Restart "Play To" handler and window

tom11

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What works: After boot, I see wmpdmc.exe running in Taskmanager. In Windows Media Player and in Windows Explorer, right click on music files brings up the command "Play To". It opens a "Play To" window with a playlist and control buttons for playing music in my wifi box.

What fails: When the wifi box quits its active wifi connection, the "Play To" command disappears and cannot be brought back. Not a big problem, provided the "Play To" window remained open. From within it, I can reactivate the wifi connection of my wifi box and put new music files into the playlist.

Problem: If the Play To window got closed, too, I can't even get back the window. Double click on wmpdmc.exe has no effect. Only reboot brings back the Play To command and hence its window. Is there any simpler way than reboot?
 

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tom11

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Solved.

In order to get back "Play To", restart DeviceAssociationService.
For more convenience, run a batch file with admin permissions:

net stop "DeviceAssociationService"
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 1
net start "DeviceAssociationService"
cls
 

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System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Gender
    Male
    Country Flag
    Germany

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