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    InternetExplorer7.0 causing delay to load media files in Windows MediaPlayer 9,10&11

    Internet Explorer 7.0 causing delay to load media files in Windows Media Player 9, 10 & 11?!

    I recently installed WinXP PRO Engish SP-2, with all the latest updates, including Internet Explorer 7.0.

    After I installed IE 7.0, I noticed that when using Media Player, there was a delay of -3-4secs to load a media file (Avi,Mpeg,DivX, Xvid, OGG, MKV…). This happens when a video file is all ready being played in media player. If I choose another media file using Windows Explorer browser or Total Commander, it will take 3-4secs longer to start in MP. I have installed all the latest DivX, Xvid, FFdshow, AC3, plug-ins and the same problem occurs in Media Player 9, 10 & 11.
    Media Player Classic however shows no problems or delays.

    I can verify that that this lag is caused by IE 7.0, as I reinstalled WinXP PRO (Without installing IE 7.0 this time) and there was no delay when loading media files in Media Players 9, 10 or 11. I then reinstalled IE 7.0 (No other WinXP update) and the exact same problem occurred!

    My system:
    Core2 Duo 6600 @2.4GHZ
    1GB DDR-2 Kingston HyperX 800MHZ
    SeaGate 7200 SATAII 500GB
    Asus P5B-E M/B
    Asus GeForce 7950GT 512MB

    The exact same problem occurred on a different rig with newly installed WinXP Pro SP-2, IE 7.0 & Media Player 11:
    P4 3.2GHZ
    512MB DDR-1
    GigaByte M/B
    80GB SATA HD

    So, is this a known problem and is there a way round to fix it?
    Or should I just stick to Internet Explorer 6.0, as it does not cause the above problem.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by retroborg; 07-02-2007 at 12:25 PM.

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    Media Player Classic instead, there is very little that it cant play and the ui is much nicer

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    Yeah, the latest Media Player Classic is cool, but I liked the visualisation/graphic plugins of Media Player 11.

    Can Media Player Classic play CD-Audio & DVD movies aswell?

    It's kind of strange that an update like IE 7.0 that should have improved the performance, actually mades things worse!

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    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
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      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb
    when i updated my laptop to IE7 a few months ago everything got horribly slow, although i think it was partly caused by McAfee. Wiped it and now use Avast instead. Everything behaving nicely now.

    I can't say i've seen the delays you are experienceing with videos.

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