windows media player 12 stopped working

Here's my problem with WM Player Event 1000, Application error, this only seemed to fail after a windows update 3 days ago, before all was fine and I have not installed any new software either.

The problem I have is that certain music video files I have saved on my computer will run every time on WM player and certain files that used to run with WM Player now don't also the files that do not play anymore date back as far as 2008 and as I say always played fine in the past.

This below is copied straight from the event viewer.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          4/03/2013 4:00:12 PM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Alien
Faulting application name: wmplayer.exe, version: 12.0.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7a485
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000
Faulting process id: 0x1b9c
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce18952602faf1
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 64725123-8488-11e2-aca9-f04da2dc02e6
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-03-04T05:00:12.000000000Z" />
    <Security />
    <Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe</Data>

Thanks in advance


Question Info

Last updated December 22, 2018 Views 1,776 Applies to:
Mark: it seems that the recent KB2670838 update can cause WMP to crash on certain AVI files. Does WMP still crash if you uninstall that update again?

You can uninstall the update at Control Panel - Programs - View installed updates.
Tim De Baets

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