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

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

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 (but couldn't find the uninstall file), So I went to download the latest Microsoft Windows Media Player, but when I tried to install it, the computer stated that the one already installed on my computer is the latest one, so I can't install the one I just downloaded.

Hope this all makes sense and that someone can help out.

Laurent

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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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Hello all,

I have my main media desktop in the living room setup to share the meda on the "E:" drive. On my Windows 7 laptop using WMP12 i am able to find the shared media library and access for playback. However I am having a difficult time trying to do the same on my other desktop in my room running XP WMP11. I cant seem to find out how to stream the media files from the living room desktop via the WMP11? is this even possible, or is there a software i could use to do this if WMP11 does not support it? i tried XBMC but i keep receiving playback error. I wish there was a WMP12 for XP to make things easier but unfortunately there isnt

please help..

thank [email protected]
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 - Stream videos from media sharing??

Try using K-lite mega codecs

http://free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm
OR

VLC

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 

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I have a Creative Zen Vision M mp3 player. when I used to sync my videos that are in mpeg format it used to convert them just fine onto my Zen. Now I keep recieving a error message from windows meia player 11 saying that "Windows Media Player cannot convert the file to the format required by the device." what happened and why cant windows media Player convert my videos anymore?

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I've been having the same problem for about three months now,
and when i go to this website,
www.bgtelevizia.com
and try to watch live T.V. on the website, the windows media player window will pop up normally, but it will say "Connecting to Media" and then it will say "Ready" and have a play button, and when I click play, it still will to the same thing over and over again.
This website only runs with Mozilla Firefox. I've always been updating Mozilla and I have the latest version of Windows Media Player.
Pleaseeeee help me as soon as possible thanks!
 

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Hi,

I have a Core 2 Quad Q9650 processor running at stock 3.0 GHZ, 4GB RAM, a GTX295 and Vista Home Premium SP1, all drivers updated and my problem is that when I try to play ANY video in Windows Media Center (even the ones that Vista ships with), I get a black screen, but can hear the audio.

All other video players (Windows Media player, Real player, itunes etc.) on my PC play videos without a problem, so I doubt it is a general codec issue.

I remember being able to watch the introductory video (the one with the family in front of a tv where things like contrast and brightness are explained) about half a month ago when I first configured Windows Media Center.

Can you please help?

Cheers

A:Windows Media Center cannot play videos anymore!

can nobody help?

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http://www.wattanachurch.org/index....11-05-03-47&catid=29:sermon&Itemid=62&lang=th

The above link and many more will not stream the files I would like to view. I have the most updated version of Windows Media Player, but all I can see is the player interface that looks ready enough; however, when I click play, nothing happens

I am running Windows Vista.
 

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Hi i just bought a new computer with Vista. However when i try to preview .MP3 files from emusic they don't stream in windows media player like they did on my old computer. Instead it gives me the option to save them (which is really annoying) and then open them and subsequently delete them before i purchase music. I've also noticed this with video files as well. I was wondering if there is a way to make it so they would just open in media player and stream so i don't have to deal with saving them then going and deleting them. Thanks in advance.
 

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I have always watched NASA TV on WMP, and it has always had a long delay (30-45 seconds). I played the exact same stream in VideoLAN and noticed that WMP is around 30 seconds behind WMP. Does WMP player cache the stream for this long? Is there any way to stop it, so that it plays the stream without the delay?

Thanks.

A:Windows Media Player Stream

Hi

Here's a better understanding of delays of broadcasting although its centered across Media Center: Broadcasting Delay

Go to the Reducing the Player Buffer section, try it and see if that helps.

Yes, there's a delay thats preset.

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I'm following the steps from here:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...sharemedia.aspxBut when I get to the part, "Choose Which Devices to Share Your Media With", nothing shows up in the list of devices. Not sure what's up. I had to put my PS3 into a DMZ on my network (anything else kept resulting in dropped connections), but my laptop isn't. I can check the Netgear router (Netgear WPNT834 RangeMax 240 Wireless Router), and see that both my laptop (Windows XP SP2 with all latest patches, Windows Media Player 11, Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security) and the PS3 are connected to the network, but I can't get the laptop to see the PS3. Is it something with a the router settings? I don't think it's Trend Micro because I even tried turning it off and that didn't help. Is it a Windows XP setting? Thanks in advance!!!

