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Trouble playing ASF files and Windows Media Player

Q: Trouble playing ASF files and Windows Media Player

Hello,

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

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

I'm totally stuck with what to do,

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

Martin

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A: Trouble playing ASF files and Windows Media Player

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

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Thanks in advance.... Beagleboy.
 

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A:Media Player has stopped playing .ts files

Originally Posted by nick0116


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Also found this link if it helps.

http://www.updatexp.com/0xc00d1199.html

Regards
UKMedia

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Try this:
Change the name of the file so that it only contains letters and numbers. Remove all non ASCII characters.
Rename the file-type from .rm to .rmvb
 

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try using VLC to play your videos.......
 
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I have Vista Business x64 sp1
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The message is kind of strange -- but the bottom line is that Windows Media Player has never come with the mpeg-2 decoder needed for playing DVDs.

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Hey guys sorry to bother you but ive got a problem thats driving me crazy.

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Its only stated happening today, ive had my laptop since November and its worked perfectly untill then so i really dont know whats happened?

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It's properly connected because I can burn data cd's with Nero. But my WMP keeps giving me that error. I've checked that I've got the required services running. I also checked the device and made sure it's set to allow burning on that dvd drive. Anyone think they can help?

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Cannot burn files to CD

Windows Media Player cannot burn the selected files to the CD. To fix the problem, do one or more of the following, and then try again:

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Verify that the CD burner is connected properly. - It works alright
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Clean the disc and verify that it is not damaged. - They're brand new
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Try a different brand of blank discs. - Just did
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If another program is currently burning files to the CD, wait until the burning process is complete. - I got nothing else running
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Quit other programs that might be using the CD burner. - Same as Above
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Everytime I try to open Windows media player (9 series) it says "An internal application error has occured" I dont know how to fix this and It's getting really annoying....please help.
 

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Have a look at the answers to that problem on this page.
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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this.
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A:Trouble Windows Media Player 12

I've had problems with wmp12 also, just not that particular one. GOOD LUCK getting it off! I may still have a topic floating around this site about my troubles trying to get it off.

here's how to get past trustedinstaller though
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/

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Hello,
I have been having problems with Windows Media Player.
For example,
I went onto a website that shows Video clips using Windows media Player,
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and continuously stopped and started buffering throughout the video

Help would be much appreciated

A:Windows Media Player Trouble

Hi,
Check to make sure your internet connection is OK. Do you have any other media players? Can you check to see if they buffer OK?

It would also be helpful to know what version of Windows Media Player you have.

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Hello.

I'm requesting input from anybody who may be familiar with the following scenario.
On June 27, Window Media Player 11 began to behave oddly when I attempted to play a DVD. The first message I found was telling me that I did not have sufficient codec files installed. This was easily fixed and all was working well. Today I attempted to play the same DVD (instructional DVD in case that matters for anything) and now I'm receiving this new message:

Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

My drivers were updated 3 days ago. I'm running up to date Win XP files. This has never happened before and I'm at a loss now as to why this is and why it would just act up for no apparent reason?
I did uninstall MP 11 and install version 10 only to discover the same problem. For now I'm using Media Classic Player and VLC player, but in all honesty, I'm at a loss as to why this happened. Interestingly enough, I can play individual video files as well as music CD's and rip them, but playing a DVD is now out of the question.
If anybody can shed some light on this problem I would appreciate hearing from you.

My system is as follows:

Windows XP Pro SP2
RAM: 3 Gig
HDD: 500 Gig
Video: GeForce 8400 GS

Thank you.
 

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Um,
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A:windows media player trouble

The help page for Windows Media Player may help.

support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh%3BEN-US%3Bwmp
 

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Hi: I was trying to record from a radio station a recording of someone I know who has written a music piece and by mistake I saw urge and downloaded the program. When I realized I did not want this program, I deleted it. There was a message not to do it--that it would block other users from logging onto the computer (Which is a violation of the anti-trust laws) however, I did not listen and deleted the entire program from the program files. Now I cannot get any music from the radio site and it has blocked real player. MSN should be sued again.HELP!!!
 

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

A:Windows Media Player Not playing video

Hiya

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

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

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/555493-solved-windows-media-player-not.html

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

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Hello,

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

Thank you
 

A:windows media player 11 not playing music right

Siten0308 said:


Hello,

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

Let's find out for sure.

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

What results do you get?

Siten0308 said:


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

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

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

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

Any idea what is going on here?

A:Windows Media Player 11 not playing videos

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

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I USE WIN ME. WITH MY OLD MEDIA PLAYER (VER 7 ? ) I COULD PLAY BACK VOB FILES (DVD MOVIE FILES) THAT I HAD RIPPED TO MY HARD DRIVE. uPON DOWNLOADING VERSION 9 I CAN NO LONGER OPEN VOB FILES, AND GET AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN I TRY.
FROM WITHIN WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER THERE IS A LINK THAT TAKES ME TO PLUGGINS THAT WILL DO THIS, BUT THOSE PLUGGINS ALL STATE THAT THEY ARE FOR WIN XP. WILL THOSE SAME PLUGGINS WORK IN ME, OR ARE THERE OTHERS THAT I SHOULD DOWNLOAD?
THANKS
 

A:Playing Dvds With Windows Media Player 9

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

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

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

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

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

please tell me what to do....
 

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

Where do you see that 100%?
 

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

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