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DVDs are not playing in Windows Media PLayer 10

Q: DVDs are not playing in Windows Media PLayer 10

Dear sir,
Previously I was using Windows Media Player 9 and DVDs were playing smoothly. But now, after formating my Hard Disk, I have installed Windows Media Player 10. But to my surprise, DVDs are not playing at all. What is the technique to play DVDs in Windows Media Player 10?
Secondly, please let me know how to delete Windows Media player 10 from The folder 'Program files' Thanking U.

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A: DVDs are not playing in Windows Media PLayer 10

You probably need a DVD decoder. You usually get them by installing a commercial player like PowerDVD etc.

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A:Playing Dvds With Windows Media Player 9

We don't help with with illegal stuff here, and DVD ripping is sort of a gray-area. I understand that you own a legal copy of the DVD, but ripping it is still illegal because it uses DeCSS to crack the encryption. So im not sure if I should be helping you here.

That aside, those plugins won't work for you, however PowerDVD will play VOB files for you.

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Hello, Hopefully someone can help. I am trying to view a dvd Store bought by the way. It play only video, no audio. I have tried a dvd I had made some time ago and audio works. I have downloaded AC3 filter still the same. Any other suggestions?

A:No Audio when playing dvds on windows media player

What software DVD Player are you using? Are you getting any sound on your system at all? If so, try VLC player (free) and see if that works.



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Hi again.

Windows Media Player and PowerDVD lock up and freeze when I try to play DVDs on them.
I have Windows Media Player 11. When I go to file/tools/options, I try to click on the DVD tab and I get the "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close". I get the same message when I try and just play a DVD on it. PowerDVD just locks up without showing an error.

Similarly, I can only hear sound for AVI files in media player.
Quicktime player plays MPEG-4 files fine.

The strangest thing is is that I have a player called VLC media player which seems to play everything including DVDs. But I would love to get media player working instead.

This is a new PC, and it has never worked. Thanks.

Edit- I should mention that my dvd drive firmware is up to date.

A:Windows Media Player, Power Dvd Not Playing Dvds

Any ideas anybody? This is really annoying me..

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i've got the latest edition of media player but every time i go to play a dvd it will not open and i keep getting the dialogue box telling me to change my screen resolution and graphics. this doesnt help.
when going to the web help it says i have error message C00D116A.
I looked at driver updates,; i dont need them either for windows or intel graphics card
I have two separate media players (sony vaio and interactual 2.0) and they are also refusing to open and play, saying that it is a video subsystem problem.
any help warmly welcolme

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

I get this message when trying to play dvds on my laptop. I have downloaded the latest version of wmp 10, however the message still appears. All other programs are updated and running as they should be.

I need to download something i guess, but i dont know what.

Please help!

Thanks in advance

A:playing dvds - windows media player probs

Yes you need a dvd decoder installed. What is the make of your DVD player? Did it come with software?

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Windows 7 Ultimate: Anyone know how to stop WMP from opening and playing DVD movies? This used to be a relatively simple task in XP, but Microsoft have really outdone themselves here, with WMP jumping in and hogging the limelight, even though in my case, WMP can't even play the files. But even if it could, there are better movie players available.

Thanks :-)

A:Windows Media Player - how to prevent it playing DVDs?

In Control Panel choose AutoPlay.
In the Window that opens you can adjust all the AutoPlay options.

If wish to have certain Programs be the default you can choose Default Programs in the Control Panel.

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Hi people Can someone help me Ive had vista for 2 months now and still cant play DVDs on windows media player :-( Im not technically minded and only bought the laptop for playing dvds music and using msn!!! So frustrated !! Would be really grateful if some1 would give me the answer...

A:Vista playing DVDs using windows media player

if you cannot play them you need to get plugins,i think only ultimate and business come with the plugins
use a different player as the plugins are not free

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

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

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It is so weird, it plays the audio in the previews fine, even the vocals, but when the movie starts the speaking parts are muted while you can hear all the background noises! All my volume controls are right, my speakers are set to disable all sound effects. The programs are set to their defaults, I redid the setup for WM Center. I have an Acer computer that came with these programs and Vista already installed. Please help!

