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Windows Media Player 11 Rollback - Lost Some Play Count Info

Q: Windows Media Player 11 Rollback - Lost Some Play Count Info

Hi :)

So I originally had Windows Media Player 10 installed, and then I upgraded to Media Player 11 for a few months. After a while, I decided I didn't like it, so I rolled back to Media Player 10, but all my play count data has been reverted to back before I installed Media Player 11.

I would like to know if there was a way I could restore that play count data if at all possible. It's not a big problem, I know, but it's a problem nonetheless and I would like it fixed.

Thanks in advance :)

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Where is the file location of the play counts for all songs? My library keeps resting the play count each time I exit and the album art goes away on most albums. Then next time I restart WMp nothing is there and it has to do a fresh search. Please help
 

A:Windows media player play count file location and album art missing error

Anyone know?
 

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The Windows media Player play count function does not record new plays...the play count column is activated. Sometimes the number will move up but if I change views and return, or if I log off , the new number will not change. The old numbers are still there .

The same problem with song star ratings...I can change them but they are not saved. The column is activated but not allowing changes.

I can add new title to the library, but other changes are not saved.

Since the very beginning the "now playing view and or the little information bar at the bottom always lists the artists as "unknown , although all other inforamtion, CD/song title etc, will display.

Any idea as to what happened to make it change and how I can get it to work right again?

I;ve got about 50GB of music and I like to keep track of the play count.

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I hope someone out there can help me. I have a new Dell system with the Windows XP OS and dual-processor. Right after I got it about 2 months ago I upgraded my Windows Media Player from 10.0 to 11.0. I've hated it almost immediately but didn't try to rollback to 10.0 until the last couple of days. I have tried every instruction on MS & nothing works. I can't even remove WMP 11.0 from ADD AND REMOVE programs. It says it has been removed, but it hasn't. And when I tried to directly download 10.0 I get this message:

"The file WMPLAYER.EXE was a version number of 10.0.03931 where 11.0.5721.545 was expected. Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install the player from MS web site?"

After trying to rollback to 10.0 & getting this message WMP will not play at all. I have to go & re-download 11.0 so my WMP will work.

Does anyone have any idea what may be going on? Can anyone help me?????
 

A:Windows Media Player 11.0 rollback to 10.0

It is reasonably explained here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/installation.mspx

As WMP is part of the Windows OS, there is no guarantee that it will uninstall or roll back.
It may or may not work, as the link explains.

Sounds like in your case, it is the latter.

From my memory, this is explained at install time though?
 

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Hello,

As this is my first post here, I will try very hard not to make a fool of myself. If I fail, please forgive me...

I've spent several days searching the forums and several others similar, but have not found any solution for my rollback issue. I will try to explain it in detail and pray that I get a response:

Reason for Rollback (Possibly Irrelevant)
Upon attempting to add files to my library, my player accepts the monitored folders and OK's the scan. At this time I usually see a progress bar and amount of files found. However, nothing happens and no files are added. When I check the monitored folders again, the folders I added previously are no longer there. The other issue lies with the Sharing options. The moment I click "Media Sharing..." the player freezes and is only closed through task manager.

Errors
The first attempt at rolling back the player produced a 'WMP is still running' error. I ran CCleaner and ended the processes through the task manager and attempted to uninstall again:

"It is not possible to uninstall Windows Media Player 11 because folders that are required for the uninstall have already been deleted."

I then ran CCleaner's Registry Scan and discovered a registry problem stating that

"C:\windows\$ntUninstallwmp11$\spuninst refers to a location that is unavailable."

I received this same message when attempting the"Run>%windir%\$ntUninstallwmp11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe" method... Read more

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I recently tried to rollback all the way from WMP 11 to WMP 9. I encountered no problems rolling back to WMP 10, but now when I try to roll back from 10 to 9, windows media player 10 doesn't come up on the add/remove programs menu. The "show updates" option is checked, but windows media player 10 is still not showing up under windows updates, or at all. Is there another way to roll back from 10 to 9, or to uninstall windows media player all together?
 

