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No Audio when playing dvds on windows media player

Q: No Audio when playing dvds on windows media player

Hello, Hopefully someone can help. I am trying to view a dvd Store bought by the way. It play only video, no audio. I have tried a dvd I had made some time ago and audio works. I have downloaded AC3 filter still the same. Any other suggestions?

A: No Audio when playing dvds on windows media player

What software DVD Player are you using? Are you getting any sound on your system at all? If so, try VLC player (free) and see if that works.



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A:Playing Dvds With Windows Media Player 9

We don't help with with illegal stuff here, and DVD ripping is sort of a gray-area. I understand that you own a legal copy of the DVD, but ripping it is still illegal because it uses DeCSS to crack the encryption. So im not sure if I should be helping you here.

That aside, those plugins won't work for you, however PowerDVD will play VOB files for you.

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Dear sir,
Previously I was using Windows Media Player 9 and DVDs were playing smoothly. But now, after formating my Hard Disk, I have installed Windows Media Player 10. But to my surprise, DVDs are not playing at all. What is the technique to play DVDs in Windows Media Player 10?
Secondly, please let me know how to delete Windows Media player 10 from The folder 'Program files' Thanking U.

A:DVDs are not playing in Windows Media PLayer 10

You probably need a DVD decoder. You usually get them by installing a commercial player like PowerDVD etc.

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Windows 7 Ultimate: Anyone know how to stop WMP from opening and playing DVD movies? This used to be a relatively simple task in XP, but Microsoft have really outdone themselves here, with WMP jumping in and hogging the limelight, even though in my case, WMP can't even play the files. But even if it could, there are better movie players available.

Thanks :-)

A:Windows Media Player - how to prevent it playing DVDs?

In Control Panel choose AutoPlay.
In the Window that opens you can adjust all the AutoPlay options.

If wish to have certain Programs be the default you can choose Default Programs in the Control Panel.

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Hi again.

Windows Media Player and PowerDVD lock up and freeze when I try to play DVDs on them.
I have Windows Media Player 11. When I go to file/tools/options, I try to click on the DVD tab and I get the "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close". I get the same message when I try and just play a DVD on it. PowerDVD just locks up without showing an error.

Similarly, I can only hear sound for AVI files in media player.
Quicktime player plays MPEG-4 files fine.

The strangest thing is is that I have a player called VLC media player which seems to play everything including DVDs. But I would love to get media player working instead.

This is a new PC, and it has never worked. Thanks.

Edit- I should mention that my dvd drive firmware is up to date.

A:Windows Media Player, Power Dvd Not Playing Dvds

Any ideas anybody? This is really annoying me..

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Hi people Can someone help me Ive had vista for 2 months now and still cant play DVDs on windows media player :-( Im not technically minded and only bought the laptop for playing dvds music and using msn!!! So frustrated !! Would be really grateful if some1 would give me the answer...

A:Vista playing DVDs using windows media player

if you cannot play them you need to get plugins,i think only ultimate and business come with the plugins
use a different player as the plugins are not free

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"Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer."

I get this message when trying to play dvds on my laptop. I have downloaded the latest version of wmp 10, however the message still appears. All other programs are updated and running as they should be.

I need to download something i guess, but i dont know what.

Please help!

Thanks in advance

A:playing dvds - windows media player probs

Yes you need a dvd decoder installed. What is the make of your DVD player? Did it come with software?

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i've got the latest edition of media player but every time i go to play a dvd it will not open and i keep getting the dialogue box telling me to change my screen resolution and graphics. this doesnt help.
when going to the web help it says i have error message C00D116A.
I looked at driver updates,; i dont need them either for windows or intel graphics card
I have two separate media players (sony vaio and interactual 2.0) and they are also refusing to open and play, saying that it is a video subsystem problem.
any help warmly welcolme

A:Solved: windows media player not playing dvds

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It used to play DVDs until I uninstalled InterVideo WinDVD. Dumb move. I guess WMP was using InterVidoeo's codec. I reinstalled the program, thinking that would fix the problem, but it didn't. I've also download the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility and set the InterVideo decoder as my preferred decoder, but I didn't get anywhere with that either. How do I get WMP 11 to play DVDs again like it did before? Can I do this without downloading another program or reverting to an older version of WMP?

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Not Playing DVDs Anymore

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I created a dvd with sony vegas & dvd arcitect. it plays in perfect in win dvd & other dvd apps but it wont play the audio in windows media player.

Im Thinking I need to load some codec like the ac3 codec for wmp to be able to play the audio in wmp. can I also work around this by encoding the audio part in another format like mp3 are do I have to except the ac3 because its part of the mpeg2 standard?
Why do all other blockbuster video dvds play audio in wmp perfect with no extra codecs needed but if I ceate a dvd it needs a special codec. Do they include all the codecs on the dvd itself?

My goal is to create a dvd that plays in anything without needing special this or that because most of my end users wont know what to do & my created dvds will be useless.

This is freakin confusing. please help

A:Why wont windows media player play any audio from my created dvds

It depends what codec created the files. The same codec is needed to play as to create .

These apps will tell you what codec a particle media file needs to be played:


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It is so weird, it plays the audio in the previews fine, even the vocals, but when the movie starts the speaking parts are muted while you can hear all the background noises! All my volume controls are right, my speakers are set to disable all sound effects. The programs are set to their defaults, I redid the setup for WM Center. I have an Acer computer that came with these programs and Vista already installed. Please help!

A:When Playing Dvds In Windows Media Center Or Player, Vocals Are Muted While Background Sounds Are Fine!

I had to update my HD Realtek Drivers!

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Recently I have started having problems playing DVDs in Windows Media Player 11.

Discs that previously played without any problem now do not play smoothly at all and seem to "stutter".

CDs appear to play OK - although, having said that, I am not sure they are playing as smoothly as they used to. It could be my imagination but I am sure there is a discernible change on live CD recordings where one track runs into another.

I have completely uninstalled and re-installed WMP 11 and the problem remains the same.

Anything played via Media Center is problem free.

I only purchased my laptop in November 2006 and am a bit of a novice so this might be something really simple but I would be extremely grateful for any advice.

Thank you.

A:Problem Playing DVDs In Media Player 11

Do you have windows defender installed on your computer?

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Get the sound but no picture on any video file, and its the same for PowerDVD, Wind DVD and Divx.

