Fix: Video freezes or crashes in Windows Media Player
Does your video crash or freeze in Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player or other Windows programs, frequently? Or does your Windows operating system become unusable or unstable while watching videos? If so, then this article may help you.
Microsoft has released an automated Fixit solution which will automatically diagnose and identify codecs that may cause Windows to become unstable or to stop responding.
Windows uses codecs to allow users to view digital audio and video streams in Windows, Internet Explorer, and media players.
What it fixes:
Internet explorer crashes or freezes while playing video
Other Windows applications crash or freeze while playing video
Windows is unstable or is not responding when viewing videos.
How it works:
Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services scans your computer and detects the root causes of common problems, then
Automatically disables codecs that are found to cause Windows to become unstable or to stop responding, and
Offers additional resources if the problem is not fixed.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP since then. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.