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No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Q: No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Man, I am bumming one day my media player was fine the next no sound!
Things I have done. Checked all cables wires speakers ...All work, checked all settings on computer (that I know about) and turned volume on highest level. I have removed and reloaded the drivers on my computer. I have downloaded microsoft media player 10 version. I have had some vidio clips off of CNN play with sound but nothing from my music. I am a drummer and I need to use this computer to practice with HELP!

Preferred Solution: No sound from microsoft media player on XP

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Greeting Zephead, and Welcome to TSF.

Please try these steps in order....

Right click on the Volume Control in the System Tray [near the clock]..If you don't have the Volume Control icon in the taskbar, do this..
Go Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > tick the box 'Place Volume icon in the taskbar' > Apply > OK.
Now: Open Volume Control > Options > Properties > Playback > scroll down and make sure that all of the following are ticked: Volume Control; Wave; SW Synth; Front; CD Player; Line-In; and, 'microphone'. Now click Recording, and tick the following: Stereo Mix; CD Player; Line-In ; Microphone. Now click Playback again > OK.
Back to Options > Advanced > there should now be an 'Advanced button on the Microphone, click it > tick the box ' 1 Mic Boost' Close, and exit out of Volume Control.

Now right click on the System Tray Icon again > Adjust Audio Properties > at the bottom next to Speaker Volume, click Advanced and set the type of speakers you have from the drop down box > OK. Now click on Speaker Volume and make sure that the volume is not turned down >OK.

Now go Voice > Test Hardware, and the Test wizard will run you through a test to see that everything is [hopefully] working, and when your done > OK >OK.

As I said hopefully you should now have sound, but if not post back and we'll scratch our heads again.

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Why do mpg files play so much better and smoother on RP8 than they do in MMP7? I don't know what it is, but whenever I play a mpg video with MMp7 I get chopy frame rates (normal and full-screen mode)and when play it with RP8 I get smooth playback...
Any thoughts on how to fix or maybe boost perfomance for MMp7?

A:Microsoft's Media Player 7 vs Real Player 8

Hi raziel_60

Do you have BlackIce Defender installed, if so, it could be interfering.

Otherwise, take a look at this link for more FAQs on Windows Media Player 7.

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I''m running a much older system w/ Win 98SE. For no reason that I can figure out I have lost the sound while playing either Windows Media Player or Real One Player. My windows sounds and all game sounds are fine. When trying to play a .wmv file with WMplayer I get the following error 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."

When I ask for more information I get the following message.

"Windows Media Player Error Message Help

You've encountered error message C00D11BA while using Windows Media Player. We are investigating the cause of this error. We will post more information about this error when it becomes available. "

Can anybody help me???

A:No sound w/Media Player or Real One Player

Use a different media player. try Winamp

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Hi, I listen to music all the time on my computer (its running windows xp professional).

Today, I put in a cd and I get no sound from the speakers. Everything in mediaplayer looks like the disc is playing. Likewaise, when I open a wav or mp3 file, i get no audio. I also tried the real ob eplayer, and that had the same issue. I do get audio from speakers when I test a system sound.

I clicked on the audio icon and everything is unchecked.

any ideas?


A:No sound from media player or real one player

First, check that your speakers are correctly plugged into the back of your computer and that the power is connected to them, then check to see that your drivers are still installed by going into control panel > Sounds and multimedia, tell me what happens,.
J.B. Joker

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Hi, I listen to music all the time on my computer (its running windows xp professional).

Today, I put in a cd and I get no sound from the speakers. Everything in mediaplayer looks like the disc is playing. Likewaise, when I open a wav or mp3 file, i get no audio. I also tried the real ob eplayer, and that had the same issue. I do get audio from speakers when I test a system sound.

I clicked on the audio icon and everything is unchecked.

any ideas?


A:No sound from media player or real one player

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I have installed this in my Pc running win 2000 pro and it plays my cds brilliantly,but when i come to look at short clips and film trailers i just a pic of the clip and the sound...why doesn't it work correctly?...please help.

A:Microsoft Media Player 9

Hi Apple , Your provider wouldn't happen to be Dial -Up would it ? If not , try deleting and re-installing .