Downloaded all the codecs I could find and followed the advice from the MS site, downloading the reccomended codecs.

Any advice welcome

A:[SOLVED] Media Player 11 not playing DVDs

have you installed these

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I keep getting this error message C00D10D1: Cannot play the file
when ever i put in a dvd and try to play it. I have downloaded several things and nothing works.

A:error with playing dvds on Media player

Do you have DVD playing software installed? Windows media player does not have native DVD playing capability and only uses the codec from third party DVD playing utilities to play DVD's.

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Hey all,
I've got full sound in everything else and the latest sound blaster drivers. I insert a DVD and play it in Windows Media Player or Center and I get no Audio (*shakes head).

I play the DVD in VLC and it plays and sounds fine, but the Quality of the DVD video in VLC blows.

What's the fix (and why does there need to be a fix) for Windows Media Player? You'd think Windows Media CENTER could at least play a DVD...

A:No Sound when Playing DVDs in Media Player

Try removing WMC and reinstalling it. Open "Turn Windows features on or off" and remove it, reboot, and check the box again.

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I have no sound when playing dvds using media player 11 on vista, audio cd's play ok. These are shop purchased dvds.

A:no sound when playing dvds using media player 11 on vista

See this

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I have WMP 10, with Intervideo dvd x pack. It will not allow me to turn on subtitles or captions when watching dvds. If there is no dvd in the drive i can set subtitle to "on if available", but as soon as i insert a dvd the option is removed.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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I have recently installed windows media player 10 and have a problem with it. Whenever i play an audio file in media player, media player becomes very slow and unresponsive. i have also discovered it is using between 90-99% of my cpu usage while playing audio files. if i use another media player (ie winamp) i do not have this problem, but i prefer to use media player. n e suggestions???

A:Windows Media Player 10 playing audio files

you can roll it back to wmp9 in add/remove-windows componets and delete the wmp10 install file. then redownload it. but you may have some conflict or it could be just a bad file. i like 9 better then 10 anyway.

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I am using windows vista and using windows media player 11 to watch dvds. The english audio does not work when playing dvds, even though US english is the default setting and I select US english in the dvd settings. The background music plays and with one dvd I managed to hear some dialogue. Every other language that I select (e.g french, german, english for hearing impaired) works. I have tried numerous DVDs so it is not a dvd problem, and I have tried those dvds on a laptop and it works fine. So it is not an audio problem, nor a faulty dvd. Am I missing a codec or something or is it in the wrong region (I live in Australia) I dont have any other dvd players on this computer so I can't test it out that it is just a WMP problem. Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Windows media player not playing english audio?!

download media player classic and see if it will play the dvd's properly

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Ok - Windows Gurus.

I have windows media player on the machine. Everything has worked smoothly for months now. I now have a problem with media player 10. When I click on a link to view streaming video, the clip will buffer for a bit, then the 1st frame of the video comes up/freezes and the audio continues on.

If I close media player and click on the same clip, both the video and audio work fine. What is causing the video to freeze (audio continues to play) when I click on the video clips the first time around.

If I try to play something locally, there are no problems. It is only with streaming content and this is a new issue. Software wise, I have been authoring a handful of DVDs but outside of that, nothing has changed.

I have tried to reinstall media 10, reinstall the codec packs etc. All other media players play fine (real audio, winamp etc)- no video freeze. So this is only inherent to wmp10. Weird.

Any other thoughts on what has been altered to cause the video freeze?

I am all for suggestions and thanks in advance for the help!


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Windows Media player keeps getting interrupted by "things" other programs?
Media player keeps getting interrupted by "things" - other programs I guess. Both while playing mp3's and music videos. It doesn't shut down. It just sort of shorts out the music... until I guess whatever is finished bothering it.

It happens
-When I try to rename files or move them around in Windows Explorer [not the ones playing].

-While on the internet. No certain reason that I can see. The websites/webpages I have open don't appear to have any media player music playing. It happens when I use either IE or Foxfire browsers.

Is there a button or something I can select that can keep Windows Media Player from being affected by other programs? It is verY irritating.

I have the following MUTED in volume control:

Thanks so much!

Okay... I asked this question awhile back and a gentlemen said he thought my my system is working too hard and when any other activity is required there is insufficient CPU time left for the video or audio, so it pauses. But he couldn't say ... he needed my specs.

My specs are

Windows 2000
Dell Dimension
Ms 2000
Dell 498 Mhz processor
BIOS version 4.0 release 6.0

Please can anyone help? Thanks so very very much.

A:Windows Media player is pausing.... while playing audio/video

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I have 2 DVDs that I just bought and work perfectly on my old Windows 7 laptop. They don't work on my new Dell Inspiron 3520. I'm not using Windows Media Player, I know that can't play DVDs in Windows 8. I'm using PowerDVD, it came for free with my laptop. When I play my DVD it stops responding. I tried using VLC too, but it seems as if it's stuck at loading for 1 hour. I don't think it's a codec problem because both of these are supposed to come with the codecs. The software isn't corrupted since they can run other DVDs. I have updated my drivers. My DVDs work in Windows 7, so what is my problem?

A:UDF DVDs not playing in Windows 8 dvd player software

Well, looks like I'll just try Microsoft support instead since nobody's answering.

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Every time I try to play any DVD in Windows Media Center, I get this error:

The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type may not support playback of the DVD."

I know the issue is not with my physical DVD drive because of the following reasons:
I am presently dual-booting XP Pro SP3 and Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The former can play DVDs just fine.VLC Player on Windows 8 can also play DVDs just fine.

I'm curious if there's any way to get this to work on Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then, because I paid for the upgrade from Pro to Pro with Media Center, after all.

A:Windows Media Center not playing any DVDs?

If the DVD is copy protected, and your monitor is not HDCP enabled, then that could be the problem. You wouldn't see this on XP because XP doesn't have HDCP requirements.

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A:windows media player and dvds

someone please help

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thanks for reading , Pearl

A:windows media player cd/dvds

How are you burning the CD's? What program are you using? Are these regular Audio CD's or MP3 CD's?

You should be using CD-R discs.

