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Since installing SP2 cannot play protected content in media player

Q: Since installing SP2 cannot play protected content in media player

Hi

I have recently installed Service Pack 2 and since then I am no longer able to play protected content in media player (i.e songs I have purchased legit online)
I had WMP10 and when I went to play the songs it gave me an error message saying cannot play songs as updated security download is not available.
So, I decided to download WMP11 thinking this would be the most recent upgrade I could get. But, still having the same problem, although now it tells me "Windows Media Player cannot play the protected file because a security upgrade is required. Do you want to download the security upgrade?"
So I click on yes, and then another screen comes up, "The file or device that you are trying to use requires a component of Windows Media Player to be upgraded. Click upgrade to download and install the required component." So I click on Upgrade and the error box goes away but nothing happens?? Just says down the bottom right that it is still trying to open "opening media".
I thought maybe my computer was having a bad day and was taking ages to download or something, but I went away and left the computer for a few hours and still nothing had happened, and I have restarted computer and tried again but still same issue??? Can anyone help?? Thanks so much.

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Does anyone know how I could play real media files (.ram) and avoiding Real sotfware? I uninstalled it I want to avoid it like the plague

I'd like to listen some radio stations like the Beeb and it's all about Real files.

Thanks for your help
 

A:How can I play Real Media content without real Player?!!

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Hi,

I recorded premium channel movies on a Dell Inspiron n5110 laptop.
I used a SiliconDust HD Home Rum CableCard tuner.
The movies play fine on the laptop screen.
When I plug in into the TV via it's HDMI port, it does not play back the premium channels recordings.
This is the message.
"Display Driver Error - The video playback device does not support playback of protected content."

Please help.

Thanks.
 

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Does anyone know if there's a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10, to play Real Player files streamed from the web? Thx for any help.
 

A:Need a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10 for Real Player web content

Not sure of a plugin for WMP but I use a program called Real Alternative, it plays RMV files faultlessly.

Regards
 

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So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.

I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.

I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.

The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.

On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.

Does anybody know of any solutions?

A:Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

After more messing around it seems media servers can see jpgs but nothing else. I'm just going to reinstall W7 for now.

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I have some vedios (*.wma) got from my friend. but when I want to play those videos windows media player shows that those files are PROTECTED. How could I play those files?
I have windows xp pro sp2 and windows media player 11.
plz help me.

A:Play Protected Media

that's why they are protected, so you can't share them

same story with wma's

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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.
 

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I have been trying different media center programs to see if they will play my protected DRM files downloaded from amazon instant video. I have not had any success so far except when playing the files in Windows Media Player.

I did a little research on google and found a couple of sources:
An update for Windows Media Digital Rights Management-enabled players is availableDownload Update for DRM-enabled Media Players (KB891122) from Official Microsoft Download CenterCannot update Windows Media Player DRM Security Update - Microsoft Community

I'm not sure if these links are related to the problem. Anyone have any thoughts on my issue?

A:Play DRM Protected Files in Media Programs

Hi there

Normally "De-Drm'ing" might be against the Forum rules but as you want to WATCH your OWN Video and not pirate it here goes

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter: DRM Removal to Remove DRM | OFFICIAL

I HATE all this DRM stuff which a) stops you backing up stuff and b) stops you using it on any of your devices - I travel a lot so I like having some video on a phone / iPad/tablet.

Program above is not free but there is a trial period so you can see if it does what you want.

Cheers
jimbo

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for some reason, windows media player like packaged 12 of my mp3's... i burned them on to a cd format and then recopied them back into another computer.. and when i tried to use find album info, it tries to set the same album to all of the tracks. like track one is supposed to tbe marroon5- harder to breath, and track 2 is suposed to be missy elliot-work it.. but if i click just on maroon5, and select find album info, it finds the "songs about jane" album and tries renaming harder to breath to the first track in that, and work it the second track in that.

could i have possibly copy-protected the music or something like that while burning a cd? is there a way of getting around that?
 

