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Windows media player for Windows 10 will not show video for .MPG files

Q: Windows media player for Windows 10 will not show video for .MPG files

I recently purchased a DELL Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop computer.
Windows Media Player for Windows 10 will only play the audio portion of .MPG files. The video portion of the .MPG file will not play. (.MP4 files are working fine)
If I transfer the .MPG file to my (now) old DELL laptop which is running Windows 7, the .MPG files plays both audio and video...as one would expect.
This suggests to me the issue has something to do with the video card in my new DELL Inspiron 15 7000 laptop computer.
How can/do I go about resolving this issue so that I can play .MPG videos on my new DELL laptop?

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I have downloaded several video files with .avi extensions to view. when i try to play them however, it sends a request for the codec, but says there was an error trying to download the codec and won't show the video. what can i do to get it to show the video?

A:windows media player won't show video

You can get Codecs from these 2 places...I have used them myself.


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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 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.

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I downloaded a new WAV file yesterday, and when I opened it in Media Player 9, the screen was blank, but the sound was playing. I tried some of my other WAV files, and the same thing. They were working fine last week, Whats up?? I also tried my ATI file player and the same thing happened.

Thanks in advance.


A:Windows Media Player files all have no video

did you uninstall or delete any kind of codecs ?

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I would like to send home videos on DVD to my father-in-law in China.

Copies of DVDs I burn do not play in China. I believe DVDs are region specific.

My father-in-law has a PC so I was wondering if there is anyway I could convert a DVD that would run on my player into Windows Media Video format (.wmv)?

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.


Black Monk

A:Converting DVD player files into Windows Media Video files

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I transferred some .mov files from my iphone to my laptop using Dropbox. In Dropbox, there is a green check meaning the file is completely transferred.  When I open Dropbox on my iphone, I can access the .mov files.  However, when I open Dropbox on my Windows 7 laptop, some .mov files work (everything in Sept) but some .mov files (everything from Oct 1 and on) only have audio but no video.  What is the issue?

A:.MOV video files won't play on windows media player

OK, I was told to install LAV filter and uninstall ffdshow.  That worked.  Maybe Apple used a difference video codec starting Oct. 1.  Anyways, that seemed to solve the problem.  However, the Oct mov files now only show icon.  I can't get it to show thumbmail like the Sept mov files.  Under "Tools" and "folder options" and "view" I unchecked "Always show icons, never thumbnails". But it only applied this to the Sept .mov files and not the Oct .mov files. The Oct .mov files still show an icon. How do I make them all show thumbnail? 

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This doesnt happen with every video I play, but in many of them when it gets to the last 2-3 min sometimes the video will freeze and the audio will keep going. At that point, the audio finishes till the end of the file, and then I have to close WMP using ctrl-alt-del because it stops responding. I'm pretty sure that it's not the videos themselves since I never have any video issues with them playing on my laptop. This only happens on my desktop system.

Is there any sort of known issue with this happening? Any tips?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Player video files freeze at the end

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Is there any way to see recently played video files on windows media player even though i have the recently viewed files option disabled?

A:Seeing Recently Played Video Files On Windows Media Player

not to my knowledge. Maybe via Recent Documents on Start Menu, depending on how the movie is started.

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I'm really at a loss on what to do here, please help!

I had (not sure what version) Windows Media Player (on my Windows XP computer) and until recently it opened up and played video files just fine, but for the past few days - as soon as I clicked on or tried to play a video file, it said something like:

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

This morning I thought I'd download Windows Media Player 11 to see if that worked, but I've found that I have the exact same problem... so I'm really stuck!
Additional Details

Now, it's not just 'one' particular video file that isn't working, it's ALL of my files which usually work perfectly, and yes, I do have a codec installed (specifically - K Lite Codec Pack) . Could it be a virus effecting my media players (I say players because I've found that Google Video and Media Player Classic aren't working either)?

Can someone please help me out, I really need to get it working again!

Thank you!

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When I insert an SD memory card into my Toshiba Equim A100 laptop computer to playback my video clips recorded from a Sanyo C5 camcorder it fails to open the video MP4files and issues me with an error message COOD 1199, condition ID=0x00000000, stating that the files or codec is not supported by windows. It will open the still pictures though. I have downloaded the latest version of Media Player and the Xvid codec without success. Please help!!!!!

