Monday, January 25, 2016

Windows Media Center/Player Not Working? Fixed!

Q: I upgraded to Windows 10 and after installation I noticed that not all of my videos would play. I mainly use the Chrome browser and some videos would play with no problem but others would buffer the video but never start playing. I tried playing the video using Edge and that did not work either. In desperation I rolled back to Windows 7 which was the original OS for my computer. Windows Media Center got the error messages, too. Any suggestions as to what may be causing the video issues?

Fix Windows 7 Media Center Not Working Issue

Some of the most common Windows Media Center error messages on Windows 7/8/8.1 is:

Media Center has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program.

If you just got a message list above and are looking for the solution, you have come to the right place.

VLC Player--Media Center Alternative

In the bad old days you would download a codec installer, such as K-Lite, Shark007, or CCCP and then fire up your video. Whilst these codecs do provide support for a massive range of video formats, there is a much easier and safer solution to your problems.

We’d advise downloading VLC Media Player. This trusted video player, is free, cross-platform, and best of all the developers have done all the legwork for you. It supports a massive range of video and audio formats, features tons of useful advanced video tweaking features, and does it all with a clean, basic GUI. See above for an outline of supported video formats. FYI, they are not all listed!

Fix Windows 8/8.1/10 Media Player Not Working Issue

After upgrading to Windows 10, users will be amused by multiple new features, but simultaneously they will be depressed due to the removal of several old features one of which is the deletion of Windows Media Center. Microsoft already announced that Windows Media Center will stop working for Windows 10, even if users paid for it. Windows Media Player instead. How to fix this? Don't worry. This article will show Windows 10 users a workaround when Windows Media Center stops serving for Windows 10. 

Windows Media Player has stopped working with the error message:

WA problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Fix Media Player issues with Windows 10 built-in troubleshooter

Well, you can try to run built-in troubleshooter in such situation and see if it helps you:
  1. Press Windows Key + Q and type troubleshooting in the search box, pick Troubleshooting from the search results.
  2. In the Troubleshooting window, from the left side listed options, pick View all.
  3. Moving on, in the following window click Windows Media Player Library in order to launch corresponding troubleshooter.
  4. Click the Next option here to start the troubleshooting wizard.
  5. So the troubleshooter now detects the issues what is causing problem with Windows Media Player to work correctly. In our case it detected that Media library is corrupt. Thus in order to solve the problem, you need to hit Apply this fix option.
  6. In this way, recreation of library or whatever the root cause detected in your case, the suggested fix by troubleshooter would put an end of this issue.
Easy and Ultimate solution of fixing Media Center/Player Not Working

Windows Media Center is well loved by many Windows users. Though it is not preinstalled in Windows 10(replaced by Windows Media Player), users are still willing to pay for it. Windows Media Player is a nice program, but Windows Media Player not working problem sometimes still happens to Windows 10 users.

There is a professional video converter for you--Pavtube Video Converter. With it you can play any videos in windows 7/8/8.1/10 Windows Media Center/Player with converting the video codec or format to their best compatible format, such as the H.264 MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.

Key Feature of Pavtube Video Converter:

- Convert SD/HD/4K videos to Windows 10 playable files in MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, HEVC, etc;
- Free download online videos from 300+ video-sharing sites to Windows 10 PC/mobiles, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc;
- Add subtitle to the videos created by yourself or movies downloaded from the internet;
- Edit your video media files through trimming, cropping, merging and so on.


Hope it helpful!

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