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Q: Broken file! Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

If anyone could help that would be amazing something very bad happened.]
I use windows 8.1 im using hypercam v2 and i was recording something very important worth 100$ and i got scammed but for some reason when i try to open my video it says "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." 
Ive recorded 100s of times and this never happens so why is it saying this and please if anyone can help me fix this that would be a life saver!
feel free to ask more questions 

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A: Broken file! Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

You could try playing it in VLC?

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Ok so Im getting this problem with Windows Media Player. Ive never really bothered with this problem untill now (I use LimeWire to play music instead). But I want to start useing it, but I get that annoying message when I try and play a song.

I looked for a solution in the 'Web Help' option, but I didnt find a definate answer to my problem. It said that another program has changed the files or something. This had never happened before I got LimeWire, so Im thinking LimeWire has messed the files around, but because it wasnt a direct answer to my problem, I thought maybe its somthing else. I dont want to get rid of LimeWire, because thats what I use to download my music, and It may not fix the problem. :/

I hope thats all the information needed.

A:Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

Please read AND follow the rules when posting. Specifically the parts about p2p assistance. Rules

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A year ago, a random day, I suddenly started to face a problem with playing sound files:

This error message kept popping up when trying to play any type of sound file. (mp3, avi, m4a, you name it)
When trying it with another media player (VLC Media Player), no error appeared, but no sound either (just a blank screen and the play button doing nothing)
Playing video files (mp4, avi, flv, ...) did show the video, but no sound at all.
I tried numerous things like installing codec packs like K-Lite, with no positive results.
After some searching , I did find a "fix" by going into the settings of the Playback devices and checking disable all sound effects, however I think this isn't a significant fix and worse issues are behind this.
(I haven't actually thought about posting a thread about this the entire year )

I recently tried to find a better fix for this. The integrated Windows problem solvers does nothing productive in this situation. It never find any problems.
I did try to restore WMP settings to default, no difference either.

As far as I can remember, this issue arose a month or so after I updated my Realtek HD Audio drivers. That is why I blame that. I couldn't roll it back, but I managed to find the "stock" drivers for my PC model on the manufacturer's site (eMachines model ET1870; bought back in 2011), but that did not solve anything either.
Also, because of this I doubt if updating audio drivers is a very good idea... I think it destabil... Read more

A:Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file

If it was a driver issue, you would have the issue as soon as you started the PC, not a month later. Create a manual System Restore point (System Restore) and update your drivers.

If it gets worse, roll back the drivers or restore the system with the manual restore point you just created. After all, You can still try to install even an older driver.

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I posted this in the audio section, but I got no responses, I really need to fix it, Sorry if any mods get super pissed but I've run out of ideas.

So I just started having this problem when I didn't have it yesterday, when I open a video that was working yesterday it just comes up with this error and doesn't play it, the video does play in VLC player, but with out sound, its not the video file as I try it on my laptop and it works fine, it is a mp4 video, I have also tried playing sound mp3 files and they don't play either. Any ideas? thanks guys.

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if been having problems with windows media player for several days now ive tried to download differnet version and it will not allow them to. ive even tried vlc media player and it want play either been to several websites looking for answer but nothing helps can u please help i have a hp windows 7 64 bites

A:Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

Are you experiencing the problem trying to play 1 file, or all media files?

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okay....so im completly new to this site....and i had a problem with this stupid windows thing...lol and nothing would play out of frikn anything. like mp3 and all the music n videos on my computer wouldnt play..i looked for help on forums...and i came across this site with the hope of the thread that said
Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help. 'SOLVED' but it was like a 1914 thread and no one helped me when i replyd last week...and sum other guy...so im found a cure...some how...lol they say on the old post to download k lite codec bla bla bla...well you should...do it once...let it delete the corupt rejistery files or wat not...but dont uninstall it yet...this is how i fixed mine...

...try right clicking volume mixer in the bottom right task bar...were u can controll the main volume n stuff...right click and select recording devices...then it will open up a window... click on the tab 'recording' and if there is only a microphone symbol there...right click in that box and press the 'show disabled disabled devices' and if u see 'cd audio' and 'stereo mix' that means there disabled..lol so right click on them and enable...and then sumthing like that should work...well it worked for me...so all the best....

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I was trying to open 3 .wav files do I need to actually pay for .wav program or does Windows 7 have it and just not reading? None of the players installed would give me anything but all work otherwise.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

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I am having difficulty playing the majority of .avi files in WMP 12. Upon opening the video I get the error "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file". When I click the web help link, this is what the site says:
Windows Media Player C00D11B1

Windows Media Player can't play the file.

