Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

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

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

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.
__________________
HP Pavilion a430n
Windows XP w/SP2
2.2 gig AMD Athlon XP processor
164 gig HD
512 Meg installed memory

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Windows Media Player won't play d/l songs anymore

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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?

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

I purchased a new Cowon S9 Portable Media Player, and the software provided for me to update it with new music (which was JetAudio) will not correctly play MP3 files that have been burnt onto the system from a CD. The CD's are obviously legit and will play perfectly in iTunes and work on an iPod no problem. But the case is for JetAudio and Windows Media Player the files do not even show up in the player library and if dragged and dropped straight into the file path of the Cowon MP3 player's memory, this has the same result and no mp3 files will show. Does anyone know why this may be?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 101.6

Hey i just tried to listen to a song in windows media and it got the red x and said windows media has encountered a problem while trying to play the following file, it was working fine a couple of days ago. Now it doesnt play any files. I dont know whats wrong.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 99.6

I have Windows Vista. I synced cds onto my flash drive from a different computer so I could put them in my windows media player on this computer. When I try to play these certain songs, it says I can't play them. Error code C00D1197. It says that I can download a license migration to play the protected files, but then it says I have to download Microsoft® Windows Media Services" plug-ins for my Netscape toolbar, whatever that means! How do I do it, is it necessary, is it free? I think it would probably just be easier to rip the CD again, I guess. Please help me out!
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 99.6

Windows Media Player always takes so long to play a song or video or whatever i need to look at. How do i fix it? I heard a rumor that it was going to be fixed in Service Pack 2 to but it wasn't for me. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Windows Media Player taking long time to play songs

Mine has slowed down, but I thought it was just because i have so many different formats going through it. Any comments anyone?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 96.8

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
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 96.8

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.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 95.6

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

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 94.8

Hi
Please help!! First time on a forum to fix my pc, a bit of a novice!
I was cleaning up pc removing programs rarely used, deleted tracks i never listen to from media player and also ran a defragment. My media player disappeared but could be accessed through “my music” in my documents clicking on a track opened the media player. During my clean-up I removed restore points but one from the day before remained, I restored and the media player has reappeared but still will not play all the tracks in my library. I can however play tracks that wont play in media player by going to “my music” (the track then opens and plays in media player even though it has just refused to play in media player) If I then select another track in media player the message “ A number of queued files cannot be played. To find information about the problem, click the Now Playing tab, and then click the icon next to each file in the List pane.” When I click on the blue icon it asks me if I want to delete missing track. I know the all tracks are still on my computer (in my music file) please help me to get my media player going. I am on xp. Thanks in advance
 

A:media player will only play some songs

You may need to reinstall your version of windows media player.Here is a link to all versions of wmp
http://www.oldversion.com/Windows-Media-Player.html
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

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...

g

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?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

Hi, I'm running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, just to let you know, since you guys want that info.

So, to start from the beginning, before the problem, I was able to play matroska (.MKV) files on my computer using Media Player Classic just fine, and I was able to switch tracks between english and japanese with subtitles just fine. Then, today, I wanted to be able to convert a matroska file into a .wmv file so I could import it into Windows Movie Maker. So I downloaded several programs to try to do that. Unfortunately, many of them were trial versions that would not let me convert the whole thing or said they'd put a watermark on it, and so I looked for other programs that wouldn't do that. The programs I downloaded were the Combined Community Codec Pack, which this page (http://www.riverpast.com/en/support/tutorials/convert/mkv/wmv.php) said I should use before I found out that the RiverPast Video Cleaner didn't have a free version, and the OJOsoft Total Video Converter, which I found out would leave a watermark and would only convert 20%. I also downloaded the iWisoft Free Video Converter, but that was after the problem showed up.

