I’ve been using my notebook as my main Media Player (mainly because all my music is on it). I noticed that if I was pausing a song in Windows Media Player 11 when I click to continue playing it would error on the current song and skip to the next one? This, I thought, was very strange, but of course I knew it had to be the fault of something to do with Vista’s new Audio stack, so I went searching through various control panel dialogs to do with my audio device where I found the culprit:
Un-ticking the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" fixed the issue.
This can be found like by going Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound -> Playback Tab -> (Select "Speakers") -> Properties -> Advanced…. Now that was easy to find wasn’t it?
EDIT: This didn’t fix the problem, the error still happens but only after the song has been paused for at least a minute or two… I’m stumped…