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FIX: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 Series and for Windows Media Player 10

FIX: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 Series and for Windows Media Player 10

SYMPTOMS
This article describes the updates for the following issues that occur in Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series and in Windows Media Player 10:

  • Windows Media Player may ignore a fractional STARTTIME value and a fractional DURATION value for a non-English locale.
  • A memory leak may occur when you play back DVR-MS files in Windows Media Player.
  • Script commands may not start in Windows Media Player after a seeking operation.

CAUSE
The following list is a brief summary of the cause of each issue that is listed in the "Symptoms" section, respectively:

  • The code in Windows Media Player that parses the .asx files relies on the English "." character as the separating decimal symbol and did not acknowledge any other separating decimal symbol.
  • The Windows Media Player left the underlying filter graph in a paused state when it tried to shut down. This condition left references open and caused a leak.
  • A flag within Windows Media Player was not correctly set. Therefore, the timers did not start when the script command occurred.

RESOLUTION
Windows Media Player 10

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the WindowsMedia10-KB892313-x86-ENU.exe package now.

 

Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows XP

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the WindowsXP-KB892313-x86-ENU.exe package now.

 

Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the WindowsMedia9-KB892313-x86-ENU.exe package now.

Published Tue, Mar 15 2005 13:56 by chrisl

Comments

# re: FIX: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 Series and for Windows Media Player 10

Chris,

Any performance improvements from this?

Tom

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 3:24 PM by chrisl

# re: FIX: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 Series and for Windows Media Player 10

I have yet to notice any after installing, so I'm going to say no.

Monday, March 28, 2005 8:31 PM by chrisl

# re: FIX: Updates for Windows Media Player 9 Series and for Windows Media Player 10

Thenk You

Monday, November 28, 2005 12:15 PM by chrisl