A:windows media player 10 rollback problems

If possible, do a System Restore before WMP 10 was installed.
Otherwise, search Google for "remove windows media player 10"

And you can get WMP 9 HERE, I prefer this version, too:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=wmp
 

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I have the newest version of Windows Media Player(11.0). How can i determine how many tracks there are in the media player? I have been digging around and i cant seem to find it. version 10 of media player just had it written on the bottom, but this one dosent. I was used to the other version and this one requires me to hunt for all the features i loved from the older one. seems like the new version is harder to use. or maybe its just me. Thanks
 

A:Windows Media Player Track Count

hi in wmp11>library...on the left, drop down the library section, is folder shown, if not rt. click on library this time and select "show more views".....now click on "folder" that will show you all the folders that it detected media in with the amount of songs per. i have different folders for albums and single songs so i have a couple.

that's the only way i've found so far
hope this helps
 

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Does anybody know a way to get Media Player to display a count of the number of songs in the library?  That was one of the few features of iTunes that I liked.  I'm running WMP 12.0 under Win 7.  Thanks.

James

A:Windows Media Player 12 - Count Songs

First, make sure that the list of songs is focused by selecting a single song. Then press Ctrl+A to select all songs in the list. WMP should then briefly show the total song count and duration in the lower right corner.Tim De Baets
http://www.bm-productions.tk

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Hello all, I tried to reply to the thread with a similar title to provide a correct answer. So I am reintroducing the topic and providing an answer that seems to work.

Problem: I want to use media player with very minimal frame. Many answers are "play full screen". But I know that media can be played in windows media without any skin, very minimal framing and floating media controls over the video that auto hide when you move away.

Answer:

Press Ctrl-2. This puts you in a skin mode. There should be menu items at the top: File, View, Play, Tools, Help
Choose View->Skin Chooser
You are now in the full media player experience. Do not choose a skin. Click the 3 square & arrow thing at the bottom "Switch to now playing"
Viola! No skin, minimal borders and floating media controls.

I have no idea why this is not a simple option. I think what I am choosing is the most basic skin, maybe not even intended for use. But this is my favorite player, super simple.
 

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My media player won't roll back to the previous version and Media player 11 won't work anymore......I am also getting an error on startup that says WMDRMSDK.Dll is missing

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Ever since I switched to Verizon as my ISP, I can no longer get Media Info (CD PLaylists) when I rip CD's using Windows Media Player
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OK, I'm a dinosaur still using XP - but I like it. I've been using Media Player to play DVDs for years; suddenly it stopped working - it fell off the "Play With" list, wouldn't open a DVD when I used the "Open" menu item in WMP1. Now I seem to have made it worse - when I try to just start WMP11, it says it isn't installed properly. When I follow the presented link to reinstall, AVG tells me it's trying to load bad stuff. If I tell AVG to ignore that, I get bad stuff, but not WMP11. All the various schemes I've found on the Internet for removing WMP fail for verious reasons - "Spuninstall" isn't there, "Add-Remove" rollback does nothing even in safe mode, REGSVR32 can't find wmp.dll (or I'm doing it wrong), etc. I found the MS "Install/Uninstall" troubleshooter FixIt, but WMP11 doesn't show up in the application list (although it is listed in Add/Remove), and when you select "Not Listed," it asks for the product code - I have no idea where to find that product code. Since WMP is part of Windows, I tried my Windows registration code, but that doesn't work for this. I'm almost at the point of giving up, but I hate to do a clean OS install after 10 years of gathering software. Can anyone help me restore WMP11? Or suggest a good third party alternative?

A:rollback or remove media player 11?

Alternative: http://www.real.com/
Make sure you download only the player. Refuse anything else.