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I have XP Pro w/MS Media Player 11.0. Works fine with MPG files and some others, but WMV files open a text box with control characters.

Isn't there a place in Control Panel where I can set which programs run which media files?

Thank you,

[email protected]

A:Microsoft Media Player


Right click on the WMV file and choose Properties then click Change button and choose what program you want to use to Open these files.

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I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a simple way to export my ITunes music library to my Microsoft Media Player. I want to put music on my Blackberry and the only way how that I know of is through Media Player. I dont want to burn many many disks just to rip them to Media Player so I can put it on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any helpful hints. (I am NOT computer smart so I need laymans terms please!) Thanks for any help I can get.

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I just bought a new Dell Pentium 4 (2.8mhz). MS Media Player does not work properly. It takes about 3 minutes for an audio cd to load up and when it does the previous cd title and all information stays on the screen even as it plays the current cd. I have downloaded MS Media Player from the MS tried re-installing but makes no difference.

Any ideas?

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My Norton virus warning keeps coming up telling me that I have a trojan horse found under C:\Programfiles\windowsmediaplayer\iedll.exe

They action taken was none

I submited the files to Norton and they emailed me back to tell me that YES I did have a trojan horse and in their words "all are non-repairable threats"

I sent the files to a safe place and removed them (I think).

Now when I re-started my computer and ran Norton it kept running and running (11 hours 2,741,897 files). I decided to stop virus scan after the 11th hour. What in the world is going on with this computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Microsoft Media Player / Trojan (HELP!!!)

If anyone can help you can email me at [email protected]
I would forever be in dept!!!!!!!!

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I can't play any type of file. i even upgraded to the newest one. each time i open up some file is say that i performed an illegal operation and closed it. i have win 98. thank you.

A:microsoft media player problem?


When the error pops up, click Details then copy/paste the contents. Also, which version of Windows and Media Player are you using?



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My WIndows Media Player plays; there is sound. But Internet sites have no sound. I can't hear Van Morrison on You Tube or anything else.

What should I do?

A:Media Player sound - yes; Internet sound - no

Hi haskellbob..

have you checked:

- Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab:
Scroll down to the Multimedia subsection and ensure 'Play sounds in webpages' is checked?

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can anyone point me in right direction what to do
seem to have lost soundman at bottom of screen near clock not sure why it has gone didnt delete it im sure. its on my pc when i open it it appears near clock ?

other question no sound in windows media player when play movies from disc

im running xp

A:sound man/media player video no sound

thx northernsoul55 helped me with the problem found disc that i had with it on but something was hiding it problem now solved
thx guys

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Media Center & Media Player 11 recently would not play a DVD. Computer locked up in Media Center on insertion of DVD. wmvs, mpgs and audio files played fine, however, a couple of days later a DVD began playing, with no changes made by me, but without sound. This is now the same problem with wmvs, mpg, and all audio files. Picture is fine but with no sound. Tried system restore but there was nothing to restore.

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While Windows Media Player always had its flaws, I simply can't understand why would Microsoft make it worse with each version. WMP10 was a very decent player, at least for music because WMP has never been good for video. Then version 11 changed some things in the GUI I didn't like too much, but it was still OK. But WMP12 is total garbage!! In previous version you had a "hue" slider that you could use to make the player any color you wanted. In WMP12 that slider doesn't exist, and even worse, when in library mode we are stuck with a horrendous baby blue color all over the interface, that to this day I don't know how to change even with a resource hack. I don't get how can this hideous thing come from the same company that creates such a beautiful visual interface in Windows Media Center. If anybody knows how to change the background in library mode I beg you, please post and let me know how. Other thing missing? The Advanced Tag Editor. A very useful feature that every single music player that dares call itself that must have. Who the ____ at Microsoft came up with the idea to remove the Advanced Tag Editor, and who the ____ approved that decision? They should be fired. I will stop using this player mainly because of this reason. I used WMP11 to transfer albums to my MP3 player because when I use Winamp it transfers the files in the wrong order. But in WMP11 I just had to right click on an album cover and selet "Add to sync list", or "Add to burn li... Read more

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We all know of it, we all hardly use it in deference to itunes, VLC, and the sorts. But should it remain with us?