A:When Playing Dvds In Windows Media Center Or Player, Vocals Are Muted While Background Sounds Are Fine!

I had to update my HD Realtek Drivers!

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Get the sound but no picture on any video file, and its the same for PowerDVD, Wind DVD and Divx.

Downloaded all the codecs I could find and followed the advice from the MS site, downloading the reccomended codecs.

Any advice welcome

A:[SOLVED] Media Player 11 not playing DVDs

have you installed these

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Hey all,
I've got full sound in everything else and the latest sound blaster drivers. I insert a DVD and play it in Windows Media Player or Center and I get no Audio (*shakes head).

I play the DVD in VLC and it plays and sounds fine, but the Quality of the DVD video in VLC blows.

What's the fix (and why does there need to be a fix) for Windows Media Player? You'd think Windows Media CENTER could at least play a DVD...

A:No Sound when Playing DVDs in Media Player

Try removing WMC and reinstalling it. Open "Turn Windows features on or off" and remove it, reboot, and check the box again.

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Recently I have started having problems playing DVDs in Windows Media Player 11.

Discs that previously played without any problem now do not play smoothly at all and seem to "stutter".

CDs appear to play OK - although, having said that, I am not sure they are playing as smoothly as they used to. It could be my imagination but I am sure there is a discernible change on live CD recordings where one track runs into another.

I have completely uninstalled and re-installed WMP 11 and the problem remains the same.

Anything played via Media Center is problem free.

I only purchased my laptop in November 2006 and am a bit of a novice so this might be something really simple but I would be extremely grateful for any advice.

Thank you.

A:Problem Playing DVDs In Media Player 11

Do you have windows defender installed on your computer?

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I keep getting this error message C00D10D1: Cannot play the file
when ever i put in a dvd and try to play it. I have downloaded several things and nothing works.

A:error with playing dvds on Media player

Do you have DVD playing software installed? Windows media player does not have native DVD playing capability and only uses the codec from third party DVD playing utilities to play DVD's.

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I have WMP 10, with Intervideo dvd x pack. It will not allow me to turn on subtitles or captions when watching dvds. If there is no dvd in the drive i can set subtitle to "on if available", but as soon as i insert a dvd the option is removed.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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I have no sound when playing dvds using media player 11 on vista, audio cd's play ok. These are shop purchased dvds.

A:no sound when playing dvds using media player 11 on vista

See this


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I have 2 DVDs that I just bought and work perfectly on my old Windows 7 laptop. They don't work on my new Dell Inspiron 3520. I'm not using Windows Media Player, I know that can't play DVDs in Windows 8. I'm using PowerDVD, it came for free with my laptop. When I play my DVD it stops responding. I tried using VLC too, but it seems as if it's stuck at loading for 1 hour. I don't think it's a codec problem because both of these are supposed to come with the codecs. The software isn't corrupted since they can run other DVDs. I have updated my drivers. My DVDs work in Windows 7, so what is my problem?

A:UDF DVDs not playing in Windows 8 dvd player software

Well, looks like I'll just try Microsoft support instead since nobody's answering.

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Every time I try to play any DVD in Windows Media Center, I get this error:

The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type may not support playback of the DVD."

I know the issue is not with my physical DVD drive because of the following reasons:
I am presently dual-booting XP Pro SP3 and Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The former can play DVDs just fine.VLC Player on Windows 8 can also play DVDs just fine.

I'm curious if there's any way to get this to work on Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then, because I paid for the upgrade from Pro to Pro with Media Center, after all.

A:Windows Media Center not playing any DVDs?

If the DVD is copy protected, and your monitor is not HDCP enabled, then that could be the problem. You wouldn't see this on XP because XP doesn't have HDCP requirements.

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hi , could someone help please , i have burned( hope this is the right term)some music to put onto a cd when i put the cd onto play it is only like playing only a half of the song which then it ejects the cd on my pc , also how do i know which cd/dvd is the right ones for my pc sometimes it will not burn to certain disks or play on other devices ??
thanks for reading , Pearl

A:windows media player cd/dvds

How are you burning the CD's? What program are you using? Are these regular Audio CD's or MP3 CD's?