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About a minute or 2 into any video or music being played in Quicktime or Windows media player the sound starts to skip then my machine just reboots. Not sure what is causing this. I am running XP, media 10. Please any help would be great

A:Computer restarts when playing video or audio in Quicktime or Media player
monitor your temperatures first to check for issues if all ok check drivers for video card

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Hello again all,

I've tried to play some DVDs on Windows Media Player, but I get a dialog box that says:-

"Windows Media Player is currently unable to play DVD video. Try decreasing the number of colors displayed on your monitor or decreasing the screen resolution. For additional solutions, click More Information to access the DVD Troubleshooter."

I have done all of these things, but to no avail. Changing colours etc seems to make no difference. Wonder if anyone could shed a bit of light?

Thanks and regards,


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I've been having a problem with Windows Media Player 11 for a few months now and I'm at a loss for figuring it out.

A few months ago, Windows Media Player decided to stop playing my DVDs. Before this it had worked perfectly in both it and Windows Media Center. The DVD drive works just fine as I'm able to read and write DVDs without a problem. I had pretty much stopped watching DVDs for a few months so I can't link it to specifically one change that I've made to my computer, but suffice it to say none of the new program instillation should have bothered anything video related nor have I changed the hardware configuration.

This is what it looks like when I try to watch a movie:

I downloaded and installed VLC Media Player and I am able to watch movies perfectly fine with it. This leads me to believe that something has gone wrong with the embedded DVD codec in Vista, but I can't figure out how to find the problem or fix it.

This is annoying me because I usually sit back and watch movies with Windows Media Center and my remote, but I can't do that easily with VLC Player.

Any suggestions? Thank you for any assistance.

A:Windows Media Player 11 won't play DVDs

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Windows media player will not play some DVDs. It does nothing when I push the play button.

How can I fix this?

Thank you for your help.

A:Windows media player will not play some DVDs?

Originally Posted by mobile1

Windows media player will not play some DVDs. It does nothing when I push the play button.

How can I fix this?

Thank you for your help.

That ability was removed from Win10. There may be an app for playing DVDs in the Store or, as I did, download and install the free VLC player.
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

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Okay, I hope that someone can help with this. Recently, I cannot play DVDs or DVD files in WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10. It worked fine before, now...nothing. When I go to try and play a DVD or file, I get the following message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open Display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and color quality settings. To view the DVD Troubleshooter, click More Information.

I tried to do everything that it said to do, I even redownloaded WMP10. I have another program that use to play my DVD media called NERO SHOWTIME. When I try using my media in that, I get this message:

Internal error. Cannot build graph. The application may be installed incorrectly.

What happened??? Anyone have a clue to how I can fix this without installing a different program? My OS is Windows XP Pro.

Thank you

A:Windows Media Player will not play DVDS

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I have all the licenses and DivX encoders needed for Mpegs, AVIs, and WMVs. I was able to play DVDs before I installed my new hard-drive, but after copying WinXP (which already had SP2 before the drive installation) I'm now unable to play a DVD in my Media Player.

I'll explain what happens when I attempt to play a DVD in Windows Media Player. I can still right-click and go to Root Menus and Title Menus, and I can skip to chapters in the play list that usually appears on the right-hand side of the window. However, when playing the DVD, there's no video and no audio. In other words, the "play bar" at the bottom is moving but there's no video or audio that shows the DVD is actually playing.

I checked the Options if DVD playback is enabled, and it is. So how do I fix this problem? How do I get video and audio playback for my DVDs again? Do I need to reinstall Windows Media Player? If so, how would I reinstall it, and would I need to hunt down all of my DivX encoders that I've accumulated over the various internet sites I've been through? (I dont remember where I downloaded them) Is there a DivX encoder update or any other type of encoder update from Microsoft that's specifically for Windows Media Player?

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs

Reading :


DVD support in Windows Media Player has always relied on a third parties DVD decoder to decode the MPEG-2 video that is on every DVD. If you are having problems playing DVD's the first thing you should try is to reinstall your DVD decoder on-top of itself.

If you are not sure who's decoder you are using go to Start | Run | Type DVDUPGRD /Detect. This should list the DVD decoder installed. You will want to reinstall the decoder from your original media or download a copy from the manufacturer of the decoder. In addition, the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility can be used to see if you currently have an MPEG-2/DVD decoder installed if you are running Windows XP. From within the program you can then set it was the default MPEG decoder. If you see nothing listed, you would want to reinstall that application in order to reinstall the decoder. WinDVD and PowerDVD are two examples of software that would install MPEG-2 decoders that Windows Media Player can use.

Please see DVD and MPEG-2 Support and Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility for more information about MPEG-2 and DVD Playback in Windows Media Player.

If reinstalling the decoder doesn?t help then the next step is to reinstall your video card drivers. Get the latest drivers from the manufacturer of your video card and reinstall them.

Windows Media Player can get confused if you have more than one DVD/M... Read more

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so a few nights ago I was watching a few episodes of a tv show on dvd. Right when I got to the end of the second episode on the disk, Windows Media Player froze or something. When I restarted the player and tried to play the third episode, I couldn't get any video to appear. I could here sound, but not video. I tried playing other dvds but the same thing happens. I can't jump around to different scenes on the list off to the right. I can't really do anything. So I was wondering if this could be a codec issue? It was working fine for me until it froze.

And this apparently is only happening to dvds. Other video files, avi mpeg, mpg they all are capable of playing fine. Its just these VOB files from dvds.

A:Windows media player can't play DVDs

Maybe some codecs missing.See, if VLC Player will work:

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Windows Media Player suddenly gives me this error message when I try to play DVDs

"Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card."

Does anyone where I get a video, if it will work, or any other tips? Thanks a lot.

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs


the problem is related to the DVD codec, download the XP codec pack or one of its variants and see if it cures the problem.

you can get it here

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i am unable to play dvds in WMP.
when i try it says "WMP cannot play the dvd because a compatible dvd decoder is not installed".

before i reinstalled XP it used to work fine.
now, i have DivX codec installed, but it still wont play.

any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player not play dvds

download the dvd decoder here

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I'm having a problem trying to play a DVD using my PC under W7.

Originally, I had Windows Media Player installed and that was working fine.

Then, I read that MPC-Home Cinema was better than Windows Media Player and so I tried to D/L and install that. But during the installation procedure I got the message that the latest version of DirectX runtime (June 2010) has not been installed and so MPC-Home Cinema would not run. It advised me to D/L and intall the latest version of DirectX runtime. I tried to do that. But I couldn't make it work.