I was thinking about this feature that is just sucky. I never use it other than to play media files, and I never use the navigation of it because it's just terrible. It also looks terrible.

Then I wondered about the future of Windows Media Center and the dying Zune Software. What about consolidating media players into a commanding, Windows Media CENTER, center as in, an actual CENTER of media playing and not just one of many media playing programs that is used.

Think of it, all the features of all players come together in one, awesome player. The modern, immersive, metro design of Zune and Zune Marketplace, the DVR feature of WMC and integration with Xbox, and the lightweightness of WMP together. That way, we don't need to have so many players in one OS. And of course, it could get the same codec treatment as VLC or a potential addon codec treatment if the user needs such. It could have better device media management as well.

Also, if Microsoft could without apple suing them, they could pull a middle finger on them and have ipods and iphones being able to sync up and be able to be managed without itunes. Windows Media Center could also have access to the current Zune Marketplace and have the same subscription service applied to iDevices and Windows Phones and other digital players. One awesome, media player.

What do you guys think?

A:Should Microsoft kill off Windows Media Player

I personally say yes as I almost never touch it. But as an adjunct to an OS, it should be there I think. I also see most friends use it widely..

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I am using a software:  Video Download Ultimate.  My source for these videos is a private site that I am a member.  Some times the video downloads no problem other times it doesn't seem to download right so the media player can't open it.   cannot Here is the message verbatim
"Windows Media Player cannot play this file.  The player might  not support this file type or support the codec  tat was used to compress the file"
Here is what I tried"
1. Went to Microsoft help website and found nothing very confusing
2 Tried opening with VLC still would not open
3.. Tried Phot.o Shop
4.Tried adobe Premier Pro - nothing
5.  Unable to  download GOM
7  Tried a video converter softeware but  complicated for me
8. Now I am here  
I am using windows 7 on a 5year old laptop that does need to be replaced.
​If there is anyway to save these videos my work will not be in vain 
Thank You Everyone

A:Microsoft Media Player won't Recognize my downloaded MP4 Video

For saving the videos on sites I would suggest Internet Download Manager. Directly type internetdownloadmanager.com in your browser or download from filehippo. 
The initial days of usage will be difficult though as it tries to grab everything on the page for download.
Adding custom filters take time, of course.
But once you are set it will be very easy. 
Also Update your codecs. I prefer and suggest K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.
Hope this should fix your problem.

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Hello friends! My Dad is having a problem with his Media Player. Whenever he starts the computer the Windows Media Player starts up automatically. How does one disable this? I can't find how to do it anywhere. He has a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP. I am a beginner with computers and have some knowledge, but please explain in a specific way. Dad has dial up through AOL.
Thanks Devo

A:Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Post a HiJackThis log and it will show what programs run at startup.

Go to this site http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php?page=download.

Click on 'Download HijackThis Installer'.

*Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop, or to the location where you normally download.
*Double-click on HJTInstall.exe.
*Click on Install.
*By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
*Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
*Click on the 'Do a system scan and save a logfile button'. It will scan and the log will open in notepad.
*Click Save to save the log file.
*Click on 'Edit > Select All' then click on 'Edit > Copy' (or Ctrl-C) to copy the entire contents of the log.
*Come back to this thread and Paste (or Ctrl-V) the log in your next reply.

*DO NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I Recently Had A New Ms Windows Xp Pro Installed. My "programs" Says I Have Windows Media Player But When I Click On It, A Window Tells Me That I Cannot Have Access Unless I "validate" My Copy Of Windows. I Did This Before (my Old Copy Of Windows) And All I Got Was Trouble When They Said My Copy Was Not Valid. I Thought They Could Not Make You Do This. Am I Wrong?


A:Unless I Validate, Microsoft Denying Windows Media Player

Sorry Joan, but I think that the limit on the number of times Microsoft can require you to revalidate is around 640k.