A:windows media player fails to read video files from SD memory card

Have you tried copying them to your hard drive and then playing with either VLC media player or Quicktime?

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Ok so I've had this problem before and I've got no idea what's causing it or how to fix it. Windows media player is the only thing I've got installed on my laptop to play music files and such. I usually use it for music and in some cases listening to lectures I've had to record for my classes. Anyway it happens on occasion that when I double click the audio file it will just start playing. I know that sounds like it's supposed to happen but the Media Player window doesn't pop up, it doesn't show up in the taskbar, even in it's minimized form, and when I try opening the task manager to close the program it doesn't show up under the lists for applications or processes. The sound file still runs as if the media player were open though and I can't control it. The only way I've found to fix this is to open the media player from start menu which gets to be annoying when all I wanted to do was listen to the file.

Is this a normal bug or is something I can fix?

A:Windows Media Player No Show?

hi, run a malware scan on that machine, and what antivirus program are you using?
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I have 3 media players installed and i would very much like to use my wmp 12 more than i do,but the problem is that it do not show when i right click on a audio file i realy do not know what to do,and it is strange because the other two players(VLC AND WINAMP) do show and offers to play the file and this problem occurs no matter what kind of media file it is(FLAC AND MP3)

A:Windows media player 12 does not show

Navigate to Start>Control Panel>Programs>Programs & Features>Windows Features>Media Features.

Expand Media Features and make sure that Windows Media Player is enabled.

Next, navigate to Start>Default Programs>Set Default Programs>Windows Media Player>Choose Defaults.

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I would like to upgrade to a newer version of media player but I have not been able to get the other ones to show the playlist like the media player 7.0 can. I go to websites and listen to 4 hour audio files that are listed in many segments worth so many minuets apiece. It automatically shows me all this information and I can select any segment at any counter reading. But if I upgrade then all of this information is not available to me. There is no way I can select a particular segment and counter reading with the newer players. It looks like this
Coast to coast1 00:00
Coast to coast2 00:00
Coast to coast3 00:00
etc. The list continues down the right side of the window and I can select any one and see the amount of time per segment as well as pick the counter of that segment. Once an upgrade is done You have to listen to the whole thing and you can't choose which segment you want to hear. Even if I pick show playlist the above playlist does not appear.

Do you have any suggestions or hints to this dilema.


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hi i have windows media player 11 in xp installed but when i try and watch video from the web i can not see the picture there is sound and you can just see a very dark pic some times any help

A:windows media player will not show picture

Hello and Welcome to TSF

K-Lite Codec Pack 2.79 Full might be what you need.

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i am having a problem with my WMP as it shows "C00D11BA: Windows Media Player kann die Datei nicht wiedergeben" in german meaning that Media Player ca not show the file. I am having a Dell computer OptiPlex GX110 with Windows XP Professional and do not possess the CD to actualise the treibers. Pls. i'll appreciate it if someone can immediately help me.


A:C00D11BA: Windows Media Player can not show the File

You need to reinstall your soundcard drivers. Post back with the make/model of your soundcard and motherboard.

More details here

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I just downloaded the version 10 of Windows Media Player.

I've tried everything, but it won't display colors and visualizations when playing songs.

I've intalled a couple "visualizations" from a Windows Media website.....and have found a few areas on the screen that I can choose between the chosen visualizations that I've installed.

BUT, nothing I do makes the "fires" and colors work/show while playing music.


A:Anybody know how to get Windows Media Player 10 to show visualisations and colors ?

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Downloaded clips. They used to display. then had to restart computere to factory state, cause of viruses.
but now when I download clips. they dont display. says I need codec.
Then I downloaded codec from somewhere, but still not showing videos, just sound etc, but no vision.

If anyone can help me please.

A:windows media player wont show clips

You need to download and install the codec for the type of video you are trying to play (as the error states).

You can open the file in a program such as MediaInfo. That will show you which codecs are needed.

Or use a different media player such as MPC-HC or VLC.