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OK. I'm making some headway with this. I think I needed to turn on UPnP on both the router and the PS3. So the router sees UPnP working fine on the PS3, but it's not picking it up on my laptop. I installed the component and turned on UPnP on my laptop, but then the laptop only sees the router, and the router only sees the PS3. But I still can't get the laptop to see the PS3. Is it because the PS3 is in a DMZ? What services need to be on for me to properly setup my laptop as a media server to stream content to my PS3?

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I noticed a few weeks ago that I can no longer stream video online with Windows Media Player. CNN.com, MTV.com, all streams from all sites just don't play. The pop-up window will appear, everything will load, but Windows Media Player will do nothing but be paused. I've updated my video card drivers, I have the latest WMP with updated codecs, but still...

Any suggestions? Thanks so much for any help you can provide!
 

A:Windows Media Player Does Not Stream Video

Do the following:

How to troubleshoot playback of network or Internet media
Streaming media over the Internet is subject to all standard network connectivity troubleshooting. Server-side issues cause the most commonly-experienced issues. • Make sure that the Internet Wizard or Network Connection Wizard has been run on the system. If it has not been, run either wizard:1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Communications.
2. Click New Connection Wizard.
3. Follow the instructions and complete the wizard.

• Try connecting to the stream with Mplayer2:1. Click Start, click Run, and then type mplayer2.
2. Click OK.
3. On the File menu, click Open, and then type the URL for the media.

• Verify that the system is not behind a firewall or proxy and verify the Windows Media Player specific network settings:1. Open Windows Media Player, and then on the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Network tab, make sure that all of the protocol boxes are selected, and then verify that the proxy settings are correct.

• Try disabling Internet Connection Sharing or any firewall software if it is enabled.
• For more information on setting your firewall configuration for Windows Media, please see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/serve/firewall.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/serve/firewall.aspx)
• For additional information ... Read more

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I have found a great video that I would like to download, but it is streaming. It is a Windows Media Player file, and I was wondering if you could recommend a program or something that would record it onto my computer so that I would not have to be online to watch it.
 

A:Record a Stream in Windows Media Player

I believe that HyperCam can do what you're asking. It'll record the streaming video as an .AVI file that you should be able to play on Media Player. If you need any help with that program after installing it then look here.
 

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I just recently reinstalled XP and downloaded WMP 10. Everytime I play an mp3 or stream video from the web (mms), the system slows to a crawl. I can barely move the mouse and ctrl + alt + del doesn't work because WMP takes up so many resources. Most of the time I have to resort to resetting my computer. Am i missing a codec or do I need to install a driver or something? This is really annoying. This happens with all software. When i stream w/ Winamp same problem. -regards.
 

A:Windows Media Player is very slow when I stream audio/video from the web

never mind. nvidia drivers blow. problem solved.
 

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I have a trouble streaming videos with IE, Netscape, Firefox (it has the plugin). I have windows media player 10. When I try to view any stream video on Internet the windows media player never show the video, just the word "ready". Any idea? I was looking for older's thread about this error but none without solution.

Some trick?

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Media player doesn't play stream video

SoulDe said:

I have a trouble streaming videos with IE, Netscape, Firefox (it has the plugin). I have windows media player 10. When I try to view any stream video on Internet the windows media player never show the video, just the word "ready". Any idea? I was looking for older's thread about this error but none without solution.

Some trick?

Thanks.Click to expand...

I just had to fix mine.
I went to see the eagle chicks at: http://www.infotecbusinesssystems.com/wildlife/
No picture.
Put cursor on the black space that should be a streaming video.
Right click, Click 'options' and proceed to configure the player so it works.
 