Things to try:

•Use Windows Update, or go to the sound device manufacturer's website to see if an updated driver is available.

•Use Device Manager to check the status of your sound device.

To check the status of your sound device

Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
In the left pane, click Device Manager.
In the right pane, expand Sound, video and game controllers, and then look for the name of your sound device.
Do one of the following:
If your sound device is listed but the icon includes a red "X," the device has been disabled. To enable the device, right-click the icon, and then click Enable.
If your sound device isn't listed, in the right pane, expand Other devices. If Multimedia Audio Controller appears in the list, right-click the icon, and then click Update Driver Software. Follow the on-screen instructions to find and install the driver software.
If you aren't able to find and install the correct driver software, go to your computer manufacturer's or sound device manufacturer's website for further assistance.

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A:WMP 12 - Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file (C00D11B1)

I would like to suggest the following solutions:
Step 1: Please read:
Windows Media Player C00D11B1
Step 2: Reset the Windows Media Player.
Step 3: Disabling enhancements in Sound option.
Go to
Control Panel > Sound> Select Speakers and
Properties > Click on Enhancements tab > Disable all the enhancements > Click Apply.
Step 4: Changing the Registry value:
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. If you aren't logged in as an administrator, you can only change settings that apply to your user
account. Before you make changes to a registry key or subkey, we recommend that you export, or make a backup copy, of the key or subkey. You can save the backup copy to a location
you specify, such as a folder on your hard disk or a removable storage device. If you make changes that you want to undo, you can import the backup copy.
Click Start and type: regedit in the Search box.
Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following path:
Create the following new entry:
Restart the computer and play the media file again.
Best Regards

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Anybody have this problem with WIN 10 ? Can't listen to the on-lone radio, like to uninstall - reinstall the APP but it's not like the 8.1 version

A:Windows Media Player encountered a problem while downloading the file.

What is the URL or web link you are attempting to Open with Windows Media Player? How are you opening the link, have you tried with a different web browser (ie. Firefox), or entered the URL in WMP?

To uninstall/install WMP in Windows 10

Search 'features' to directly open Windows Features.

You can toggle Windows Media Player to enable or disable. A system restart may be required for the changes.

Have you tried the Troubleshooting?

Windows 10 Support - Windows 10 help and how-to - Windows Help

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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'd like to know why windows media player won't play my media files after a reboot. Didn't change codecs. Didn't delete anything.

I did try to restore cos I suddenly couldn't go online but the restore said that it didn't work so I assume nothing was changed

Same exact file, same folder, now won't play.

Oh, and Chrome now won't open. Makes the little "timer" spinny icon thing, then that stops, program isn't open. I know that's a different problem but it started at the same time

Thanks for any help

It's extremely frustrating to switch to what you think will be a new and improved os and have these things happen

And it's not like I have an old printer that won't work now or something. This is windows media player

A:Windows media player suddenly won't play a file I was just playing

Instead of coming on here and posting the above and swearing
Why don't you ask nicely for some help.
Members otherwise will just read your post and ignore it or report it

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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
512 MB Nvidia GeForce 410M

Windows media player freezes for a second or two while playing any video files. I usually play mp4 files and the freeze is very annoying. Please help! by the way I have removed my battery and my laptop is running on AC Supply.

THanks in advance.

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The funny thing is, the current files were playing. I certain clip that I downloaded keeps saying this. I have windvd but the thing loves to lock up. So I don't use it.

Now all I get is this error message: Class not registered

I even downloaded windows media player 9 and it did the same thing, I also tried the divx player 2.1, and the Elecard player.


A:Windows media player not playing a file Error: Class not registered

The file is corrupted or not complete. For some reason the file has been damaged.
You can try to restore the file with VirtualDub or some avi fixers.
Check out this site...

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I need to reformat an audio file so I can play it in Windows Media Player. A conversion attempt fails with the above error message.

Is it possible.


A:Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

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I tried the recommendations for fixing this below:


Follow these steps to grant full permissions to the folder where the files are stored: 1. Right click on the folder on the external drive and click on
properties. 2. On the property window, click Security tab.
3. Now click on Edit and then click Add.
4. Now type everyone in the box and
click OK.

5. Then check Full control check box.

6. Click on Apply and then click OK.
You may also try the below mentioned steps:
1. Click on Start. 2. Go to Control Panel. 3. Select "SOUND". 4. Double click on speakers. 5. Click on advanced tab and then uncheck enable audio enhancements.

But then I received the error message that I don't have rights to edit and add.  Why would this be?  I am the administrator?


A:Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

Please first take ownership of the folder or files, then give yourself full control permission.
Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Please help.......
windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file

The above message appears when I try to play music on WMP. Then when clicking on the web help button on this error message, another message appears.
"Windows Media Player error C00D11B1"

Also whilst playing video clips from the internet, the video plays but there is no sound.

This doesn't happen all the time, ie I do have sound sometimes. But when I don't have the audio working it stays not working until I restart my laptop. Sometimes restarting makes the sound work for a bit.

I'm inexperienced of the actual workings of a computer so I haven't a clue what to do. I've tried troubleshooting in windows but it doesn't show a fault with the audio. I have searched on the internet to see if there is a cure to this problem but with no success. But as a result of searching for the solution, I have found out: -
- I have WMP Version 12.0.9200.16578
- my audio device 1 is IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
- my audio device 2 is Intel(R) Display Audio
- my laptop is HP Pavilion g6-2293sa with windows 8. I think I would say I use it in Desktop (windows 7?) mode rather than using windows 8 icons/ways.
I've seen Codecs mentioned when trying to look for a solution....whatever these are, could there be a corrupt one on my audio?

I recently installed ITunes on my laptop..... could it just be a coincidence that this has affected WMP? I have since uninstalled ITunes trying to correct this problem ... Read more

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For some reason I keep getting this error when I try to open wmv files from my email. Even when I copy the files to my computer they still wont open. The few that do open play upside down. Help!!

A:Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close.

First off, open the file with Gspot: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

press render and see if it reports any missing codec for the file.. If it does, google for the codec and install it..

Next, go to the Tools->Options->Performance->Advanced menu and simply deselect the "Use video mixing renderer" option.

Next, try increasing the video hardware acceleration. There are two video hardware acceleration settings—one in the Player, and one in the Windows operating system. You must change both settings.

To change the setting in the Player, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab. Move the Video acceleration slider to Full.

To change the setting in Windows, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Display, click the Settings tab, click Advanced, and then click the Troubleshoot tab. Move the Hardware acceleration slider to Full.

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I just installed a LG GSA-H55N dual-layer writer in a Win XP-SP2 computer with 1.5GB RAM and Windows Media Player 11. Installation and audio CD's play perfectly, but I have some old (3-4 years) video DVD's of the story of Henry VIII that will not play. After the disk is loaded, I get "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close." I have another DVD that has both video and audio on it (Rodrigo y Gabriela) -- interviews, live concert, etc. The first part of both the video and sound play and display, but it keeps repeating Title I. If I try to move Title II into the playlist, I get "Windows Media Player has encountered. . . etc." and have to close it. I get the same message with WMP 10 and RealPlayer. BUT. . . I just downloaded and installed a free competitor to WMP, VLC Media Player, and IT PLAYS EVERYTHING PERFECTLY!!!

What's wrong with WMP and RealPlayer?

A:Solved: Windows Media Player has encountered a problem...

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Can anyone suggest software or the process of converting a AMR file to a Windows Media Player file Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

A:AMR file to Windows Media Player file

You may use AMR player.

It has an option to convert an AMR file to mp3 too.

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Everytime I plug my Walkman into the computer, Windows Media Player blocks the screen with the message "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close". I can't access the screen to put music on my player.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 (Microsoft Corporation) , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78528 MB, Free - 62860 MB; D: Total - 190778 MB, Free - 190631 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-7VT600, 1.x,
Antivirus: Shaw Secure 9.01, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Windows Media Player has encountered a problem & needs to close

Hi, I downloaded SONY Media Player for my NWZ-S615F Walkman. I didn't know this existed but I found it on the SONY site and it works well. I'll just abandon Windows Media Player as it crashes all the time with the closing problem. When I bought the Player it had Windows Media Player on the CD.

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i updated window media player and now i cant put songs on my mp3 player that i could before and windows says this window media player cannot syncronize the file the player might not support the file type and it did before i upgraded please help me

A:window media player cannot syncronize the file the player might not support the file

The newer Windows Media Players have different licensing policies and I encountered loads of problems with files that were already on my computer when I upgraded to WMP9/10. Restore your computer to before you installed Media Player 9/10 and this will allow you to transfer again. There are plenty of better players than WMP; ITunes 7 with it's "cover-flow" feature is awesome and it can be configured to up/download to any MP3 player as well. It uses the Quicktime player instead of WMP though.

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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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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).