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I'm novice in computer stuff. needed help!
I have just download bittorrent to download movies, however, after opening file, windows media player opens, I could hear sound only, not a single image.

A:windows media player doesn't show image

Welcome to TSG .

You'd do well to read this before requesting help with bittorrent or other P2P protocols . They are not supported on this forum . http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

Your video issue sounds like missing codecs . You can get K-Lite codec packs here http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm . Alternatively download VLC Player which comes with a comprehensive codec pack http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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I'm using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 64-bit. In the "Online Stores" screen I don't see any stores, only the leading paragraph about what stores are. When the screen first opens "Categories" briefly appears then disappears. I'm in the UK.

Any help appreciated, the replies from the MS forums were useless.


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I've downloaded music and normally it appears on my windows media player, but it hasn't. it's in my download folder, and plays through windows media player when I click on it but doesn't appear if I just click on windows media player.

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When I put in a DVD movie in my laptop built in DVD drive (not burning drive just dvd playing drive), the windows media player will not show any video but i can hear the sound of dvd movie...just no video....please help.

A:Windows Media won't show the video..?

Sounds like you don't have a DVD decoder installed on you system. Check out the links below for what you need to get it to play:



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This is driving me nuts.  On my office's windows 7 box, I turned on video streaming from windows media player 12, and my files (mkv, mpg, etc.) show up and can play fine on my sony dlna certified dvd player.
So... I then tried to install and do the same from my windows 2008 server that I have in my basement.  After hours of searching, I discovered that it cannot be done from windows 2008 server. (a topic for other discussions, it simply can't be done)
So, no problem, I removed windows server 2008 from my basement computer, and installed windows 7 ultimate.  I installed the exact same codecs that are on my office's windows 7 box.  I turned on streaming from windows media player 12.  Now,
some files show up, but all of my mkv's do not.  Even the ones that that I tested with from my office's windows 7 computer.  No, they are not on file shares, I know wmp 12 can't do that, so I made sure the files were local. 
So, same operating system (windows 7), same codecs installed, same media files, media plays fine locally, file permissions are good, just the files do not show up on my dlna device from my basement computer!  What step am I missing?

A:Media Player 12 streaming, not all files show on my dlna device.

as weird as this sounds, try renaming a mkv file to extension wmv. Depending on
codecs installed, this may work. alot depends on the file formats supported by
both devices and what the receiving device is able to transcode. Windows does
not natively support mkv files. See the file formats at
On Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:29:58 +0000, Fermat8 wrote:
>This is driving me nuts.  On my office's windows 7 box, I turned on video streaming from windows media player 12, and my files (mkv, mpg, etc.) show up and can play fine on my sony dlna certified dvd player.

>So... I then tried to install and do the same from my windows 2008 server that I have in my basement.  After hours of searching, I discovered that it cannot be done from windows 2008 server. (a topic for other discussions, it simply can't be done)

>So, no problem, I removed windows server 2008 from my basement computer, and installed windows 7 ultimate.  I installed the exact same codecs that are on my office's windows 7 box.  I turned on streaming from windows media player 12. 
Now, some files show up, but all of my mkv's do not.  Even the ones that that I tested with from my office's windows 7 computer.  No, they are not on file shares, I know wmp 12 can't do that, so I made sure the files were local. 

>So, same operating... Read more

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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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Hi everyone!

When I find a media file (video file, for example) and double click it, the Media Player doesn't start at all...

I tried to re-associate the Windows Media Player to it's default media extensions through "Default Programs" , and it doesn't work...

All media files play normally on other players. I have to state that sometimes I get the message: "The file.... The parameter is incorrect".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless guys! Take care!

OS: Vista 32 bit

A:Windows Media Player doesn't open media files on double click

What are the filetypes for those Video files? Maybe it's a Codec problem.

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Hi, something seems to be wrong with my windows media player. I cant watch videos that I downloaded or have but can watch a DVD movie. Every time I try to watch a video that I downloaded or have, no video appears but has sounds. Whenever i try watching a video, a message in the buttom left appears "error downloading codec". I tried watching a DVD movie and it worked. I don't know why only the sounds comes out but not the video. Please help me. Thanks.

