can't get MP9 to play inside web window and My Stations Won't Add

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by kozmicgiggler, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Am ready to rip my hair out over WMP9, and I don't have that much left!!!

    have removed (via the control panel s/w remove) and redownloaded/reinstalled
    at least 4 times with no luck. running an hp laptop with P4 and Windows 2000
    Professional.

    but cannot get wmp9 to work properly.

    #1 this seems so minor... when I go the the Radio Guide and then to
    Stations to play Internet Radio,
    I can select a station, ok, but when I click on "add to my stations",
    nothing happens! I cannot add any more than 1 station to the list of "my
    stations". The "added to my stations" drop-down msg. never appears. I am
    also running Computer Associates Personal Firewall. I can completely
    shutdown/turnoff this firewall, but no luck! I have www.windowsmedia.com
    added to my Trusted sites, both under Internet Security and Privacy. no luck!

    win 2000 pro/MP9 runs fine at work, and I am able to use the radio just
    fine. What Gives!!


    #2 this thing will not play a station in its own "web window". it
    insists on always kicking out whatever station is currently in the actual
    Media Player, and connecting to the new station selected, but only within
    the MediaPlayer. I thought once I "removed" wmp9 and reinstalled, I would
    get the box with the question asking whether I wanted each station to play
    within its own window. that box/question never appears.

    I had gone to wmp9 TOOLS->OPTIONS->PERFORM. and changed the speed to ISDN
    64Kbps buffer=55 seconds. Even tho' I have "removed" the wmp9 pgm 4
    timesand cleaned out the registry, whenever I reinstall the pgm, if I check
    Performance, there it is: ISDN 64Kbps buffer=55 seconds!!!

    it's like a vampire; I can't kill it! it keeps coming back from the "dead"!

    somehow, somewhere, my original settings (and the decision re: playing each
    station in its own window?)
    are being preserved and made part of each "new" install, NO MATTER WHAT I DO!!

    How can I truly get rid of this thing= wmp9, and all the settings, etc., so
    I can do an actual clean (as new) install?

    thanks!

    teehee...
     
    kozmicgiggler, Jul 3, 2006
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  2. kozmicgiggler

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    1: You're doing something strange with IE cookie management on your system.
    WMP stores the stations list as a cookie in IE.

    2: You can rename the registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer
    to reset pretty much all of your settings.

    Cheers,
    -Zach
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 4, 2006
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  3. Dear zach(?),

    Happy 4th! and thanks for your response.

    I can go into regedit, but under HK_C_U\SW\MS\MP,
    there is a folder called Player with a bunch of sub-folders, etc...

    I am not really on intimate terms with regedit, which is a good thing in
    many ways... so, I'm not real certain what you mean when you tell me to
    rename the HK_,...,\MP.

    should I just rename the MediaPlayer folder, or the Player sub-folder, and
    then what should I do?!

    will the MP run at all if this is done? what WILL happen?! will any of the
    effects of the re-naming occur just by re-naming, or will I have to re-boot
    first?
    Do I then have to name it "back" to the original name?

    can you tell me which of the little bits in which sub-folder control MP
    opening in a web-window vs. in the MP, itself?

    I hope you understand my level of un-sophistication about this,(sorry!), but
    your suggestion certainly does make sense, in that it would explain why
    settings are never reset, even after pgm removed, then re-installed.

    thanks, again!

    teehee
     
    kozmicgiggler, Jul 4, 2006
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  4. kozmicgiggler

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I meant specifically to rename the MediaPlayer folder itself. WMP will
    repopulate that and establish new settings/preferences for you. =)

    --
    Windows Media Development Team (speaking for myself only)
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 5, 2006
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  5. Dear Z,

    thanks again,

    am at work now, (where MP works great), so can't check anything yet. I
    notice that re: my #1 problem, here the
    privacy Settings are Medium-Low, while I had med-hi at home.
    But I tried (after shutting off the comp assoc firewall), to reduce my
    privacy level. set it to low and re-added
    www.windowsmediaplayer.com/radiotuner/ to the list of Trusted Sites, both
    under Priv. & Secty. no luck...

    gotta admit, #1 really has me going.

    but have a more hopeful feeling about #2, which I'll try to check tonight.
    meanwhile, if you have any further suggestions regarding my adding to My
    Stations situation, let me know!

    teehee...
     
    kozmicgiggler, Jul 5, 2006
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  6. well, it was close?

    re-named mediaplayer in regedit and the folder was recreated. MP behaved as
    if just installed - even the Performance under Tools->Options reverted to
    default = "detect connection speed"! that vampire got his stake...

    but when I started to play a radio station, the box w/? asking whether I
    wanted the player to play inside the IE window never appeared, and playing
    the station resulted in the MP being summoned, with the radio playing inside
    it.

    Then when I started to play another station, it too brought up the MP
    screen, with the first station being kicked out and the new station installed
    and started playing.

    thinking of doing another re-naming, followed by another removal and
    re-install. but basically, I'm still at square 1.

    teehee...
     
    kozmicgiggler, Jul 5, 2006
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  7. kozmicgiggler

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    That sounds like that is an IE setting, then, and could not be modified
    through the WMP settings.

    As regards stations, that again is a feature of IE - you've got something
    interfering with the ability of WMP to store IE cookies. That's probably
    unique to some software on your system.

    -Zach
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 6, 2006
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  8. Dear Z - It would seem that you have run out of ideas(?)

    after another removal/reinstall failure, I know that I have. Just switched
    over to broadband from dialup and was looking forward to discovering and
    saving lots of good stations, which I could access fairly easily.

    unfortunately, I don't quite see that happening now.

    (hard to giggle at this point.)
     
    kozmicgiggler, Jul 6, 2006
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  9. kozmicgiggler

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    ? That part about the cookies is pretty pertinent, but only you would know
    what's on your system. It's probably some random misguided privacy
    software.

    The IE stuff -- that's IE settings that IE support peoples would have good
    knowledge of, but I'd be not particularly knowledgeable about. It's like
    asking the knee specialist about your elbow. Talk to the elbow specialist
    at this point. =)
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 6, 2006
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