A:windows media player> packaged my content

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I do not want to use the pre-installed Toshiba Media Player to play DVD's, I want to use the installed Windows Media Player. I cannot change the default DVD player to WMP in Control Panel as the only options are either Toshiba's or Nero's player.

WMP can play CD's, MP3's etc but cannot even read any DVD in the drive. Anyone got any advice on how to do change this?
It;s a Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 with Windows 8 installed

A:Advice on how to make Windows Media Player play DVD's not the Tosh player

> WMP can play CD's, MP3's etc but cannot even read any DVD in the drive
That?s very interesting. It cannot play DVDs but you want to use it s default player. ;)
You know what, forget WMP and use something else. I recommend you to test ?VLC player?. It can read all video formats and you don?t need to install some codecs. It is for free.

If you will be happy with it you can set it as default player for video format files.

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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

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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?

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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

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I'm running Windows XP.

When I'm looking at cd's on Amazon and I try to play a sample of a cd it doesn't work no matter if I choose Media Player or Real Player.
Both tell me they can't play the file.

But they work if I put in a cd in the drive.

Anyone know why they wouldn't play from internet ?
 

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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.
 

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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

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Whenever I try to run something on WMP I get an error msg that says"

Windows media player: wmplayer.exe_entry point not found.

The procedure entry [email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link library MSDART.DLL

I'll click the button, happens about 3-4 times I get the message and then it will allow WMP to come up and work

I also got the same message with just a different beginning of Cicero UI Wnd Frame, again, it comes up a few times and then finally opens the screen to view whatever I want to run.

It says I have the latest version.

Any ideas?

THANKS
 

A:MEDIA PLAYER [email protected] ERROR MSG HELP NEEDED

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I am operating on Windows vista. Iused to be abble to play my library of music and watch videos and everything but the last couple of days everytime I try to play any kind of media on it wont play at all. It somes up with " Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help" When I click Web help I go through all the steps I should but the all that they suggest is fine on my computer. Except that it gives me the option of contacting my computer manufacturer and mine doesn't even come up. I have an ASUS. I have no idea what to do. can you help. I would rather not just not use WMP like you suggested someone else.
 

A:Windows Media Player won't play any media

reinstall WMP.
get it here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediaplayer/default.mspx
 

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my media player won't play cd or video cd anymore should i uninstall and download another.

A:media player 11 won't play

Try this player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
It'll play anything.

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Hi guys, I just installed a new Windows XP, SP 2 and the Media Player that came with it (I assume the latest version), says there's no disk in my DVD drive when I have a movie in there, though My Computer sees the disk. Is there some kind of process I need to go through to configure WMP to play DVD movies?

Thanks much,
Dave
 

A:Media Player Won't Play DVD

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Please could someone help me with my problem. Windows media player and my entire computer has suddenly decided to not recognize Mp3's. Instead of the normal windows media player logo button I get a blue scroll/script loo. I have never seen this logo before on my desktop. It plays movies and waves etc. but will not play mp3's. I tried to convert files onto my pocket pc jornada 525 and the mp3's on that got the funny blue scroll tratment and will not play on the pc and the pocket pc. I'm an my wits end. Could someone tell me what the blue scroll is and how I can fix my probem? I thought about redownloading Media Player but I had doubts.

Thanks

Fantasmic

PS.
There is a little picture of the scroll encluded with my plee
 

A:Media Player will not play mp3's

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Since Win 10 update I can longer play MP4 videos I used to be able to play in Win 7, using Windows Media Player.

Why has this function stopped? I thought win 10 was an "improvement".

This is the error message - Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

I do not wish to use VLC player.

A:Play MP4 in Media PLayer

This maybe issue with some mp4, not all as i can see trying one, could be how it was made that particular mp4 ,codec used. Have you tried others ? Also Movies & TV app should also play mp4.

