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Windows media player display media changing and can't play

Q: Windows media player display media changing and can't play

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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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.


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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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!


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

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I'm at my wits end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please help.

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

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

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

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I 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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won't display in windows media player I have some of my music in MP3 format and some in the Itunes ACC format. I use Window Media Player 11 to play all my music. The ACC files play fine but they aren't displayed in the library Is any way to fix this?

A:ACC won't display in windows media playerwon't display in windows media player I have

Possibly if you change the file association so that they open with WMP when clicked.


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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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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).

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

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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.


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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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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I have WMP 12, with Windows 7 Home Premium on a 64-bit machine.  WMP 12 will no longer play any CD's.  They will not auto start when inserted into the CD-DVD drive nor will they start by manually selecting the tracks.

I know the CD-DVD drive works because I have downloaded VLC Media Player and every CD's I have installed plays through it.
It is WMP 12 that is not recognizing a CD.  
All of the MS support articles I find here, end up sending one back to solutions for WMP 8 to 11, which does not apply, as the described steps and selections do not exist is WMP 12.

A:Windows Media Player 12 will not play CD's

Please logon with
Clean Boot, and try to run this troubleshooter:
If the issue persists, you can try to disable WMP and enable it again on Control Panel\Programs and Features
 Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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I reinstalled windows xp media from the Dell factory disk. Windows mp 11 or the media center will not play dvd's. If I use media ctr I get a decoder error. "Either a malfunction or is not installed" If I try media player 11 when it starts up I get a quick flash saying windows installer is installing wmp, then it says"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.?
I was unable to upgrade to wmp 11 until I uninstalled wmp 10 via add remove windows components. I can play and record music, video is the problem.
I installed a cine player dvd decoder pack which didn't help.
At times it seems that something is blocking these programs from playing a dvd.
Any help will be appreciated

XP media edition

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I'm running WMP version 9.0 on a P2 350 MHZ computer. I have 256 RAM installed and are having problems getting the player to play audio samples from the web. For example: I'm interested in hearing a certain track on amazon.com's site; I scroll down to the CD's track listing and are offered a chance to "listen" to a certain song. I'm assuming that it isn't the ENTIRE track so it shouldn't take long to steam it. I have a DSL line and it takes a long time to try to get the song to play so I just quit out of it. One time I waited nearly 5 minutes and still no music. Is there a reason why WMP 9.0 isn't working with my setup ?? If I click on WMP (launch the program) my video and audio works WITHIN that but not when I try to sample a song from another website. What can I do to fix this ? Is upgrading to version 10 the answer? Before I purchase a CD online I'd like to hear what's on it first. You can't download these samples, you can only listen to them. Any help is appreciated.

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It plays and I hear on it.  It plays playlist to IPod ect.  But when I put in a disk to play on DVD nothing, no video, no sound, can you tell me what I doing wrong or checklist on playing a DVD it did at one time.  I hate to be a nuisance to you, but it seems things are just going wrong.  Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Player won't play DVD

Click on the Start orb and type devmgmt.msc, right click on it when it appears under Programs, choose Run as administrator.
Scroll down to DVD/CD-ROM drives and click on the clear diamond to expand the tree.  
Double click on your DVD/CD drive, then click on the Driver tab, then click on Uninstall.
Restart your computer.  The driver which was uninstalled will be replaced when the computer boots.
See if resolves the problem.

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I have recently built a new PC and installed Windows XP Home with SP2.

I have installed a fairly standard CD-RW/DVD combo, all mainboard chip support software has been installed. DVD'S play back perfectly and all sound functions seem to work fine but when I attempt to play back a CD a box comes up indicating that Windows cannot play the file because the file path may be wrong.

I installed a secondary media player just to make sure it was nothing to do with the drive and it played ok, so I know that technically everything is fine, codecs are installed and the drive can be found. I uninstalled the secondary player and went on the hunt for a technical solution from Microsoft, the explanation below is all I can find.

C00D1197: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
Your computer is not connected to the local area network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect to the network or Internet, and then try again.
The path to the file is not valid. If you typed a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the Open URL dialog box, verify that the file name is spelled correctly and that the path to the file is correct, and then try again. If you clicked a link on a Web page, the link might not be valid.
The server is not available (for example, the server is busy or not online). Try again later.
Some network protocols in the Player are not enabled. Enable all network protocols, and then... Read more

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I would like to see videos that people send me in E-mails in Windows Media Player but the default appears to be Winamp. How can I change this to Windows Media Player? Thanks in advance.