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Hi i just had to reinstall windows xp and everything works fine except the Windows media player and Real player i cant play DVD's. I get this message: 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

Not sure what to do, i put in what i thought were the necessary drivers but maybe i missed something.Any help would be much appreicated.

thanks

A:Windows media player and DVD player wont play gives me this message

Grab this XP Codec Pack 2.4.8

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Hi,
I captured an AVI file from my DVD player using my video card. My Real Player and Windows Media Player won't place this DVD clip. Someone said I need codecs.
1. what are they?
2. where to get them?
3. how to use that to convert the file to some other format?
4. what formats do Real Player and Windows Media Player support?
4a. Is there another downloadable DVD player that will play the AVI file as is?
5. I also tried to burn this AVI file using Nero but when I tried to drag the file to the proper place, I encountered problems. What could be the issue here?
6. I have been told in another forum that my CD burner can burn a DVD file on DVD media if the format is proper. What format is needed? Is this another codec issue? (Nero says it needs AVI and that is what my file is).
Thanks
 

A:how to play AVI file on Real Player/Windows Media Player?

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windows 10 media player can not play some other files.wma. There displaying "media changing" and diverting to a website.
I have lots of these audio format which are favorites and its dificult to trace all websites and download again. Please help

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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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I recently reformatted my computer, and since the reformat, whenever I try to play a CD in Windows Media Player, I get the following message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer. It may be in use by another program or it may not be functioning properly."
 

A:I'm unable to play a CD player in Windows Media Player

You may need to re-install your sound driver.
Look in Device Manager to see if it's missing.
 

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Is there anyway in Windows Media Player 11 to play media without displaying skin, meaning only the media is displayed. Full screen display basically does that with controls being hidden and then activated by cursor movement. ATI does that with it media player by allowing you to hide/display border/controls.

Thanks for any help!

David
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 - How to play media without any skin

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Now, I expect people will simply advise me to use WinAmp or MusicMatch instead, but before I give up and turn to one of these I wonder if someone can answer the following...

Upgrading from WPlayer 9 to version 10 seems to have lost me access to useful album reviews, artist info, etc. In version 9 you could just click on the album art and -hey presto- you were taken to the artists bio, reviews, back-catalogue, etc. What the hell's happened to all that in the new version???

Any help welcome. I'm going crazy trying to work out why Microsoft have removed the one redeeming feature from this peice of software...
Martin.

A:Windows Media Player 10 artist info?

Go to the triangle pointing down, to the left of the X that closes the Media Player on the upper-right hand corner. Click on the triangle -- Tools -- Privacy Tab. Check the following boxes:

* Display Media Information over the Internet
* Update music files by retrieving .... etc.
* Acquire licences automatically ...


That should allow you to see the information about your songs.

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heres my story,
my old laptop bit the dust recently and i had a large collection of music on it. i had input all of the album information manually in WMP. this was WMP 11 and the OS was vista.
i now have a new laptop (OS windows 7) and i believe it has WMP 12 instead of 11. i was able to retrieve all my data off the old laptop and now i want to put all the album information from my old windows media player on to this new one so that all my songs and albums are fully tagged again (cuz it would be a lot of work to tag them all over).

IN SHORT
i want to know if this is possible and if anyone knows if there is a file somewhere where all this album information is kept for windows media player 11.

thank you

A:Windows Media Player Album Info?

Hi,

As far as I know (I might be wrong) the album information is usually stored inside each music file's ID3 tag, thus eliminating the need for Windows Media Player to store any album information itself. If it isn't then perhaps someone else can correct me on that.


Regards,

Jon.

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I am operating on Windows vista. Iused to be abble to play my library of music and watch videos and everything but the last couple of days everytime I try to play any kind of media on it wont play at all. It somes up with " Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help" When I click Web help I go through all the steps I should but the all that they suggest is fine on my computer. Except that it gives me the option of contacting my computer manufacturer and mine doesn't even come up. I have an ASUS. I have no idea what to do. can you help. I would rather not just not use WMP like you suggested someone else.
 

