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Windows Media Player doesn't play music or vidoes

By artzelda ·
WMP Version 10 does not play .wmv files or downloaded video from MSN.com or any other web site. I can't figure this out. WMV and mp3 files are checked off as a recognized file. Running WIn XP Pro on a dual core machine with 2gig memory and the NVIdia GeForce 7800 GTX vi???deo card. Any ideas what I can do to fix this

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by larryhyman In reply to Windows Media Player does ...

Question, are you getting any error messages?

from my experience, that happened to me once, I could not fix it, but when the day came for me to reformat my computer and reinstall XP, guess what Media Player worked right.... !!!!!

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by Black Panther In reply to Windows Media Player does ...

Have you had a look here?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843509

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WINAMP works perfectly

by ysrael737 In reply to

I have searched through the MS documentation and all points to external services from live search in order to find the infamous (50)codec

I may have not looked very thorouhgly but so far, neither their search engine or the articles are much of a help

I have also tried to open the file with another program such as Winamp and the file opened PERFECTLY

So far, I have not identified the codec in order to download and install it properly

Does someone knows anything else about this??

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No

by mzizicd In reply to Windows Media Player does ...

MS Media Player and Nvidia are obviously not compatible and Codecs are so varied and complicated to get sorted I have given up and gone back to using a 386 it works better

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