You should be using CD-R discs.

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when i used to play dvd on my cpu ihad the best experience ever but since last week each time i play movies , especially with windows media player 11 i get horizontal lines in the image like digital noise, other player have less problems but it's still not perfect, is this my video card, dvd reader or what, it happens mostly when there is a lot of movement in the image , still frames or slow moving cameras will not produce this effect as much!!! please help im loosing patience, my cpu is my home theater and its turning into crap

A:windows media player and dvds

someone please help

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i am unable to play dvds in WMP.
when i try it says "WMP cannot play the dvd because a compatible dvd decoder is not installed".

before i reinstalled XP it used to work fine.
now, i have DivX codec installed, but it still wont play.

any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player not play dvds


download the dvd decoder here

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I've been having a problem with Windows Media Player 11 for a few months now and I'm at a loss for figuring it out.

A few months ago, Windows Media Player decided to stop playing my DVDs. Before this it had worked perfectly in both it and Windows Media Center. The DVD drive works just fine as I'm able to read and write DVDs without a problem. I had pretty much stopped watching DVDs for a few months so I can't link it to specifically one change that I've made to my computer, but suffice it to say none of the new program instillation should have bothered anything video related nor have I changed the hardware configuration.

This is what it looks like when I try to watch a movie:

I downloaded and installed VLC Media Player and I am able to watch movies perfectly fine with it. This leads me to believe that something has gone wrong with the embedded DVD codec in Vista, but I can't figure out how to find the problem or fix it.

This is annoying me because I usually sit back and watch movies with Windows Media Center and my remote, but I can't do that easily with VLC Player.

Any suggestions? Thank you for any assistance.

A:Windows Media Player 11 won't play DVDs

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Okay, I hope that someone can help with this. Recently, I cannot play DVDs or DVD files in WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 10. It worked fine before, now...nothing. When I go to try and play a DVD or file, I get the following message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open Display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and color quality settings. To view the DVD Troubleshooter, click More Information.

I tried to do everything that it said to do, I even redownloaded WMP10. I have another program that use to play my DVD media called NERO SHOWTIME. When I try using my media in that, I get this message:

Internal error. Cannot build graph. The application may be installed incorrectly.

What happened??? Anyone have a clue to how I can fix this without installing a different program? My OS is Windows XP Pro.

Thank you

A:Windows Media Player will not play DVDS

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I'm having a problem trying to play a DVD using my PC under W7.

Originally, I had Windows Media Player installed and that was working fine.

Then, I read that MPC-Home Cinema was better than Windows Media Player and so I tried to D/L and install that. But during the installation procedure I got the message that the latest version of DirectX runtime (June 2010) has not been installed and so MPC-Home Cinema would not run. It advised me to D/L and intall the latest version of DirectX runtime. I tried to do that. But I couldn't make it work.

Then, I tried to use Windows Media Player again but got the a message asking me if it should ask me every time whether I wanted to ask if it should ask me whether to use WMP or MPC (I could be mistaken about that. It may have asked some other question). When I answered that it need not ask me every time, I now can't get either app to run any DVDs.

I'd really like to revert back to using WMP in the way it was originally installed. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Also, I don't know why I can't seem to be able to D/L and install the latest version of DirectX runtime (June 2010). But if anyone can help me to do that, I would be very appreciative.

Gosh! What a mess!

A:Windows Media Player will not play any DVDs for me. Help?

Just use VLC for playing DVDs.

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Hello again all,

I've tried to play some DVDs on Windows Media Player, but I get a dialog box that says:-

"Windows Media Player is currently unable to play DVD video. Try decreasing the number of colors displayed on your monitor or decreasing the screen resolution. For additional solutions, click More Information to access the DVD Troubleshooter."

I have done all of these things, but to no avail. Changing colours etc seems to make no difference. Wonder if anyone could shed a bit of light?

Thanks and regards,


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Windows Media Player suddenly gives me this error message when I try to play DVDs

"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 anyone where I get a video, if it will work, or any other tips? Thanks a lot.

