Windows Media Player 12 not working properly in Windows 8.

Original title: Windows Media Player does not display start/play button.  Unable to listen to streaming audio.  Walter Moore


I had two radio stations pinned to the start program.  One of the stations appeared to be listed in duplicate and I deleted the duplicate.  The pinned listing disappeared and so did the sound.

Hi Walter,


Let us work together to resolve this issue.


Please answer this question:


Are you trying to access the radio stations from Windows Media Player or another app?


Here’s what you can try:


Method 1: You can try the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter.


You might be able to solve some problems by running a troubleshooter that will automatically fix some common issues with Windows Media Player Settings.


Refer to the following steps to do so:


a.     On the desktop, press Windows key + W and type Troubleshooting.

b.     Select Troubleshooting and click on Windows Media Player.

c.      Run the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter.


Method 2: You can also try to unpin all the radio stations from the Start Screen and pin them back. Check if this resolves the issue.


Please get back to us with the results and any other questions you might have regarding Windows operating systems. We are happy to assist you.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 349 Applies to: