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microsoft media player problem?

Q: microsoft media player problem?

I can't play any type of file. i even upgraded to the newest one. each time i open up some file is say that i performed an illegal operation and closed it. i have win 98. thank you.

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A: microsoft media player problem?

Hiya

When the error pops up, click Details then copy/paste the contents. Also, which version of Windows and Media Player are you using?

Regards

eddie

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Why do mpg files play so much better and smoother on RP8 than they do in MMP7? I don't know what it is, but whenever I play a mpg video with MMp7 I get chopy frame rates (normal and full-screen mode)and when play it with RP8 I get smooth playback...
Any thoughts on how to fix or maybe boost perfomance for MMp7?
 

A:Microsoft's Media Player 7 vs Real Player 8

Hi raziel_60

Do you have BlackIce Defender installed, if so, it could be interfering.

Otherwise, take a look at this link for more FAQs on Windows Media Player 7.
http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html
 

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If anyone knows how to get windows media player 9 to run, I would appreciate the advice. I have version 6.4.07.1121. I downloaded Media Player 9 (for Windows 98 SE) and went through the installation process, but when completed with the install, a dialog box opens up saying "Microsoft Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The error signature is as follows:

AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: 9.0.0.2980 ModName: oleaut32.dll
ModVer: 2.40.4518.0 Offset: 0006ac21

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I cannot update my current version (6) from its update feature( it says there is no update available , when I tried), but version 6 still works...only I have to go into the program file where it is and open it there.
 

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

I would recommend getting winamp from www.winamp.com.
 

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I have XP Pro w/MS Media Player 11.0. Works fine with MPG files and some others, but WMV files open a text box with control characters.

Isn't there a place in Control Panel where I can set which programs run which media files?

Thank you,

[email protected]
 

A:Microsoft Media Player

Welcome,

Right click on the WMV file and choose Properties then click Change button and choose what program you want to use to Open these files.
 

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I have installed this in my Pc running win 2000 pro and it plays my cds brilliantly,but when i come to look at short clips and film trailers i just a pic of the clip and the sound...why doesn't it work correctly?...please help.
Thanks
Apple
 

A:Microsoft Media Player 9

Hi Apple , Your provider wouldn't happen to be Dial -Up would it ? If not , try deleting and re-installing .
 

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I just bought a new Dell Pentium 4 (2.8mhz). MS Media Player does not work properly. It takes about 3 minutes for an audio cd to load up and when it does the previous cd title and all information stays on the screen even as it plays the current cd. I have downloaded MS Media Player from the MS tried re-installing but makes no difference.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Larry
 

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My Norton virus warning keeps coming up telling me that I have a trojan horse found under C:\Programfiles\windowsmediaplayer\iedll.exe
C:\Programfiles\windowsmediaplayer\loader.exe
C:\Programfiles\windowsmediaplayer\wmplayer.exe.tmp

They action taken was none


I submited the files to Norton and they emailed me back to tell me that YES I did have a trojan horse and in their words "all are non-repairable threats"


I sent the files to a safe place and removed them (I think).

Now when I re-started my computer and ran Norton it kept running and running (11 hours 2,741,897 files). I decided to stop virus scan after the 11th hour. What in the world is going on with this computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Microsoft Media Player / Trojan (HELP!!!)

If anyone can help you can email me at [email protected]
I would forever be in dept!!!!!!!!
 

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Man, I am bumming one day my media player was fine the next no sound!
Things I have done. Checked all cables wires speakers ...All work, checked all settings on computer (that I know about) and turned volume on highest level. I have removed and reloaded the drivers on my computer. I have downloaded microsoft media player 10 version. I have had some vidio clips off of CNN play with sound but nothing from my music. I am a drummer and I need to use this computer to practice with HELP!

A:No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Greeting Zephead, and Welcome to TSF.

Please try these steps in order....

Right click on the Volume Control in the System Tray [near the clock]..If you don't have the Volume Control icon in the taskbar, do this..
Go Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > tick the box 'Place Volume icon in the taskbar' > Apply > OK.
Now: Open Volume Control > Options > Properties > Playback > scroll down and make sure that all of the following are ticked: Volume Control; Wave; SW Synth; Front; CD Player; Line-In; and, 'microphone'. Now click Recording, and tick the following: Stereo Mix; CD Player; Line-In ; Microphone. Now click Playback again > OK.
Back to Options > Advanced > there should now be an 'Advanced button on the Microphone, click it > tick the box ' 1 Mic Boost' Close, and exit out of Volume Control.

Now right click on the System Tray Icon again > Adjust Audio Properties > at the bottom next to Speaker Volume, click Advanced and set the type of speakers you have from the drop down box > OK. Now click on Speaker Volume and make sure that the volume is not turned down >OK.

Now go Voice > Test Hardware, and the Test wizard will run you through a test to see that everything is [hopefully] working, and when your done > OK >OK.

As I said hopefully you should now have sound, but if not post back and we'll scratch our heads again.

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I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a simple way to export my ITunes music library to my Microsoft Media Player. I want to put music on my Blackberry and the only way how that I know of is through Media Player. I dont want to burn many many disks just to rip them to Media Player so I can put it on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any helpful hints. (I am NOT computer smart so I need laymans terms please!) Thanks for any help I can get.
 

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While Windows Media Player always had its flaws, I simply can't understand why would Microsoft make it worse with each version. WMP10 was a very decent player, at least for music because WMP has never been good for video. Then version 11 changed some things in the GUI I didn't like too much, but it was still OK. But WMP12 is total garbage!! In previous version you had a "hue" slider that you could use to make the player any color you wanted. In WMP12 that slider doesn't exist, and even worse, when in library mode we are stuck with a horrendous baby blue color all over the interface, that to this day I don't know how to change even with a resource hack. I don't get how can this hideous thing come from the same company that creates such a beautiful visual interface in Windows Media Center. If anybody knows how to change the background in library mode I beg you, please post and let me know how. Other thing missing? The Advanced Tag Editor. A very useful feature that every single music player that dares call itself that must have. Who the ____ at Microsoft came up with the idea to remove the Advanced Tag Editor, and who the ____ approved that decision? They should be fired. I will stop using this player mainly because of this reason. I used WMP11 to transfer albums to my MP3 player because when I use Winamp it transfers the files in the wrong order. But in WMP11 I just had to right click on an album cover and selet "Add to sync list", or "Add to burn li... Read more

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We all know of it, we all hardly use it in deference to itunes, VLC, and the sorts. But should it remain with us?

I was thinking about this feature that is just sucky. I never use it other than to play media files, and I never use the navigation of it because it's just terrible. It also looks terrible.

Then I wondered about the future of Windows Media Center and the dying Zune Software. What about consolidating media players into a commanding, Windows Media CENTER, center as in, an actual CENTER of media playing and not just one of many media playing programs that is used.

Think of it, all the features of all players come together in one, awesome player. The modern, immersive, metro design of Zune and Zune Marketplace, the DVR feature of WMC and integration with Xbox, and the lightweightness of WMP together. That way, we don't need to have so many players in one OS. And of course, it could get the same codec treatment as VLC or a potential addon codec treatment if the user needs such. It could have better device media management as well.

Also, if Microsoft could without apple suing them, they could pull a middle finger on them and have ipods and iphones being able to sync up and be able to be managed without itunes. Windows Media Center could also have access to the current Zune Marketplace and have the same subscription service applied to iDevices and Windows Phones and other digital players. One awesome, media player.

What do you guys think?

A:Should Microsoft kill off Windows Media Player

I personally say yes as I almost never touch it. But as an adjunct to an OS, it should be there I think. I also see most friends use it widely..

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Media Center & Media Player 11 recently would not play a DVD. Computer locked up in Media Center on insertion of DVD. wmvs, mpgs and audio files played fine, however, a couple of days later a DVD began playing, with no changes made by me, but without sound. This is now the same problem with wmvs, mpg, and all audio files. Picture is fine but with no sound. Tried system restore but there was nothing to restore.
 

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I Recently Had A New Ms Windows Xp Pro Installed. My "programs" Says I Have Windows Media Player But When I Click On It, A Window Tells Me That I Cannot Have Access Unless I "validate" My Copy Of Windows. I Did This Before (my Old Copy Of Windows) And All I Got Was Trouble When They Said My Copy Was Not Valid. I Thought They Could Not Make You Do This. Am I Wrong?

Joan
 

A:Unless I Validate, Microsoft Denying Windows Media Player

Sorry Joan, but I think that the limit on the number of times Microsoft can require you to revalidate is around 640k.
 

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I am using a software:  Video Download Ultimate.  My source for these videos is a private site that I am a member.  Some times the video downloads no problem other times it doesn't seem to download right so the media player can't open it.   cannot Here is the message verbatim
 
"Windows Media Player cannot play this file.  The player might  not support this file type or support the codec  tat was used to compress the file"
 
Here is what I tried"
1. Went to Microsoft help website and found nothing very confusing
2 Tried opening with VLC still would not open
3.. Tried Phot.o Shop
4.Tried adobe Premier Pro - nothing
5.  Unable to  download GOM
7  Tried a video converter softeware but  complicated for me
8. Now I am here  
 
I am using windows 7 on a 5year old laptop that does need to be replaced.
 
​If there is anyway to save these videos my work will not be in vain 
 
Thank You Everyone
Goodluckman65

A:Microsoft Media Player won't Recognize my downloaded MP4 Video

For saving the videos on sites I would suggest Internet Download Manager. Directly type internetdownloadmanager.com in your browser or download from filehippo. 
 
The initial days of usage will be difficult though as it tries to grab everything on the page for download.
Adding custom filters take time, of course.
 
But once you are set it will be very easy. 
 
Also Update your codecs. I prefer and suggest K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.
 
Hope this should fix your problem.

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Hello friends! My Dad is having a problem with his Media Player. Whenever he starts the computer the Windows Media Player starts up automatically. How does one disable this? I can't find how to do it anywhere. He has a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP. I am a beginner with computers and have some knowledge, but please explain in a specific way. Dad has dial up through AOL.
Thanks Devo
 

A:Microsoft Windows Media Player Automatic Start Up

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Post a HiJackThis log and it will show what programs run at startup.

Go to this site http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php?page=download.

Click on 'Download HijackThis Installer'.

*Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop, or to the location where you normally download.
*Double-click on HJTInstall.exe.
*Click on Install.
*By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
*Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
*Click on the 'Do a system scan and save a logfile button'. It will scan and the log will open in notepad.
*Click Save to save the log file.
*Click on 'Edit > Select All' then click on 'Edit > Copy' (or Ctrl-C) to copy the entire contents of the log.
*Come back to this thread and Paste (or Ctrl-V) the log in your next reply.

*DO NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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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

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My laptop has suddenly decided that it doesn't want to open anything Microsoft related, so I cannot update Zune, Windows, Media Player etc. I also cannot view McAfee, Panda, AVG and most of the sites where I think I may have got help from.

I have attached a Hijack This report if it helps at all. I changed the MTU to 1492 which was apparently the right one to use, but it made no difference.

I have WinXP and currently have no additional security software (I unistalled McAfee as a first course of action).

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:33:25, on 17/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:Unable to open Microsoft sites / Win Update / Zune / Media Player updates

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Hi guys

This may be a simple [problem and i may be missing something but....

whenever i try to watch a dvd of a tv series using mediaplayer or realplayer...the player shows me the first episode on the disc usually with no problems....but then refuses to open the second episode on the disc...or third if there is one.

it simply freezes....or skips and stutters....or tells me it has to close now

what should I do?

A
 

A:problem with media player and real player

Are these burned copies?
 

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build 6.0.11.868 or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.
 

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it
 

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My Media player wont open or pictures burnt on a disc or downloaded videos wont play ?

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I am having a problem with Media Player. I have WMP 11.

I cannot open any video on AOL. Each time I try I get either error Cood11b1 or cood1198.

I have removed and reinstalled Windows Media Player. I have tried AOL Open Ride.
I have tried other browsers.

I am using Verizon FIOS and Windows XP.

Any Suggestions . This is frustrating.

Thanks
rd
 

A:Media Player Problem

If memory serves you need Real player for AOL instead of WMP. If that's still the case and you don't have it here's a free alternative version that won't drive you crazy with ads. http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/real_alternative.cfm
 

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i have media player 11 installed on my system with vista sp2 ...but the problem is that it is unable to play WMV files which it does earlier...i want to know the probable causes of this..if any one know plzzz help me!!!!
 

A:media player problem

hello

you may need to install the correct codec. alot of people use K-Lite. http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

good luck
 

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I need to be able to play audio from this site, for example
http://biz.yahoo.com/cc/4/109644.html

I played one this morning for a test and it played, now I get a "cannot open this webpage" error. Is there a problem with the site or with my computer? This is a HUGE business site and so I can't imagine it would just be down. This is critical for my job and I don't know enough to ask an intelligent question! Help!

I am on 64 bit Vista (as of today, so it's very new).
Thank you.
 

A:Media Player problem?

Hi,

Well I tried playing that audio clip and get the same problem you do. must be a problem with link/site itself.
 

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Having a weird problem with WMP. Over the past few days the player will suddenly start the same instrumental tune without prompt of any kind, play for about 6-7 minutes then fade out and stop only to repeat the same at some later time. I use Skype VOIP for business calls to the USA several times each day, sometimes but not always the tune will start, it drowns out my hearing of the other person but has no effect on reception at their end, they hear nothing but my voice. I doubt that it's a Skype issue, it happens if I'm on the phone (headset) on. I've done many scans such as CCcleaner, Ad Aware, Spybot, I use Nod32 anti virus, I've downloaded and scanned with other malware/ spyware/ root kit scanners but all show nothing. When the music is playing the small, white stop square in WMP grays and won't work, exiting and muting don't stop it, task manager shows nothing in applications or processes unusual. Don't know where else to look, anyone have any suggestions/
Thanks

A:Media Player problem

Sorry, amendment to post above. "It happens if I'm on the Skype phone (headsets) on not on it"
thanks

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I hope I'm in the right section.

I'm having a problem playing an WMV file with the Media Player 11 plugin embedded in a webpage in both IE7 and Firefox browsers. The player says buffering and I can see that it is downloading the file (a large file) but when I press the play button nothing happens. I'm running 64 bit Vista.

I have an XP machine on the same LAN and all works well on this computer.

Any ideas would be appreciated?

thx....

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I recently downloaded Windows Media Player 11 and have since discovered that I can no longer hear music that is embedded on web site pages. What is REALLY interesting about this problem is that if I open the web site page, then click on a music file on my computer the media player plays the music that is on the web page NOT the music I clicked on in my computer....if I close the web page while the music is playing it reverts to playing the music on my computer that I clicked on. Weird, uh???

Can someone please help me solve this problem so that I may hear music on web pages again?

Thank you for your anticipated help.
 

A:Media Player 11 Problem

I wonder if your issue with Windows Media Player 11 not playing sound might be related to discussion in this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/541727-no-mono-sound-windows-media.html

where Windows Media Player 11 does not appear to play mono sound for some of us. When the sound is played through another application, it plays fine.

The problem, in my case, is not embedded or not, but mono sound or not. CNN video files, no longer play sound for me since installing windows media player 11. Here is an example:
http://bowendirectory.com/?p=7&ID=261&d=1 (have to click play button to start)

If you can hear sound in the above example, but not in www.cnn.com video files, we may have the same issue.
 

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Everytime I go to open a wmp file I get the "media player has stopped working and will close" error message. Some files will play but most will not play and get this message. Any help??

A:Media Player Problem

Have you tried a different media player?

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maybe it's the wrong place but anyway.
i have a problem with the media player 12,i can't rip music with wmp12 from images.images mounted on powerISO.on my HP pavilion i have the wmp11 and works perfect.thx for help

A:media player 12 problem

Use a program like IMGBurn to burn ISO's to disk
The Official ImgBurn Website

If you just want to burn music:
How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

OR

Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable

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my win media player(v8) is showing error loading codec when im tryin to play a video of avi format. plz offer some suggestions
 

A:problem in win media player

I would suggest uninstalling and reinstalling WMP. This should eliminate the codec problem.
 

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After about 5 minutes after starting windows media player 11 an error message that reads "if you were in the middle of something the information you were working on might be lost

always comes up and the media player has to stop.

i have read through the online trouble shooting stuff and am unsure, what to do.

I do not know how to remedy this problem, and any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Henry

A:Problem With Media Player

Your post does not state what OS you are using.. so there could be a rights issue, a corrupt MP, or a host of other things. What is it that you are trying to play, or is it ANYTHING? Since I only have XP, I can only reference that (no Vista yet). Have you checked your Event Viewer (Control Panel-Adminitrative Tools-Event Viewer). Look for Media Player errors in System, then Application and even Internet Explorer (that could be the problem). Some times there are error codes you can go right to MS to look up on their site. You can also go directly to their help site, where there are millions of posts.. you could be awhile : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...ng=en&cr=US

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hey guys!!! i had my media player workin but i kinda played with it downloaded mediaplayer 10 but now it doesnt work anymore. so i just erased it and install a newone but when i download the new one it says i have the new mediaplayer 10 installed????? im new at this stuff so any help would be great! tnx!!!!!!!
 

A:media player problem!!!

bump!!!
 

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I don't know if this belongs here or in the Other Soft category, but here we go...

I can play an .avi file on my old computer running win98 using old media player 7.01 as well as using IrfanViewer.

