Controlling Windows Media Player with the Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard (Vers. 1.1)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Ron Bartle, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Ron Bartle

    Ron Bartle Guest

    (Refers to German Langage 64bit Vista Home Premium RTM)
    When trying to use the multi-media features of the above MS M-Media Keyboard
    the appropriate optical indications are given for the various functions
    (mute - volume+ and + etc etc.) superimposed on the desktop and also show
    the various "sliders" moving up and down optically when the
    loudspeaker/mixer is open.

    The problem is that WMP seems to act quite independantly of this and no
    effect is had on the actions within the wmp. Mute/Volume- controls etc do
    not actually work within the WMP although there is this optical indication
    at operating system level.

    Using the mouse to control the WMP on its own sliders etc _does_ work.. but
    not the Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard which is manufactured and sold with
    exactly this key feature.

    Gratefull for any tips?

    ron b.

    (p.s. Yes I have installed the newest 64bit Intelipoint/Intelitype drivers
    obtained today from and selected specifically for 64bit Vista
    and re-booted after install although not called to do so by the installer.)
    Ron Bartle, Feb 23, 2007
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    Ron Bartle Guest

    [Edit:] Further to the above:-
    the problem described above seems to have to do with the fact that in the
    extended config of the audio device (Realtech AC97 Driver) controller the
    setting: "Exclusive control of Applications" is selected. If one tries to
    remove this setting there is then NO sound.
    Any ideas?

    ron b.
    Ron Bartle, Feb 23, 2007
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