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I have reinstalled Windows 7 from the factory back up on the drive, saving my files.  Media player now will not play some files expecting me to update DRM at link http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp?force=1 but no matter
what i do the button stays greyed out.
I have run scannow (no problems) tried to update media player but no change it still refuses to play some track.
Help Please

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I was having some computer problems and a friend offered to clean up my computer to make it run faster. Now I can't get Media player to run, my printer will no longer print and the windows file search program won't run. I tried downloading another copy of Media palyer 11 and that doesn't run. If I click on a wave file media player won't run. If I just try to start media player directly it still won't run Any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:XP won't play media player

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Run out of ideas on this one.
XP home SP3 fully updated.
Media player wont play any sounds.
Have re-installed the player & updated to WMP11
Only player installed.
System sound does work also test in dxdiag.
No flags on device manager.
VIA AC 97 onboard audio.
Media player error sugests sound card or driver problem.
Have updated the driver & even tryed another sound card, no difference

In dxdiag under DirectX Files, notes, the file quartz.dll is missing

When you try to use the media player to play anything, it comes up with "Windows Media Player encountered a problem when playing the flie. for additional assistance click web page"
If you click on Web Help, the page that comes up starts with "You've encountered error message C00D11B1" then suggests it has a sound card or driver related problem

A:Media Player won't play

Have I put this in the wrong forum?

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Hi There
Problem: I have a new Dell XPS 420 system, video card Nvidia Geforce 8800GT, Vista with Windows Media Player 11. Recently WMP stopped working - the audio plays but not the video (black screen only)! Other video players work fine - I can play the same files fine with DIVX or VLC. Streaming video via Youtube etc is OK.
Fixes tried: I have downloaded a bunch a codecs, updated the drivers for the video card and the sound card. Still no good!
Another possibly related problem is the Windows Media Centre has stopped playing TV input. I can only replay old files not current via the tuner.
Also when I run Windows update it fails to run 2 updates repeatedly: Msoft Office update (failure KB946691) and MS Office Outlook 2007 junk email filter (KB949037).
Can anyone help me get WMP going again???
Many thx
Ferris
 

A:Media Player No Play!!!

have u tried microsoft's help & support? or perhaps even Dell since it is "new"
 

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Help.

I'm not sure what happened to my media player but now it will not play any type of file be it divx, avi, mpeg etc... It gives the same error saying that a filter can't be found to open the file.

The vidoe files are not corrupted because i can open it using other programs.

I downloaded and installed Media Player 9 but it still give the same error.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks!
 

A:Media Player won't play anything!

Here are the series of actions you will need to take in order to reset your media playback settings to their default values (As they should be after a fresh OS install).

You will first need to obtain Zoom Player v3.10 or newer.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download413.html

Run Zoom Player and open the "Options / Filter Control / Management" tab and click on the "Registered Filter Manager" button.

Select all the filters in the list (highlight the first filter, hold shift and press the End button on the keyboard).
Press on the "Unregister Filters" Button.
Close Zoom Player.
You will now need to re-register the filters that come with the system on a fresh install. To do this, run this batch file.

http://www.inmatrix.com/articles/files/regreset.bat

Use gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ to determine what codecs you need. Zoomplayer can aid in this as well.
Only install and register the codecs you require!
Some codecs play multiple formats and can reduce your need to install extra codecs. Too many codecs playing the same file formats can result in filter errors and stuttering playback, although this can be fixed by editing the registry and adjusting the codec filters merit, it's very difficult to fix. Codec filters go by merit rules, if you have 4 codecs that will play the same file, the one media player chooses to play the file is the one who has a registry entry for the highest merit for that filetype. This system can result in co... Read more

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my media player 11 has stopped playing wav cds it also does'nt see blank cds,it plays wma and mp3 and dvd can anyone please help me?

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Hi There
Problem: I have a new Dell XPS 420 system, video card Nvidia Geforce 8800GT, Vista with Windows Media Player 11. Recently WMP stopped working - the audio plays but not the video (black screen only)! Other video players work fine - I can play the same files fine with DIVX or VLC. Streaming video via Youtube etc is OK.
Fixes tried: I have downloaded a bunch a codecs, updated the drivers for the video card and the sound card. Still no good!
Another possibly related problem is the Windows Media Centre has stopped playing TV input. I can only replay old files not current via the tuner.
Also when I run Windows update it fails to run 2 updates repeatedly: Msoft Office update (failure KB946691) and MS Office Outlook 2007 junk email filter (KB949037).
Can anyone help me get WMP going again???
Many thx
Ferris
 

A:Media Player no play!