A:Play it again, Sam. (In Windows Media Player)

when windows media player is open, click on the tools and then options setting...then click "file types" and choose which type of files you wish as default-or click "select all...then click ok and thats it!!!

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When I try to view a DVD, autorun does not start and the DVD will not play. When I manually open the DVD all the files are there but when I click on one, I get an error message saing that Windows Media player cannot open the file. It workd fine in Windows 7!

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

I don't get the error message but Windows Media Player refuses to play any DVD or DVD file. It's been this way from the start.

Windows Media Center does work for DVD's so I've been using that.

Maybe somebody has this working?

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Hello, I don't know what has happened but I can see mu pictures on a CD but I can not watch any of my recorded DVD's.
Here is what it says, "Windows Media Player can not find the file. if you are trying to play, burn or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been removed, renamed or deleted. Also my Toshiba DVD player will not play a DVD either. Did I delete something that makes this program work? I really would like to be able to watch my movie clips of my grand kids. I haven't tried to see if I can burn to a DVD. I hope to have some info and hopefully fix this problem. Thanks for anyone who can help.

A:Windows Media Player will not play my DVD's

Has it ever worked in the past?

I would highly recommend you reinstall the driver for the CD ROM.

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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??
take care

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

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When I insert a CD into CD/DVD drive nothing happens. When I open the disk contents through My Computer and double click on a cda file, Windows Media Player window opens but doesn't play. Pressing Play button on Media Player screen doesn't help

At the same time:
1. Auto run is selected for CDs and DVDs but won't start.
2. The same CDs play on audio players and other comps.
3. Windows Media Player plays DVDs inserted into the same drive without a problem, however I need to go through My Computer to start it.

Please help to find out if it's a software or hardware issue. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows media player can't play CD

Have you been into Tools>Default Programs>Associate File etc., and/or Tools>Default Programs>Change Autoplay settings? It is possible that a recent update inadvertantly reset some of the options.

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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

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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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I have Windows Vista on my laptop and have never had a problem playing and burning CDs until now. Suddenly I can't play CDs, although the Windows Media Player can see it's there, and I get an error message saying "WMP encountered an error when reading the CD drive in digital mode. Click OK to switch to analog mode. Click cancel to retry playing in digital mode".

When I click OK nothing happens for a while and then the error message repeats itself.

I have been to the Tools section and properties for the CD drive and under Playback "digital" is already selected, "analog" is in "pale" writing and won't let me select that even if I wanted to.

Any advice please?

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for some reason I can't play video files on the net, I get this error message:

''Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. In the Open URL dialog, try opening the file using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:").''

Does anybody know what I need to do?


A:Can't Play Windows Media Player

This is the answer MS gives:

800C000D: The specified protocol is not supported
Windows Media Player does not support the protocol you are using to access the file. If you clicked a link on a Web page and received this error message, the link might not be valid. If you typed an Internet address and received this error message, ensure that you are using a protocol supported by Windows Media Player, and then try again.

A list of supported protocols and the correct syntax follows:
mms://server/filename (for example, a file with a .wma, .wmv, .asf, or .mp3 extension)
mms://server/sami.asf?SAMI=http://server/sami/sami_demo.smi (SAMI file)

If Windows Media Player supports the protocol and you still cannot play the content, ensure that the Player is configured to use all of its supported protocols.
To configure protocol options
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Network tab.
In the Streaming protocols area, select all the protocol check boxes.
>> can you give a link to the file you are trying to play? It may be a non-standard protocol.

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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?

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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I updated to WMP 11 and now I can't play my newly bought dvd's

I have searched threads here and have so far d/led DECCHECKSetup and ran that. (I have attached a pic of the results)
I tried what was suggested and set InterVideo Video Decoder as the preferred decoder but there was change
At the moment it has been reset to defults.

I rolled back to WMP 10 and now I get Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a problem occurred with digital copyright protection.

It does however play dvd's bought in Bali

A:Windows Media Player won't play new DVD's

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I was woundering if u guyz/girlz could help me please. i have downloaded tens of codecs that where suppose to make my windows media player, play avi but it still brings up the message saying " File not surpported". i have seriously had enuff of it i am getting sick and tired of surfin the web to find things that will play it. could anyone plz giv me a website, link or file that will let me play avi please.

p.s if u download a wmp codec, will u have have to move the file someone in order for it to work.

A:Windows media player will not play avi

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I've tried everything I know to do and everything I have found so far on the net, but no matter what I can not get my WMP to play anything at all, not wav. mp3. or even wma. By the way it is WMP 9.0 and thx if anyone cal help

A:Windows Media Player Will Not Play ANYTHING!