Then, I tried to use Windows Media Player again but got the a message asking me if it should ask me every time whether I wanted to ask if it should ask me whether to use WMP or MPC (I could be mistaken about that. It may have asked some other question). When I answered that it need not ask me every time, I now can't get either app to run any DVDs.

I'd really like to revert back to using WMP in the way it was originally installed. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Also, I don't know why I can't seem to be able to D/L and install the latest version of DirectX runtime (June 2010). But if anyone can help me to do that, I would be very appreciative.

Gosh! What a mess!

A:Windows Media Player will not play any DVDs for me. Help?

Just use VLC for playing DVDs.

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windows media player will not play dvds.

Error message suggests adjusting screen resolution however

this is definitely not the problem. I'm running a remote

display from an acer vista laptop, the problem is the same

with the remote display disconnected, so this is also not the

problem. The version is the most recent. The dvds are normal

from video store in good condition.

What's happening ????
Thanks !!!!!!!


A:Solved: Windows media player will not play dvds

XP does not come with a DVD decoder. You need to buy a decoder or a program that plays DVD's that will install the decoder. You could also try VideoLAN Player, or AllPlayer, Total Player, or some of the others that supposedly play anything.

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Hey there.

I got a TV series on DVD today (not bootleg) and I can get the video to play on Windows Media Player, but not any sound.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player - DVDs with no sound

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I'm a newbie here, and wasn't able to find the answer to my question in previous, please take it easy on me if it's a problem that's already been covered.

I have a Dell laptop with a DVD drive. I've been able to watch movies for months with no problems, all of a sudden yesterday I put in a legit movie that I purchased, and WMP 10 gives me an error message that it can't play the DVD because of digital copy protection. I tried other movies, and tried playing the movies in Media Center and got the same message, so I installed WMP 11 thinking it would help.

Needless to say, it hasn't, and I can't watch movies now. I've gone through all the Troubleshooting on, which basically entailed restarting the media player, and the computer itself - to no avail.

I'm in the process of downloading another media player that some people on this site have recommended (VLC), so I'm hoping that will be a temporary fix...but I'd really like to get WMP back up and running.

Please help.


A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs anymore

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I was trying to play one of my DVDs on my laptop yesterday and I got this pop up that said
"Windows Media has encountered a problem and need to close. We are sorry for the inconveniences"
I was like WTF ?? !! So I tried opening it with Real Player and got the same answer. I removed and re-installed Windows Media player but that didn't help either.

Following is the error signature after the error message:

AppName: realplay.exe AppVer: ModName: quartz.dll
ModVer: 6.5.2600.2749 Offset: 0003fa8eproblem and we need to close.

The only thing I can think of that may have contributed to this is that couple days ago, I was removing some programs via "Add or Remove programs" to clean up some disk space. I may have deleted some software/programs that have to do with being able to play movies using either Windows or Real player.

I am able to play my MP3s on Real Player and Windows Media so it definitely has to do with DVD part and that's why I'm pretty sure that I deleted something that I shouldn't have that day.

I called Dell and they ran a hardware check on my laptop just so they could say that "there was nothing wrong with your computer - it's your software and we can't help you." They kindly offered $129/hour or $239(or something like that) per year for call-service with Dell's paid technitian support ppl. I told them to get out of here and that I couldn't afford that as a grad student. (ri... Read more

A:I can't play Windows Media or Real Player to watch DVDs...

is it poss u deleted the codecs needed 2 play dvd? might try dl'ing same & see if it works. try k-lite from

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I have two pcs on a wireless network connected to a cable modem. One pc (Thinkpad) has no problem playing internet radio stations through wmp. The other one (Dell 4100) has problems with streaming audio. It can connect to the radio station fine (or download the audio file in either format) but then it keeps buffering while it's playing. I've tried just about everything I can find to fix it: editing the registry (MSoft tech note,) changing the network settings, changing the buffer rate but nothing seems to work. There is more than enough bandwidth to handle the flow of data, plus my cable company says it's not them (of course.) Any help would be really appreciated!


A:windows media player and realone player poor audio quality

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I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.

A:Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.

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in fact i can t even oopen it!

each time i try and error message appears:

"gdiplus.dll is missing"

what can i do to fix the problem?

iv already tried downloading the software from the microsoft website but the same message came up.

iv also searched my pc for the gdipus.dll file and loads come up!

what can i do?

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my dvd player in my laptop has stopped playing dvds recently, on windows media player it is blank but with sound and on real media player it doesnt play it at all.

the dvd player is a matshita uj-840d

i hav tried to get updated firmware as i heard this could help but have had no success in finding any

any help would be appreciated


A:dvd player not playing dvds

what operating system do you have?

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I'm trying to play a few audios, but keep getting a message in WMP when trying to open them; that says: Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

Can anyone give me any advice on how to play them?

A:Windows Media Player Not Playing MP3's

Where did you get the mp3s from? Are you sure they are good? Have you tried playing them with any other media player such as VLC?

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I recently installed a DVD burner on a computer with windows xp home sp2. When I try to play dvd's in windows media player I get this message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.Click to expand...

Of course doing those things doesn't fix anything.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player Playing DVD's

The message is kind of strange -- but the bottom line is that Windows Media Player has never come with the mpeg-2 decoder needed for playing DVDs.

For this you must have a 3rd party player installed such as PowerDVD-- or if you don't care about using WMP -- you can view just about anything in VLC: >>

To check whether Windows already has the required decoder, use this:

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I need some serious help here.

I had downloaded a video with .mkv extension from azureus. It was playing in both vlc and wmp10 but with jerky video.
So I decided to install a codec for playing mkv files.
I went to and installed their codec pack. Then wmp10 stopped playing the mkv file!!!
Then I panicked and uninstalled the cccp codec pack. Now wmp10 plays no media file

Someone told me I have to restore my Directshow! Is it true? If so, how do I do this?

A:Windows Media Player Not playing anything!

Download a more popular codec pack like K-Lite Codec Pack from here.

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I have some .wmv files that I would like to watch. (dirtbike riding stuffs)
I have watched these movies in the past but now all of a sudden I click on the files and Windows Media Player opens up like it's gonna play the clip but nothing ever happends. Nadda, Zero...nuth'n
This also applies for .wmv files off the internet.
(I've tested with many .wmv files and media player always opens up like it's gonna play but never does)

It has worked in the past.