A:Problem when watching a video in Windows Media Player: No Video but has sounds

You don't have the right codecs. I suggest just downloading VLC. It's better than WMP for video playback, even with the right codecs.


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Our music files are in Real Jukebox. How can we put them into Windows Media Player? We tried drop and drag, but this doesn't change the type.

A:Real Player Files transferred to Windows Media Player

Depending on the file the might not work
unless you talking about converting them

If you can play them on media player

Highlight the File
hold down the shift key
And Right Click

Now use open with
The goto media player
and check the always use box
If you always want to use it to open
this file if it opens this file.

There is another way
In the start menu
Folder options
file types

more here:

TheGorx http://www.geocities.com/thegorx/Windows/index.htm

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ok (as you my know by know i rarther hate windows media player)

well basicly i have loads of .mp3 files in my Docs and my music folders, there not all music files, when windows media sees them it ads them to libary, Annoyingly, i manages to stop it downloading extra info like album art (cos its soo stupid, it gets it wrong like 95% of the time lol) but it keeps adding every thing back to the libary even if i delete them from it, its soo annoying any!! surgestions please?

A:Solved: Stop Windows Media Player Automaticly ading media files to libary

In WMP go to Tools > Options and uncheck all the boxes in the Player tab, Privacy tab and Library tab.

In the Library tab click on Monitor Folders and set the top part to "My personal folders", then click on Advanced Options.

Set all the folders to "Ignore". Unfortunately you can't set the Rip folder to "Ignore" so for that go to the Rip music tab, where it says "Rip music to this location" click on Change and create an empty folder somewhere. Then just never add any music files to that folder.

Then delete everything out of the WMP library and it should remain empty.

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Running on Lenovo Yoga 500.
Windows Media Player will not play video but play sound (audio) only.
Same issue with Windows Movie Maker, no video only sound.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 10: Windows Media Player, no video only sound.

Can you try and run the same file on a different player like VLC ?

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I've been having a problem with my Windows 7 machine that began after a windows update the kept having trouble installing by appearing to never fully install the update. It would just show on the screen that it was done installing several but not every update (I don't know if that is related, but I assumed so). Either way for a few weeks now I've had trouble getting pictures or video to open in most any program, and with the Windows viewer and player they don't open media at all. After un/reinstalling Quicktime & VLC those now seem to be back to normal again and will open videos. IrfanView though never did lose the ability to open picture files the entire time.
I was needing some ideas on how to restore Windows Media Player and Windows picture viewer back to full functionality, I looked but did not see how to un/reinstall those programs individually since they seem to be a part of Windows 7. But along the way in an effort to fix these problems I have un/reinstalled my video drivers, changed file associations, run anti-virus/malware software, run SFC and installed all current updates for my system but I have yet to find a reason as to why it is doing this. Any help would be much appreciated.
Without knowing exactly what I'm looking for or how to best describe my tech issues I've included a few screen shots to show my system specs and examples of what would happen when I tried to open up files or even the system information under control panel.
Thank yo... Read more

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Windows home premium x64:

Windows media center has video and sound, but the media player has sound only.
Why is there no video ??

A:no video in windows media player

Having the same issue with Vista Biz thru - SP2 - that's why i'm here actually right now, to ask the same question.

I'll let you go first nanders... I'm sure my situation may be a tad different than yours and i don't want to hijack your thread till you get a solution.

Perhaps your solution will work for me too.

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Something happened to my Windows Media Player and i'm stuck, hope someone can help.

Just recently did a fresh install and everything worked fine, no issues with video's. Then one day I tried to play a video what has been played before with no problems and the video only displayed blue and green colors, with sound. I tried a few other video's and it was pretty much 50/50 some worked and others were blue green with sound. Same holds true for streaming video. Some are just blue green, the one's that work though, I have to run twice. The first attempt, half the video is green and the other is very pixelated (big pixels) and no sound. If I run it again, it plays fine. The video's I created which also worked in the past have issue's, while the video and sound are fine, WMP shrank the video into a box sized format (causing the video to be distorted).

I don't believe it's a codec issue since it used to work before.