A lot of gray area with your problem but first I would try to pinpoint whether WMP is the problem. Could be:

Sound Card Drivers (anything else make sound?)
File Associations (Is WMP the default for .wav .wma .mp3 ?)
And then last a corrupt WMP9

I wouldn't waste time trying to repair WMP9 when WMP10 is available.

I would download 10 and that way you know it's intact.

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I've recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7 Home x64. I've tried playing dvd's, wma, mp3's, mp4's, avi's, etc, but none of them will play on it! I've tried other programs and they run just fine on them. What is going on?

A:Windows Media player won't play anything!

Your post is a bit unclear. Are you trying other programs on the same computer? Programs other than *which * program?

Are you trying the same media on other computers? If so, does the laptop have Home premium or Home Basic?

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I'm deployed overseas and have been for the last three months. WMP has been working fine on my lap top ever since I got here, but yesterday I connected it to the wireless network that they finally got up and running here on base and my computer downloaded some automatic updates and now NOTHING will play on WMP. No audio files, no DVD's, no nothing. I get the error "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem while playing the file." All of my music files play fine using VLC and Quick Time. I've tried uninstalling it, although it never uninstalls, it just "roll's back" to WMP9. And when i go to the WMP folder in Program Files and try to delete the files from that folder, they just re-appear after about 5 seconds of being gone. What the heck is going on???? Any suggestions? And please "dumb down" your repsonses, I'm not as computer savvy as most of you.

A:Windows Media Player won't play anything!

Okay I take that back....WMP WILL play .mid files. That's it!

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I would like to play blu-ray DVD's on my PC using only Windows Media Player 11. Is that possible, or do I need additional codecs?

Thank you,


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A:Can I play blu-ray DVD's on my PC using only Windows Media Player 11?

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My Toshiba Satellite laptop can not play any of my DVD's anymore. It says that "Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been removed, renamed or deleted." It use to play my DVD's It will play the music CD's.I hope someone can help me with this new problem of mine. Thanks for any help in advance!!

A:Windows Media Player will not play DVD's

hello buddy,

You say your WMP previously could play DVD's, and that means you have installed a DVD decoder on your laptop, then i suggest you try the things as following:

1. Double-click the DVD file to open it, DO NOT drag & drop or click open from file menu;
2. If you are not using Windows Vista, delete the WMP and reinstall it;
3. If the two attempts above do not work or your are using Wins Vista, i'm afraid you will have to restore your Wins OS.
4. If you think restoring OS is not worth all the bother, just download and install VLC player to replace WMP. VLC player can play various video files including DVD's and BD's.

The above is all the solutions i can provide. Try them and let me know if they can solve your problem. Good Luck.


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As of two days ago my Windows Media Player will not play any CD's. When I right click on the start menu and explore - I can find the appropriate option and click on the E drive to run the CD. The error message says "Insert a disc - Please insert a disk into drive E." There is already a disk in the player. I have never had any issues with the media player before so I am unsure of even where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Media Player won't play CD's

Welcome to TSG forums (fellow Corhnusker)
First thing I suggest doing is to run a cleaner on the drive (looks like cd but is special) and also clean the cd itself.
You might need codecs. K lite codecs is free and may help you. you can d/l it free at www.majorgeeks.com or www.download.com.

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Hello, not too far back but long enough, my Windows Media Player refused to play ANYTHING! I had it set as default to all file types and it had worked fine the day before. The next day, any mp3 file or midi file I tried to play would not work what-so-ever. I've tried reinstalling, installing an older version, cleaning the registry completely, searching for spyware and adware, searched for virus' but good lord, I am at my wits end. I have no idea what to do. Please, help me out! Thank you very much. =D

A:Windows Media Player 11 Will Not Play Anything!

Please, if anyone knows anything I could do, please help.

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My husband was given an older laptop and he has found out that he cannot get WMP to play a DVD movie. He bought the Cyberlink PowerDVD SE for Windows XP but that didn't help him either. I don't know what kind of information to give you, as I'm not very computer savvy myself, but I'll paste what I think is important from Everest. Could someone give us some help on how we might resolve this problem?
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium M 750J, 1866 MHz (14 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gateway
Motherboard Chipset Intel Alviso-G i915GM
System Memory 2038 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (10/12/05)

Video Adapter Intel GMA 900
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900

Audio Adapter Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-2]

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter Inte... Read more

A:Can't play a dvd in windows media player

Likely that Gateway Optical drive has worn out, or has become defective for extended use. You can find new replacements on eBay
It would be good to find one you could borrow so you could run some tests before you spend any money.