I have Vista Business x64 sp1
I've tried to reinstall windows media player but I get a message telling me I already have the latest version instsalled: 11.0.6001.7000
I downloaded this, Windows Media Player Software Informer: Latest version download, news and info about this Microsoft Corporation program. Expand your horizons in the field of playing videos., which says it's version 11.0.6001.7000 but I still get the same error message.

I googled fix's and such but nothing I tried has helped out.
Tried reinstalling SP1, won't let me, says I have it installed already.

I'm not that great with Vista in regards to uninstalling media player (if that's possible) in order to reinstall it.
If someone can help me out here, I'd much appriaciate it.

Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player not playing?

2 slow u people R ....I installed VLC media player for now.

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When I try to play a DVD in any player on my computer the program stops responding. As soon as I take out the disk the program starts responding. Some times the disk does start playing and shortly after the video starts freezing and program stops responding. Anyone got any ideas. I have reloaded drivers and players and no help there.

A:Player freezes when playing DVDs

1. Make sure the DVDs are scrupulously clean - a single fingermark can cause malfunction.

2. Defragment your hard drive regularly if you often install/uninstall apps or delete files.

3. Run the error-checker on the C: drive (right-click > properties > tools > "check now"

4. Lastly, the laser-lens in the DVD drive may need cleaning. For this you'll need to buy a purpose-made cleaning disc for DVD drives.
make sure it's for computer DVD drives, as some of those made for standalone DVD Players are not suitable for computer DVD drives.

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Hello again,

My saga continues with getting all the kinks out of this newly constructed
desktop computer. All and all things are going well.

I still have one pesky problem. I can not get audio from when playing DVDs.
I can place an audio CD in the drive and I hear that just fine.

I am using the canned dvdplayer.exe from windows 2000.
I have installed every service pack and patch available from Microsoft based on there windows update tool.

I also get no audio when I use the MaXimus DVD player version 1.2

I know that it must be a codec problem. That is all I know though.

I have attached a copy of the information tool from Nero 6.0.
It is information overload for me.
Can anyone guide me in correcting this problem? This is the last step before I hand the computer over to its proud new owner. :giddy:

A:No Audio while playing DVDs

I see on that report you have a Roxio driver on your machin CDralW2k, Cdr4_2k
These files cause a conflict with Nero .You will need to go to Nero's site and read a bit on this issue and clean it up. They have utilities for this .
I would use the Nero Showtime as a player and uninstall your DVD player.
Turn off Autorun and point media files to start Nero
There is a update for nero to 6.6 You may want to do this after you clear the conflicts.

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I recently got a Zune and for the Zune software to work, WMP needs to work. A few months ago, it stopped playing music altogether. Not one song. It won't even play anything off of a CD, or on the internet. I was probably on the phone with Zune for 7-8 hours for them to tell me they couldn't help me. I was then connected to Microsoft, who told me I could call Acer or pay 60 dollars plus tax to Microsoft for them to help me. I called Acer and they said I would have to pay $60 per 30 mins. I don't have that kind of money right now and i just want my WMP fixed!!
Can someone help me please!!

A:Windows Media Player not playing music! please help!

Here's an answer that someone found (seems like alot of trouble to me, syncing music to Att phone then back to,,,,)

I suggest reinstalling the Media Player. Click Start, type Turn Windows features on and off

Uncheck the player, apply, restart Windows, recheck, apply, restart Windows.

The above may be a quick fix that won't last though?

Have you tried the free "Jet Player" - there's not much it won't play or burn and it will run circles around WMP.

Hope this helps as it seems you have found what others have - (it may be awhile before Microsoft decides to deal with this issue)

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In the past I have created numerous m3u files to play an mp3 file on Windows Media Player and they all have worked well. Today, however, I created one just the same way and when I play it I get the message:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."

When I check the help file for the file types that are supported I find that it does support m3u and mp3 files.

Does anyone have any help for me to know how to fix this?

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Hi guys. Having a problem similar to the one the guy had in this thread I found that brought me across your website:

The DVD will play only background noises and sound room special FX but no character dialogue. I'm assuming I'm having a codec problem of my own. The K-Lite pack that someone posted a link to in that thread has not worked for me. Do I need to reboot my PC? Any help would be appreciated!

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Hey. I just installed XP a couple weeks ago, and all of a sudden WMP11 isn't playing any sound when I play DVD's anymore. These are all commercial DVD's I'm trying to play. Other sound and video files work fine, but DVD playback has no sound. I've tried this on a variety of discs with no luck. What the hell happened and how do I fix it?

Note: I already uninstalled and reinstalled WMP.

A:No Sound when playing DVD's with Windows Media Player 11

Well, it's still not working with WMP after re-installing my sound drivers, but I just downloaded VLC and it appears to work with that, so whatever I guess.

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I saw some other threads like this, but not the same problem.

My windows media player works fine, it is just when I am trying to play a video in both IE7 and Mozilla Firefox, the Windows media player comes up in the browser with the black box and says "ready" but nothign ever plays. I hit hte play button and it does nothing.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Media Player not playing in browser

Hi there rathofman,

this sometimes happens if the server is busy, it may be an idea to completely clear your internet cache, history, cookies etc then go back to the page. If the same happens, click refresh on the toolbar a few times to see if that loads the clip or not.

Does this happen on all sites with video clips or just some?

Are you able to view any content at any of these places:

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I can't seem to figure this one out. Windows media player 9 is freezing and not playing CDs , files or anything at all. We are having trouble with our network here where it sometimes takes a while to get to a website due to a bad decision on hardware. Full duplex does not translate well to half duplex for 20 plus computers. I'm wondering if this is playing a part in WMPs problem of freezing and not playing files or CDs because of not being able to reach out to the net.

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows Media Player 9 freezing / not playing

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hey guys!!
windows media player 12 consumes a lot of cpu resource even when it is not playing anything and is minimized.

see below for a snapshot of "Process Explorer" and "wmplayer.exe" process properties"

After this, if i kill the thread consuming highest cpu then every thing goes back to normal (see below)

please tell me what to do....

A:Windows Media Player eats up 100% cpu even when it is not playing anything

Where do you see that 100%?

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OS: Vista home premium.

I have been able to burn music CD and play them fine on any PC or CD player. Last time I burn a music CD, I can play on PC and only some CD players.

Has anybody had this problem on MS OS: Vista home premium??????

