Windows 10: WMP 12 problem.

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 15063
       03 Jun 2017 #1

    WMP 12 problem.

    Has anybody ever had this happen while watching a movie on WMP 12? I am running the latest Windows 10 update. Version 12.0.15063
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    This anomaly comes and goes quickly (only a few frames then back to normal) on what seems to be scenes with a lot happening. It took me more than just a few times to capture this pic.

    It doesn't happen with Plex or Kodi. It is an MKV file made with MakeMKV on a Qnap NAS. I watch via an HTPC on a 1080P plasma.

    By the looks of it, WMP is breaking up. Maybe I just need a new HDMI cable? Who knows! lol

    Your help will be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 15063
    Thread Starter
       04 Jun 2017 #2

    Could this be an HDMI cable? I've never had one go bad on me. I don't what it would look like.
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  3.    05 Jun 2017 #3

    Try the obvious:
    1. Does WMP play any other video format successfully?
    2. Does a different media player play that file successfully?
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 15063
    Thread Starter
       07 Jun 2017 #4

    Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.

    I found a solution. More of a workaround.
    I'm using Plex again. Plex and I have a love, hate relationship of sorts. Every time (it seems) Plex does an update something else is broken.

    Long story short Plex is easyer to fix then WMA.

    Thanks again.
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       07 Jun 2017 #5

    I use VLC [VideoLAN] for playing .mkv and .flv files along with a number of other formats, especially when WMP won't.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 15063
    Thread Starter
       07 Jun 2017 #6

    Absolutely. I think my movies all being MKV and WMP not supporting MKV may be the problem.

    I even downloaded a Codec pack for WMP that had support for MKV. I immediately got a warning from WMP that all third party codecs have been disabled.

    That's when I had that light bulb moment. lol WMP wants you in the Microsoft ecosystem. Oh well. VLC was or still is one of my choices in my quest for an all-in-one (movies, music. pictures, etc..) media player.
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  7.    07 Jun 2017 #7

    I have one or two mkv documentaries, and these play in WMP.

    But mkv is a container- it's not just one single rigid standard. So it might be that WMP could play some mkv files and not others. (And no, I've not downloaded any CODECs).
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