A:Windows Media Player won't play any media

reinstall WMP.
get it here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediaplayer/default.mspx
 

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heres my story,
my old laptop bit the dust recently and i had a large collection of music on it. i had input all of the album information manually in WMP. this was WMP 11 and the OS was vista.
i now have a new laptop (OS windows 7) and i believe it has WMP 12 instead of 11. i was able to retrieve all my data off the old laptop and now i want to put all the album information from my old windows media player on to this new one so that all my songs and albums are fully tagged again (cuz it would be a lot of work to tag them all over).

IN SHORT
i want to know if this is possible and if anyone knows if there is a file somewhere where all this album information is kept for windows media player 11.

thank you

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Whenever I play an MP3, DVD movie, or CD audio, I try to get Media Player to show information on the current item that is playing. For some reason, Media Player refuses to connect to the WindowsMedia.com site to show information. Instead, I get the following screen (see attached screenshot).

Vista Home Premium x64 SP1 running on HP Pavilion DV4-1125nr Laptop.

Notes:
1) I am NOT trying to get Media Player to update my files. Simply want it to display information on the screen for the currently playing media.
2) Tried turning firewall on and off, no help.
3) If I hit the Media Guide tab in Media Player it has no problem connecting to the interent and displaying the website. It is only in the "Now Playing" tab that I cannot see information.
4) I tried to Google this problem and have not found anyone with this issue or a solution.
5) I have the latest Windows updates and drivers installed.
6) I have no funky tweaks or network settings installed.
7) I have already tried a fresh install of Vista, with no resolution.

Thanks in advance for any input!

A:Windows Media Player: Info Center View

I am assuming no one else has experienced this problem from the lack of replies and since I have not found anything remotely similar to this on Google. Does anyone have any thoughts on what it might be? Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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I have a music mix "album" on my PC that I wanted to burn to a cd-r. I have done with countless times with absolutely no problem. But today when I burned my mix to a disc, the information on the burned disc such as track name and name of cd are not showing up. Just a generic "Unknown Album" and "track 1..." and so on. I tried to burn to disc three times and all three times I got the same result. I have never had this happen before.

I know there was a windows 10 update that was loaded on to pc earlier in the week. I'm wondering if there is some bug in the update that might be causing this problem.

Any suggestions appreciated.
 

A:Windows Media Player not copying track info

Nevermind. I just typed all the info in and then ripped CD with the idea I would try the newly ripped mix. But instead when I inserted the cd I just ripped from back into pc all the info was there. Still annoying that I had to do that but at least I can now burn a cd with all the info.
 

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Hello,

I am currently using Windows Media Player 11 and I am having issues with album information not displaying after I download music from amazon.com and after I rip a CD, it only shows the song title. I have to go through each song and select Find album information to get it. Another problem is that the music time does not display.

I've tried deleting my temporary internet files, deleting the WMP database from the Media Player folder from Start > run. I also resetting options from the Library and Privacy tab, and also resetting Internet Explorer settings from the control panel, and rebooting my machine.

I've been having this problem for several weeks now and I can't seem to figure out why . Can you help me? My OS is Windows XP and sometimes I connect to the internet through VPN and off VPN. My ISP is ATT.
Thanks,
Yonnie
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 does not automatically update info

http://www.vista4beginners.com/Add-album-art-update-album-information

check all up to date as numerous patches for this, possible security issue is blocking the auto update or your firewall
 

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1.) - What caused this?
2.) - How do I fix it?
3.) - What do I do so it won't happen again?

Thanks for any help.

A:Windows Media Player [Find Album Info] Error

I figured it out. My firewall was blocking it. If you are having this problem do the following...

1.) - Open the "Start Menu".
2.) - Go to the "Control Panel".
3.) - Double click "Security Center".
4.) - Click "Windows Firewall" in the top left.
5.) - Click "Change settings".
6.) - Click "Continue".
7.) - Click the "Exceptions" tab.
8.) - Scroll down and check all of the "Windows Media Player" options.

