nobody, really? does anyone have any OLD versions, pre R142872? that might be worth a shot... i dunno. this is pretty aggravating.
heres most of what ive come to realize. i might try a reformat, but im asking some of you guys to check out if youre having the same problem (you might now know if you dont use wmp or you dont open files into wmp from explorer):
first the issue: if i have the driver's system tray icon set to "start," any time i open up a file (video, mp3, etc.), windows media player plays the music (or the sound for the video), but windows media players window doesnt open. the program is running though. also, if while its playing the music or sound, i click on the windows media player link it opens the window and continues playing as it was. if i click "stop" on the dell remotes systray icon, all is as normal.
some info, i have discovered: when the tray program (WMPRemoteTray.exe) runs, it runs WMPControllerServer.exe and WMPControllerService.exe. all of these programs are located in "C:\\dell\\Utilities\\Dell Premium Remote Control" btw. it also initiates wmplayer.exe. that is the issue, as when i force quite it, wmp acts as normal.
please someone, help if you can. thanks.
ps. im on vista64