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs


the problem is related to the DVD codec, download the XP codec pack or one of its variants and see if it cures the problem.

you can get it here http://free-codecs.net/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

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so a few nights ago I was watching a few episodes of a tv show on dvd. Right when I got to the end of the second episode on the disk, Windows Media Player froze or something. When I restarted the player and tried to play the third episode, I couldn't get any video to appear. I could here sound, but not video. I tried playing other dvds but the same thing happens. I can't jump around to different scenes on the list off to the right. I can't really do anything. So I was wondering if this could be a codec issue? It was working fine for me until it froze.

And this apparently is only happening to dvds. Other video files, avi mpeg, mpg they all are capable of playing fine. Its just these VOB files from dvds.

A:Windows media player can't play DVDs

Maybe some codecs missing.See, if VLC Player will work: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Windows media player will not play some DVDs. It does nothing when I push the play button.

How can I fix this?

Thank you for your help.

A:Windows media player will not play some DVDs?

Originally Posted by mobile1

Windows media player will not play some DVDs. It does nothing when I push the play button.

How can I fix this?

Thank you for your help.

That ability was removed from Win10. There may be an app for playing DVDs in the Store or, as I did, download and install the free VLC player.
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

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I have all the licenses and DivX encoders needed for Mpegs, AVIs, and WMVs. I was able to play DVDs before I installed my new hard-drive, but after copying WinXP (which already had SP2 before the drive installation) I'm now unable to play a DVD in my Media Player.

I'll explain what happens when I attempt to play a DVD in Windows Media Player. I can still right-click and go to Root Menus and Title Menus, and I can skip to chapters in the play list that usually appears on the right-hand side of the window. However, when playing the DVD, there's no video and no audio. In other words, the "play bar" at the bottom is moving but there's no video or audio that shows the DVD is actually playing.

I checked the Options if DVD playback is enabled, and it is. So how do I fix this problem? How do I get video and audio playback for my DVDs again? Do I need to reinstall Windows Media Player? If so, how would I reinstall it, and would I need to hunt down all of my DivX encoders that I've accumulated over the various internet sites I've been through? (I dont remember where I downloaded them) Is there a DivX encoder update or any other type of encoder update from Microsoft that's specifically for Windows Media Player?

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs

Reading http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/articles/10726.aspx :


DVD support in Windows Media Player has always relied on a third parties DVD decoder to decode the MPEG-2 video that is on every DVD. If you are having problems playing DVD's the first thing you should try is to reinstall your DVD decoder on-top of itself.

If you are not sure who's decoder you are using go to Start | Run | Type DVDUPGRD /Detect. This should list the DVD decoder installed. You will want to reinstall the decoder from your original media or download a copy from the manufacturer of the decoder. In addition, the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility can be used to see if you currently have an MPEG-2/DVD decoder installed if you are running Windows XP. From within the program you can then set it was the default MPEG decoder. If you see nothing listed, you would want to reinstall that application in order to reinstall the decoder. WinDVD and PowerDVD are two examples of software that would install MPEG-2 decoders that Windows Media Player can use.

Please see DVD and MPEG-2 Support and Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility for more information about MPEG-2 and DVD Playback in Windows Media Player.

If reinstalling the decoder doesn?t help then the next step is to reinstall your video card drivers. Get the latest drivers from the manufacturer of your video card and reinstall them.

Windows Media Player can get confused if you have more than one DVD/M... Read more

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

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

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

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

Please help.


A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs anymore

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Hey there.

I got a TV series on DVD today (not bootleg) and I can get the video to play on Windows Media Player, but not any sound.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Solved: Windows Media Player - DVDs with no sound

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windows media player will not play dvds.

Error message suggests adjusting screen resolution however

this is definitely not the problem. I'm running a remote

display from an acer vista laptop, the problem is the same

with the remote display disconnected, so this is also not the

problem. The version is the most recent. The dvds are normal

from video store in good condition.

What's happening ????
Thanks !!!!!!!


A:Solved: Windows media player will not play dvds

XP does not come with a DVD decoder. You need to buy a decoder or a program that plays DVD's that will install the decoder. You could also try VideoLAN Player, or AllPlayer, Total Player, or some of the others that supposedly play anything.