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Hi guys,

firstly i trust you guys all had a good christmas!
mine was a bit disapointing...my girlfriend bought me a micro remote control
helicopter...but i crashed it 2 days later and it broke...anyway!

happy new year to all of you on this brill site!!!
this is gonna be a good one...i can feel it!!!

anyway...down to business!!!

i have vlc media player installed and i love it!
i also have mega codecs installed...the one with media player classic bundled in it...
my computer sound is working...vlc has no sound...

i have reinstalled vlc media player...my sound drivers and kl mega codecs...
to no avail!!!

i have checked my sound levels in vlc...everything looks normal...
any ideas???

A:VLC media player has no sound...

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Bought a new DELL, have XP home running. Plugged in my old speakers to the sound card. I have sound during the applications and games but when I put a CD in and it starts up MEDIA PLAYER, I have NO SOUND? I can see the little bar at the bottom go back and forth, so it appears to be playing, but cannot hear sound? CRaZY....how could I have sound when I play a game, and open and close applications, but cannot hear a CD play? Any ideas?

A:SOUND...but not in Media player

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Hey guys, i get no sound when playing a dvd in win media player all other players work fine.Its been like this for some time now and is about time i fixed it. Thanks, any help would be great.

A:no sound from win media player

Go into options and have a look around here...

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I ran an attachment from an email thru my Media Player. The attachment would not run correctly (I am told it worked fine on others computers) and now I have no sound when I run Media Player.

The video portion works fine, just the sound is gone. My sound seems to work fine on all other programs.

Is there a way to refresh or reinstall Media Player to get the sound to work again?

Thanks for your help!


A:No sound for Media Player

WMP has its own mute button and volume control. Make sure these are on as well as your XP volume control.


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Media Player will show clips, but there is no sound. I first thought it might be a Direct X problem, but now I'm not sure. Direct X reports my MIDI DLS file missing, but does that have anything to do with Media Player? I've reinstalled DirectX and Media Player 9, but still no sound. Any suggestions?

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My media player uses a dvi to hdmi cable. The audio options available to me are optical, coaxial or AV cables.

My LCD tv won't play sounds when I plug in the DVI-HDMI cable and the AV red and white cables. And it doesn't have any such input for optical or coaxial.

There is also s-video and component cable outputs on my media player which I believe don't carry sound either.

Otherwise I think I am going to need to buy a stereo/hifi system with RCA, optical or coaxial audio in to get the audio to work with HD? Is that about right?

A:Getting sound on my media player

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So I've had this problem for a long time and it's just annoying, I'm running on a Dell XPS 15 on a Windows 7 64 bit OS. Before updating my sound driver (HD Realtek audio), I had to turn off audio enhancements to get any sound from VLC or said media player, however there is a huge drop in sound quality, so I kind of neglected it and went on with having poor sound quality. Well I just now updated my driver and though I get sound through websites and sound from my games (Diablo 3, CS:GO, etc.) I still don't receive sound from VLC, ITunes or any other media player. I'm not sure what to do because the drop in sound quality has started to annoy me so I don't want to turn off the audio enhancements.

A:No sound from media player

Go to control panel>Hardware and sound>Adjust system volume. Then open up itunes and or whatever else will not work, and make sure you see it under the system volume tab as raised. Also check any other Ex: Applications.
Now if that is fine, Go back to hardware and sound but instead click manage audio devices check and just to make sure that the speakers are working fine.
Next for VLC try this All programs > VideoLAN > Reset VLC media player preferences and cache files to reset settings, see if this fixes VLC's no sound.
For windows media player try this Start>Run>msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic
Follow the guidelines within the troubleshooting window to see if it fixes your problem.

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Howdy, I'm not getting any sound from the windows 98 media player when I try to play a cd. The numbers move but nothing comes out of the speakers except a hissing noise. I've checked all the adjustment levels I know but still nothing. It did work a one time but have not tried using it for quite awile. Any suggestions for computer tech novice? Thanks So Much

A:no sound from media player

Ride on. Did you hear what he said Saltero(sp?). Ride on! To me! Eli Wallach to Yul Brenner in The Magnificent Seven. The greatest western of all time(The Wild Bunch is a close second). Anyway I suprised myself and found out that the select boxes under the sliding adjustment knobs were empty and needed to be checked. These are located in the advanced section of audio devices. So I'm riding on, but just like Eli Wallach, I'll be back. Thanks

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...not sure what's happened - one minute, I was listening to music, then I wasn't - it plays the tracks - but no sound.