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When I insert a CD into CD/DVD drive nothing happens. When I open the disk contents through My Computer and double click on a cda file, Windows Media Player window opens but doesn't play. Pressing Play button on Media Player screen doesn't help

At the same time:
1. Auto run is selected for CDs and DVDs but won't start.
2. The same CDs play on audio players and other comps.
3. Windows Media Player plays DVDs inserted into the same drive without a problem, however I need to go through My Computer to start it.

Please help to find out if it's a software or hardware issue. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows media player can't play CD

Have you been into Tools>Default Programs>Associate File etc., and/or Tools>Default Programs>Change Autoplay settings? It is possible that a recent update inadvertantly reset some of the options.

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My husband was given an older laptop and he has found out that he cannot get WMP to play a DVD movie. He bought the Cyberlink PowerDVD SE for Windows XP but that didn't help him either. I don't know what kind of information to give you, as I'm not very computer savvy myself, but I'll paste what I think is important from Everest. Could someone give us some help on how we might resolve this problem?
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium M 750J, 1866 MHz (14 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gateway
Motherboard Chipset Intel Alviso-G i915GM
System Memory 2038 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (10/12/05)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel GMA 900
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900

Multimedia:
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Likely that Gateway Optical drive has worn out, or has become defective for extended use. You can find new replacements on eBay
It would be good to find one you could borrow so you could run some tests before you spend any money.
 

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Hello, not too far back but long enough, my Windows Media Player refused to play ANYTHING! I had it set as default to all file types and it had worked fine the day before. The next day, any mp3 file or midi file I tried to play would not work what-so-ever. I've tried reinstalling, installing an older version, cleaning the registry completely, searching for spyware and adware, searched for virus' but good lord, I am at my wits end. I have no idea what to do. Please, help me out! Thank you very much. =D

A:Windows Media Player 11 Will Not Play Anything!

Please, if anyone knows anything I could do, please help.

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I just went to play a CD on my computer and there was no sound coming from Windows Media Player. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player won't play CD

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306317

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I would like to see videos that people send me in E-mails in Windows Media Player but the default appears to be Winamp. How can I change this to Windows Media Player? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Play it again, Sam. (In Windows Media Player)

when windows media player is open, click on the tools and then options setting...then click "file types" and choose which type of files you wish as default-or click "select all...then click ok and thats it!!!
 

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Whenever I used to click on a link for a music video or video clip, my Windows Media Player would automatically open and play it. For some reason lately, it won't. The only thing that happens is at the bottom of my screen it says "downloading from www..." I wasn't sure if this was the right forum, but this is driving me crazy! : Any suggestions?

A:My Windows Media Player won't play...

Hi,
That doesn't sound too good. Could be something to do with Virus/spyware. But first, if you right click the media file, open with, and select windows media player, does it do the same?
Also, have you tried just opening Windows Media Player manually? What happens then?
If none of that works, go throught the "Having problems with spyware/viruses?" in my sig.

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I have Windows Vista on my laptop and have never had a problem playing and burning CDs until now. Suddenly I can't play CDs, although the Windows Media Player can see it's there, and I get an error message saying "WMP encountered an error when reading the CD drive in digital mode. Click OK to switch to analog mode. Click cancel to retry playing in digital mode".

When I click OK nothing happens for a while and then the error message repeats itself.

I have been to the Tools section and properties for the CD drive and under Playback "digital" is already selected, "analog" is in "pale" writing and won't let me select that even if I wanted to.

Any advice please?
 

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I went through the windows troubleshooting, and that did not help. I have a nero dvd decoder, and I just updated that. Everything is up to date. my res is 1280x1024 (I did lower it and tested that which did not fix it.)

thanks
 

A:windows media player will not play dvd

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I have Vista Home Premium and Windows media player won't play the videos I take with my Blackberry. Any ideas?