Try with your Personal firewall turned off (if you have a 3rd party one)

Or:

Start-->Run-->sfc /scannow

Requires your Windows CD and will not lose any data
Personal firewall should be turned off

Or run a Repair on Windows

By the way what version of Windows are we taliking here? (answer not actually required if the above works)
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152586 MB, Free - 139148 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HR330
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have a problem with windows media player,it will not play dvd i have tried a number of possible solutions recommended by microsoft fixit center nothing worked,do you have any suggestions to correct this problem.
 

A:media player does play dvd's

welcome to tech support guy

some more info would be useful - all dvds, some dvds
if only some which

certain dvds require codecs to play

If ONLY some - VLC will play more or less anything try that it is free
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
 

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Just upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit. My Media Player in XP played ordinary run-of-the-mill music CDs. My Media Player in Windows 7 64 bit doesn't, even though the help file says it does!?!? Do I need to set something up?

John

A:Can' Play CDs in Media Player

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SkylineUK


Just upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit. My Media Player in XP played ordinary run-of-the-mill music CDs. My Media Player in Windows 7 64 bit doesn't, even though the help file says it does!?!? Do I need to set something up?

John


Maybe it's not run automatically when you give a CD at lector. Try to run WMP11 and play CD.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463118 MB, Free - 327368 MB; G: Total - 1381291 MB, Free - 904277 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NWQAA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

At some point, I installed Play It All Media Player and along with it, Free Recorder Bar onto my system. Since that time, I have had operational oddities and would like to uninstall both Play It All and Free Recorder. There is no uninstall file for these programs. They can be uninstalled with Revo, CCleaner and Add/Delete Programs but in doing so, they reek havoc on my system to the point I end up restoring my system with Far Stone Recover7.

I've Googled the problem which brought up a host of opinions and solutions ranging from it is just VLC to it's malware/virus. None of the solutions helped me. Per the instructions at the top of this category, my HiJack This log is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:54:07 AM, on 1/18/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\WizMouse\WizMouse.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeNote\FreeNote.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & ... Read more

A:Play It All Media Player

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So I have The Big Bang theory season 2 on DVD, and it is in HD, and plays as it should on an X-Box 360 or DVD player. My PC on the other hand plays this DVD in a very low resolution which looks quite poor on my new monitor, and I can't find any setting that effect the resolution of playback and I don't think there is one. I'm pretty sure it's not reading it as HD when it is... This is My CD/DVD Burner/Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 . So any help guys(and gals)? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVD's in HD?

Seems to be a codec issue to me...the issues I've seen with WMP all have to do with having the proper codecs installed.I would download/install the K-Lite codec pack, http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/KLite-Codec-Pack-Full/1094057842/3 .Alternately, you could try a different player such as VLC Meida Player.Louis

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How do I get video files from websites to open up in Windows Media Player and NOT in Internet Explorer i.e. mpeg, avi etc
Also, I noticed in Mozilla that video files open up in a new window with Quicktime. Again, I'd rather them play in Media player. How do I do that?
 

A:Play videos in Media Player not IE

anyone? Randomly videos will still open using quicktime with IE, and same with Mozilla. I want videos to open with Windows Media Player. How?
 

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I can't play DVD movie from Windows Media Player 11 64bit, but I can play with Media Player 32bit and Media Center. Please any Help.

A:Play DVD with 64bit Media player

you probably need a 64 bit codec.

