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

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

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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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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monitor your temperatures first to check for issues if all ok check drivers for video card

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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I have a Sony Vaio E Series VPCEH16EN model running on Windows 8 64 bit.
Hardware : -
Core i3
2.1 GHz
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THanks in advance.

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all my different volume options.
Theres a little red X next to the video name,
The error details say

"A codec is required to play this file to determine if this codec is available to download from the web, click help"

so i click help and get another msg from microsoft that offers no solutions but basically says,
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Toshiba satellite a665 windows 7

please help thanks!

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A:windows media player audio but no video

Have you checked the codecs?

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Ok i use WMP11 to watch my movies that i have and recently it's been just loading the movie and playing the sound visualization and audio and no video.

do you know how i would fix this so i can watch movies with wmp again?

A:No Video in Windows Media Player 11 only Audio

Does only this one movie play without video? Or all your movies play without video? If so then try to reinstall codecs, maybe this link helps you.

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Okay, sounds like i would have some corrupt files, but this is not the case.

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if you need more info thats fine, i just wanna be brief as possible

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A:Solved: Windows media player audio, but no video

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connecting to codec server
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try a different player

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Hi, I imagine I don't need to include much information as your nice new tool has everything you need.

If however you need more information, I'll do my best.


A:BSOD playing Shot Online and watching video on Windows Media Player

Hello there!

Seems like it's your Display driver that's causing the problem i.e. atikmpag.sys. Please follow this article and try out the steps. STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

You have a pretty old driver which is notorious for BSOD

ASACPI.sys Mon Mar 28 08:00:36 2005 (42476C4C)
Please update it.



Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\070412-18064-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Wed Jul 4 22:15:58.590 2012 (GMT+6)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:31:05.761
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff960000f13f9, fffff88007a380e0, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxDW_SendDestroyMessages+49 )
PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe
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Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`000f13f9 fffff880`07a380e0 00000000`00000000
BiosReleaseDate = 02/08/2011
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\073112-17238-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
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A:Windows Media Player is very slow when I stream audio/video from the web

never mind. nvidia drivers blow. problem solved.

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Windows Xp Sp2
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I have a *.wmv file that I was trying to play using WMP 10. When playing in WMP 10 the audio runs fine but the video just stays purple.

The video file runs fine on any other computer with the same specifications as above.

Now, here's the weird part that I do not understand. When trying to play the same file over remote desktop, on the same computer where it is displaying just the purple screen, the video runs fine.

Any help would be greatly appretiated.

A:No video but audio works fine in Windows Media Player 10

Try this

turn off overlays
To turn off overlays in Windows Media Player 9 Series or later, do the following:
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab.
Click Advanced.
Clear the Use overlays check box.

If the problem continues, try turning off the video mixing renderer (VMR). You can turn off the VMR by clearing the Use video mixing renderer check box (available in the same location as the Use overlays check box).
Doing both has always did the trick for me

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i've searched for two nights on this one. no luck, so decided to come here:

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100g hd 1.5 ram 1.8 processor Sony DVD burner

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and there's no audio.

cd data plays full screen with audio. video files play full screen with audio.

the local computer store was able to retrieve most or all of my data, and replaced the hard drive. could it be there's a codec issue? or wrong driver installed? i don't have any installation or restore disks.
any ideas?

thanks, d

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What version of Media Player are you using? Sounds like an Mpeg2 codec issue to me.

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any ideas on this?

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As of yesterday I started having the issue that when I went to play audio of any kind it would pause every 5-10 seconds. I had just been listening to music for about 40 minutes with no problems but when I plugged them in a bit later the issue started. I have tried multiple different sources of audio Eg. Xbox music internet explorer ect. My headphones do have a play/pause button on them witch did stop working around the time when the issue started but does not affect computers but I am yet to test on another phone. I have reset the phone once, the phone Is a Lumia 435. Sorry for over-explaining a bit .

A:Audio when playing through headphones keep pausing.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question As of yesterday I started having the issue that when I went to play audio of any kind it would pause every 5-10 seconds. I had just been listening to music for about 40 minutes with no problems but when I plugged them in a bit later the issue started. I have tried multiple different sources of audio Eg. Xbox music internet explorer ect. My headphones do have a play/pause button on them witch did stop working around the time when the issue started but does not affect computers but I am yet to test on another phone. I have reset the phone once, the phone Is a Lumia 435. Sorry for over-explaining a bit . Pc doesn't got a pause / stop via earphone button function. Only phones. That's why. Change earphones

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hiya guys!!

i have k lite mega codec pack installed and have had no problems for the last 4 years with it but now when i watch video in any player sometimes it completley pauses and i have to reset my machine?? i cant uninstall my codec pack cause it says unins000.bat not recognised with this uninstaller??

but surely it isnt that anyway cause i have had no problems b4, it sort of started when i installed fd show codec just to watch an nsv file on my computer and i got rid of it cause it seemed to conflict with other codecs, but even in VLC player which has its own codecs, the problem is still there, very strange.

any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Pausing when playing video

Try a System Restore, see:

It may fix the problem.

