


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Use Different Media Center Remote

My hauppauge wintv-hvr-1600 comes with a media center remote and a "media center remote control receiver/blaster box". I don't like the remote - the buttons are too small. I would like to change remotes. Is that doable? Is the "media center remote control receiver/blaster box" a standard mc component? Can i get a universal remote that will work with it?

I know i should ask hauppage, but i am interested to know how interchangeable these mc components are from the different manufacturers.


Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Internet Tv In Media Center

I have a toshiba satellite a505-6992 laptop with windows 7 64 bit. The internet tv application in media center worked a few times, but once mcafee was installed (not sure if that is the problem or not) when i click on internet tv in media center i get the following: internet tv is currently unavailable, an error occurred while loading the application. I"ve tried the recommendations that i've seen online, tried uninstalling mcafee, and nothing. Under add/remove programs, i don't even see anything for internet tv. Any thoughts?

Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Media Center Will Not Shut Off

I am running windows 7 and this is a new problem. It did not occur when i installed windows 7. When i login to my laptop the media center comes up, i can not close it. When i hit the 'x' in the upper right corner, it expands but does not close. Then when i try to run any program, it brings up the media center - not the program. I can't access any of my installed programs - only media center. I'm at a loss. When i installed windows7 everything was running perfectly for several weeks and the only thing i have done is to run the automatic updates.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Where Is Media Center In Win 7 ?

So i've just recently installed windows 7 ultimate (and before anyone asks, not the "n" version; i did find windows media player), and for the life of me i cannot find media center. If there was a link on the start menu to it, like i remember from vista, i "may" have deleted it while cleaning up my start menu shortly after the install. In any case, how else would i go about launching the application?

Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Media Center Causes Blank Monitor

I am using windows 7 as an htpc hooked up to a 42 inch plasma tv. I have media center set to open on start-up at which point everything works great. I will occasionally close or minimize media center in order to check email on the machine. When i try to go back into media center my screen goes completely blank about 70% of the time. Minimizing vs a full close/open of media center doesn't seem to matter. Ctrl-alt-del or alt-tab don't work either. My only solution is to do a hard reset. Is there anyone else out there with this same issue?

Posted On: 2009-11-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Tv Tuner Will Not Work With Media Center

I installed a upgrade from vista to windows 7 premium since then my tv tuner will not work with the media center or with its own program i can tune the programs in on the media center guide it finds all the channels but i can not view any of them or receive any sound. I have checked all the connections i get tv through the leads when attached to my normal tv. I have reinstalled the tv program several times. The tv program is pinnacle tvc pro 4 aac. This works through a dual dvb-t stick which works with my lap top with no problems running vista. Any help any ideas.

Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .