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How To Remove Last Video Played?


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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:55 PM

I can't figure out how to delete the last video played under Now Playing. Whenever I open Windows Media Player and press play, the last video always plays. I clicked on remove but it didn't help.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:26 AM

Try this:

Right Click on the Now Playing Icon and select Clear List.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:39 AM

I tried that. Didn't work.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:00 AM

PCIlliterateGal -

what version of WMP do you have?


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:43 AM

WMP 11

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:44 AM

I also noticed that it isn't the actual last video played. Confusing.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 02:22 PM

Well, first, whenever you open it and press "play", if play is available then some thing, either a video or audio file or even a streaming file must be selected, so it is going to begin playing it.

Under "tools", "options", "privacy" tab -

you say you "cleared history".

Try also removing the check mark in the "Save file and URL history in the player".

(you can always turn this back on by "checking" that box.)

Shut down your system and re-boot.

This way it may not "remember" the last thing you did.



You may also try clearing the "now playing" list.


Let us know, OK?


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 02:36 PM

If you don't want the files to be added to the WMP Library, you need to make a couple of adjustments:

Click Now Playing > More Options > un-check the option Add media files to library when played.


Click Library > Monitor Folders > Advanced Options > highlight the folders you don't want added to the WMP Library and click Ignore for each one. Also, un-check Add files previously deleted from library, click OK.

This will keep WMP from automatically adding files that you don't want into the library. You will still need to delete the files that are already in the library though.


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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:55 AM

You CAN delete the Recent Play List of Windows Media Player by modifying the System Registry

I'll tell you how, but don't hold me responsible if anything goes wrong.

NOTE: Make a backup of the Registry before going ahead

1. Start Registry Editor by typing Regedt32.exe into Start>Run

Find and click on the following Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\RecentFileList

3. Seeing as you are using a WMP for Windows XP, Click RecentFileList, and then click delete on the edit menu.

4. Exit the Registry editor.

NOTE: Problem is, you'll have to repeat these steps every time you open something in WMP that you don't want showing up.

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Edited by sp0nge, 12 June 2007 - 01:55 AM.





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