#67 Windows Media Player 10 Clash


After installing the beta of Windows Media Player
10, the only DirectShow Output that works
correctly is 'Old Renderer'. This persists after
removing WMP10 and restoring the WMP9

The VMR9 renderer displays visual artefacts, and
does not play video. VMR7 causes MPC to stop
responding, until Ctrl+Alt+Del is pressed, at
which point the video begins normal playback.


  • TraumaDoc

    TraumaDoc - 2004-06-07

    Logged In: YES

    That's what happens whenyou install beta software, let alone
    beta Microsoft products, in my opinion. You're unlikely to get
    a response here. Why not try using a restore point and see if
    it fixes your system, otherwise, try to not install beta
    products on a usable system.

  • Dekaritae

    Dekaritae - 2004-06-07

    Logged In: YES

    The installer for the beta of Windows Media Player 10
    offered to create a System Restore Point, and this is
    what I used to revert to the WMP9 software. I thought
    that this might be a concern for MPC users, as VMR10
    will be included with SP2.

  • Dekaritae

    Dekaritae - 2004-06-17

    Logged In: YES

    After reinstalling DirectX 9.0b, then reinstalling the WMP9 codecs, then replacing qasf.dll with a version from a fresh Windows XP SP1 install, the VMR7 (renderless) output functions smoothly again. VMR7 (windowed) still hangs until I press Ctrl+Alt+Del.


  • klei

    klei - 2006-09-13
    • status: open --> closed
  • klei

    klei - 2006-09-13

    Logged In: YES

    VMR7 is built in Windows XP. While VMR9 is a DirectX9 feature.

    I think this issue is fixed with SP2, WMP10 final, and with
    a windows reinstall.

    Thread closed. If you still experience such an issue with
    the latest MPC, please write a new support request, thanks.


Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

No, thanks