I upgraded to the latest WMP and it all worked fine, but that version has to many bugs, and I downgraded back to WMP 9. Downloaded DIVX before this post hoping it would help, it didn't.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Media Player 9 video

Hello ,

what was the reason for you having to reformat ??

was it because of infections ?? ( virus's / maleware )

or was you just wanting a fresh slate ??

if it was because of infections you might have remnants of a infection still on your harddrive

did you just do a reinstall=(deleat the partition on the drive) or nondestructive repair=( just repaired the installation of the software in the same partition) or did you wipe the drive (erase with a 3 party program) ??

did you recive any errors during the install ??

have you tried to uninstall (WMP 9 ) then reinstall it ??

have you tried this program (http://www.majorgeeks.com/K-Lite_Cod...ull_d4844.html)

also have you tried this

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or d... Read more

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I did the upgrade from win7 to win8 x64. When I try to use wmp I get audio but no video.
I have tried reinstalling my codecs and different codecs like sharks, klite etc. I have reinstalled my graphic drivers. I have tried add/remove features, but no look. Its the same
with wmc. I can play videos with quicktime. I was going to try a refresh, but I have way to many programs to reinstall, and a win8 inplace upgrade doesn't offer to keep my apps & settings.
Any ideas how I can repair or reinstall wmp without wiping out my system and reinstalling all my programs?

A:No Video with WMP windows media player

Download this codecs from Majorgeeks (middle of the page) and you'll be fine.
Shark007.net - Windows 8 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
BTW, welcome to the forums James.

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I recently ran into the issue on my laptop that windows media player will play dvd's when I insert a DVD into the player, however I only hear sound and I don't see any video. I've tried re-installing codec packs and disabling and re-enabling windows media player but none seems to fix the issue. Playing around with it today I realized that when I right click on the movie screen and go to enhancements all of the options (such as graphics equalizer) show up as a black box as well, which makes me think it is not just a video playback issue but i am not sure. I am running Windows 7 64x bit with Windows Media Player 12.0.7601.18150.
Any suggestions on how to get it to show the videos again?

A:Windows Media Player Video

Manually update/reinstall the video drivers and then test again.

You can get the drivers from the pc manufacturers website.

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I upgraded to WMP 11. Then the 'Fit Video to Player on Resize' no longer works when WMP is launched. I found that this is a bug in WMP 11. I decided to downgrade back to WMP 10. And it still does it!!!! Any suggestions?

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Ever since I have upgraded to WMP-11 I have been unable to get any video; only the audio portion of a file. I rolled the installation back to V10 and reinstalled 11 but this made no difference.

My OS is XP Professional

Any suggestions?

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Using Win98SE and had WMP 7.1, downloadeed and nstalled WMP 9 (and install went fine it would seem), but when I try to view programs, I get audio but no video (case in point...Comedy Central clips).

What do I need to do to make WMP 9 work? Thanks!

Added: Now, when I install WMP 9, it goes through the set up and seems to be fine, but I end up with and "Internal Application Error"...doesn't say what?

Do I need to uninstall old versions of WMP...would seem WMP 9 should be a seamless upgrade....Please help.

A:Windows Media PLayer 9...no video?

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i use vista 64-bit and the media player that came with it plus a codec package from windows. for the past 2 years i have been very happy with it with no problems what so ever. however now, without downloading any patches, my media player has decided it won't play certain videos.

i have some music videos and some films that i have downloaded and they still play just fine. but the ones i have ripped with DVD Fab (i own them btw) have since stopped working properly. they play audio but there is no video. when i play in full screen, instead of getting black like before, i get the same visualisations as if i was viewing an mp3 (the vortex/battery thing)

i downloaded the K-lite codec package thinking it may be that. nothing happened.
i have also noticed that when i view a movie/video, even though i can close the media player [X], it still playing. i can hear it. when i re-open it, its still playing as if i just minimised it.
so i don't know what to do.
(could my G15 keyboard be keeping the file running in the background somehow)

i am not in favour of a 'roll back' (system restore) because i don't know when it started. (not to mention the loss in data)
and for those who don't know. the vista media player is apart of the program. it can't be uninstalled nor re-installed without re-installing all of vista again.
not a pleasant thought.

thanks for any help you can give me

A:Vista 64 media player with mp3 visualisation insted of video when running video files

Are the DVD on DVD disks or are they files on a hard drive?

