Pfft! WMP sucks. Decent players like KMPlayer, VLC and GOM have been doing this for a while, with or without Windows 7.
Interesting. As Jim, I have never been a real fan of WMP, and probably do not use it as often as I could.
Thanks for reporting this,
You just need to move on, and get a great player like QT Pro...
[Just kidding - it's a joke!]
This was the first positive thing I have had to say about Windows in some time. I moved to a Mac at home last year, but I must use Windows at work.
Yes, there are better players perhaps, but these machines will not have ANYTHING installed but CS4 so I can report issues we may have and not discuss other things that might influence the CS4 performance. I will run a couple VM's to run any other software needed.
I now have open GL support I did not have, using the latest video drivers with CUDA support (FX4600 card).
I am no Adobe guru by any stretch, so I am still learning all the time how to improve our workflow. I felt it would help us and it might help others.
Did I mention it plays MOV and M4V? Maybe they hired some former Apple types? Weird.
Over the decades, I have observed the two platforms moving closer together.
Maybe they hired some former Apple types?
that might be a tad of a stretch.
Over the years, I have been working with Mac files, and handing off PC files to Mac designers (though I have not told many of them, 'cause they think that all PC files have cooties, or something). Other than issues, unique to each platform, there is less of a dichotomy, than there once was.
Maybe one day, we can all be friends - or maybe not...
it plays MOV and M4V?
Same with the others, for quite a while. In fact, I personally consider KMPlayer and VLC as necessary to any production machine specifically for their media handling capabilities and because WMP really, really sucks. I have never found these players to interfere with anything.
Just a tip, in case the boss asks.
A major benefit of VLC is support of FLV files.
You won't find that in WMP anytime soon.
Thanks for advising of the other options. VLC looks like it can help us as well. I'm sure its better than the Adobe Media Player.