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Hi, I am having a problem with Media Player and have tried everything I can think to remedy the issue short of reinstalling Windows XP.

Whenever I try to play a video file in Media Player 10 I get an error that says "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
There is no error code that I can tell. The error signature says
AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: ModName unknown
ModVer: Offset: e991403

The weird thing is that it will play audio files fine. I also have media player 6.4 on the computer (it seems like it is installed when you install Media Player 10) and if I go into the MediaPlayer directory and open that program and open video through it then the video works fine. Video also works fine in every other video program that I run. I also tried rolling back media player to version 9, and I still get the problem.

I know I can use other programs for video but I have a hard time playing internet videos since Media Player isn't working.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Media Player Shuts Down When Playing Video

Did this just start?

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Kind of a hard problem to explain, but whenever I play anything after pausing it, the sound is randomly VERY loud, but the volume number never changes.

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And this happens with any sort of media. Basically anything that plays any sort of audio will be blasting until I adjust the volume.

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A:Sound louder than usual when playing media after pausing.

I have the same problem after I downloaded Windows 10. Play media, pause it, wait a bit, resume, volume is way higher than it should but the number is the same. Quickly adjust it back and forth and it fixes it. I updated my sound driver to and it didn't fix it either.

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In windows 7, if I pause itunes or media player for more than just a few seconds, the programs no longer play audio, or worse, become unresponsive. I never had this problem before upgrading to 7 (from xp).

Also, sometimes audio inexplicably cuts out for several seconds. This is usually a one-time thing, but is extrememly annoying nonetheless. Please help!

(My computer is specifically set up for running audio-- a digital audio workstation).


A:problems with pausing media player/itunes

Quote: Originally Posted by sammy24

In windows 7, if I pause itunes or media player for more than just a few seconds, the programs no longer play audio, or worse, become unresponsive. I never had this problem before upgrading to 7 (from xp).

Also, sometimes audio inexplicably cuts out for several seconds. This is usually a one-time thing, but is extrememly annoying nonetheless. Please help!

(My computer is specifically set up for running audio-- a digital audio workstation).


Hi sammy and welcome

We could be alot more helpful if we knew what kind of hardware you have. can you fill in your system specs in the lower left corner of your posts

Thanks in advance

Ken J+

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Thank you!

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First thing to do is to go into Control panel/ system / Advanced tab/ startup and recovery settings/ and turn off the option for automatic reboots.

Then see if you get a blue screen with a error message instead of a reboot.. If you do, then post back with the message.

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This is almost certainly because of missing codecs to playback your files.
The correct ones were probably installed and worked before you formatted the pc, but they were deleted in the format.
There are several packs of codecs you can try to solve this, but one I have used with good results is at;

also this one, but note it is 147MB to download;

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Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to put this or not as i don't know whether this is a driver problem or soundcard issue, so i thought i would just put it in here...

So, I recently re-installed vista ultimate on my PC. Since then, when i pause a song on any media player i have tried (songbird, windows media player, windows media centre) when i try to play again after leaving it for a minute or so, the song doesn't play and the program crashes. Once that has happened, the sound on my PC doesn't work at all and I have to reboot. I have soundMAX integrated digital audio, which i know isn't great but i have had this PC for quite a while and it has never done this before. I haven't changed any specs, all i have done is reinstalled vista ultimate. I have tried to update the drivers for the soundMAX but it says they are already up to date. Any ideas?


A:Sound on PC doesn't work after pausing a song on any media player

hi please try updating your drivers from the mfr website support page windows often says your drivers are up to date however that is not always the case and it is better to do the updates from the mfr of the mobo or card

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Whenever I pause a video (in any media player) after resuming playback, the audio is very distorted.