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I was trying to play one of my DVDs on my laptop yesterday and I got this pop up that said
"Windows Media has encountered a problem and need to close. We are sorry for the inconveniences"
I was like WTF ?? !! So I tried opening it with Real Player and got the same answer. I removed and re-installed Windows Media player but that didn't help either.

Following is the error signature after the error message:

AppName: realplay.exe AppVer: ModName: quartz.dll
ModVer: 6.5.2600.2749 Offset: 0003fa8eproblem and we need to close.

The only thing I can think of that may have contributed to this is that couple days ago, I was removing some programs via "Add or Remove programs" to clean up some disk space. I may have deleted some software/programs that have to do with being able to play movies using either Windows or Real player.

I am able to play my MP3s on Real Player and Windows Media so it definitely has to do with DVD part and that's why I'm pretty sure that I deleted something that I shouldn't have that day.

I called Dell and they ran a hardware check on my laptop just so they could say that "there was nothing wrong with your computer - it's your software and we can't help you." They kindly offered $129/hour or $239(or something like that) per year for call-service with Dell's paid technitian support ppl. I told them to get out of here and that I couldn't afford that as a grad student. (ri... Read more

A:I can't play Windows Media or Real Player to watch DVDs...

is it poss u deleted the codecs needed 2 play dvd? might try dl'ing same & see if it works. try k-lite from filehippo.com

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I created a dvd with sony vegas & dvd arcitect. it plays in perfect in win dvd & other dvd apps but it wont play the audio in windows media player.

Im Thinking I need to load some codec like the ac3 codec for wmp to be able to play the audio in wmp. can I also work around this by encoding the audio part in another format like mp3 are do I have to except the ac3 because its part of the mpeg2 standard?
Why do all other blockbuster video dvds play audio in wmp perfect with no extra codecs needed but if I ceate a dvd it needs a special codec. Do they include all the codecs on the dvd itself?

My goal is to create a dvd that plays in anything without needing special this or that because most of my end users wont know what to do & my created dvds will be useless.

This is freakin confusing. please help

A:Why wont windows media player play any audio from my created dvds

It depends what codec created the files. The same codec is needed to play as to create .

These apps will tell you what codec a particle media file needs to be played:


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in fact i can t even oopen it!

each time i try and error message appears:

"gdiplus.dll is missing"

what can i do to fix the problem?

iv already tried downloading the software from the microsoft website but the same message came up.

iv also searched my pc for the gdipus.dll file and loads come up!

what can i do?

A:windows media player not playing media

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my dvd player in my laptop has stopped playing dvds recently, on windows media player it is blank but with sound and on real media player it doesnt play it at all.

the dvd player is a matshita uj-840d

i hav tried to get updated firmware as i heard this could help but have had no success in finding any

any help would be appreciated


A:dvd player not playing dvds

what operating system do you have?

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For quite some time, the only way I have been able to play mp4 video has been by changing the file type to .avi.  I would very much like to get this problem fixed, and appreciate any suggestions.
I have attached an image file of the message I get.

A:Windows Media Player not playing .MP4

try using VLC to play your videos.......

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I have some .wmv files that I would like to watch. (dirtbike riding stuffs)
I have watched these movies in the past but now all of a sudden I click on the files and Windows Media Player opens up like it's gonna play the clip but nothing ever happends. Nadda, Zero...nuth'n
This also applies for .wmv files off the internet.
(I've tested with many .wmv files and media player always opens up like it's gonna play but never does)

It has worked in the past.

I have Vista Business x64 sp1
I've tried to reinstall windows media player but I get a message telling me I already have the latest version instsalled: 11.0.6001.7000
I downloaded this, Windows Media Player Software Informer: Latest version download, news and info about this Microsoft Corporation program. Expand your horizons in the field of playing videos., which says it's version 11.0.6001.7000 but I still get the same error message.

I googled fix's and such but nothing I tried has helped out.
Tried reinstalling SP1, won't let me, says I have it installed already.

