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    Codec downloads and Media repair utilities (mpg, avi, wmv, asf, divx, VCD, mp3)

    Anyone having problems with WMP9 might want to have a look here...This is the Microsoft newsgroup that deals with Windows Media Player.. it looks like many users are having various difficulties with the latest version 9.. (Also evident from posts around Virtualdr forums)

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...&lang=en&cr=US

    You may want to wait before you install it if you were considering doing so especially because it doesn't necessarily have an uninstall feature of its own depending on which OS you're using.

    For those who have already got it then this link may be useful for troubleshooting.

    EDIT- Here's something I've found that apparently will uninstall WMP9.. Start/run...

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\windows\INF\wmp.inf,Uninstall

    windows will change to winnt in windows 2000.

    You will then have to reinstall the old version of WMP that you had. More info and options about this here..

    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1038747146

    EDIT2- Here's a little more info on removing wmp9..

    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-957704.html

    It says that it's easy to remove from win98 and 2k but difficult from XP and ME.

    Note that WMP 8 is no longer available from microsoft on its own so unless you have WinXP and can reinstall wmp8 from your xp CD then you'll have to use wmp7 which is still available from MS.

    EDIT 3-

    Well, as of 19th of April 03 I decided to bite the bullet myself and try WMP9 on my win2k system. I have to say that so far I've had no problems.

    I do use Drive Image so installing it was a very low risk venture.

    EDIT 4-

    As of August, 03 I've been using WMP9 on my Winxp pro setup and have no problems there either.
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    Little tool that lists all codecs on your computer.

    http://www.updatexp.com/sherlock-codec-detective.html
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    Gspot... scans an avi clip and tells you what codec you need..

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

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    2 Codec packs with pretty much every codec you'll need

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...cdownload.aspx
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    Download older and new versions of WMP.. (5 ->11)

    http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=wmp
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    Troubleshooting problems with WMP...

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e/archive.mspx

    More, including uninstalling or deleting WMP 9/10...

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...layer/faq.aspx
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    Possible fix for some online/WMP streaming problems (courtesy of member kbv1)..

    Open WMP and go to tools>>options>>Network tab. Then under Streaming proxy settings, highlight HTTP the press configure then select autodetect proxy settings. the press ok and your done.
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    Info on MP3 bitrates and sample files..

    http://www.digitalprosound.com/Htm/W...P3bitrates.htm
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    May solve some problems updating WMPlayer...

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/892313

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    Codec pack and info for Windows 7

    http://shark007.net/
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    I've seen a number of suggestions around the net that sharkey's codec pack is better for Windows 7 than the Klite. I've tried both and I'd say it's a tossup.

    Sharkeys uses the existing windows media player (12) and Klite gives you the option of installing and using WMP classic.
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    Sharkeys is suppost to play saved .FLV's as well in WMP.

    http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

    That would cut down on the number of players we have installed.
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