A:Audio distorts after pausing a video

Hey Camper, Good news:  This is not a mechanical issue.  The driver from Microsoft does resolve the problem for most of the models affected.  You can update the driver in device manager. Bad news: If the updated driver doesn't resolve the issue, you will need to wait until the next driver is available from HP.   Make sure the audio device is enabled and then update the audio driver using Device Manager as follows:In Windows, search for and open Device Manager.Double-click Sound, video and game controllers.If a sound device is listed with a down arrow , the device is disabled. Right-click the sound device name and select Enable to re-enable the device.Figure : Enabling a disabled sound deviceWith the sound device enabled, right-click the sound device and select Update Driver Software.Figure : Update Driver Software selection in Device ManagerClick Search automatically for updated driver software.Figure : How do you want to search for driver softwareWindows checks for and installs any updated drivers found. The window displays whether the computer already has the latest available driver or if Windows was able to successfully update the audio driver.-wes

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running win xp / media player 11 - audio out of sync with video,this is happening with mp4 file,there is a Haali media splitter icon that opens with media player opens,also have media player codec pack 3.9.1 installed,please some reply as to what needs to be done perhaps thru properties box via media player or Haali or maybe a better download is avalibile to help with this issue

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hello can someone please help,than kyou

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For the past several months, I've been having problems getting audio and video files to start playing, i.e. WMV, MP3, FLAC, MPEG, WAV, AVI, etc. The issue isn't isolated to Windows Media Player, although that is the player I use most often.

Here's what happens:
1) I Navigate to my media files via Windows Explorer.
2) Double click the file or select multiple files and right click "Play in Windows Media Player".
3) WMP will open but that is it. The blue circle will spin forever and the audio or video will never play.

My temporary solution:
1) Reboot the computer
1) Force close WMP by clicking the "X" to close the program.
2) Go into Task Manager and kill the app even though I just closed it via clicking "X".
3) Re-open WMP by clicking the WMP launch icon, go into Tools / Options / Privacy / and click 'Clear History' and 'Clear Caches'.
4) Close WMP and then go back to Windows explorer and re-click on the desired file I want to play.

WMP will work fine until I either press stop and then play again on the same file or if I click on a different file in Windows Explorer.

I've tried other media players and I get the same result. The media program will open but the file never plays. The problem occurs regardless if I select the file to be played from Windows Explorer or from the media player?s file / open command.

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A:Media player opens but audio or video file wont play

I posted this same question in the "Music, Pictures & Video" section and here is the answer I received which worked:

Quote: Originally Posted by AllOnTheBus

Hey snapfire

I would check default program settings and file associations.
Make sure that the programs you are using to open these file types aren't butting heads so to speak
(ie: set WMP to open all file types it can and take away permissions for your "other" program.

Go here for information on setting default programs:
Change which programs Windows uses by default

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How do you play a different audio track for a video file in Windows Media Player 11

A:Play differnt audio tracks for video media player

I don't think WMP can handle multiple audio tracks. (I think by default it plays them both at the same time - at least in my experience).
Use Media Player Classic (freeware and very tidy - unzip on your desktop, and just run the file - no install, no junk). After you open your video, click on play, audio, and select the audio track you want to hear.

Media Player Classic:

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Hello ^^

I'm having a problem with my Windows Media Player 10

Whenever I play any video file with more than one audio stream, (in my case, Japanese and English) they just play at the same time. That of course doesn't sound too nice.

When I go to Play>Audio and Language tracks, all it lets me do is change the defaults, which i have set to Japanese, yet it still just plays both.

This happens with any codec and any file. MKV, OGM, AVI (DivX, MPEG, Xvid or anything)

Anyone know what to do?

A:Media Player plays simultaneous audio tracks in video files

Hi Linkhiei...apologies for the delay in answering.

I'm not sure I know the correct answer for your problem but have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling WMP? Or maybe even trying the final version of WMP 11?

If that doesn't help, you may be able to find the answer at Microsoft's Newsgroups:

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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!


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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?

A:windows media player not playing media

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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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, something seems to be wrong with my windows media player. I cant watch videos that I downloaded or have but can watch a DVD movie. Every time I try to watch a video that I downloaded or have, no video appears but has sounds. Whenever i try watching a video, a message in the buttom left appears "error downloading codec". I tried watching a DVD movie and it worked. I don't know why only the sounds comes out but not the video. Please help me. Thanks.

A:Problem when watching a video in Windows Media Player: No Video but has sounds

You don't have the right codecs. I suggest just downloading VLC. It's better than WMP for video playback, even with the right codecs.

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Hi ,
I have some Windows Media Audio/Video files that were recorded from my web cam. I would like to be able to edit (remove)
some audio portions of these audio/video files without cutting out a section of the video. I have Windows movie maker but just alows me to cut the audio/video together. I also have Goldwave. This works great for audio files but does not support video.
Do you know of any programs that will allow me to do this?


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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!
(These are the instructions from
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A:Solved: Windows Media Player 12 not recognising or playing CDs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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 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?


A:Windows Media Player no longer playing .wma files

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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,


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

Please help!

Thanks in advance

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