What's the exact text of the error message that is shown when WMP is closed?Where is the wmplayer.exe file located on your system? (you can perform a search if you aren't sure)Please open the Start Menu, type regedit in the Search field and press Enter. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe. What is the value of the (Default) entry there?
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe]@=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\ 00,73,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,\ 6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,20,00,50,00,6c,00,61,\ 00,79,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,77,00,6d,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,79,00,65,00,72,00,\ 2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00"Path"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,\ 00,65,00,73,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,\ 64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,20,00,50,00,6c,\ 00,61,00,79,00,65,00,72,00,00,00
Hmm, that entry should definitely be there when you have WMP installed. Did you perhaps use some kind of registry cleaner?To re-add the entry, copy/paste the following into Notepad, save it as a WMP.reg file, and double-click this file to add it to the registry. Then launch WMP Tag Plus setup again - it should now find WMP and continue with the rest of the installation.
This is a known issue with WMP 12: lossless M4A files are always added to Other media instead of Music. Fortunately, I have recently been able to come up with a fix for this. The fix is included in a new beta version of WMP Tag Plus (download here).After installing the beta, existing lossless M4A files in Other media will need to be removed from the library, and re-added (through Tools - Advanced - Restore deleted library items). When re-adding, they should now appear in Music instead.Please give the fix a try, and let me know if it works alright. Apart from the fix, nothing has been changed in this beta version.
I could actually port WMP Tag Plus to 64-bit but I just don't see why I should put all the effort into doing that. Especially not with limited time and much nicer features to add. Since the 32-bit version of WMP is still included with Windows 7 x64 and even the default, WMP Tag Plus still works fine there.
Because many people are using win (7) x64 & WMC which is, as you know, x64 based (WMP x64) and if someone opens first the music library in WMC the tags are "gone" even if you open after that in the x86 WMP (you have to restore media library in WMP x86) .
Hi all,Might be a bit premature, but it seems WMP Tag Plus doesn't work in Windows 8 CP.Very strange because it looks like WMP and WMC have not changed much but I guess you never know with MS.WMP version is 12.0.8250.0.Tried all the usual tricks but there is no tag data for me.I used it in Windows 7 x86 and x64 in the past with no problems!Anyone else tried Windows 8?Thanks, Elton.
Quick update. Just tried WMPTagSupportExtender 1.4 which I stopped using ages ago because WMP Tag Plus is better, and it works. Weird.
Thanks for reporting this. I haven't had the chance yet to test WMP Tag Plus on Windows 8 CP, but I hope to do so this weekend or later next week. I will report my findings then.Quote from: eltonart on 01 March, 2012, 09:17:19 AMQuick update. Just tried WMPTagSupportExtender 1.4 which I stopped using ages ago because WMP Tag Plus is better, and it works. Weird.Not very surprising as WMP Tag Support Extender only does some shallow hooking into WMP to provide tagging support. For making things like setting the duration possible, WMP Tag Plus needs to hook much deeper with the drawback that it gets more version dependent.
Might be a bit premature, but it seems WMP Tag Plus doesn't work in Windows 8 CP.