If you really think that uninstalling/reinstalling would solve this, do
It would probably be a waste of time though. People often get fixated upon
that as a solution, but it's usually a distraction - kind of the "have you
tried turning it off and on" school of troubleshooting. =)
"lcipir" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Na, not video card problems I don't think. Seems to only effect windows
> media player. The codec drivers i found weren't even from microsoft..
Yeah, it's pretty common due to how this works that video card driver
problems would only affect one player. It's when it affects everybody that
it's easy to notice/fix.
What video card? What driver
> They prob aren't the fix, but It's a stupid work around like always with
It's not necessarily a workaround if there's actually a bug in that driver
It's not like Microsoft is the only company in the world that could
potentially have a bug in their software. It's an ecosystem, and it's very
important to make sure that each aspect is functioning properly.
Heck, I've almost made more contributions to the Windows ecosystem by
helping fix *third party software* than I have at times working on Microsoft
code. All that software is in this together. =)
> and I never said I uninstalled and re-stalled the player. From this
> thread, I thought we established that isn't possible??
Correct. And probably useless contextually, given that it's a video display
issue which is a problem that would be from a lower level than the player.
> This is definetly a windows media player and windows problem. It's
> really dumb there is no uninstall for media player 11 on vista.
The servicing stack in Windows Vista was new, and so tweaking major
components such as WMP to be uninstallable/reinstallable is a bunch of work.
This feature is present in Windows 7.
Speaking for myself only.
for some helpful WMP info.
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