I burn same music CD on my XP OS and it works fine and can play on PC or any CD player.

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why does the playback lag, it like plays for a sec pauses for awhile and plays for a couple secs and pauses this happens all the time. how do i fix this?

i am on a
1.3ghz duron
geforce4 mx420
690mb ram

i tried setting the video aceleration on media player to normal and none, still does it.

hmm i just also tried to play this video on kazaa i was dling, and it played smoothly through kazaa when my sound card was working.

but now my sound cut off and its skipping a bit too..

i dont think my sound card is compatible with xp it shuts off after a couple secs after running a program, except for warcraft 3.. is this the problem?

A:Windows media player on xp playing problems.

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I have a Windows 7 system that is running all Windows Updates available as on today. I assume it is running the latest edition of WMP; but, I can see no way of determining the version. It plays MTS (movies made on a Panasonic Camcorder) files just fine.

Now the problem:

I have another system here running WinXP with all updates available for it as of today. Again, I cannot determine which version of WMP. It will not play MTS files. It is running a Intel Core 2 CPU 6300 $ 1.86 GHz and 2 Gigs of RAM. It stops at a screen that says it is loading but remains black indefinitely with no progress indicator.

Any advice?

Am I just going to have to go to Win7? I know there are other programs that probably will play MTS; but, it would be nice if I could get WMP to do it without having to go to Win7.

A:Playing MTS videos on Windows Media Player

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I am using Windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition and I am facing an issue quite a long.
That is while playing video files mostly avi's I have tried is getting stuck and stopped playing.After couple of seconds it is automatically resumed.This problem is there with both vlc and windows media player.I also have ubuntu 11.10 where I have vlc.Same problem is there also.can anyone please tell me some way out ??


A:VLC and windows media player getting stuck while playing mp3 and avi's

Welcome to SF arkasharma

Do you have any codec packs installed? If yes which one?

We usually suggest Sharks007's codecs. You can get it from here: Download Windows 7 Codecs 3.6.8 -

Some steps that you may need to follow after installation of Sharks codecs.
Click on the
Scroll down to Shark007s codecs folder.
Expand it and select the settings application by right click run as administrator button.
On the bottom click on Shark007 SUGGESTED settings.
Lastly you will get a confirmation dialogue that all the videos will open with windows media player (but actually they will open with other players as well)
Attached is a picture as reference.

And some prefer the Klite Codec pack from this link: Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.92 (Full) - with basic next next next installation steps.

Install either of it but make sure you've removed any other codec packs previously installed.

Let us know how it goes.

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Hello, I'm new here and I hope that I can get this fixed,
um well lets see first I'll start with my problem.
I have Windows Media Player 11 it worked fine for a real long time but recently it finally something happened to it. I can hear sound just fine except that I can see no video at all I've tried different videos and nothing all I get is sound, but the weirder thing is that my Enhancements box is completely blank along with the video it won't show any visualizations either. I tried using Windows media classic and it worked fine I also tried iTunes and it was good. I also checked if it can stream any videos but it won't do either but it will stream on firefox. I'm not quite sure what I can do.

A:Windows Media Player Now Playing Problems

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Almost none of my videos will play anymore after installing this upgrade. Videos start and then don't actually play. I just see a screen still and I can jump around through the frames. Some videos like AVI files that I open show up as music and again, will not play.

Any idea what is going on here?

A:Windows Media Player 11 not playing videos

U will need the codes.... Try a third party software like storm codec. Try a google search

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When I go to, and try to play one of their videos, Windows Media Player 9 will not ever finish buffering. It just gets stuck. Is there any way to fix this problem. I won't ever play a streamed video.

A:Windows Media Player Not playing video


Is this the only site that has this problem? If so, lets try a bit of a cleanup:

Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content

Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
Apply and OK

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.



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I am trying to play highlights of matches on arsenal tv on line

I get a message "Unable to create Windows Media Player"

Any hints or solutions.


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Hello all,

I am having alot of problems with WMP, I have various amounts of video clips, some work perfectly, and a few others don't. Thing is, is I formatted my PC not long ago, and i had my media saved on my xtra drive, and before i formatted, everything worked perfectly. Now, after formatting and putting all my media back on, certain clips won't play properly.

The audio will play, but the video doesnt show. I went on the windows support site, found alot of solutions, but not for WMP 10, and all the solutions for that version arnt working.

I tryed reinstalling,updating but still, no luck.

Anyone have any idea of what I can do, any help is greatly appreciated

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hello i am knew to this forum. i am having a problem with my windows media player. whenever i shut down my windows media player and music or a video is still playing, the video/song keeps playing and i keep hearing sound until i open windows media player again and press stop. that is stupid, the music is still playing but windows media player isn't even playing. what do i do?

A:windows media player still playing when i close it

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I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know), 2 gb ram, 320 gig hard drive, radeon ati video card (forgot model number), amd 3200+, not sure why i listed my pc specs but ehh why not. anyways the title says it all, but to break it down, the problem is when i go to play my music in windows media player 11, it will make this terrible screaching sound (and thats for all music no matter what file extension it is .avi .wmv .mp3 etc.) after the screaching sound the music will sound very low then slowly it will begin to make the volume louder and louder till it gets to the correct volume setting that you set it (on computer or physically on the speaker). i have tried to see if other media players does this such as quicktime and itunes and they work fine, its only when playing in windows media player does it give me that screach sound at the beginning of everyone music/movie then it sounds low after a few minutes it will get loud again and sometimes get low volume then it will increase the volume, whats the matter anyone? could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divx, wasnt really paying attention nor was i using windows media player when i installed divx, please help its really annoying and would love to get this fixed.

Thank you

A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Sounds like (no pun intended), your audio driver needs to be reinstalled. Drivers do get corrupted especially when you remove programs that require audio support.

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I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know), 2 gb ram, 320 gig hard drive, radeon ati video card (forgot model number), amd 3200+, not sure why i listed my pc specs but ehh why not. anyways the title says it all, but to break it down, the problem is when i go to play my music in windows media player 11, it will make this terrible screaching sound (and thats for all music no matter what file extension it is .avi .wmv .mp3 etc.) after the screaching sound the music will sound very low then slowly it will begin to make the volume louder and louder till it gets to the correct volume setting that you set it (on computer or physically on the speaker). i have tried to see if other media players does this such as quicktime and itunes and they work fine, its only when playing in windows media player does it give me that screach sound at the beginning of everyone music/movie then it sounds low after a few minutes it will get loud again and sometimes get low volume then it will increase the volume, whats the matter anyone? could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divx, wasnt really paying attention nor was i using windows media player when i installed divx, please help its really annoying and would love to get this fixed.

