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    Windows Media Player

    Does anyone else experience this problem: With certain radio stations being played via MS Media Player, at various time unwanted windows will automatically open with various advertising websites. This really is annoying. Anyone know how to disable it?
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    Re: Windows Media Player

    WiMP 7 I presume. I don't think there really is a way to ditch those ads short of moving to another media player, or installing something like Proxomitron (or another pop-up blocking utility). This is an annoying trend that seems to be getting worse, and it's not just WiMP that does it - but that's certainly disappointing.
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    Re: Windows Media Player

    And the others including RealPlayer will be hosting this type of ad's. Any way you see it, you gonna Pay <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows Media Player

    Have you noticed how much RealOne sounds like EvilOne? <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

    Good point - and some of them are far more insidious. I refuse to install Real's software on my systems because of this and other reasons.

    A decent solution to this may be the freeware offering UltraPlayer. I discovered it through the LockerGnome Windows Daily newsletter and it's been a mainstay of mine ever since. IMHO, WiMP is too resource intensive, and the playback of music isn't that great either - I've had more than one run-in with distortion.
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    Re: Windows Media Player

    ...me too. On a slower system the 'visualisations' take up too much processor time, causing your music to stutter.

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