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I think the whole thing started when I downloaded Windows Explorer 7 ! I had W.E. 6 everything worked fine . So far I fixed the fax so it will fax & my HP 1315 all in on printer & HP DIrector but I can't figure out how to make my Windows MidIa Player to play DVD's it plays Audio CD fine just DVD's & the problem is in both drives one plays & the other plays & burns. Here is the kicker The DVD's play when I use use my Nero player . It just won't play in WMP . I think the problem has to do with me downloading Windows Explorer 7 . I know I should have keep W.E.6 on my Family XP operating system, but the sign kept coming up to download the latest explorer ; I got tired of seeing the sign & downloaded it ! BIG MISTAKE!! OR IT MAYBE I NEED UPDATED CODEC ??? WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD THEM FOR MY XP OP FOR FREE ??? PLEASE HELP ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO !
 

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

If your DVD won't play any DVD's this means your missing the proper codec. You can try downloading Klite Mega Codec here....http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.htm
 

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Why?

I'm using win98se

thanks
zebra82
 

A:my windows media player won't play cd's anymore

usually when cd players stop reading disc's its usually because the players are dirty or sometimes it could be something a little bit more and the connection side, start with running a cd cleaner on it and see if that helps, how long have you had the machine and when did you notice this happening.
 

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Originally had a RAZE infection that I was trying to clean up on my own with the help of some old threads. Downloaded a few spyware apps (AdAware, SpyBot, Ewido) and cleaned a bunch of stuff up, and also updated several microsoft updates that were overdue. Still seem to have some lingering issues.

(1) The Big One: streaming video/audio in WMP will not work. Keep getting 0xc0000005 error referencing a wininet.dll error. Can't play any video or audio outside of the files that are stored locally.
(2) Hijacking: still getting the odd hijacking of my IE searches.

Any and all help is appreciated!!!

Here's my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:37:25 PM, on 8/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Aprimo70\Aprimo Marketing\bin\AprimoCacheManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
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A:0xc0000005 error - can't stream video or audio using Windows Media Player

any ideas on this?
 

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Hi all...

I'm running Win7 Home Premium (64-bit) with i7 processor.

'WMPCDText' is a plug-in that allows Windows Media Player 12 to show Track/Artist info at top left of the player's screen.

I've used it for ages without problem but now all it shows is 'Track 01 etc /Unknown Artist'.

I uninstalled Version 1.4 and re-installed it. Doesn't seem to be any newer version.
However, same result...Already searched web for solution but no luck.

I also use Media Monkey and all tracks/artist info show there as normal

I've not added any new software, nor uninstalled any, other than WMPCDText.
So no chance of potential conflict causing this snag.

Any ideas what could be going wrong with WMP? Some tweak needed somewhere??

Many thanks

A:Windows Media Player 12 - 'WMPCDText' not working anymore

I've just found the answer, folks...All on my own too!!

Solution:

Open Windows Media Player in Library View

At top left:
Organize > Options > Plugins > Background > ensure WMPCDText is ticked in box on the right

All Track info will now show!!
Hope that helps someone else!!

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All of a sudden my windows media player won't show videos anymore. All it does is play the audio when I open a clip and not the video. Any suggestions on how to fix this? It worked fine last night....
I think I have all the current and correct codecs. Don't know why it just won't work all of a sudden...
 

A:windows media player won't show video anymore

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I'm a newbie here, and wasn't able to find the answer to my question in previous threads...so, please take it easy on me if it's a problem that's already been covered.

I have a Dell laptop with a DVD drive. I've been able to watch movies for months with no problems, all of a sudden yesterday I put in a legit movie that I purchased, and WMP 10 gives me an error message that it can't play the DVD because of digital copy protection. I tried other movies, and tried playing the movies in Media Center and got the same message, so I installed WMP 11 thinking it would help.

Needless to say, it hasn't, and I can't watch movies now. I've gone through all the Troubleshooting on Microsoft.com, which basically entailed restarting the media player, and the computer itself - to no avail.

I'm in the process of downloading another media player that some people on this site have recommended (VLC), so I'm hoping that will be a temporary fix...but I'd really like to get WMP back up and running.

Please help.