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

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I have been unable to resolve this one. I have associated my .mp3 files with Quintissential Player(QP). I double click one .mp3 file and QP runs fine. I select two .mp3 files and run them and again QP runs fine. And so on up to if I select 15 .mp3 files and run them QP still runs fine. However if I select 16 or more .mp3 files and run them Windows Media Player runs and plays them, QP doesn't. I have been through all the file associations control panel stuff and various manuals and I cannot stop Media Player opening when I select 16 or more .mp3 files. Its the same if I associate .mp3 files with other mp3 players, so it isn't the program I'm associating the .mp3 files with. I want QP to run now matter how many .mp3 files I initially select.

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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 have windows media player version 12.7600.16415 i download and installed ffdshow and i still can not play flv files with my windows media player.can anyone please help me with this? i have windows 7 32bit

thank you

A:flv file help windows media player

I use Gom player for video media and it plays flash files ok its here http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_download.html , however if you prefer to use WMP then please have a look at this page, if you have not already....http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/flash/video/windows-media-player/

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Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file

I keep getting this error message when trying to copy files from a USB drive onto my new PC running XP x64 - I copied the files onto a PC running XP Home just to see if it could be done, and it worked OK, but not on to the XP x64 PC.

I then zipped all the files onto my new pc, and wanted to burn a DVD of the zip, and got the same error message.

I unpacked the zip onto the c drive of my new pc, and tried to copy just one single image (jpg) to a different location - i got the same error again.


A:Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file - HELP NEEDED

x64 has poor driver support, that could be a problem....

Is the USB device recognized when plugged in?

Can you open the files directly from the USB device (without copying)?

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

A:Solved: windows media player problem playing

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

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

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

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

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

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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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When I try to play a dvd on media player i a pop up saying "Media Player encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvieience" I get this pop up on a few other things also. So it probably isn't my media player but I didn't know where to post this problem.

A:Media Player Encountered A Problem And Needs To Close

It probably is your media player. Try to see if there are any updates for it, and then download them.I'm assuming you're talking about Windows Media Player too.Worse comes to worst, you can always uninstall it and then reinstall it. If you decide to uninstall it, it's not directly in the Add/Remove Programs section, but it's in the section to the left of it that says Add/Remove Windows Components.

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I have a selection of music files saved to a folder on my hard disk and I want to burn them to a CD for play in my home and car CD player. These songs have the ASX Extensions and I can't find a way to burn them to a CD. Is there any easy hope for me. And as usual, TIA

BTW, I have this posted in the "other software" forum and now I will attempt to delete it from there.

A:Windows Media Player 9 and ASX file extensions

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WinXP Pro, WMP For some reason (I don't know what started it), all of the files that I have associated with WMP (their icon is a WMP icon) will not open when double clicked. I have to right click them>Open With>Windows Media Player or open them from WMP to get them to play. I've already tried right clicking>Open With>Choose Program... and checked Always use this program and said OK but that didn't work either (when I went back the box was unchecked). Also, the file types are checked in the associations tab. >>>>This problem does not occur if the program is already open.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Media Player file associations

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I am on a network at work and have enable media sharing with my co-workers. I can play their music but i cant save it to my computer or burn it? How do i do this>?

A:Windows Media Player 10 File sharing

The point of Windows Media Sharing is not to be some sort of P2P application, but rather like a radio station that you can tune into specific tracks. If you don't already own the music you're trying to burn then it's really not a legal practice you're getting into.

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Hi Guys and Gals

I,ve been trying for a couple of years now without success to burn a cd or back up my photos. The error message reads, windows media player cannot find the file, the link from the item in the library to it's associated digital media file might be broken. To fix the problem, try repairing the link or remove the item from the library. Error message number, C00D10BA. I've removed the driver (ASUS CRW 4824AH) and re installed it, done several system re stores, I have also followed the message To Repair a Link but cannot find the items in question. I've got Windows Media Player 11, Service Pack 2, Windows XP Home edition. Any suggestions.

Thanks BOB

A:Windows media player cannot find the file.

yes, do not use windows media played to back up anything like that, media player is geared more towards burning music not pics and vids,. make sure you can still view your pics and vids, if so just download a free backup program form somewhere like download.com and it should be much simpler for you. just find the files, add them to the list to be burned and burn them. note: this is for backup purposes only you will not be able to view them on any source other than a computer.

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When playing a Quicktime MOV file in Windows Media Player (Windows 7) the playback is all broken up.
Play the same file in Quicktime and it is perfect.
Is this a codec problem, and if so, what could be the answer ?