Also, do the files play on other media players like VLC or Windows Media Player Classic?

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I need a way to start a video clip at a certain point in the clip. Eg. starting 1min into the clip or say 10min into the clip. Using wmp9.

A:Windows Media Player 9 - Start video


Hi there!

I believe you would need some form od "Authoring" software to create an Index or chapters within the video clip(Like a DVD has) then you might be able to run it that way.

If no one here has any other ideas, you may want to check out:
VCD Help!
Good luck!


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Windows XP, Media Player 10 - when I burn my family's old VHS videos using a standalone Panasonic DVD burner (DMR-E20), the resulting discs play great on any standlone DVD player and TV. However, when I use my Sony desktop to play them back using Windows Media Player, I get a thin video distortion line along the bottom of the screen. This occurs on any computer I use, not just the Sony (also happens on a Gateway and Dell). Thus, the problem does not appear to be with my computer or my burner since the DVD discs play great in standalone players, i.e. there is no distortion line. By the way, when I play a regular movie, not a home made burned one, on my computer using Windows Media Player there is no distoriton line. Help!!!! Is there any way to fix this problem. Panasonic tech support has been useless, saying the problem cannot be with their burner, it has to be with my computers.

A:Windows Media Player Video Distortion

Is it thin, like less than 10 pixels thick all across the bottom that has all the colors of the image on the screen just above but they seem tilted and they swirl just a little bit? If so, that's a property of some old VHS tapes where the magnetic edge is not perfect and distorts. Sometimes in video there is also an additional data stream of info sent along the edges so most DVD players compenste for that and overscan (zoom) slightly so that it doesn't show.

Its still there, just not showing like it is on your computer playback display. Its a normal artifact, I edit some old VHS videos on the computer and I very often have to zoom 3 or 4% to get rid of that squiggly edge.

If that's not it, I dunno.

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hey guys
windows media player used to pay all my movie files fine, but i noticed today, i get sound and no video, but if i keep double clicking the file im playing, i get video as well eventually, any idea whats going on?
i did system restore to a few days back, un-installed my graphics card drivers,and re-installed them, no luck.

few basic system specs if it helps

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.7Ghz
ATI X2900 Pro (1Gb GDDR4) @ 858/1153
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A:Windows Media Player, No Video, just Sound sometimes :S

Seems to be a codec issue. Make sure all the latest codecs are installed. Personally I use VLC player (free download) and it works great with all my videos.

Hope this helps

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I just got Vista and have been unable to play video from .avi files in Windows Media Player. I went on the net and was reffered to a divx codec, so I downloaded the player and the video but its still crappy and dog slow - the video is nothing like the crispness I had when I ran it on XP.

Is there some other codec (that's free) that I can get that make the video play normal?

A:.avi can't play video in Windows Media Player

You could try getting the xvid codec, alternatively give VLC media player a try (http://www.videolan.org).

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I have tried to play some video off the web and they are appearing DARK almost black when I do. I hav downloaded the Klite codec in hope of an update but no luck. It is not my color settings in the media player 11 option menu..... I play Pc games no prob. I can view web images no prob. I have never seen this happen b4. I have treid to find a setting that was outa wack but can't . Anyone figure this out????????

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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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Ok i use WMP11 to watch my movies that i have and recently it's been just loading the movie and playing the sound visualization and audio and no video.

do you know how i would fix this so i can watch movies with wmp again?

A:No Video in Windows Media Player 11 only Audio

Does only this one movie play without video? Or all your movies play without video? If so then try to reinstall codecs, maybe this link helps you.

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everytime I try playing one of my cd roms I get audio but no video. I've already tried getting codecs but I still have this problem. I went into the options on Windows Media player and selected file types and I noticed that the Divx thingy wasn't checked. i tried checking that and clicked apply and tried playing the file again and still the same problem. I then went back in to the options on WMP and noticed that the divx was unchecked again. I am totally stuck and could really use some help. Thanks!

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