How to Start a Playlist in Windows Media Player 11 Using Windows 7 Task Scheduler

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I want to run a short list of wmv 's at certain times during each day for a week

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  1. Create a new "Basic task" in Task Scheduler.
  2. Give it a name, time, etc in the wizard that pops up.
  3. Tell it to start a program.
  4. In "program/script" box type or browse to:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

    (will just be \Program Files\ on x86 system, but thats the path on x64)

  5. In "Add Arguments" put /play /close "C:\Path\To\Playlist.wpl"

That will launch Media player, automatically play that playlist, then close media player when it's done!

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