Other players play, with sound - but still can't get anything from media player.

I've gone through all of the media player options, but can't see anything unusual.

If this is unfixable, can anyone recommend free alternative please - my version of J-River (which has now been uninstalled) had problems too (I uninstalled it in case it was anything to do with the media player problem)

I work in IT Support - and have checked everything that I can think of.



A:Media player - no sound....

well its a microsoft product isnt it nuff said.

Oh check out winamp http://www.winamp.com

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Any idea why I suddenly have no sound using Media Player? It worked the last time I used it. And it works from the other user's desktop.

A:No sound in media player

Try F8

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out of the blue my windows media player won't produce any sound. the songs/media are playing but no sound is coming out of my speakers. the speakers are set up correctly and the volume on both the speaker and the computer are all the way up.

i attempted to uninstall media player but it is not on the add/remove list in control panel.

any thoughts or ideas? thanks


A:media player has no sound

Are you sure you volume is not muted? I've had this problem once before and it turned out I muted all of the volume control. Go into control panel and search around for volume or sound options. It should be in there somewhere.

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Media Player in windows 7 will play DVDs for me, but not the sound. I have K-lite codecs installed and sound works fine in media player classic, et. all.


A:never sound in media player

Knew this one would come up here soon.

Go to the control panel then Hardware and Sound then to Manage audio devices then right click and choose speaker properties then go to the advanced tab. Choose the "16 bit 48000 hz (DVD Quality)" This will get the sound working in your Windows Media player.

With the new Win build the default setting has changed so DVD's won't play sound in WMP unless you do this first.

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got a used pc not too long ago... and had some problems
with dll32 because of a modem problem, did an overlay of win98se to solve that problem... but when I installed winamp8.2 could not get any sound from the system(win amp)... started checking(should have checked before to see if windows media player was working before the win amp install but dont know)but didnt get any sound from the windows media player...cd player works ok, np... but cannot get media player to work...have replaced drivers to sound card...in device manager, card is installed with no conflicts... have reinstalled direct x latest... have uninstalled and reinstalled sound card a few times ...uninstalled win amp ... and finally reformated in case I missed something... no sound yet from media player, video part of player ok(have kept to a minimum any other programs until I resolve this problem)...yet the cd player works ok ... did a test in direct x of sound and music and get a message the test failed because direct sound resources were being used by another caller(no other programs open or anything being used at the moment)
350mhz amd k2
0S 98se
3gb hd
96mb ram
sound card sb 16 isa model ct 2800

A:no sound media player

In Control Panel, open the Multimedia icon /folder, what is listed for Preferred Devices in both areas? They normally match the Sound card....but anything can be set up.... then, you would use that program or device to play media files.....
Does the volume speaker icon show on taskbar, lower right, of desktop? Does any sound at all, like startup sound at boot, work? Sounds like either all the sound driver you got installed did not install, or you had the default taken over by another player, Real Player, or some program....
How about the CD audio cable that may go to the sound card- did you knock that loose, or take it off? Some modems and sound cards, at least the older ones, are combo cards...they are trickier to set up, doubt you have one, just a thought.

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I've tried to straighten this out before and have been trying different players. I can't seem to get ONE player to work with everything, even when set as default for them.

I have WIN 98 SE (with Pentium Celeron processor, I thought this might be a problem because the newest WMP (9) says it should have a Pentium 2 or higher)

But, I've tried WMP 8 and the same thing happens.

I was on a website that said the newest version of WMP or RP is required, so downloaed WMP 9 from a link on that site.

Before this I have tried other players and versions. I dl Real Player (7, not the newest, the one that was recommeded for what I have) and I have (and have had in the past WinAmp, and various verisions of it.

Last night I got it so I have Real Player, which plays sound files from my computer, and WinAmp which played CDs. I couldn't get one to work for both. No matter how I set it.

I have tried WMP, older versions of it, and have the same problem as with the new (9) I just dl now.

On some of the sites I tried the picture would come on, but no sound. And on some NOTHING. It loads and buffers and says it's playing but nothing is there.