Thx
 

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs anymore

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I d/l some songs that were playing just fine on WMP for a while until I tried to install Yahoo Music Engine. YME didn't completely install because it encountered some sort of problem. Now when I try to play them on WMP, it says it needs a security update, but then encounters error code 800C2F78. The Microsoft Web site only says it's investigating the problem, it's not on it's list of common error codes. We're talking about a lot of songs that I paid a buck apiece for. The songs that I ripped from CDs play just fine, it's only the ones I d/l.
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HP Pavilion a430n
Windows XP w/SP2
2.2 gig AMD Athlon XP processor
164 gig HD
512 Meg installed memory
 

A:Windows Media Player won't play d/l songs anymore

If it's from Yahoo! then it may be a licensing issue. Have you tried another media player?
 

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I have a amd athlon 2100+ with 256 mb ddr (should be getting some more)running windows 2003 server.

MY PROBLEM
When I try opening any online video, (online clip, or streaming media) I get this message "windows media player cannot play this file. Connect to the internet or insert the removable media on which the file is located, and then try to play the file again. BUT I'm online and can do I think everything online. I disbaled windows firewall and don't have any currently installed. I've tried going to options and enable everything and configure everything to automatic, BUT that wouldn't help either. I don't know if this might help, But I do keep on getting occasionally the "view offline" or "try again" window. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated ! THANKS FOR YOU TIME!
 

A:windows media player windows 2003 server, won't play online clips, stream.

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I am running Vista and recently my WMP 11 quit working with any videos, even ones it used to play before. It's been a whlie since I tried to watch videos so I don't know the moment it happened.

I have tried to install and uninstall many codec packs (K-lite, divx, xvid, ace, etc). The videos play fine in the Divx player, but when they play in WMP11 I get only audio, no video.

I have even tried to play older videos that I know worked previously with WMP 11. These videos also play OK on my desktop running Vista.

Thanks in advance...

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A:Windows Media Player 11 wont play ANY movies anymore

I've had a very similar problem recently, still not managed to resolve it, even though i did once a while ago, but i have no idea how!!!
except the problem is playing DVD's I get an error about digital copy protection and graphics drivers need updating (according to wmp)

I know its codec problems, because I can play it in VLC.

Are you using x64 vista?

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It used to play DVDs until I uninstalled InterVideo WinDVD. Dumb move. I guess WMP was using InterVidoeo's codec. I reinstalled the program, thinking that would fix the problem, but it didn't. I've also download the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility and set the InterVideo decoder as my preferred decoder, but I didn't get anywhere with that either. How do I get WMP 11 to play DVDs again like it did before? Can I do this without downloading another program or reverting to an older version of WMP?
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Not Playing DVDs Anymore

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i have some raving videos of me and my friend and i was wondering if there was a way you can get a url for that video so i can put it on my website?? thank you if you can help in any way
 

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I have a dvd drive in my laptop. it has been working fine but here latley when I go to play a movie the video is split. it is an older laptop with win XP and all updates, with 312MB of ram which is the max.
 

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Windows media player is my default for playing videos but it has stopped showing visuals recently and sometime just hangs on black screen, i have tried to down load quick time but i get error messages about invaid location. i cant watch any videos of my pc....please help!

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windows media player lag and i cant watch videos on the net e.g utube
need help

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A:windows media player lag and i cant watch videos on the net

ooo and run win xp home
 

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I have a Windows 7 system that is running all Windows Updates available as on today. I assume it is running the latest edition of WMP; but, I can see no way of determining the version. It plays MTS (movies made on a Panasonic Camcorder) files just fine.

Now the problem:

I have another system here running WinXP with all updates available for it as of today. Again, I cannot determine which version of WMP. It will not play MTS files. It is running a Intel Core 2 CPU 6300 $ 1.86 GHz and 2 Gigs of RAM. It stops at a screen that says it is loading but remains black indefinitely with no progress indicator.

Any advice?

Am I just going to have to go to Win7? I know there are other programs that probably will play MTS; but, it would be nice if I could get WMP to do it without having to go to Win7.
 

A:Playing MTS videos on Windows Media Player

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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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My graphics card is 7800GP +AGP -512MB but i cannot play videos - i change driver -music plays- windows media player just freezes and my cursor wobbles for some reason? so i need help plz
 

A:Windows Media Player will not play videos

Try downloading the latest windows media player ehem crap..