Thank you

A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Siten0308 said:


I have a windows xp pro sp3 with all updates (as far as i know)Click to expand...

Let's find out for sure.

Start > Control Panel > Automatic Updates
Click the link for "Windows Update Web site".
Click the Custom button

What results do you get?

Siten0308 said:

could it be related to Divx, which i do have it installed on my machine however i am not sure if it all started when i installed divxClick to expand...

First, try removing Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 in Add/Remove Programs, then reinstall it. Does the problem continue?

If so, try removing DivX. I do not think it is causing the problem, but could not hurt to try. Does it still continue?

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I have win xp pro with windows media player 10. When I play videos such as mpegs they come up in a browser rather than in the player. How do i stop this?

Hope you can help,

A:Windows Media Player playing in browser?

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hi there, when i am browsing the internet for videos and they are played using windows media player on the browser page, all that shows up now is a red x. i have windows media player 11 on windows vista, and am using internet explorer. any suggestions?thnx

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When I try to play a DVD on my computer, the audio is off-time and jerky. This is the same in both of the players. Today when I put a disk in to test it, I also noticed that the video wasn't showing in RealPlayer. I suppose it's the codecs, but how do I find the right ones to install? Thanks in advance for your help.

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A:Audio problems playing DVDs

check in windows task manager the performance tab click it and check what memory is available for use by windows and cpu percentage available or being used...sitting at the desktop run the video and check again if memory is very low then your system needs more memory if the cpu percentage is high then to many of your programs are running that are not required to run,at start up of the pc.if the pc is hogging to much of the system resources then poor video play and display will result.
also make sure the dvd device is set for direct memory access

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I can't play dvds through media player 9 or itunes or quicktime. The media player mentions something about a codec or something.
Can anyone help me out?
Is there something I should download?

A:Trouble playing dvds through media players

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When opening a video with wmp 12 the "now playing" window always opens as a very tiny window or, if "fit player to video" is checked, adjusts itself to the size of the video. When manually adjusting the size of the window and then closing the application and opening a new video, the "now playing" window goes back to being tiny. I have tried checking and unchecking both "fit player to video" and "fit video to player on resize" under "video" on the right click menu. With previous versions of windows media player it was possible to adjust the window size and have all the videos adjust to that size. Is this a bug or a new feature? Or is there a way to change back to the old way? I'm using windows 7 RC x64.

A:Windows Media Player 12 Now Playing window too small

I think this is expected behavior. Have you tried playing the video in the Library view?

edit: I think I found something of a workaround but maybe its not entirely what you want. If you open Windows Media Player (without opening a file) and switch to the Now Playing view, hold the ctrl button while resizing the window. Then exit and open a file. On my computer it will pop up at the same size I had just resized it to.

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I have ten songs that i bought online and my WMP used to play them, but no longer does. Everytime i go to open the files, a error screen comes up saying "there was an u expecte error and WMP needs to close"

i have sent the info. to Microsoft, but there haven't been any fixes. I do have the latest updates for it, any solutions or what's the next step...perhaps a error number is what you need?


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I have a memory card camcorder that records video as .ASF files (MPEG4 I think too) and until now have had no problem playing back the video files that I have recorded.

I've recently had to do a full system wipe of my computer due to various issues. Now I have a bang up to date version of Windows Media Player 10 as well as all the codecs packs. However the .ASF videos just won't play properly, the videos stop and start every second with huge gaps in between each frame. Windows Media Player also crashes with playing these files, I tried RealPlayer which also delivers exactly the same results.

I'm totally stuck with what to do,

Thanks for any help you will be able to give me in advance,


A:Trouble playing ASF files and Windows Media Player

Sounds like it might be a codec problem. Do a google search for a program called gspot (you can guess why I won't do one at work -.-;; ) It opens a file and reads what codec's its trying to use. Giving that output about the audio and video codec would let us know what those files are using in particular and can hunt down a way to fix it.

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don't know why can't hear any sound (only video) when playing DVD in Windows media player. but it works fine with CD. just to let you know it happened after restalling Windows XP. so don't know what i've missed. pls help.

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I download my Audiobooks from into Windows Media Player and then burn to CD using Nero. However if I want to hear them directly from my computer I find I can not play the files. Is this not an anomoly? If they can be downloaded why can't I play them? Is there a codec I can install?

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I have books from there also and can play them from within audible manager but if I go to the audible download folder and try then I can't play them either, though I thought I could with Vista. Are you using the audible manager program to try to play them or just the folder?

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I have windows vista 32bit with a amd quadcore 3.0ghz and have the integrated ati hd3200 graphics board with the latest drivers and when i play a divx file the video plays choppy, i tried to look for hardware accleration for video which i always found on previous versions of windows but cant find it now, please help

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After a month of using VISTA 32bit Ultimate Edition and using Windows Media player 11 I had absolutely no problems.

Now in the second month,Im noticing that Only Mp3 Files start cutting/or skipping in my PC WITHOUT ANY ERROR MSG.

But Any other file format like Wav and Mpeg vidoes seems to work perfectly well.

I tried playing Mp3 files in Real player& Winamp, it works perfectly well.

So why suddenly only MP3 Files seem to start cutting on my Vista 32bit System?

Pls find a solution to the problem

I tried scanning for spywares,still no point...

A:Vista Windows Media Player MP3 Playing Issue

try downloading K-lite codecs pack
along with Vista Codecs bundle

Should fix that issue for you

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I think this is a problem since I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 but can't be sure. Basically if I put a music CD into my laptop drive, Windows Media player 12 not only doesn't automatically play it but when I open Windows Media no CD is recognised in the drive. But if I click on Windows Explorer the songs are shown (although won't play with WM). But they play with RealPlayer. This is clearly a WM problem then... all other CD/DVD functions are working, just not WM.

I followed the instructions below (from and deleted two files from the registry as instructed but this made no difference. I also have run the Device Manager Troubleshooter for the drive and that didn't work. Also I tried Microsoft's Mr Fix it but that didn't either. Can anyone help me please?


