wmpnetwk.exe and wmplayer.exe hogging resources

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by mickmok, Jan 20, 2008.

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    mickmok Guest

    Hey there,

    Yesterday I found that the Windows Media Network process wmpnetwk.exe and
    sometimes just wmplayer itself is using 100% of my CPU. I have done research
    on the net and found several other people with the same problem but the only
    fix I have come across is to disable media sharing and stop the process using
    a RUN command.

    I want to have media sharing enabled so I can share media to my xbox360
    console but it seems there has been no fix and nor has there been anybody
    from microsoft who has said it is an issue, just claiming that is what it
    supposed to do.

    Can somebody, preferably from Microsoft get in touch with me and let me know
    if this will be fixed? And why it has just popped up out of the blue? My
    computer is constantly hanging and I think someone should at least admit that
    there is a problem. I am sure all those with the problem would appreciate
    that at least.

    I am using Windows XP Home SP2 and WMP11. All my other hardware is decent,
    1GB of RAM etc. and considering it is just an out of the blue problem I dont
    know what else I can provide.

    mickmok, Jan 20, 2008
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    Ninjamynci Guest

    Got the same problem. I've just done a reinstall of XP and upgraded WMP to
    v11 but it's displaying similar behaviour. It seems to only happen once I
    click on Add to library. It finds all my files OK but as soon as it gets to
    adding them, then both these processes go nuts. I've turned off media sharing
    but still getting the resource hog on wmplayer.exe.
    Anyone from ms listening and want to tell us what's going on and how to sort
    it out?

    Ninjamynci, Jan 28, 2008
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    mickmok Guest

    I got a temporary fix. Just roll back to WMP 10 and install Windows Media
    Connect 2 (you can download off third party sites as microsoft no longer
    offers it). This acts in the same way as the bundled sharing in WMP11 and
    WMP10 has virtually the same functionality. Media Connect wont run if WMP 11
    is installed either so remember to roll back first.

    Seems to work wonders for me as all I wanted was the ability to share. Only
    drawback is the lack of first frame preview on the Xbox but that is so minor
    it doesnt really matter.
    mickmok, Jan 28, 2008
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    thinboyslim Guest

    Has anybody found a real fix for this?

    It seems to be a massive issue with WMP11, in particular wmpnetwk.exe and
    Media Sharing. This happens anytime I install Windows XP SP2 and WMP11 and
    enable Sharing.
    thinboyslim, Mar 21, 2008
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    AfroCelt Guest

    I'm still having trouble with this...anyone?
    AfroCelt, May 19, 2008
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    thinboyslim Guest

    I've decided to ditch WMP11 and just use TVersity.
    thinboyslim, May 20, 2008
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