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Hey,Follow the instructions below Download FFDShow from here.Run the installer. Select your language and click Next. Now you must accept the license agreement of FFDShow, and click Next to continue. Now you can choose an install directory (default is fine) and click Next again. You are now on the Select Components screen, VfW Interface should be selected by default, but if it is not, then please select it.Click Next and select a start menu folder (default is perfectly fine again), Click Next again and now you reach the "Select Additional Tasks" screen.It is important now that you ensure that under "Decode the following video formats with ffdshow", H.264 / AVC, DivX, and XviD options are selected. Scroll down further until you reach "Decode the following audio formats with ffdshow" and just ensure that AAC is selected and also selecting MP3 won't do any harm. (these settings are usually default) When you click Next, you will come to a "Management of compatibility issues" screen.It is recommended to leave the option to use FFDShow for video only with the programs listed beneath to prevent any compatibility problems with other software. Media Player Classic and Windows Media Player will be in here. Click Next and you will get the same screen again, this time for audio. Click Next and select your speaker setup (if you only have 2 speakers, its stereo). Click Next again and then "Install".

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Hello, I don't know what has happened but I can see mu pictures on a CD but I can not watch any of my recorded DVD's.
Here is what it says, "Windows Media Player can not find the file. if you are trying to play, burn or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been removed, renamed or deleted. Also my Toshiba DVD player will not play a DVD either. Did I delete something that makes this program work? I really would like to be able to watch my movie clips of my grand kids. I haven't tried to see if I can burn to a DVD. I hope to have some info and hopefully fix this problem. Thanks for anyone who can help.
Carol

A:Windows Media Player will not play my DVD's

Has it ever worked in the past?

I would highly recommend you reinstall the driver for the CD ROM.

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I have WMP 12, with Windows 7 Home Premium on a 64-bit machine.  WMP 12 will no longer play any CD's.  They will not auto start when inserted into the CD-DVD drive nor will they start by manually selecting the tracks.

I know the CD-DVD drive works because I have downloaded VLC Media Player and every CD's I have installed plays through it.
It is WMP 12 that is not recognizing a CD.  
All of the MS support articles I find here, end up sending one back to solutions for WMP 8 to 11, which does not apply, as the described steps and selections do not exist is WMP 12.

A:Windows Media Player 12 will not play CD's

Hi,
 
Please logon with
Clean Boot, and try to run this troubleshooter:
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
 
If the issue persists, you can try to disable WMP and enable it again on Control Panel\Programs and Features
 
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
 
 Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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I have Windows Media Player 11. The information i have found states it should play mpg files. It will not. apparently i need a codec. but i do not know which one or how to find it and get the player to use it.
any suggestions?
LindaLL
 

A:Windows Media player won't play mpg

google ffdshow...I use that and it pretty much covers all the latest codecs available.
Check out this thread here as well http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/530759-solved-mpeg-video-decoder-codec.html
 

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Hi,

I have recently built a new PC and installed Windows XP Home with SP2.

I have installed a fairly standard CD-RW/DVD combo, all mainboard chip support software has been installed. DVD'S play back perfectly and all sound functions seem to work fine but when I attempt to play back a CD a box comes up indicating that Windows cannot play the file because the file path may be wrong.

I installed a secondary media player just to make sure it was nothing to do with the drive and it played ok, so I know that technically everything is fine, codecs are installed and the drive can be found. I uninstalled the secondary player and went on the hunt for a technical solution from Microsoft, the explanation below is all I can find.


C00D1197: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
Your computer is not connected to the local area network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect to the network or Internet, and then try again.
The path to the file is not valid. If you typed a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Open URL dialog box, verify that the file name is spelled correctly and that the path to the file is correct, and then try again. If you clicked a link on a Web page, the link might not be valid.
The server is not available (for example, the server is busy or not online). Try again later.
Some network protocols in the Player are not enabled. Enable all network protocols, and then... Read more

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As of two days ago my Windows Media Player will not play any CD's. When I right click on the start menu and explore - I can find the appropriate option and click on the E drive to run the CD. The error message says "Insert a disc - Please insert a disk into drive E." There is already a disk in the player. I have never had any issues with the media player before so I am unsure of even where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows Media Player won't play CD's

Welcome to TSG forums (fellow Corhnusker)
First thing I suggest doing is to run a cleaner on the drive (looks like cd but is special) and also clean the cd itself.
You might need codecs. K lite codecs is free and may help you. you can d/l it free at www.majorgeeks.com or www.download.com.
Vicks
 

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Although I was able to build my computer, I'm not able to figure-out why Windows Media Player will not play my DVD's.