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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.)


A:windows media player will not play dvd

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I am unable to play movie dvd's in Windows Media Player. I get a message that says "Windows Media player cannot play this because a problem occured with copyright protection". Can someone tell me how to play dvd movies in Windows Media Player?

A:Play DVD's in Windows Media Player

Howdy GLNW...

By any chance do you have InterVideo installed ?

The only time I've seen this error was when InterVideo was installed...

If you have it installed uninstall it, and get a different DVD viewer program...

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I have Vista Home Premium and Windows media player won't play the videos I take with my Blackberry. Any ideas?

A:Windows media player won't play my mp4's

Hey,Follow the instructions below Download FFDShow from here.Run the installer. Select your language and click Next. Now you must accept the license agreement of FFDShow, and click Next to continue. Now you can choose an install directory (default is fine) and click Next again. You are now on the Select Components screen, VfW Interface should be selected by default, but if it is not, then please select it.Click Next and select a start menu folder (default is perfectly fine again), Click Next again and now you reach the "Select Additional Tasks" screen.It is important now that you ensure that under "Decode the following video formats with ffdshow", H.264 / AVC, DivX, and XviD options are selected. Scroll down further until you reach "Decode the following audio formats with ffdshow" and just ensure that AAC is selected and also selecting MP3 won't do any harm. (these settings are usually default) When you click Next, you will come to a "Management of compatibility issues" screen.It is recommended to leave the option to use FFDShow for video only with the programs listed beneath to prevent any compatibility problems with other software. Media Player Classic and Windows Media Player will be in here. Click Next and you will get the same screen again, this time for audio. Click Next and select your speaker setup (if you only have 2 speakers, its stereo). Click Next again and then "Install".

When the installation is finished, yo... Read more

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I have been able to play dvds before but can't now I get an error message COOD1199 something about a decoder? What's this? HELP!

A:I can't play dvd's with windows media player

I have been able to play dvds before but can't now I get an error message COOD1199 something about a decoder? What's this? HELP![/quote][quote=PClark;909958]

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When I try to open it it says that an error has occured. I was wondering if you could please help me figure out what has happened.

A:My windows media player will not play

Hi, what version of DirectX are you using, you should have "Version 9". I you already have that version , un-install & re-install your WMP.

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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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I work for a training company, where some trainers play audio CDs during breaks, participant exercises, etc. In earlier versions of Windows and Windows Media Player, they could put a CD in the tray and it would play automatically behind the slide show. With Vista/WMP 11, inserting a CD always brings WMP to the foreground.

I have gone through all WMP settings, Program Features/AutoPlay settings and all WMP documentation and KB articles--to no avail.

Any ideas?

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Probably no help, but I have found version 11 to be a huge pain in other ways too. I would suggest uninstalling it and installing version 10

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I just went to play a CD on my computer and there was no sound coming from Windows Media Player. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thank you.

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Hi folks,

Sorry I honestly don't know where to turn anymore with this.

My Windows Media Player won't play WMA nor WMV files anymore.
It keeps telling me that the codecs aren't installed
WM9 codec
Windows Media Audio 9 Standard
Windows Media Audio 9 Pro

The problem I keep running into everywhere is that under Vista WMP11 is an integral part so there's no way to re-install/fix it. Codec packs like K-Light or Vista Media Pack don't fix this either.

So I'm just generally stuck with trying to find any solution to fix this.
After almost a week of trying to solve this any ideas would realllllyyy be welcome at this point. I'm hoping to avoid re-installing Windows if at all possible.

System info:
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Video Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Dark Knight edition)

A:Windows Media Player won't play WMV/WMA

Try a system restore.
System Restore - How to
Although we may be able to repair, I think that this is the best and easiest method.

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Whenever I used to click on a link for a music video or video clip, my Windows Media Player would automatically open and play it. For some reason lately, it won't. The only thing that happens is at the bottom of my screen it says "downloading from www..." I wasn't sure if this was the right forum, but this is driving me crazy! : Any suggestions?

A:My Windows Media Player won't play...

That doesn't sound too good. Could be something to do with Virus/spyware. But first, if you right click the media file, open with, and select windows media player, does it do the same?
Also, have you tried just opening Windows Media Player manually? What happens then?
If none of that works, go throught the "Having problems with spyware/viruses?" in my sig.

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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.

A:cannot play wmv or asf in windows media player

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