Fix Windows Media Player 12 Hangs or Freezes in Windows 7
What are the tips to resolve the issue due to which Windows Media Player 12 keeps freezing in Windows 7?
Windows Media Player 12 is compatible to Windows 7 Operating system. It provides various features for audio and videos. Windows 7 provide faster performance for your PC. Its taskbar provide bigger buttons and full-sized previews. Windows 7 provide better networking access, better Windows search etc. It provides simple file sharing mechanism. Windows Media Player 12 may freeze due to several reasons; the main reason being memory failure. Virus or spyware attacks also result in freezing. Failure of hardware may also lead to the freezing problem.
Some tips to fix freezing issue in Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7 are as following:
- Reduce the file size
- Clean Media Library
- Clean up memory
Reduce the file size
To reduce the file size, you need to click the arrow directly beneath the 'Rip' tab at the top of the Windows Media Player 12 and position your mouse pointer over the 'Bitrate' selection in the drop-down menu. Then you need to insert a blank CD-R into your computer's disc tray. Now burn the songs that you wish to reduce the file size of, to your CD-R by dragging them into the burn list and clicking 'Start burn'. After removing the CD-R from the tray you need to reinsert it. Then go to the 'Rip' tab in Windows Media Player 12 and click on 'Start rip'. Finally you need to select the larger versions of the files in your Windows Media Player 12 library and right-click the files and click 'Delete'.
Clean Media Library
To clean media library, you need to click on the arrow underneath the Windows Media Player 12 'Library' tab and select 'More options' from the displayed menu. Then select the 'Library' tab in the option window that pops up and click on the 'Monitor folders' button. Finally you need to click on monitored folders in the list and then press 'Remove' button.
After closing windows on your desktop, you need to open Windows Media Player 12. Close all the programs that may have been running in your toolbar that are not necessary for your computer to function and aside from any antivirus software. Then you need to open Windows Media Player 12 and start playing a song, album or playlist.
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