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i don't know why but i can't play mp3 or open windows media player 9.0
i get the error an internal application error has occured...
then when i try to go into windows update it says done and no image in webpage...
i know i don't have a virus...
can anybody else get into windows update site??
thanks
take care
timalan
 

A:can't play mp3 on windows media player 9.0

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Hi, I can't get Windows Media Player 11 to play DVD's I've been on the Microsoft site and downloaded the Microsoft Windows Video Decoder Check up Utility and it says I no longer have a MPEG2 decoder installed. As far as I know this hasn't been deleted. The error message that comes up when I try to play a DVD is "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". Does any one know how to solve this problem or where I can go to get a free mpeg2/DVD decoder from? Thanks for your time.

A:Windows Media Player 11 Won't Play Dvd's

Here you have the decoder. You have to switch off the DRM in WMP 11

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Hi,my media player 9 states media connecting and then ready,but will not play when connecting to a live online video stream.I recently had to repair my windows xp installation after a hard drive started to fail,everything worked perfectly before the repair re-install.Everything else seems fine,but I cannot play live streams?Media player has defaults allocated.Help much appreciated.
 

A:media player says ready but will not play

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I have Windows Media Player 11. The information i have found states it should play mpg files. It will not. apparently i need a codec. but i do not know which one or how to find it and get the player to use it.
any suggestions?
LindaLL
 

A:Windows Media player won't play mpg

google ffdshow...I use that and it pretty much covers all the latest codecs available.
Check out this thread here as well http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/530759-solved-mpeg-video-decoder-codec.html
 

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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
 

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Hello, I can't play dvd's on my laptop running windows xp pro sp3 with windows media player 11. when I try to play the dvd it tells me that i do not have the proper codec. So I installed PowerDVD 7.0. Now I can play my dvds with PowerDVD 7.0 just fine but not in wmp. Every time I insert a dvd the PowerDVD program immediately opens. How can I play dvds with WMP?

my friends laptop running xp pro sp3 i just pop in the dvd and a menu comes up asking if I want to play with windows media player, power dvd, real player, quick time etc. so I choose wmp and the dvd plays just fine.

Please help me be able to play dvds on windows media player...
 

A:can't play dvd with windows media player 11

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Ok, i basically cannot play any wmv or asf files in windows media player 9. I have windows xp pro and have reinstalled wmp at least 3 times and it doesn't work. When i try to play either one of these files, i get an error that says "windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to close" and all that. I check what file it said it was associated with the error and it was appcompat.txt. well, i checked this file, deleted it, and even after that the error still says it's one of the files involved. I have tested all other file types, audio and video and they all work. I have tried multiple wmv files and they dont work. Playing these on any other players (Bs player, the core player, divx) however, works fine. It has gotten to be really annoying because i can't stream videos in internet explorer without internet explorer shutting down either. Noone seems to know what to do... any help is appreciated.
 

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Hi im haven problems with windows media player working it dont seem to want to play cd,here is the error its saying."windows media player encountered an error when reading the cd-rom drive in digital mode.Click ok to switch to analog mode.Click cancel to retry playing in digital mode."I am running M.E.iI tryed the help part in media player where it tells you to go to devices and then click cd-rom to change it but it wont open to change it but it does opens on xp and you can see where to change it,I unstalled media player reinstalled but still the same.thnaks
 

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I went through the windows troubleshooting, and that did not help. I have a nero dvd decoder, and I just updated that. Everything is up to date. my res is 1280x1024 (I did lower it and tested that which did not fix it.)

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A:windows media player will not play dvd

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Hello,

Because we have kids games installed which insist on a very old version of Quicktime I cant play many movies. Is there a way to enable Windows Media Player to play Quicktime .MOV movie files? Eg a plugin component or something?
 

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Hi

I have a very strange behaviour of my XP sp2 .
i have a large collection of music wma's and mp3's organized with media player library .
i am able to hear all the music with media player , however i was trying to sync to my mobile devices (tytn 2 and iriver 790) and i can hear a corrupted version of the music (like the music coming from submarine) .
then I've made a test and install jetaudio on my pc and he wasn't able to even start the mp3 files (just do nothing) .
and again windows media player playing all the files without any problems .

anyone has an idea?
Thanks in advance
Zohar
 

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