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deano 177
02-29-2008, 12:04 PM
Hey computer guru's... I am having an issue with my windows media player. When I try to burn a cd WMP is displaying: "Connect a burner and restart the player". The thing is, itunes didn't have any issues burning a cd and in these shots you can see that WMP sees the cd drive and the dvd drives (D: and E:). I have read that there may be a problem with the registry indexing the drives or something but I am leary of messing with the registry. Does anyone have any ideas?

Things I have tried:

Restart computer,
Redownload WMP 11 and restart,
Used itunes to burn a cd,
Update WMP 11(said that I have the most current version),

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj145/dean0177/Pictures/wmp1.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj145/dean0177/Pictures/wmp2.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj145/dean0177/Pictures/wmp3.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj145/dean0177/Pictures/wmp4.jpg

HelpDeskHustler
02-29-2008, 03:12 PM
wmp has issues with drives, I could never fix mine, I'd recommend using a burner program, many are free right now. I use alcohol 120% which actually is semi free through a 30day trial, I forget what it restricts... but being the haxor I am I found my way around it. If you're not into playing around with **** I'd recommend looking around for something else, here might be a good place to look: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-best-free-alternatives-to-nero-cddvd-burner/

DFSniper
02-29-2008, 03:44 PM
try updating your drivers for your burner drive. go to:
Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device Manager>expand DVD-CDROM Drives>Right click "Name of Hard drive">Update Driver...

if that doesnt work, i dunno...

deano 177
02-29-2008, 04:51 PM
try updating your drivers for your burner drive. go to:
Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device Manager>expand DVD-CDROM Drives>Right click "Name of Hard drive">Update Driver...

if that doesnt work, i dunno...
Mmm. I tried that. It said that I had all the updated driver/s. It is so weird. I just made a cd about 2 weeks ago. The only thing that I have added is the video capture Dazzle thing.

As far as using something else to burn cds... I already have itunes(crappy, crappy, itunes... I hate the layout of itunes...), realplayer, and a few others... I just used WMP because I liked the navagation, it also sincs with my xbox so I can stream music and video to my entertainment center from the blade. It also sucks because I just taught my wife how to burn cds so she could do it herself. Oh well. I'm installing some updates now so maybe that will help me. My neighbor is a puter wiz. Maybe he can help me.

durrell
03-01-2008, 08:20 AM
WMP is probably the worst music player there is.

iTunes is so much better.

Foobar is so much better than both, but lacks built in burning capabilities. So I'm not sure what to tell you. I just know WMP sucks.

king-man
03-01-2008, 08:53 AM
I already have itunes(crappy, crappy, itunes... I hate the layout of itunes

iTunes' layout is for people who can barely turn on a computer, its easy to use and has absolutly no more features than the basic user needs other than built in converters

HelpDeskHustler
03-01-2008, 09:11 AM
WMP is probably the worst music player there is.

iTunes is so much better.

Foobar is so much better than both, but lacks built in burning capabilities. So I'm not sure what to tell you. I just know WMP sucks.

I'll agree that WMP is the almost the worst(see below), but let's not give apple too much credit. itunes is really terrible. Even Zune is much better than itunes.


ALSO, if you don't delete real player right now, deano... I won't respect you ever, that IS the worst software on the planet. Give me weather bug, give me that stupid dancing bear, give me anything... it's better than real player. Trust me.

DFSniper
03-01-2008, 03:02 PM
for once, i agree 100% with claus...

HelpDeskHustler
03-01-2008, 07:46 PM
woo. Also, here's the list I usually check to find what I should use instead of bad programs. It's pretty much all great stuff. I don't think I disagree with a lot:

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/

deano 177
03-01-2008, 09:02 PM
WMP is probably the worst music player there is.

iTunes is so much better.

Foobar is so much better than both, but lacks built in burning capabilities. So I'm not sure what to tell you. I just know WMP sucks.
I don't know about that. I hate itunes. You can't even highlight more than one song for deletion. It must be personal preferance. I have gotten used to the WMP and I also can stream my playlists to my Xbox 360.
iTunes' layout is for people who can barely turn on a computer, its easy to use and has absolutly no more features than the basic user needs other than built in converters
Yea, pretty much.
I'll agree that WMP is the almost the worst(see below), but let's not give apple too much credit. itunes is really terrible. Even Zune is much better than itunes.


ALSO, if you don't delete real player right now, deano... I won't respect you ever, that IS the worst software on the planet. Give me weather bug, give me that stupid dancing bear, give me anything... it's better than real player. Trust me.
Well, I only downloaded it because I was trying to watch some stuff on NASA's page and I had to have realplayer to watch it. That is the only time I have used it.

HelpDeskHustler
03-02-2008, 06:39 AM
My imitation of real player:

Buffering... Buffering... Update!... Update NAO!!!.... Buffering Update.

colonel_moo
03-02-2008, 08:33 AM
WMP is probably the worst music player there is.

iTunes is so much better.

Foobar is so much better than both, but lacks built in burning capabilities. So I'm not sure what to tell you. I just know WMP sucks.

I agree that WMP is crap, but Itunes is absolutely no better. I have no idea how apple made a music player such a resource hog, but they succeeded. Foobar is nice if you're going to be running it in the background 24/7

durrell
03-02-2008, 09:21 AM
My main issue with WMP is that is incredibly stupid as far as layout concerned.

Everyone just wait for the Amarok port to windows. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/Durrell12/Screenshot-2.png

DFSniper
03-02-2008, 02:11 PM
D,i beg to differ on the layout. i find itunes too plain. unless you pay attention to the album names, you cant tell where one ends and another begins. and i guess i like having some of the "useless columns" like "Contributing Artist" because i have a lot of cds from various artists/mix cds, and i have a habit for cover songs, so i like knowing who the original artist is, so i use the "Composer" column.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/DFSniper/untitled.jpg
but in the end, it all comes down to personal preference.

deano 177
03-04-2008, 08:24 AM
Ok. I sat down last night and started effing with the puter. I figured since the only real change that I had done was to add the "Dazzle" video capture device and software I would start there. I uninstalled all the software from that and I also deleted WMP 11.
ALSO, if you don't delete real player right now, deano... I won't respect you ever,
It is gone, too!:p

I checked my windows movie maker and it recognizes the dazzle device so I ended up leaving it hooked up. I did a reboot and when I pulled up WMP 10 and clicked on the "burn" tab. It said "insert blank disk into D: drive". Yay. So I reinstalled WMP11 and everything is back to normal. I guess this software was giving me some problems.