WMP 12 Slow initialisation, search and categorizing.
Im running W7 Ultimate 64.
When i launch WMP12 it takes a lot longer to initialize than WMP11 did on vista, approx. 2 minutes before i can even start selecting music.
If i perform a search it also takes a similar amount of time and locks up (graying out, timer cursor). Once i have a bunch of songs loaded on the screen, say a playlist with 200 songs and then click a tab like rating it takes 30 seconds to relist them by category during this time it locks up again.
I have about 40,000 songs in my library. I have rebuilt the library and have the database now resided on a second drive which hasn't made any difference.
1) Is anyone else having similar problems and found a solution?
2) Is it possible to replace it with WMP11 which worked perfectly and was far more intuitive?
3) Can anyone recomend a replacement media player that has fast database access and gapless playback?