wmp causes 90-100% cpu usage

wmp causes 90-100% cpu usage

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wazza

Perth, Australia

#1 Apr 21, 2006
Whenever I open wmp10, my cpu usage jumps upto 90-100% usage!

How do i solve this?
ali

Australia

#2 May 31, 2006
same here, help!!
richard-isle of wight

Swansea, UK

#3 Sep 28, 2006
Open wmp, go to 'tools' then 'options' then 'library' then 'monitor folders' option. Delete folders there, appears to occur if you have large number of mp3 files.
Steenrat

Maasmechelen, Belgium

#4 Jan 3, 2007
I have the same problem.
When I open wmp, no problems.
When I try to play a movie or a mp3, cpu rises to 100%.
Does somebody now how to fix this problem ?
Thx
walleteater

Vancouver, Canada

#5 Jan 10, 2007
do you people with the problem use nvidia's possibly new cards?
whiskey3

Satellite Provider

#6 Feb 24, 2007
richard-isle of wight wrote:
Open wmp, go to 'tools' then 'options' then 'library' then 'monitor folders' option. Delete folders there, appears to occur if you have large number of mp3 files.
followed these steps and cpu does not go to 100% anymore.....this is the most assistance I have received through all the forums searched....thanks for the help!!!
Johan

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#7 May 4, 2007
richard-isle of wight wrote:
Open wmp, go to 'tools' then 'options' then 'library' then 'monitor folders' option. Delete folders there, appears to occur if you have large number of mp3 files.
And that solved my problem with WMP10, thank you!
Darren

Cambridge, UK

#8 Feb 3, 2008
tht doesnt help!!!!
Kinetic

Vilnius, Lithuania

#9 Mar 22, 2008
It solved problem with WMP11
Bezerker

Prague, Czech Republic

#10 Apr 28, 2008
My problem is solved to...WMP 11 on WinVista Ultimate.
THX a lot!!!
xxx_lust_to_dust _xxx

Stockton, CA

#11 Jan 22, 2009
hey richard-isle of wight, thnx for the tip. i couldnt get my wmp to load the options, it froze to fast, so for everyone still having the problem, go into you "my music" folder and manually delete the songs you dont listen to anymore. then open wmp and tell it to delete all media files (make sure you have it set to "delete files from library" not "delete files from library and computer" or you will have to put all of your music back on). GL to all of you out there
sledgehammer306

New Castle, DE

#12 Feb 11, 2009
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIX THIS FOR A MONTH!!! you would think the poeple who make the software would know about this instead of telling me to rearrange the whole computer with no results. OMG!

thnx for giving me back my music richard
1bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

#13 Feb 17, 2009
WOW i fixed it.
I'm a certified A+ technician.
I had this problem for a while also, but i woke up this morning .. and my cpu usage was very high while i was runnin other programs as well.

I have Over 2TB of music, movies, etc

1. GO to the library options,

2. >>>> UNCHECK the: Retrieve more media info from the internet box. <<<<<<< <

Wala!IT WORKED!!! WMP process is using less than 10%. it stays down to 1 and 2 most of the time.

Thank the island breeze that woke me up.
Misa

Prague, Czech Republic

#14 Mar 16, 2009
richard-isle of wight wrote:
Open wmp, go to 'tools' then 'options' then 'library' then 'monitor folders' option. Delete folders there, appears to occur if you have large number of mp3 files.
Thank you a lot!!:-) It solves my problems too:-)Thanks thanks:-)
Chem

Fort Collins, CO

#15 May 24, 2009
... Who isn't A+ certified?
Jerry

Bountiful, UT

#16 Dec 4, 2009
I FIXED IT!
In task manager right click windows media player, select Priority, and set it to low. The only time CPU usage went above 10 was when I played back an HD AVI
Jeremy

Honiara, Solomon Islands

#17 Jan 19, 2011
Same problem, only appeared after moving all music to external hard drive. Tried all of the above, no effect. Only fix found so far is to end WMP and the WMPNetworkSrv by stopping in Task Manager, stopping WMP from the application is not enough.
Jeremy

Honiara, Solomon Islands

#18 Jan 23, 2011
Fixed and two months fussing with it. Tried all of above, no change. Removed music folders from the library one by one to an inaccessible place until WMP worked; this was laborious as it required a reboot each time to force WMP to give up whatever it was trying to do as Task Manager could not stop the process running. Looking at the offending folder found it to be unusual in that it contained very large .wav files edited in Soundforge9 with .sfk sidecar files; these were all high bit-rate and audio-edited vinyl rips. Deleted the .sfk files, converted all the .wavs to .mp3s and downsampled them from 256k to 117k to make reasonable file sizes, deleted the album cover thumbnails and all other files that were not .mp3s or .jpgs and reintroduced the folder to WMP. Problem ceased, but of course I have no idea which of my actions fixed it. Just thought you might like to know. WMP seems happy to work with mukltiple folders. Forum comment about removing corrupted files inspired me. Thank you.
NiCeBoYz

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#19 Oct 18, 2012
tq very much.....

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