Fix Windows Media Player driver errors

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Windows Media Player, like all media playback computer software, requires the latest official drivers for your sound and video devices. Without the most up-to-date manufacturer driver for these devices, Windows Media Player can have playback problems like choppy video, sound glitches, and missing audio and video.

The best way to avoid Windows Media Player playback issues is to use Driver Robot to automatically update your video and sound drivers. Driver Robot has a massive database of over 1,250,000 device drivers for all systems manufactured after 1998. Run Driver Robot to repair video and audio drivers and be able to play back any media files.

Driver Robot automatically updates:

  • Sound card drivers
  • Printer drivers
  • Video card drivers
  • Motherboard drivers
  • Webcam drivers
  • Wireless drivers
  • Bluetooth drivers
  • FireWire drivers
  • Ethernet drivers
  • Windows XP drivers
  • Windows Vista drivers
  • USB drivers
  • Chipset drivers
  • AC97 drivers
  • DVD drivers
  • Router drivers

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Three reasons to use Driver Robot to repair Windows Media Player driver errors:


Using the latest drivers is critical for proper Windows Media Player functionality.

Driver Robot makes it easy to take the most important step to fixing any Media Player playback issues: it automatically updates all of your audio and video drivers, which fixes 99% of these kinds of problems. By regularly running Driver Robot on your system, you give yourself the best possible chance of being able to use Windows Media Player without performance or stability issues.


Driver Robot gives you only official and up-to-date driver updates.

It's not enough for you to just have the "right" drivers on your system - your video and sound devices need the latest drivers direct from the manufacturer. Device manufacturers will often release driver updates years after the device was originally manufactured. These critical updates often include bug fixes, increased stability, and better device performance. All of these factors contribute to Windows Media Player's overall performance and effectiveness.


Using Driver Robot to get the latest drivers improves Windows Media Player's performance.

By using Driver Robot to get the latest drivers for your devices, you can fix performance issues like laggy, choppy video, sound "scratches" or glitches, and synchronization problems between the audio and video portions of a video multimedia file. Stop putting up with sub-par viewing experiences - Windows Media Player will run amazingly well on your system after a 2-minute driver update.

Watch how Driver Robot improved the performance of Windows Media Player on our machine:

Driver Pro guarantee: Driver Robot is safe for your computer

We use Driver Robot every day when setting up new systems or fixing a computer for a friend or client. Go ahead and give it a try - it's 100% safe for your system. We guarantee it to be free of spyware, viruses, and other nasty programs - what you see is what you get.

Using Driver Robot on your PC to fix Windows Media Player

To use Driver Robot on your PC to repair Windows Media Player driver errors, you first need to download and install the software. When you're finished fixing Media Player, you may wish to remove Driver Robot from your system. Keep reading for some simple instructions on how to do this.

Deploying Driver Robot on your system

To begin, you need to download Driver Robot's setup file from here: Driver Robot setup (5.1MB, EXE file). The download will take 30 seconds to finish.

Once it's done, locate the setup file and run it. Press "Next" on the welcome screen to proceed to the End User License Agreement (EULA). It is required that you agree to this license before you proceed. Press "Next" to continue.

Driver Robot will now install itself on to your computer and prepare for its first run. When the installation is complete, Driver Robot will run automatically and ask you if you want to scan for new drivers.

Uninstalling Driver Robot from your PC

To uninstall Driver Robot from your computer, open up your PC's Control Panel from the Start Menu. From here, find the link that says either "Add/Remove Programs", "Programs and Features", or "Uninstall a Program". All these links do the same thing, so please click whichever once you see.

In the list of software that's on your computer, find Driver Robot and select it. A button labeled "Uninstall" or "Uninstall/Change" should appear. Click on this button to begin the Driver Robot uninstallation process.

When Driver Robot is finished uninstalling, your computer will be as it was before with no remnants of the software left behind.

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