The little I did see of it (an Iraq webcam, which is not really clear, and apparently is night there) and a BBC newscast (picture and no sound) showed the picture very clear. It also has the full screen option to make it bigger.

I have decided I like WMP better (I know, it has features where it reports, or you need to have a lic... Read more

A:No sound in Win Media Player

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I updated to Windows Media Player 11 the other day and what a nightmare! All my sound is gone. I restored to prior to the upgrade but still no sound. The error for my Media Center when I try to view Live TV is Audio Device Error, no video can be displayed because audio device cannot be detected.

Can anyone help with this? I appreciate anything!!

A:Media Player and all other sound is gone.

Click on this site http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/...-genuine-advantage-wga-validation-workaround/ and have a read to see if you get any help from it .....

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I am currently using win media player 7.1, OS is win98. I am getting sound from the internet sites etc., that do NOT require a media player of any kind.

When I click on sounds from control panel I can hear sounds from there also. When I play a radio stn from win media player OR Real Audio One.. NO sound.

When I try to listen to web site that broadcasts through a media player a web site using the player.. NO sound! If I want to play a news station or something like that thru real Audio I can hear it!

The only sounds I get thru win media player is when I play a cd, but the sound is low.. and cannot raise it!

I have tried my volume levels on my keyboard, and also from my Master sound control panel. All checks out ok!
I have NO yellow marks on my media devices in control panle either!

thks in advance 4 ya help!

A:HELP!! Media player - NO sound.

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I was listening to a song in medai player 11 and all of a sudden the sound cut out. I made sure it wasnt muted and it wasnt, the volume is all the way up. The volume is still working on everything on the computer except for WMP 11. Any idea on how I can get the sound back?

A:No sound in Media Player 11

I'm starting to think that WMP 11 was a mistake. I do hear stereo sound, but not Mono sound - see discussion here: http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/541727-no-mono-sound-windows-media.html

Please post any progress you make, I'm thinking that the issues may be related and I may have to learn about Codecs or try to revert to version 10, although for Mono sound issues, others have reported that the downgrade did not help, even though originally Mono sound worked in WMP 10.

Please post a any progress ! and good luck.

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ok so i start playing a video clip/dvd and the sound works fine....until i fast forward/move the time bar forward. when I do that, the sound goes away and won't come back until i either quit/restart WMP or just move the time bar back to the start...

A:no sound in media player

It could be an audio codec problem or a bad file you are trying to play

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Windows Vista
Gateway computer

I like to download videos/trailers on the internet.

My default player is Microsoft Windows Media Player.

I would go to websites to watch videos. When I would click a link for the video (usually a WMV file), my Microsoft Windows Media Player would open up, then a few seconds after buffering, the video would start to play. While the video was playing, I could click to go forward, the video would pause (buffering), then play again. Basically, the video was streaming off of the internet.

I found a AVI file, but when I would play it, there was audio, but no video. So I downloaded an AVI player (GOM Media Player, http://download.cnet.com/GOM-Media-P...html?tag=mncol). I installed this new player to watch AVI videos. After I intalled the program, all of my WMV videos on my computer were using the new player. I clicked on a WMV file (from my computer) and made my Microsoft Windows Media Player be the default video player for WMV files and the GOM Media Player for my AVI files.

Then the problem started........

Now when I go to websites with links for streaming WMV files, the entire file downloads, then the media player opens up to play the video. I can't stream videos anymore.

Here is the website that I would go to to play/stream wmv files....... http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/media_movies.htm

I tried the help that came with the Microsoft Windows Media Player, but I couldn't figure it out. I wanted to uninstall the player ... Read more

A:Can't stream videos on my Microsoft Windows Media Player anymore.

hi and welcome you could try revo uninstaller to remove gom you could also try system restore to a point before you made the changes

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I have had my computer for over a year now and the Windows Media PLayer has worked fine and then just one day the sound on all my MP3s stopped working. It plays the files but with no sound. If I get on the internet there is sound for everything so it seems just to be a problem with sound on mp3s. Can someone please help me!!