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx

Or dont..
Get divx, or itunes, or anything but ehm.. microsoft..

starkiez
 

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Whenever i watch a video that was recorded with fraps then rendered with vegas, after a minute or two, the screen will just go black and there will be a buzzing noise and I have to restart.

It's really hard to be able to watch a video and make sure it's perfect before uploading to youtube with this problem persisting. Usually it takes about 1-2 minutes before it crashes.

I thought the issue may have been that my external drive that it is on was being too slow and causing a crash, so I copied a file to my main HDD and it still didn't run properly. though it did last slightly longer, however, that may have been coincidence.

Anyways, This is on a fresh install of windows, about a weeks old and made to try and stop thesse issues, and all drivers are up to date. This issue happened with COD4 online too but after reading some stuff, if you have a monitor plugged in that is not in use, removing it will fix issues, and it did.

My specs are: (for now all has been defaulted as I though it may have been OC that caused issues.)
i7 950 @ 3.07GHz
ASUS P6X58D-E
12GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Corsair TX650W

Using 11.5 drivers on AMD.com for 6970 and all drivers for the board are installed off of the asus website.

Please help with these issues, as once this is done, my computer may be perfect for me.

PS. This never used to happen with my 5830 (I don't think) and I only got my 6970 a few weeks ago. This will most likely be the main cause of it.

A:Windows Media Player + recorded videos

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hi all you good and knowledgable people can you help?,i use real player for downloading but when i change my default settings for windows media player to play back what iv'e downloaded it won't have it,because i downloaded with realplayer is this the reason why?,when i try w. m .p.it says the selected file has an extention not recognized by w.m.p.(.flv),then it says it may not recognize the codec that was used to compress the file i'm a little bit lost on all of it,can anybody help,many thanks in advance for any advice cheers L.W. ps i'm on windows vista basic 64 bit.

A:windows media player won't play videos.

Originally Posted by longthwaite


hi all you good and knowledgable people can you help?,i use real player for downloading but when i change my default settings for windows media player to play back what iv'e downloaded it won't have it,because i downloaded with realplayer is this the reason why?,when i try w. m .p.it says the selected file has an extention not recognized by w.m.p.(.flv),then it says it may not recognize the codec that was used to compress the file i'm a little bit lost on all of it,can anybody help,many thanks in advance for any advice cheers L.W. ps i'm on windows vista basic 64 bit.



Sounds like you need a codec for the video file to play.

Download a codec package or the individual codec needed to play the video.

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Hi

Any assistance would be appreciated - Even to stop my searching & decide that I cannot do this.

I am trying to add pictures of DVD covers next to my video's in Media Player 11 running on XP. At the moment it displays a default picture of hot air balloons next to each movie.

I have reverted back to showing them in list mode.

The movies are .avi.

Thanks

Mark
 

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I have windows vista, since the begining I was using WMP to view videos I recorded with my digital camera. All was well and good until my friend gave me a couple vid clips from his digital camera in .mov format. WMP would not recognize the vids, so I downloaded Quicktime in order to view them. Well, I like WMP a lot better then quicktime, but now for some reason I can only watch my vids in QT, if I open them in WMP they will play the Audio, but it no longer displays the video. WMP SHOULD still be the default video player as I did not tell QT to make them defaults when I downloaded it.

I'm sure the solution is a simple one, but I'm stumped....

A:Windows Media Player Not Showing Videos

It might have happened by accident. Quicktime can be very sneaky. All of these apps have Options tabs so you have to go into WMP or Quicktime and enable or disable default depending on what you find.

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I have VLC player on my computer, it works find but its one more program I could get rid of if I could play my music videos with Windows Media Player.

Iv opened WMP but i cant get it to play my music vids, as yet.

Can you walk me through opening WMP and getting all my videos in to it, and playing them please, or do you suggest I use VLC?

A:How to get Windows Media Player to play videos?

Hi,
Which format are they in ?
WMP works best with .WMV formats
If they can open with windows movie maker just see if you can save them in .wmv format.

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Hi, I recently installey WMP 10 and when I try and view video clips movie trailers or any video file the videos start and stop like it is trying to catch up. Is this a buffering problem or what. Sorry I am fairly new to playing videos on my computer.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Windows Media Player 10 videos are choppy

probably a buffering problem. have seen the same thing on mine. after it is fully downloaded. i have no trouble viewing them at all. i do have a dial up connection. probably with DSL or Cable. they may be faster.

someone else have an idea?
 

