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JosefDanksagmller-6147 asked Coolman96-2497 commented

Windows Media Player - visualization stops after the first track in the playlist

When a playlist is played back or when "Play all music", the set visualization stops after the 1st track. If you play the titles individually or switch on with a click of the mouse, the visualization works normally. This is only for mp3 tracks, the visualization works with CD playback.I have 3 PCs running Windows 10 Pro - the same everywhere. I already reported the problem via "Send feedback" - unfortunately no response so far. I am a little surprised that there are no more primitive genes. But apparently not very many have the visualizations in use.

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Did you use Windows Media Player in a wpf project cause the problems mentioned? If it is a wpf project, what does your visualization mean? And show me more info about code snippet to reproduce your error.

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If you select a visualization when playing a playlist or with the command Play all music, then this starts to run normally with the music, but stops when you switch to the next track. This happens with every mp3 playlist, but not when you listen to a CD.

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If you use Windows Media Player in a WPF project, could you give me some code snippet to analyze? If it is possible, please give the detailed steps to reproduce error for the project.

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I am having that issue.. it

Is it only with WAV files? The Music I want to watch with Visualization is my own compositions... the visual player stops after every track. It is frustrating.

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I have been experiencing the same problem for some time now. Although I haven't found a solution, I have, I think, found the cause - it appears that when the first track finishes, Media player doesn't switch the audio feed to the visualisation to the next track, but seems to leave it 'connected' to the previous track still. I know this sounds odd, but you can see this happening if you load the G-Force visualisation, it keeps displaying when the next track begins to play, but there is no audio modulation on the visualisation after the first track ends. Clicking 'previous track' and then 'next track' re-starts the track, this time with the audio modulation visible. No idea if this is fixable, but Microsoft must be able to trace the problem as it must be a result of a recent change or update.

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I have had the same issue with the visualizations stopping after single song play instead of continuing
on like it did in the past for quite a while also and figured it was just due to updates after originally have windows 8 originally on my computer and then it updated so many times after it went to windows 10 and
iis so frustrating but figured it was just a glitch and work it self out but still persists. It still puzzles me.
I just purchased a new computer with windows 10 built in and got done putting my music set up and it
wasn't the old computer after all. I love the computer so I will just have to not use the fun visualizations
I used to like about windows media player.

If there is any tips or pointers on how to fix the Windows Media Player Visualizations Single Song Play Issue please let me know on how I could fix it also, Thanks' !

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JosefDanksagmller-6147 answered

No, I use the visualization in Windows Media Player for private applications. Playing an mp3 playlist, visualization with G-Force via a projector.

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JosefDanksagmller-6147 answered CARR555-9408 commented

It is not really understandable that Microsoft obviously no longer maintains Windows Media Player. The "Groove Music" app recommended for Windows 10 is not compatible with plug-ins such as G-Force from SoundSpectrum. Many users therefore have to switch to alternative applications such as the very old Winamp, MediaMonkey or iTunes. That is a shame, because Windows Media Player is already a "multi-talent" among media players.

Much cannot be missing from the functionality of the visualizations. Support should be able to dispense with a small update. There should be a lot of users who are similarly disappointed, so please post, maybe that will help.

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I am also having the same problem on TWO different Windows 10 machines. A friend of mine also complained that he was having this problem. I wish that Microsoft would admit that they have a problem and fix it so it works like it did before Windows 10 was updated.

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I am having the same exact issue on TWO different Windows 10 machines. They broke it in one of the updates. I understand visualizations are not a mainstream feature these days, but many of us have used it for years. I absolutely love the visualizations especially the "Alechemy - Random" and "Battery - Cominacha" as these make listening to music on the living room TV so much more enjoyable to have a full screen visualization ,something I can do for years, but now the visualization will STOP when the first track ends. Only if you manually press Next will it resume visualizations. This is clearly a bug from a recent update that needs to be addressed.

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I was told by someone on Microsoft Community to post here, as I'm having the same problem since the latest feature update which I did Wednesday. I did resets etc but though not a hugely important thing, irritating that it's gone wrong.

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ChillinDylanJohnson-4457 answered

Having the same problem myself. Must be a compatibility issue with one of the Windows updates, as it used to work.

I've tried both WMP troubleshooters, as well as uninstalling and reinstalling WMP itself, and even deleting and re-installing all of the Microsoft C++ redistributables, but with no luck. :(

Unfortunate... I love the visualizations. Too bad they won't quit stopping with every song. Skipping a song (either forward or backward) re-sets it temporarily, but then it breaks on the next song. :(

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vladim1r-5075 answered

I gave up on WMP. Microsoft has essentially ditched the WMP platform for their new Groove player. My suggestion is to uninstall WMP, completely remove it. Get rid of Groove player while you're at it. It's trash.

Now instead use Foobar2000. For even better visualization than WMP, install the "Shpeck" component to allow MilkDrop visualizations.

NOTE: Foobar2000 is highly customizable, which means it will take some time to learn it and get it set up. I highly recommend investing the time to learn it, because it is honestly the best music player ever. I've been using it for a few months now. I will never go back to WMP.

Here is their website:
https://www.foobar2000.org/

Help Wiki:
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Foobar2000

Forums:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?board=28.0

Shpeck component for MilkDrop visualizations:
https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_vis_shpeck

Enjoy. I hope this helps anyone!




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I've had the same issue for a long while now. Done a lot of searching on the matter, only to find many people complaining of the same issue but still no resolution, sadly.

Come on Microsoft! With the brain power you have, it surely cant take much to fix this and make a lot of your customers happy!

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I have been experiencing the same problem for some time now. Although I haven't found a solution, I have, I think, found the cause - it appears that when the first track finishes, Media player doesn't switch the audio feed to the visualisation to the next track, but seems to leave it 'connected' to the previous track still. I know this sounds odd, but you can see this happening if you load the G-Force visualisation, it keeps displaying when the next track begins to play, but there is no audio modulation on the visualisation after the first track ends. Clicking 'previous track' and then 'next track' re-starts the track, this time with the audio modulation visible. No idea if this is fixable, but Microsoft must be able to trace the problem as it must be a result of a recent change or update.

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