Failed to start server - Everything & Windows Media Player

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Stamimail
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Failed to start server - Everything & Windows Media Player

Postby Stamimail » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Everything often faild to run a file and send it to Windows Media Player (default player)
A while after pressing Enter on an audio/video file, I'm getting this:
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Running from within Explorer works.

therube
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Re: Failed to start server - Everything & Windows Media Player

Postby therube » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:21 pm

What OS?
What version of WMP?

No clue?

https://www.google.com/search?q=file+se ... jwTYhYPwAw

First hit seems simple enough (though I don't know the ramifications of running, though if it doesn't help, you can always unregister those dlls):

http://www.teamtownend.com/2011/03/fix- ... ia-player/


(Seem to recall, something, from days of old, where Windows would "hold open" certain media files, forgot why ? maybe to scan for tags or some such, & if it hit a file that was "awkward", there could be a delay...?)


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