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  • Win10 Media Player Seek Bar gets the blues

    Posted on November 21st, 2018 at 05:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft just added a new known bug in all versions of Wndows 10, starting with the October Patch Tuesday cumulative update, and continuing to the most recent cumulative update:

    After installing this update, users may not be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    According to my latest telemetry readings, that should affect about 0.00000001% of all Win10 users.

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    This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Morty 2 weeks, 2 days ago.

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    • #234897 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Microsoft just added a new known bug in all versions of Wndows 10, starting with the October Patch Tuesday cumulative update, and continuing to the mo
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    • #234926 Reply

      anonymous

      Win 10 Pro x64, Group A

      All is okay and working just fine after Oct. update.

    • #234945 Reply

      Noel Carboni
      AskWoody MVP

      According to my latest telemetry readings, that should affect about 0.00000001% of all Win10 users.

      I’m curious… Imagining that your meaning in the above is that not many people would want to use the Windows Media Player, is there a reason why you think that? Personally I like Windows Media Player.

      And for what it’s worth, I’m not able to reproduce any problems moving the thumb of the seek bar within various different kinds of files.

      -Noel

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      • #234963 Reply

        anonymous

        WMP is alright, but WMPC (Windows Media Player Classic) and VLC are both superior to it.  Primary issue is with the default codecs that ship with WMP.  I’ve gotten it working with different codecs in the past but it never seemed as stable as WMPC or VLC.  Past that, the options in WMP are rather limited for playback tweaking and sometimes it just will not play a file.  Might be because part of the file is damaged, I’m not sure, but the other apps can work through it fine.

        This mostly applies to video, I’ve had less issues with audio.

    • #235035 Reply

      anonymous

      I don’t like WMP, I used GomPlayer until I discovered the annoying PUPs of this one.

      For me the best and that doesn’t impose additional installation of codecs, it is fast and light is  for me is the PotPlayer.

       

    • #235149 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Lounger

      .00000001% – this is the average Cost Of Living Adjustment we get from Social Security.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

    • #237612 Reply

      Morty
      AskWoody Lounger

      Please tell me this doesn’t mean that Videolan is getting maliciously maligned.

      https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/29/bing-warns-that-vlc-site-may-be-dangerous/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2240%2ezx0ao0cl0c%2e2c66

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