do I need windows media encoder

February 7, 2011 at 13:20:54
Specs: Windows XP 2000
If I delete Windows Media Encoder 9 from my system will things go back to normal
with my windows media player.
Some of my purchases will play fine on MP'er but won't record to my cd player.
Also, I don't know when the WME 9 was installed but I lost many of my songs
which usually played on Real Player.
I don't know what is going on, but I don't like it. It's all confusing now. I'm just an old granny and I just want to hear my Wal-mart and Amazon purchased music.

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February 7, 2011 at 13:39:54
Set Real Player to be the default player for music. WMP will try to be the default player. Just re-install Real Player and read the screens when installing.

Do you have Win2000 or WinXP? They are two distinct versions of Windows. 2000 is older.

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February 7, 2011 at 16:23:40
Personally, I'm not a fan of RealPlayer. Too many reports of it being "badware", that is, adware and/or spyware.

It would help if you'd clarify whether you have WinXP or 2000, I believe they support different versions of Media Player. If you have XP, you should update to WMP 11 plus install the latest audio/video codecs. 2000 only supports up to WMP 9. Or you can install VLC Media Player which will play just about anything.

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