I just built this system and it's up to date with all the latest hardware. I'm running Win-7 64 bit OS. The media player is version 12 - the latest. I went to play a DVD today and nothing. Unfortunately I'm not savvy enough to figure-out why it's not working.

Would someone please explain to me what I have to do to get this to work. I can put the hardware together but making it all work when there's problems is my downfall. Thank you in advance.

Greg

A:Windows Media Player Won't Play DVD's

You need more types of codecs. I use coles codec pack, another good
one is k-lite codec pack. These programs allow your pc to read different
file formats,,ie mpeg-2, mpeg-4 etc. You should also download
quicktime, asfaik it will play mpeg-4. You may also need a video type
player other than windows media player, I use vlc media player.
All of these things are free, do a google...

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When I try to open it it says that an error has occured. I was wondering if you could please help me figure out what has happened.
 

A:My windows media player will not play

Hi, what version of DirectX are you using, you should have "Version 9". I you already have that version , un-install & re-install your WMP.
 

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It plays and I hear on it.  It plays playlist to IPod ect.  But when I put in a disk to play on DVD nothing, no video, no sound, can you tell me what I doing wrong or checklist on playing a DVD it did at one time.  I hate to be a nuisance to you, but it seems things are just going wrong.  Thanks for your help.
 
Woody

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVD

Click on the Start orb and type devmgmt.msc, right click on it when it appears under Programs, choose Run as administrator.
 
Scroll down to DVD/CD-ROM drives and click on the clear diamond to expand the tree.  
 
Double click on your DVD/CD drive, then click on the Driver tab, then click on Uninstall.
 
Restart your computer.  The driver which was uninstalled will be replaced when the computer boots.
 
See if resolves the problem.

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My Toshiba Satellite laptop can not play any of my DVD's anymore. It says that "Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been removed, renamed or deleted." It use to play my DVD's It will play the music CD's.I hope someone can help me with this new problem of mine. Thanks for any help in advance!!
 

A:Windows Media Player will not play DVD's

hello buddy,

You say your WMP previously could play DVD's, and that means you have installed a DVD decoder on your laptop, then i suggest you try the things as following:

1. Double-click the DVD file to open it, DO NOT drag & drop or click open from file menu;
2. If you are not using Windows Vista, delete the WMP and reinstall it;
3. If the two attempts above do not work or your are using Wins Vista, i'm afraid you will have to restore your Wins OS.
4. If you think restoring OS is not worth all the bother, just download and install VLC player to replace WMP. VLC player can play various video files including DVD's and BD's.

The above is all the solutions i can provide. Try them and let me know if they can solve your problem. Good Luck.

Jason
 

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Hello, I can't play dvd's on my laptop running windows xp pro sp3 with windows media player 11. when I try to play the dvd it tells me that i do not have the proper codec. So I installed PowerDVD 7.0. Now I can play my dvds with PowerDVD 7.0 just fine but not in wmp. Every time I insert a dvd the PowerDVD program immediately opens. How can I play dvds with WMP?

my friends laptop running xp pro sp3 i just pop in the dvd and a menu comes up asking if I want to play with windows media player, power dvd, real player, quick time etc. so I choose wmp and the dvd plays just fine.

Please help me be able to play dvds on windows media player...
 

A:can't play dvd with windows media player 11

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I have been able to play dvds before but can't now I get an error message COOD1199 something about a decoder? What's this? HELP!

A:I can't play dvd's with windows media player

I have been able to play dvds before but can't now I get an error message COOD1199 something about a decoder? What's this? HELP![/quote][quote=PClark;909958]

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