Most of the time Microsoft's software media player will function without a hiccup, but as with any application, there are times when errors can occur.This can range from a minor problem like missing album art to a more serious issue such as a corrupt media library or the program failing to run at all.If you insert a DVD and it doesn't run, that's probably the problem.Installing a decoder is typically a simple software update you can download from the Web.To help you solve common issues that typically arise with Windows Media Player, here is a list of tutorials that show you step-by-step how to quickly get back on track.This quick-fix shows you how to easily resolve a corrupt WMP library.It can be re-built in seconds following the steps in this tutorial.
Windows Media Player has grown into a pretty amazing application with multiple personalities.
If you have problems adding, deleting, or even viewing your digital music library then it could be a corrupt Windows Media Player database.
Luckily this isn't usually as bad as it sounds.
QUICK RIP You can do a quick rip if the "Auto Play" menu comes out when you insert a disk in your computer's DVD/CD drive.
One of the options under Auto Play is to "Rip Music From CD (using Windows Media Player)" which will automatically launch Windows Media Player and the Rip menu.
Its talents include playing music and video files from online sources or local drives (including DVDs), playing online radio and TV stations, displaying specialized web pages, organizing your music files (MP3s and WMAs), burning music CDs, copying and syncing to portable MP3 players, and providing a conduit to online media shopping sites.