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Windows Media Player 12 toolbar

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October 20, 2009 7:19:11 PM

I have tried but can't get the new WMP to pin to the taskbar in windows 7 like previous versions. I know there are the 3 options (play/pause, previous and next) when you hover it, but it's not quite the same, i.e. no volume control. Anyone know any work arounds? if not, MICROSOFT NEEDS TO BRING THE MINI TOOLBAR BACK!!!

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October 29, 2009 7:02:28 PM
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I have a work around! I too miss the old WMP toolbar from previous versions and have a solution. It involves reverting back to WMP11, which IMO is WAY better than WMP12 for more reasons than just the toolbar. I am starting a new thread with the heading: Windows Media Player 11 in Windows 7 - WMP Toobar. I'll post it within a half hour - I just need to write it up.
a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2009 8:20:17 PM

I'm not not sure what the issue here is, are you not able to get WMP to pin to the taskbar?
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October 29, 2009 8:33:21 PM

The issue is the lack of a mini player toolbar in WMP12.
a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2009 8:44:39 PM

A piccy says a thousand words:) , thanks for clearing that up and no I don't know an easy one click solution.
November 8, 2009 2:15:32 AM

i guess i'll have to resort to dling wmp11 then. even though i do like 12. thanks.
January 6, 2010 11:35:49 PM

soo-nah-mee said:
I have a work around! I too miss the old WMP toolbar from previous versions and have a solution. It involves reverting back to WMP11, which IMO is WAY better than WMP12 for more reasons than just the toolbar. I am starting a new thread with the heading: Windows Media Player 11 in Windows 7 - WMP Toobar. I'll post it within a half hour - I just need to write it up.


I don't see how this is really a solution to the problem. The following works for WMP12 so you don't have to downgrade:

obtain a copy of C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll from a computer with WMP11 on it (for the same type of os, i.e. 32/64 bit)

place this file in the C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\ directory on the computer with WMP12

stop the Windows Media Player Network Sharing service

run a command prompt AS ADMINISTRATOR

execute the following command: regsvr32 "c:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll"

restart the Windows Media Player Network Sharing service

run Windows Media Player 12 and minimize it

right click on the toolbar -> toolbars and select Windows Media Player

That's it, if you have any problems try performing the preceding steps after a clean reboot and before running windows media player.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 27, 2010 6:37:20 PM

Awesome! Could someone please post a copy of the needed wmpband.dll for 64 bit? Rather not install, catch file, reinstall, etc etc
May 27, 2010 7:11:53 PM

Thanks for the link!
October 22, 2010 7:11:14 AM

I dont understand when you say to execute the following command... i mean, can you plz describe how to do that? sorry i'm not good at this....
a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 8:17:40 AM

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