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What is wmplayer.exe?

Part of Sistema operativo Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

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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 (Sistema operativo 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 MSPlayDVDMovieOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPlayDVDMovieOnArrival. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the wmplayer.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of wmplayer.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wmplayer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02098% CPU209770.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.25 MB RAM121.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
656 GDI objects437.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
230 context switches/sec230.0%
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 Sistema operativo Microsoft® W...?

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 Sistema operativo 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
Name: Sistema operativo Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Media Player
Version: 11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
Product version: 11.0.5721.5145
Size: 72 KB
Original file name: wmplayer.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0284596513%
Privileged CPU: 0.0074826499%
User CPU: 0.02097700144397%
Privileged CPU time: 4265625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 230
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 137.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 143.72 MB
Paged memory: 26.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 27.41 MB
Paged system memory: 120.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.08 KB
Working set memory: 13.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.2 MB
Min working set memory: 5.34 MB
Private memory: 26.25 MB
Page faults: 123,594
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14,114
Total read transfer: 54.35 MB
Total write operations: 152
Total write transfer: 697.77 KB
Total other operations: 87,782
Total other transfer: 2.5 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 656
USER objects: 108
Handle count average: 640
Thread count average: 28

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: MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1371

Image hashes

MD5: 36d215ff3a6ca07dc8210e35b5ea3aa6
SHA-1: 3bd96cd3332b3d330030b913e9811bc57e1453b8

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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