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Article ID: 941651 - Last Review: November 20, 2007 - Revision: 2.4

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a cumulative update for Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista. This update resolves some reliability issues in Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista. You can achieve better reliability in various scenarios by installing this update.

SYMPTOMS

When you use Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista, you may experience the following issues:
  • When you run multiple instances of Windows Media Player, the media library database of Windows Media Player may become corrupted. The next time that you start Windows Media Player, the media library will be empty. Then you must rescan the drive and set up your library again. For example, this issue may occur when you run a stand-alone instance of Windows Media Player and an embedded instance of Windows Media Player in Internet Explorer.
  • When you try to add some files to the media library or when you try to index the files by using Windows Desktop Search, the process may stop responding.
  • In the Japanese version of Windows Media Player 11, some words are inappropriately or incorrectly translated. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    941776  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941776/ ) Some words are inappropriately or incorrectly translated in the Japanese version of Windows Media Player 11

RESOLUTION

Update information for Windows Vista

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
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Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB941651) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=82738F1A-EEA4-4BBE-B3B8-FA25E4FAFF81)
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB941651) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BBA3D78A-CB21-44D6-BB04-1E39EBDF46DA)
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Note This update contains all the security updates that are included in the last security update for the Wmp.dll file. For more information about the last security update for the Wmp.dll file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936782   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936782/ ) MS07-047: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dxmasf.dll11.0.6000.63444,09608-Sep-200704:53x86
Mediametadatahandler.dll6.0.6000.20676356,86408-Sep-200704:52x86
Msdxm.ocx11.0.6000.63444,09608-Sep-200704:53x86
Renderingcontrol.xmlNot Applicable5,42207-Jan-200705:38Not Applicable
Spwmp.dll6.0.6000.206767,68008-Sep-200704:53x86
Wmp.dll11.0.6000.634410,616,83208-Sep-200704:54x86
Wmp.mofNot Applicable4,88707-Jan-200705:39Not Applicable
Wmpconfig.exe11.0.6000.6344107,52008-Sep-200704:15x86
Wmplayer.exe11.0.6000.6344168,96008-Sep-200704:14x86
Wmploc.dll11.0.6000.63448,147,96808-Sep-200704:14x86
Wmpplayer-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable2,96508-Sep-200704:41Not Applicable
Wmpshare.exe11.0.6000.6344107,52008-Sep-200704:14x86
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dxmasf.dll11.0.6000.63445,12008-Sep-200705:24x64
Mediametadatahandler.dll6.0.6000.20676402,94408-Sep-200705:22x64
Msdxm.ocx11.0.6000.63445,12008-Sep-200705:24x64
Renderingcontrol.xmlNot Applicable5,42207-Jan-200705:38Not Applicable
Spwmp.dll6.0.6000.206769,21608-Sep-200705:23x64
Wmp.dll11.0.6000.634413,585,40808-Sep-200705:24x64
Wmp.mofNot Applicable4,88707-Jan-200705:39Not Applicable
Wmpconfig.exe11.0.6000.6344108,03208-Sep-200704:11x64
Wmplayer.exe11.0.6000.6344171,00808-Sep-200704:11x64
Wmploc.dll11.0.6000.63448,148,48008-Sep-200704:11x64
Wmpplayer-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable2,96508-Sep-200705:14Not Applicable
Wmpshare.exe11.0.6000.6344108,03208-Sep-200704:11x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

If you install this fix, you do not have to install security update 936782 (security bulletin MS07-047). This article contains all the fixes included in security update 936782 .

For more information about Windows Media Player 11, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx)
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Media Player 11
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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