A:Solved: Mov file in Windows Media Player

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Hi my name is Mario. I use Windows XP and I have been using WMP 10 for months without any problems. However in the past 2 weeks I can't make any file play. Evertime I try to play a file I get:

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.
(More information shows thats a C00D1199: Cannot play the file)
I have done everthing to correct the problem myself...
All the file types to play are checked (asf, wmv, avi, wav, mpeg....etc)
Player Settings
Is set to download codecs automatically (it doesnt download the codecs)
Is set Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands)
Internet Security Level for this zone is set to medium (default)
I RE-INSTALLED the video & audio drives.
I even tried to use system restore to a previous month and nothing!!!!
Im going crazy !!!!

I already checked for viruses and for system errors using Norton Antivirus and Norton Disk Doctor

WMP ONLY PLAYS "Windows Media Audio/Video file" type and the rest of the files have been designated as "Movie Clip" type.
Because WMP is not working I can only see videos with InterVideoWinDVD (but I miss WMP)

I hope someone out there will have a new idea that I haven't tried yet.
I will really appreaciate any kind of help


I think this is a good challenge to anyone!!!
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A:Windows Media Player can't play any file

The new idea is called Winamp from http://www.winamp.com/

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whether its in the internet or in the actual WMP itself it loads and then it hangs then closes real fast, also when it closes in my Internet Explorer it closes all my browsers, i have SP2 and i tried to revert back to SP1 but WMP wouldnt work at all, plz help. this happens on WMP 9 and WMP10

but Windows Media Player Classic works, also mpeg/mpg but wma/asf and avis wont work
i use Windows XP Home Edition

A:Windows Media Player closes it self when i run a file

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I have Windows 7 home premium with media player 12 on a computer with a AMD 3 core processor and 4 GB of RAM. My digital streamer (PRISMIQ) software creates playlists in XML. The PRISMIQ has died. I have copied my music files to my Win 7 computer and would like to import the XML playlists to media player.

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I can play a DVD-RW on WMP but unable to add to the playlist for burning. The error message I get is: "This file cannot be burned to a CD because it is not located on your computer." The file ending for the DVD is "video_ts". What codec
will be compatible with my Windows 7 OS and Windows Media Player version 9?

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My C drive is getting pretty full on my laptop, mostly because I have a lot of music. I also have a large external hard drive that is a great place for my music. I do have it backed up there, can I safely delete it off my laptop and access it from the hard drive? Also, how do I make sure any songs I rip or download get put on the external hard drive? Is there a path setting?

A:Windows Media Player - File Storage?

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ok, I've got music here in wav format, I'm trying to edit the metadata in windows media player, problem is every time my friend tries to download the music, it strips away all the changes. any ideas?

I have tried everything, including editing via windows explorer.

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No combination of filters could be found to render the stream.

No combination of filters could be found to render the stream. (Error=80040218)

how can i fix this problem...am i missing an audio codec.

A:Can't play some MP3 file in windows media player.

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I'm having a problem with Media Player 10 that's driving me nuts.

Like all good computer users (?) I installed XP Service Pack 2 (Home Edition) and Windows Media Player 10 got badly hit. When I tried to open any media file (audio/video) I got an error screen telling me the file had no association. It told me to go to Folder Options to create a file association. But be it mpeg, avi or whatever, it was actually correctly associated.

I uninstalled the XP2 Service Pack because I thought that had created the problem. Unfortunately, the problem remained.

I tried to over install but that didn't cure it. I also tried uninstalling ( which was actually a rollback to Media Player 9). By this time I was crawling up the walls because the problem persisted. I was now very so I tried to delete MP10 completely, thinking I would re-install a version from Microsoft.

But (please wait while I scream.......................................................) I couldn't delete it because MP10 was being used by another programme.

Can anyone help before I bust my head on the wall????? You'll save me a lot of physical pain.

Best Wishes To All


A:File Association with Windows Media player

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My lap top is approx 3 years old, it came with windows media player, my lass believes she deleted some files, she has no idea what. the result windows media player stoppped playing dvd's, we then downloaded a free player this then corrupted asking for other codecs to be downloaded.

Rather than getting other players or downloading add ons is there any way of reinstalling the windows media player or checking what it is that is missing and replacing repairing it??

A:Windows Xp Media Player File Version 11

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Hey guys, I'm having issues with Windows Media Player 11 sharing media. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I've actually never had this problem before. For some reason, my media is not being added to the shared files on Media Player. When I add the folders that I want to share, it shows that it found like 7,000 different files, but when you look at the "added" tab, it says 0. I've been using Windows Media Player 11 to share with my Xbox 360 and PS3 for the last two years and never had this problem. I recently did a complete restore on my PC, and it hasn't worked right since. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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