A:my media player plays with no sound!!

have a look there please

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Hi guys,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but what the hay, i've just recently started using windows media player, i don't use it often, actually i don't use much media players but lately i've been downloading some video game trailers and everytime i play them there is no sound, now this doesn't happen to all the files, it only happens when the media player says "acquiring codec" at the bottom left hand corner, then after the video starts to play, i don't hear a sound at all, could someone please help me out? my media player is windows media player 11, if that helps.


A:Windows Media Player - no sound

That is because windows media player dont have the codecs for playing the audio in your video files.

If you download VLC media player you can play all videos with sound and everything. But you will not be able to play them in Microsoft Windows Media Player 11

VLC media player

There are other solutions if you want to use windows media player but I am not sure how.

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Hi All, I'm using a newest version of Windows Media Player Classic (download here: Download K-Lite Codec Pack). I don't understand why there are no sound when playing some video files. But NO problem when using another Video Player like: Windows Media Player, KMPlayer, GOMPlayer...

How do I fix it?

A:[Need help] No sound in Media Player Classic

I haven't used MPC in a while, but go to Tools -> Options -> Playback -> Output and under DirectShow Audio choose... ugh, I can't remember... I know you'll have tons of options but I think its best to choose "Speakers" or "Direct Sound: Speakers"... This is all coming from my last memory of MPC, some entries may have a different name.

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Hello everyone,
Before I do a system restore, I wonder if someione can tell me how to get the sound back when I play the music from Windows Media Player ?
I just found out today.

A:lost sound in Media Player

Have you checked the usual culprits?

Tried a different file you know that works?

WMP Volume unmuted in the app ?

Right-click the sound icon on the taskbar and open the Volume mixer to check if anything is unmuted?

Is it just WMP sound or sounds in general?

Have you added any codec packs recently?

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Hi guys.

I am running windows media player 9 series, I have fully set up a 5.1 surround system using a Sound blaster Live 24-bit Sound Card. When I test the speakers on the Creative Speaker Test bar, each speaker says, "front left, Front right, Rear left" etc... Hoewver, when I play an Mp3 or Avi File in Media Player, I am only getting audio output in the front left and right speakers.
I have enabled 5.1 output in control panel/Audio/speaker settings, but still no joy.

The man who built my PC tells me Media Player neeeds a codec to support 5.1 sound. Is this the case? What should I do next?

Many thanks in advance.

A:5.1 sound in Windows Media Player?

hello thistle, i'm not too sure if this is your answer but i would have thought to get all of you speakers firing you would need to input a 5.1 source. To my understanding MP3 and avi's are stereo or mono only. Does your setup work when you play a 5.1 enabled dvd?

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I am having problems with Windows Media player 9 on windows xp pro. It plays the video of any file you would like to play but the sound does not work. The player attempts to download a codec but microsoft says that the codec is not avaible. These files work perfectly on every other player. I installed ffshow codec pack which was recommended by an anime site. Before my problems, it worked perfectly. I even tried installing windows media player 10 beta. I get the same problem. I went to uninstall it but the player wont unistall which is another problem in and of itself. I was woundering if it could have been lame codec so i tried installing that. There was no effect. Then I tried uninstalling it, to no avail. Btw, the problem started because of me uninstalling nimo codec pack in the first place. Nimo is said to be a bad codec pack because it intereferes with adobe photoshop. Please help me!

A:win media player sound problems...

Download gspot. It'll tell you what audio codec to install.


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I can't get sound using Media Player. Can get sound using Real Player. I have probably pushed the wrong button somewhere in MP. Any ideas?

A:Media Player sound problem

budcon606 said:

I can't get sound using Media Player. Can get sound using Real Player. I have probably pushed the wrong button somewhere in MP. Any ideas?Click to expand...

there are some known problems with WinXP, SP2 and windows media player. does that sound like your problem?

Link to one known problem:


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Just got a new computer and have tried to listen to online music and it will play the video part but gives me absolutely no sound. I have sound working with everything else but not the Windows Media Player and I can't think of anything else to try with it.

I am running Windows XP Home Edition.

I also tried to listen to the online music with the Real Player and it works fine for the video and sound.

Thanx in advance for any help with this!!!

A:Windows Media Player 10 - no sound

If you click on the Radio button at the top of WMP, do those stations work?

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