wmpnetwk.exe cpu usage

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Dazzle, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Dazzle

    Dazzle Guest

    I have set up my pc and xbox360 on the same newtwork so as to stream media to
    the games console. I installed all as instructed, but since the install even
    if the xbox is not turned on, the wmpnetwk.exe program is running constantly
    and using virtually all the cpu. even when i stop the exe from running using
    the task manager, it restarts within seconds.
    I have media player 11 installed, and the pc has a 2.8 pentium 4 cpu

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, but i am not an expert by a long shot!
     
    Dazzle, Aug 2, 2008
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  2. Dazzle

    ecator7 Guest

    This seems to be a problem related to WMP 11's ability (or inability) to
    handle .avi files. More specifically, there is a problem to detect where
    ..avi files end, if they are corrupted or in the process of being downloaded.

    When in Windows Media Player, right click on the top menu bar somewhere. Go
    to file->Add to library. The list of folders you see are the folders that
    WMP checks to find new media files. These "library folders" are the places
    that you can browse when you are looking for media files through the media
    tab on the Xbox 360. By default, media in My Music, My Pictures, and My
    Videos are added to the library. Other folders can be added if specified.

    If there are any .avi files that are incomplete (whether the file is being
    downloaded, is corrupted, or whatever else) that are in your library folders,
    wmpnetwk goes bananas. WMP 11 on your computer is trying to sync your files
    with the 360, but flips out because it can't find the ending flags to .avi
    files. WMP then starts consuming all of the resources it can find.

    Solutions:

    -Don't download files to your library folders while media sharing is enabled
    (ex. downloading an avi from the web or any file sharing program to "My
    Videos" will make your computer crazy until the file is done downloading.
    Try downloading files to the Desktop then copying them over to whatever
    folder when they are finished)

    -Check your library folders for any corrupted avi files (worst case
    scenario, copy all of your video files out of your library folders and add
    them back one at a time, paying attention to which files cause the computer
    to start using all the resources).

    -Download the patch from Microsoft



    ....Just kidding there's no patch. Maybe someday though! We can only hope.
     
    ecator7, Oct 12, 2008
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  3. HAVE U SET MEDIA CENTER TO UPDATE FROM ALL FILES ON HARD DRIVE FOR EXAMPLE LIKE YOUR LOCAL DISK C: I ACCIDENTALLY DID THIS AND IT SHOT UP I NOTICED IN THE VIDEO AREA OF THE XBOX DASHBOARD IT SHOWING ACCESS TO MY LOCAL DISK C: WHAT I DID THEN WAS UNINSTALL THE EXTENDER REINSTALL AND GET RID OF SETTINGS TO CHECK LOCAL DISK C: DRIVE.



    ecator wrote:

    This seems to be a problem related to WMP 11's ability (or inability) to
    12-Oct-08

    This seems to be a problem related to WMP 11's ability (or inability) to
    handle .avi files. More specifically, there is a problem to detect where
    ..avi files end, if they are corrupted or in the process of being downloaded.

    When in Windows Media Player, right click on the top menu bar somewhere. Go
    to file->Add to library. The list of folders you see are the folders that
    WMP checks to find new media files. These "library folders" are the places
    that you can browse when you are looking for media files through the media
    tab on the Xbox 360. By default, media in My Music, My Pictures, and My
    Videos are added to the library. Other folders can be added if specified

    If there are any .avi files that are incomplete (whether the file is being
    downloaded, is corrupted, or whatever else) that are in your library folders,
    wmpnetwk goes bananas. WMP 11 on your computer is trying to sync your files
    with the 360, but flips out because it can't find the ending flags to .avi
    files. WMP then starts consuming all of the resources it can find.

    Solutions

    -Don't download files to your library folders while media sharing is enabled
    (ex. downloading an avi from the web or any file sharing program to "My
    Videos" will make your computer crazy until the file is done downloading.
    Try downloading files to the Desktop then copying them over to whatever
    folder when they are finished

    -Check your library folders for any corrupted avi files (worst case
    scenario, copy all of your video files out of your library folders and add
    them back one at a time, paying attention to which files cause the computer
    to start using all the resources)

    -Download the patch from Microsof


    ....Just kidding there's no patch. Maybe someday though! We can only hope.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    wmpnetwk.exe cpu usage
    I have set up my pc and xbox360 on the same newtwork so as to stream media to
    the games console. I installed all as instructed, but since the install even
    if the xbox is not turned on, the wmpnetwk.exe program is running constantly
    and using virtually all the cpu. even when i stop the exe from running using
    the task manager, it restarts within seconds
    I have media player 11 installed, and the pc has a 2.8 pentium 4 cp

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, but i am not an expert by a long shot!

    This seems to be a problem related to WMP 11's ability (or inability) to
    This seems to be a problem related to WMP 11's ability (or inability) to
    handle .avi files. More specifically, there is a problem to detect where
    ..avi files end, if they are corrupted or in the process of being downloaded.

    When in Windows Media Player, right click on the top menu bar somewhere. Go
    to file->Add to library. The list of folders you see are the folders that
    WMP checks to find new media files. These "library folders" are the places
    that you can browse when you are looking for media files through the media
    tab on the Xbox 360. By default, media in My Music, My Pictures, and My
    Videos are added to the library. Other folders can be added if specified

    If there are any .avi files that are incomplete (whether the file is being
    downloaded, is corrupted, or whatever else) that are in your library folders,
    wmpnetwk goes bananas. WMP 11 on your computer is trying to sync your files
    with the 360, but flips out because it can't find the ending flags to .avi
    files. WMP then starts consuming all of the resources it can find.

    Solutions

    -Don't download files to your library folders while media sharing is enabled
    (ex. downloading an avi from the web or any file sharing program to "My
    Videos" will make your computer crazy until the file is done downloading.
    Try downloading files to the Desktop then copying them over to whatever
    folder when they are finished)

    -Check your library folders for any corrupted avi files (worst case
    scenario, copy all of your video files out of your library folders and add
    them back one at a time, paying attention to which files cause the computer
    to start using all the resources).

    -Download the patch from Microsoft



    ....Just kidding there's no patch. Maybe someday though! We can only hope.


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