I tried to remove one of the programs, the OJOsoft Total Video Converter, through Add or Remove Programs, and when I did, a message came up saying that because I was uninstalling this program, there were some common files that it said were not being used by any program anymore, such as one it said, Haali, which I... Read more

A:can't play matroska files with media player classic anymore

VLC Player will plat .mkv files: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

okay, I did a search in WMC and it found all the songs from a certain artist.
now, how do I get WMC to play them all?
I mean, to add them all into the playing list or whatever.
(I can only figure out how to add them in one at a time. )

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

Well folks, not sure what I did, but I managed to duplicate all the songs in my Windows 7 Media Player. I have a three week old laptop with Windows 7; really struggling with file management and layout in "libraries", that is, easily accessing my music, some guitar software files, etc.; somehow I installed my music folder onto the WMP again . Anyone know how I can reverse this situation, so I don't have to go through every album and delete? Also, I have "test deleted" a couple of songs from the WMP library, and they are also deleted from the original file. I have selected "delete from library only" from the manage menu, but they appear to have disappeared completely. Baby steps please, as Windows 7 has me really spooked... I miss XP! Thanks to all in advance.

A:duplicate songs in Windows 7 Media Player

Thanks for your suggestion! I did find the problem, I had a duplicate music folder (all my songs) within the original music folder containing all my songs. Once I deleted the original file, the duplicate songs in the library disappeared. I suspect I may have inadvertently dragged it in there, as I have a very sensitive touch pad, and I am still getting used to it (always been a mouse guy). Have been using the tutorials on the Microsoft site, and that has also been helpful. Thanks again for trying to help!

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

I burned a disk of various songs with Windows Media Player, and then removed the songs from the computer. I would now like to put those songs BACK on my computer (using Windows Media Player) so I could put some on my mp3 player. However, when I open Windows Media Player and put the disk in the drive, I am not given the option to rip the songs. That option just doesn't appear. Oddly enough, a list of the songs on the disk appears on the right in the "list" area so the disk is being read. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Can't rip songs off of a cd with Windows Media Player

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

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

James

A:Windows Media Player 12 - Count Songs

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

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

My windows media player, version 12 for windows 7, does not find my songs for my library.

i have set it up so that they look in a certain folder, i have checked that the songs are actually in that folder, but still no ball. for some strange reason, it finds them maybe one in ten times i open it, if i'm lucky.

i can open them to play them, but they still don't stop in the library. all that is there is the horrandous few songs that came with the computer, howver, they don't actually play either. probably just as well though. any help much appreciated. i have checked and the player is running on the latest update.

Thanks

dave
 

A:windows media player songs missing

Please let me know if there is any other information I can be providing on the issue

thanks
dave
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

This subject was discussed starting in October of 2010 between danfordan and longhair but it didn't seem to come to a conclusion. The original writer said he was having trouble using CD-RW's. I am having trouble using regular cd-r's. My system numbers are listed below. The first time I used the Windows Media Player to make a CD everything went great. I loaded the CD, dragged the four files containg 25 songs in each and made a great data cd with 100 oldies. When I tried to do it again a few days later to make a copy for a friend, the files were burned in the following order.....1,2,3,4,1,2,4,3 and I had 200 songs on the CD, 100 songs TWICE! Thinking this was a fluke, I tried it again using a different file. I used 279 different oldies totalling 660 mb's. When I burned it, all songs came up twice again. First of all, why is it burning twice and secondly, how does 660 mb's burn twice on a 700 mb cd-r???
Thanks, Bobbyob



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 247587 MB; F: Total - 610331 MB, Free - 546503 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway , SJV50TR , Rev , LXWGC02046004B018C2200
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows Media Player burns songs twice

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

Hi everyone. My Windows Media Player (not sure which version it is but I have Windows Vista and the most recent version of Windows Media Player) skips towards the end of songs. They are .wma files. I tried Windows Update like the help file recommended but Windows is already up to date. Also, I don't believe the files are corrupted because they played fine on my old computer and WMP is doing this to all of my music files. I tried searching the knowledge base at Microsoft but to no avail. Please help.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

so, i think the problem is bc i installed the service pack 2 update for vista. ever since then, none of my songs show up in the library of wmp. i've tried to manually add the folders that my songs are in to the library, but that doesn't work. wmp will play my songs if i drag them into the player, but they don't go into my actual library. they just temporarily stay in the 'now playing' list until i close out of the program. does anyone know what's wrong with my player?
((

