I use my WMP8 (OS XP home) for playing / copying audio - and occassionaly playback DVDs. Not used DVD for few weeks but now as soon as I put in DVD get "windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to close"
Follow the link to error report but cant seem to see a relevant number to investigate (and wouldnt know how to anway) just a load of version numbers for an error signature.
Tried looking at event viewer and just has a similar thing i.e. "Faulting application wmplayer.exe.........fault address 0X00039f48.
Tried searching various places e.g...Google.. wmp ...for answers ...plus MSKB ..all throw up the same suggestions of setting video acceleration to zero or update video card driver but if things worked OK last month why should it change suddenly.
also have Power dvd player and get the same error notification with that almost identical.
WMP does play audio video files I've created
Any guidance on this would be appreciated.