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i tried to play a video on my windows media player that i wanted from the net, i got a problem when i did that i got this error measage,C00D1197 i tried to fix it by checking all the network streams in the WMP options>networking menu.. it didn't do anything , i just got google's web accelerator, i tried to turn it off to see if that might be the problem it isn't the problem, i also updated my codecs. Help

A:HELP! i can't play online videos on my Windows Media Player!!!!

Try a different browser.

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I have the newest version of windows media player ( ver 11). Everytime I try to play online educational videos my computer restarts or it freezes. I can play other videos on this same site but certain videos will not play. I have contacted the person who owns the site, they inform me there is no problem. Please help me correct this problem. Thanks.
 

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hi i hav a dell dimesion runing on windows xp and when i click to waTCH a video i downloaded. when i click on it it doesnt show.. or i would hair audio but dont c anything please help

A:My Videos Dont PLay on Windows Media Player

Suggest you D/L VLC player. It 's a lot better than WMP.

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Is there a way you can play another person's myspace video (one that they have made, not necessarily a music video) in windows media player? If so, can someone tell me how to do this
 

A:Play Myspace Videos in Windows Media Player

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WMP will not play rar and IMG videos. I have downloaded DivX codex so avi files run Ok. Any help would be appreciated.

PS. Downloaded GSpot but not sure how to use it. Sumter
 

A:Solved: windows media player will not play rar& img videos

Windows Media Player is not built to play .rars and .img, those are not audio or video files. Use 7-zp or Winrar to open the .rars. Use poweriso or daemon tool lite to open the .img. A good media player to use would be VLC media player.
 

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I have windows vista 32bit with a amd quadcore 3.0ghz and have the integrated ati hd3200 graphics board with the latest drivers and when i play a divx file the video plays choppy, i tried to look for hardware accleration for video which i always found on previous versions of windows but cant find it now, please help
 

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I've just installed Windows Media Player 9 on my XP Pro/SP1 machine.

Now what is happening is that all my video files, (wmv, avis, mpegs) although seem to be running fine, but the video shows for only a second and then the display goes blank. Only sound can be heard from them. It used to be fine with the older media player which was shipped with the OS.

Can anybody please help me out?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Videos in Windows Media Player 9 dont display

Maybe this might be of some help for you http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/support/faq/SUPFAQMPlayer.asp
 

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Can play mp3 audio with Windows Media Player.
Can play cd audio with Windows Media Player..

Receive this error message with Windows Media Player when trying to play DVD.: Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Conrol Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.

Installed Windows Media Player 11. Still getting error message shown above.

Installed XLC media player, can now run DVD videos under XLC but cannot run DVD videos under Windows Media Player.

Screen resolution is set at 800 by 600.
Color quality is re-set at 16 bit from 32 bit.
Adapter Type: NVDIA GeForce 7050/NVIDIA nforce 510i
Bios Information: Version 5.73.32.09.16
Screen refresh rate. 60 Hz
Ran NVIDIA Stability Test: Ran but did not give results. Results screen immediately went back to NVIDIA start-up screen.
DPI Setting: 96 DPI

Thank you in advance for any help.
 

A:Solved: Cannot play DVD videos under Windows Media Player

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Im at a loss at the moment. I cannot figure out why my wmp will not play streaming videos online. I've updated to wmp 11 and still nothing. Before I updated it kept wanting to install a plugin called Windows Media Player 11 but would never go through with the plugin install. I then just went and downloaded WMP 11 and updates which removed the prompt to install WMP 11 as a plugin. However now any time I go to any site with streaming video or music it says "connecting to media" then the status reads "ready". It will try to connect to media then say "ready" every time I click play. Anyone have any idea how to fix this or why its happening?

A:Windows Media Player Not Streaming Online Videos

you possibly need a codec, the link below is for codecs for XP, it contains all the codecs that will play most if not all video and music file types - install this and while installing, just install with all recommended options
http://www.free-codecs.com/XP_Codec_Pack_download.htm

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