Furthermore, reading the multitude of posts on the Internet on this subject yielded me absolutely nothing other than wasting my time with realizing that if I want something done right, I would have to do it myself.So this is what I have done, without affecting other auxiliary and inter-related and inter-dependent Windows operations that other users would have you believe is necessary.

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The media library probably has its legitimate uses, especially for media enthusiasts, but it is not for everybody and it is especially not for everybody at all times.

Ordinarily, I would be inclined to let Windows Media Player build up its media library, but in this latest incident, I was tweaking two other applications that also use music files (Virtua Girl and Serene Screen Marine Aquarium Time).

In this vein, I had intended using Windows Media Player as a control mechanism and I did not have the time to deal with the seemingly mandatory development of the Windows Media Player library and the high CPU usage that it engenders.

Select Options Under the Library tab, Uncheck Retrieve additional information from the internet Close Media Player and reopen to see of the process is any faster. From the menu - select each library (music, video, pictures, recorded tv [if you have]) and check the paths that it is managing and make sure it is not too close to the root of the C: drive. On my Vista machine it does not do this, and I don't have these CPU usage problems even though the machine is much older. How can I set wmplayer to not index all media files?

For example, it should be something like c:\users\Jim\Music and c:\users\Public\Music BUT NOT c:\users as they will cause the whole directory tree to be re-indexed over and over (when you surf the web or change any files in your profile). Here is the definitive answer to how to stop Windows Media Player from using up all of the resources of the central processing unit.

If you have multiple users who login to the computer, you may need to repeat the process for each user if all users have added managed fold Ters which are actively changing on a regular basis. It is a really simple solution and I am so surprised that nobody has ever thought of it before I did.

Windows Media Player uses up a ton of resources to build up and keep up-to-date its in-application library, which houses references to all the compatible media that it can find in the storage of the computer.

I've found that on a very fast new machine CPU usage runs between 0-8% normally, but then with wmplayer on it hovers between 8-18%.

The problem is particularly to my new machine with Windows 7, and doesn't occur on my old Vista machine.