A:no songs showing up in windows media player

so, i think the problem is bc i installed the service pack 2 update for vista. ever since then, none of my songs show up in the library of wmp. i've tried to manually add the folders that my songs are in to the library, but that doesn't work. wmp will play my songs if i drag them into the player, but they don't go into my actual library. they just temporarily stay in the 'now playing' list until i close out of the program. does anyone know what's wrong with my player?((I have had the same problem in xp pronewly installed os with new hd updated mp cant keep track of librarycopied files from my music on f drive(old hd) still confusionhow do we get control

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

Hello everyone my name is Robert. I'm new here. Just thought I'd introduce myself.

Anyways here's my first question
I want to be able to play my Ipod songs on Windows Media Player. Even though I was able to when I opened the Ipod Control/Music Folder, the songs are out of order and labeled with these weird letters and numbers.
So how can my ipod songs be labeled and organized(like they are itunes) in order play them on the Windows Media Player?
I'd deeply appreciate the feedback.
 

A:Ipod Songs On Windows Media Player

Welcome to TSG, Robert.

I see that this thread is marked as Solved. Assuming you found the solution to the problem, can you post what it was?
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294331 MB, Free - 105768 MB; D: Total - 10911 MB, Free - 1729 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CB
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi I just want to know how to get my songs into the music folder from window media player, it won't even let me send the songs from Media Player to a flash drive either???
 

A:Solved: get songs into 'Music' from windows media player

you could copy all your songs to itunes-then from itunes to your music folder
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

I am a week or two away from a new HP tower purchase with Windows 10.  What do I need to do to save my Windows Media Player songs and playlists so they can be added to my new computer?  I do not want to lose my 2500+ songs.   Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.  Please advise if I have posted on the wrong board.  Thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

Hi all - Windows Media Player 12 - Windows 7 x64

So I have decided to delete several un-listened-to songs from my library on WMP 12, and ended up doing so in the Music folder, because when I right-click on the song in WMP 12 and select Delete, nothing happens. Literally NOTHING - no lag, freeze or crash -
it just ignores the fact that I even clicked delete. The songs that I deleted from the Music folder have not been updated, that is, they aren't gone from WMP 12, and I have tried to delete songs that ARE in my Music folder from WMP 12, but to no avail. I can
still play songs that are in my Music folder directly from WMP 12. Any suggestions!?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

I have numerous duplicate songs, how can i delete them?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

So the title says much of it, but I have music that I downloaded through the Itunes store that is not showing up for some reason in my WMP library. In fact, the vast majority of my songs do not show up in the library. I did not rip any of the songs, seeing
as I don't even know what ripping is or how to do it. I use Windows Media Player more extensively than Itunes, so it is really frustrating to not have most of my music useable. 

A:Songs are not showing up in my Windows Media Player Library

Hi,


Based on my research, .m4p files are also not supported by Windows Media Player.


However, if you would like to play these music in Windows Media Player, you may use certain applications to convert the files to .mp3 and check if it works.


Hope this helps.

Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 80

Hello
I have windows xp 2000 media edition, how do I download my song files from my library to sansa mp3 player. Computer acknowledges that device is connected, but that's all
Please help, Recently had my computer tuned-up and this option is no longer in my media library, would appreciate your help.
Thank you
 

A:download songs from windows media to sansa mp3 player

Read other 13 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

I just bought a song for a movie for a project I'm making and its on windows media player, and when I try to put it in the movie, on windows movie maker, its not under "My music"
How can I get it there? Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: How do I save songs I have on windows media player to my computer?

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

I have a new laptop with Windows Vista. In Windows Media Player, it says that when I listen to a song on the internet it will automaticallly be added to my Library. This is not happening. The option to add songs automatically under the Player tab is checked. What can I do to fix this issue so that songs are added? Or how can I manually add songs that I find on the internet? Thanks!
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

I just downloaded windows media player 11 today. My computer uses Windows XP professional.
When I try to play songs that I got through musicmatch (now yahoo! music jukebox) it says:
license acquisition failed! unspecified error!

i can play the songs fine in the Yahoo! music jukebox player.