However, when I transfer this file to my new pc running WinXP Pro (either through network or using my pendrive), I can no longer play it. When media player starts up it looks for and tries to download some codecs unsuccessfully, so I can only hear sound but no picture.
Same thing in IrfanViwer - no picture, only sound...

any ideas?

thanks
dima
 

A:problem with xp media player?

Could it be that your Win98 system has the divx codec's installed and the winxp does not?
 

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Hello,

My windows media player doesn't work anymore. I tried downloading and reinstalling it again but it still doesn't work. I have files in another folder and they don't work. Can you think of what might be wrong? It says the following message. Thanks

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.
 

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Video files stop intermittently, I get the not responding applet.  I have done some poking around, it looks like I may have to remove and reinstall.  What am I getting into???
 
Phil

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Before WinAmp used to handle all my MP3 needs but when I realised they played better when using Windows Media Player For XP I decided to uninstall Winamp and use WMP. After uninstalling Winamp I expected all my MP3 files to automatically use Windows Media Player icon (Like The Downunder Music In The Picture) but instead it used the old Window Me and Windows 98 Media Player style icon which doesn't match XP at all. When opening these files they opened in the same program but still it looks stupid and I want they to all have the same icon. Please have a look at the attached image for an idea of what I'm talking about. Thankyou for any replies , this obviously means alot to me as I took the time to logon and type this out.
 

A:XP Media Player Problem

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My friend has a Dell laptop with Windows Vista as the operating system.Recently he discovered that he can't play any movies in either the windows media player or windows media player classic.Earlier,he was able to play all his movies.It's not a problem of codecs.What is it?

A:media player problem

Ask him to replace the dvd, and see whether the drive is still cannot access other dvd as well, or just the certain dvd's

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Could somebody please help with this problem?
I have Media Player 10 & when playing tracks in my library it stops playing after one track & i would like it to play continuously like it did before. I don't know how or why it stops so any help will be gratefully recieved.
Many Thanks

A:Media Player 10 Problem

Anybody have an idea???

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Hi there every time i load up Windows meida player or click a MP3 to play. The Windows Media Player crashes after about 5 seconds. Does anyone know why? and how I can fix it.

Thanks

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Windows Media Player 9 or 10?

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Hi Guys,

Need help with this windows media player i have encounter

Try to play the some video and it said error..

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder
is not installed on your computer

i download the latest win player ver 11 aslo cannot, download the encoder aslo cannot.
install the .net 3.0 aslo can't open the dvd disc.

Anyone can help what is wrong ?

is there any dvd player that can use for win xp and it freeware ?

Thanx Guys..
 

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Hello,

I am trying to play mpegs on WMP, but I get this message:

"WMP 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."

I have never had any problems with WMP, but I did just get a new internet provider...if that matters.

What can I do?

Thank you

A:Media Player problem

Open up Windows Media player. Go to the Player tab in Tools -> Options and made sure that Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands) is checked.

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All of a sudden, when I open Media Player, I can't view My Library, when I try to view it, the programme just does nothing, it just goes black, all I can use is the Now Playing screen. I've tried Media Player 10, even went back to version 9 I think, but it's still having the same problem, I deleted it completely and re-downloaded it (accidentally deleted things like IE doing that too!) but that's not fixing it. I didn't change any settings or anything before this happens, does anyone have any idea why it's happening/how to fix it?

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I get the following message from Media Player:

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.

I have installed all updates, it was working now I don't know why it isn't and don't know how to fix it.

I am running Windows XP.
 

A:Problem with Media Player

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Hi,
Any ideas. I can open a wmv file on the desktop and it plays in Media Player, if I click a link to a wmv file on a web page it launches Media Player but fails to play it. Any help appreciated,
 

A:Media Player Problem

A workaround:
rightclick on link, save the wmv to hard disk by choosing Save As, open video from hard disk.
 

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every time i click on the media player it talls me do i want to allow the following program make changes to this pc.

then when i get into media player and go to play a movie the screen goes from maximised to a small screen in the top left hand corner.

also when watching a movie there are red dots on the screen in threes and fours vertically , this doesnt happen if i watch using classic media player.

is it possible to put the install disc for windows 7 into pc and just reinstall media player only , so that everything else is left alone.

A:problem with media player

Try running this utility:
Fix & Repair Windows Media Player with Fix WMP Utility | The Windows Club

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can any one help me , i cannot play live tv on my media player ive been trying everything if anyone can help please

thanks hank1966
 

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