Windows 10: Windows Media Player keeps freezing/crashing when playing music

Discus and support Windows Media Player keeps freezing/crashing when playing music in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I keep having Windows Media Player freeze and have tried the built in troubleshooters, reinstalling it, and registering the .dll files. After the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Riverstar7, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Windows Media Player keeps freezing/crashing when playing music


    I keep having Windows Media Player freeze and have tried the built in troubleshooters, reinstalling it, and registering the .dll files. After the latter one it deleted half of my playlists and it worked until I rebuilt those playlists, which suggests that maybe it's playlist related? I have 6 playlists, the longest of which is 90 songs, out of a library of 6-700 songs. Sometimes just selecting songs and asking them to play them will make it freeze right away, and sometimes it'll start playing fine, but the moment I click on it for any reason just to drag the window, or pause the song, etc then it'll freeze and stop working. Any suggestions?


    I'm running Windows 10, 64-bit, 1 year old HP laptop. Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U with Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics.

    :)
     
    Riverstar7, Jan 10, 2021
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  2. Windows Media Player Keeps Crashing

    My Windows Media Player keeps crashing when I try to play music. It doesn't get more than 1 or 2 minutes into a song and crashes. The files have been ripped from my CD collection, and are MP3s or
    (WMA files. They have always played in the past -- they are not new in my PC system.What could be causing this?

    Also, I have a new bluetooth, a SONY SRS-SB10. This pairs with my laptop, but doesn't seem to play. I'm not sure these 2 are related, but the Media Player has been crashing at the same time that this speaker doesn't actually play.
     
    RWilliams2, Jan 10, 2021
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  3. Faulty Windows Media Player

    Windows Mesdis Player developed a fault (Played jerky an missed bits) so I down loaded Media Player 10.

    It's no better. Any suggestions (I run Windows 98)
     
    christieau, Jan 10, 2021
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  4. Windows Media Player keeps freezing/crashing when playing music

    Media Player Playlists Keep Crashing

    In the last two weeks, I have encountered a bizarre problem.

    Normally, in my workday I like to have Media Player playing music on random play. It cycles between some 7000 tracks on my machine. That's the way I like to run my day. I have been doing this for several years way back since the days of Windows XP and on different machines and had nothing in the way of problems.

    At the end of the day, I also like to go back through the tracks by hitting the |<< button and tag some of the music. It's just part of my ritual and the way I like doing things.

    However, after having done things this way most days for the better part of a decade, I am having a new problem. That is that after I skip back through the tracks then after half-a-dozen tracks, sometimes more, the entire playlist randomly crashes and Media Player starts playing the song that was last playing from the beginning. Just that song and no others. The rest of the playlist is saved but I then have to restart and play it from the beginning.

    Any help or suggestions as to why this is happening would be most welcomed
     
    G0atshagger52, Jan 10, 2021
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