I could play them o.k. in the old WMP because musicmatch was one of the online stores. musicmatch is no longer one of the online stores in the new WMP 11.

Any suggestions on how to play the musicmatch songs in WMP 11? I like to use WMP 11 to listen to songs and sync them to my iRiver.

Thanks,
Mike
 

A:Solved: Playing musicmatch licensed songs in windows media player 11?

Hi and welcome. I would go back and edit my post if I were you....posting your email will only increase your spam.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

I have Windows Vista Home Premium on a six month old Dell Notebook fairly well upgraded. All works well, but Windows Media Player does the strangest thing. When a song plays it skips or breaks up for a second or two in exactly the same spot with about 10 to 15 seconds to go in the song. And it does it song after song in exactly the same place....about 10 or 15 seconds from the end of the song.

I have tried emptying the music folder and restoring the songs. I turned off my spyware and virus programs. These same songs will play fine in Limewire library and playlists.

When the breakup starts I notice the CPU meter jumps from about 7% to 40 or 45% quickly. Is something interferring and if so what or is it the Media Player. Seems strange it is always in the exact same spot.
G
 

A:Windows Media Player all songs breakup exact same spot 10-15 secs from end

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78

Hello.

I've got all my music in an external drive.
When i configured bakups i selected that same external drive as destination to back up to.

Now, i added the music from that drive to windows media player and now, when the computer backs up, i've got this error telling me some files were omitted (namely all the music) because they're on the same drive as the backup's destination.

I'm going to use WMP because it's already there (regardless of there being a million better choices of media players/managers) so don't bother suggesting otherwise.

My question is: is there any special folder i should avoid backing up so this error doesn't happen? (like the one that contains WMP database)

More info:
Event type: Warning
Source: Windows backup
Event ID: 4106

Thanks for your help =)

Edit: The backup's error window gave me a link to more information; it's actually the log file but it's in Spanish and while i'm not sure it would help, i'm sure it wouldn't hurt.





Quote:
Copias de seguridad omiti? la copia de seguridad de Z:\Musiquita\ porque no se encuentra en el destino de copia de seguridad.

A:Error when backing up with windows media player songs in backup drive.

Windows won't let you backup files on the destination disk to the destination disk. It ain't gonna happen. Change the location of your music files or the disk you're using for backup. It's not good to use a backup disk for anything else anyway. The disk itself becomes less reliable because a write fault could destroy your backup. What's the point of having a backup if you're not using it as a backup?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.2

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

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

Answer:

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

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76

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?

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

I was listening to some songs, 1400 to be precise.
From a external hd, not sure if the external hd has some virus or not, but the thing is, all of a sudden, groove music wasnt playing any of the songs in the external drive.
When i tried to play songs from my local part c: , it plays some songs, but some others just doesnt play.
Groove music opens, but doesnt run the music on it.

I restaured my library to default, same to internet explorer, cleaned all caches and temps, etc..

So, any help?

New pc btw.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

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

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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

Hi i just had to reinstall windows xp and everything works fine except the Windows media player and Real player i cant play DVD's. I get this message: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card

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

thanks

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

Grab this XP Codec Pack 2.4.8

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.
 

A:Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

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!!

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

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?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

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

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

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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

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

Thanks for any help!

David
 

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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

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

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

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

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hi, having a bit of a weird problem with my media keys on my keyboard. If a song is a decent way through and I press the play/pause button, it skips the song back to the beginning as though I pressed the <<l button. If the song has only just started, it functions as usual.

However if I manually skip through a song within the software and then play/pause with the button, it works normally...I'm using winamp at the moment my keyboard is a Logitech K360 wireless.

A:Media buttons on keyboard: Play/pause restarts songs

Have you installed the latest version of Logitech SetPoint?

SetPoint

Read other 9 answers