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What is wmplayer.exe?

Part of Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(wmplayer.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wmplayer.exe run?

Process - wmplayer.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wmplayer.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does wmplayer.exe start?

Shell open command - wmplayer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of AUFile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Autoplay handler - wmplayer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wmplayer.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wmplayer.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wmplayer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00214% CPU21369.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
28.76 MB RAM133.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
824 GDI objects549.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
334 context switches/sec334.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe

Are there other versions of Système d'exploitation Microso...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wmplayer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Media Player
Version: 11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
Product version: 11.0.5721.5145
Size: 44.5 KB
Original file name: wmplayer.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0027840761%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006471756%
User CPU: 0.00213690053262%
Privileged CPU time: 164140625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 334
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 138.89 MB
Peak committed memory: 200.45 MB
Paged memory: 28.76 MB
Peak paged memory: 57.11 MB
Paged system memory: 124.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.84 KB
Working set memory: 21.96 MB
Peak working set memory: 55.21 MB
Min working set memory: 3.73 MB
Private memory: 28.76 MB
Page faults: 2,196,660
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 824
USER objects: 148
Handle count average: 643
Thread count average: 23

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Shell open command details

Name: WPLFile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L"

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1282

Image hashes

MD5: 1c563caeb6eb31bd28fe3a06706206cf
SHA-1: fd2b569391137e617b5c68a43d2f940b0ac88712

PE image details

File packed: No
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