PS Obviously this means I can't rip CDs either!
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A:Solved: Windows Media Player 12 not recognising or playing CDs

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My uncle got DSL a couple of months ago and I've downloaded several large and small video clips and saved them to cd-rw's so that I could bring them home and put them on my computer, but I've encountered a problem when I try to view some of the clips. Some clips say ANOBOLIC when I try to open them and they won't play on either my laptop or my desktop pc, but I can open and view them fine on my uncle's computer. What do I need to download to fix this problem?

The other problem that I am having is that I saved some video clips that range from 15 to 30 minutes, and when I put the cd in either my laptop or desktop pc a couple of the clips say that they are 1 or 2 minutes when they are really 15 to 30 minute clips. I try to play them and they play for 1 or 2 minutes pause at the end and then move to the next clip, and when I fast forward the clip I am able to see some more of what wasn't shown in the first 1 or 2 minutes but it won't finish playing the whole clip. Again, I am able to view all of the clips perfectly on my uncle's computer.

At first I thought that the problem was with the cd-rw's, but since they work fine on my uncle's computer I have to believe that it is a problem with the media player. I've tried playing them with Realplayer and a couple other media players, but I keep having the same problem. I think that the Windows Media Player needs something downloaded, but I don't no what to download. Both my ... Read more

A:Big Problem Playing files on cds using Windows Media Player 10

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No matter where I go....our local t.v. channel online, abc, cbs, nbc, etc. I can't play a video with either Windows Media Player 11, or RealPlayer 10. When I click on a video it says "buffering". It gets to like 30% then plays two seconds of the video, then stops (freezes) and buffers again, then stops, then buffers and so on. Or it will freeze on one frame, so I will have a still picture of part of the video and the sound will keep going and play the whole audio portion, but not the picture. Is there anything I can do, or is there something I am doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have Windows XP Media Edition on a computer with Intel Pentium D Processor 2.8GHz w/Dual Core, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 667 MHz, 128MB ATI Hyper Memory (if any of this helps). When I first got this computer I could click on, and play, any video. Now I can't.

A:Windows Media Player - Trouble Playing Video

Slow internet? Nothing to do with your computer hardware or software.

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For some reason my Windows Media player plays a video that was not downloaded to my computer. It was a video that i had watched on the internet but did not download and now cannot find the video to delete it. I cleared my internet history, scanned for viruses. Does anyone know what to do in this situation? I am running Windows Vista but do not know what version of Media Player. The computer i am writing this from is my work computer, the computer in question is at home.

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Hi. I have a problem with windows media player. When I try to watch a video clip on the net media player opens but does not play it. I am on vista on both computers, and they both have the same problem. Both computers are recient models. Lap top is Acer Aspire 5738Z, tower is Packard Bell, not sure what model it is but nI know it has a quad core etc etc, it was just about top spec when I baught it last year.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: windows media player problem playing

Does it give any messages error messages or say anything like buffering?

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When I insert a DVD, I want it to start with InterVideo WinDVD 4, but Windows Media Player insists on playing it. I have gone into Options in WMP, and unchecked DVD, but it reverts right back, and won't stay unchecked. I'm using WMP 10.0 on XP Pro. I think I saw a fix for this problem somewhere but can't find it.

Thanks very much for any help.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player insist on playing DVD's

go into my computer and right click on your dvd drive, click on properties, click on auto play scroll to dvd movie and click on the program that you want to open then click apply. That should fix your problem.

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So I have been trying to play/rip this CD I just got, but I have been having no luck at all. It will start playing the song, and continue playing the whole song, but the rest of the computer crashes so I am forced to restart. I don't get why one program would crash the whole computer like that... I've also tried to rip the CD, and it would rip about 4 tracks and then the computer would crash and it would stop. Anyone having a similar problem or know how to fix this one? It is an imported Japanese CD by the way, not sure if that matters or not.

A:Windows Media Player crashes computer playing CD

What program are you using?

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Can't figure this out. Often when playing dvd's in my system now, the media player is forced to close after say a few minutes of watching the movie. I get an error message saying sorry for the inconvenience but windows media player is going to be forced to close. Any clue what could be going on. Dell 1.1 ghz, 512 ram, 120 gb hd, windows xp pro...

A:Windows media player forced to close when playing dvd's...

Whenever I run a DVD movie I use my CyberLink/Power DVD Player which is
brought up as a choice along with my media player. What are are you using? I'm the first to admit that I'm no DVD expert, but it plays very well with no problems.

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone could help me.

I have windows media player 11, afaik the whole codec pack, and windows xp. Normally WMP works perfectly, except when i try and play videos in websites. The videos aways screen as just a plain green screen, with the audio working normally.

If i download the vieos however, they play fine in the WMP player itself.

Im pretty sure i have all the right codecs, but havent got a clue how to rectify this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Floody

A:Windows Media Player Problem: Playing in Websites

Anyone able to even hazard a guess?

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I listen to talk radio online. I had been listening to KFI AM640 for quite some time, then all of a sudden was not able to listen to it.

Their support staff were not able to help, claiming thousands of people are still listening, my isp was not able to help claiming they are able to access it. I checked my settings with them and apparantly everything is on the right setting. According to them, I should be able to listen.

I can hear streaming from every other radio station I attempt to connect to. The only one I can't hear is KFI.

I have window XP home, I have Media player 10 and there is over 512mb of ram in my system.

Like I said, I was able to listen then two weeks ago, it wouldn't connect.
When I try to access this through media player (Rather than direct thru the site) This is the error message I get

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network error occurred. The server might not be available. Verify that you are connected to the network and that your proxy settings are correct."

Previously, when connecting thru the media player I would get "buffering" then it would start playing.. I don't get the "buffering" message now. All it does is show as if it's playing, then a minute or so later, I get that message. It doesn't play at all though.

I have checked my settings with my ISP, that is all correct. I've updated codecs, that made no difference.

Unfortunately, being a new user I can't p... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 10 - not playing streaming

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Now I know this is a touchy subject but I've done a bit of searching around and found THIS. Now loadsa people have not have a problem but I am! Media player and the decoder thingy are thowing errors. I've taken a screenshot here you go

Thanks in advance guys!

A:[SOLVED] Media Player and DVDs

Ok ahha Sorted one problem the codecs are wrong got them from HERE. But now I'm getting this error

Again thanks in advance
And just to mention this is on a Dell Latitude D610

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