I'm not that great with Vista in regards to uninstalling media player (if that's possible) in order to reinstall it.
If someone can help me out here, I'd much appriaciate it.

Thank you.

A:Windows Media Player not playing?

2 slow u people R ....I installed VLC media player for now.

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I'm trying to play a few audios, but keep getting a message in WMP when trying to open them; that says: Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

Can anyone give me any advice on how to play them?

A:Windows Media Player Not Playing MP3's

Where did you get the mp3s from? Are you sure they are good? Have you tried playing them with any other media player such as VLC?

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I need some serious help here.

I had downloaded a video with .mkv extension from azureus. It was playing in both vlc and wmp10 but with jerky video.
So I decided to install a codec for playing mkv files.
I went to http://www.cccp-project.net/ and installed their codec pack. Then wmp10 stopped playing the mkv file!!!
Then I panicked and uninstalled the cccp codec pack. Now wmp10 plays no media file

Someone told me I have to restore my Directshow! Is it true? If so, how do I do this?

A:Windows Media Player Not playing anything!

Download a more popular codec pack like K-Lite Codec Pack from here.

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I recently installed a DVD burner on a computer with windows xp home sp2. When I try to play dvd's in windows media player I get this message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.Click to expand...

Of course doing those things doesn't fix anything.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player Playing DVD's

The message is kind of strange -- but the bottom line is that Windows Media Player has never come with the mpeg-2 decoder needed for playing DVDs.

For this you must have a 3rd party player installed such as PowerDVD-- or if you don't care about using WMP -- you can view just about anything in VLC: >>


To check whether Windows already has the required decoder, use this:


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When I try to play a DVD in any player on my computer the program stops responding. As soon as I take out the disk the program starts responding. Some times the disk does start playing and shortly after the video starts freezing and program stops responding. Anyone got any ideas. I have reloaded drivers and players and no help there.

A:Player freezes when playing DVDs

1. Make sure the DVDs are scrupulously clean - a single fingermark can cause malfunction.

2. Defragment your hard drive regularly if you often install/uninstall apps or delete files.

3. Run the error-checker on the C: drive (right-click > properties > tools > "check now"

4. Lastly, the laser-lens in the DVD drive may need cleaning. For this you'll need to buy a purpose-made cleaning disc for DVD drives.
make sure it's for computer DVD drives, as some of those made for standalone DVD Players are not suitable for computer DVD drives.

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hello i am knew to this forum. i am having a problem with my windows media player. whenever i shut down my windows media player and music or a video is still playing, the video/song keeps playing and i keep hearing sound until i open windows media player again and press stop. that is stupid, the music is still playing but windows media player isn't even playing. what do i do?

A:windows media player still playing when i close it

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hey guys!!
windows media player 12 consumes a lot of cpu resource even when it is not playing anything and is minimized.

see below for a snapshot of "Process Explorer" and "wmplayer.exe" process properties"

After this, if i kill the thread consuming highest cpu then every thing goes back to normal (see below)

please tell me what to do....

A:Windows Media Player eats up 100% cpu even when it is not playing anything

Where do you see that 100%?

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Hello, I'm new here and I hope that I can get this fixed,
um well lets see first I'll start with my problem.
I have Windows Media Player 11 it worked fine for a real long time but recently it finally something happened to it. I can hear sound just fine except that I can see no video at all I've tried different videos and nothing all I get is sound, but the weirder thing is that my Enhancements box is completely blank along with the video it won't show any visualizations either. I tried using Windows media classic and it worked fine I also tried iTunes and it was good. I also checked if it can stream any videos but it won't do either but it will stream on firefox. I'm not quite sure what I can do.

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My new laptop got my old music files from my old laptop via third party computer on a stick and media player 12 will not play wma files.  The files that won't play are ones I had the cd for.  I have tried several things none of which fixed it
to include contacting Microsoft and letting them run the computer.  The sfc scan has been run twice, the media player has been uninstalled and installed something  like three times.  VLC and iTunes downloaded and files downloaded to iTunes have
not converted to mp3 as expected, perhaps it is something with that I am not doing.  Many people on this and I appreciate the efforts  

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