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Fatal error! need help.

My media player is giving me a error to update its codec, i have no idea how to do this so if one of you ladys or gents could help me out id be thankful, i have a screen shot of what its giving me here.

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Just so you know,
The computer is Windows XP SP3, i just have a theme that makes it look like vista. Confusing?

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  • nodnarb23 May 26, 2009

    I can't run the media player it gives me the error before i can move the mouse to anything

  • nodnarb23 May 26, 2009

    nope, stynger.. its still the same thing happening to it :(

  • nodnarb23 May 26, 2009

    i dont have any reboot discs for my computer

  • nodnarb23 May 26, 2009

    oo i got it stynger! thanks!!

  • fougzki May 11, 2010

    Try to run media player then click Help menu, then click check for updates.

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Hi,I had this problem before..Go to ur control panel and delete windows media player and re down load it again,this should fix ur problem...Hope I helped u...Bj

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  • Stynger
    Stynger May 26, 2009

    Nodnarb23,can u get to ur control panel,and if not can u end the windows player by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Esc

    If so dont attempt to play ur media player...go rite to uninstal and then look up media players on the internet and redown load NUMBER 11 player hope this helps Let me know...Bj

  • Stynger
    Stynger May 26, 2009

    I hate to say this but u may have to loose everything u have stored on ur pc and reboot with ur Recovery Cd that came with ur pc...this will make u loose everything...Bj

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    Stynger May 26, 2009

    So tell me did my idea work,let me know what u did......Bj stynger2003@yahoo.com

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Click start control panel administrative tools computer management then select event viewer this may vary depending on what operating system you have

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Update the media player to the newest version.
When media playersclip_image002.gif go through upgrades, new codecs are often added to the player along with new features.
These new codecs give the player an ability to play videosclip_image003.gif in additional formats.
Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

See Below
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
The K-Lite Codec Pack, for instance, contains multiple codecs and works with multiple media players, which gives all of the media players that are installed on your system the capability to play any video file that uses those codecs.
Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computerclip_image004.gif, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
The codecs integrate into your computer-based media players automatically.

Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
http://www.real.com/realplayer

http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Find out which video formats your media player accepts.
This information should be provided in the user's guide that came with your player. iPod, for instance, accepts video only in the M4V, MP4 and MOV formats, according to the Apple website.
Convert the video file to a format supported by your personal media player in an online conversion system.
Some online systems that can make video conversions include Movavi Online Convert and YouConvertIt.
Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's softwareclip_image005.gif, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
Then, add the new video file to the software library and drag the new file to the deviceclip_image006.gif.
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Firstly lets get to the Codec pack. A Codec pack is a list of video decoding information that, when added to your systems codec library, reads and converts the code and instructions from the video clip to your video player. To be able to play new videos or DVD's you will need to have the latest Codec update available. You can get the latest codec pack here. All you have to do is click the Download [ K-Lite Codec Pack 6.9.0 Full ]. Once downloaded you will need to install it and you may need to reboot after the setup is complete. VLC Media Player comes with Windows Media Player Classic and a host of audio/video decoders needed to play any video or audio file.

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If you don't have a media/video player installed then you should try this great media application I found on the net. It's called VLC Media Player and it can literally play ANY media file, especially HD videos that Media Player Classic can't handle, and the best thing is that it is totally 100% FREE. It can be found on the VLC website here.
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If you want to customise your VLC media player you can, just head over to the VLC skins department and get the skin pack.

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Update the media player to the newest version.
When media players go through upgrades, new codecs are often added to the player along with new features.
These new codecs give the player an ability to play videos in additional formats.
Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

See Below
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
The K-Lite Codec Pack, for instance, contains multiple codecs and works with multiple media players, which gives all of the media players that are installed on your system the capability to play any video file that uses those codecs.
Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computer, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
The codecs integrate into your computer-based media players automatically.

Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
http://www.real.com/realplayer

http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Find out which video formats your media player accepts.
This information should be provided in the user's guide that came with your player. iPod, for instance, accepts video only in the M4V, MP4 and MOV formats, according to the Apple website.
Convert the video file to a format supported by your personal media player in an online conversion system.
Some online systems that can make video conversions include Movavi Online Convert and YouConvertIt.
Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's software, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
Then, add the new video file to the software library and drag the new file to the device.
Once the video is in the correct format, the codecs in the media player should read the converted video file.

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Update the media player to the newest version.
When media players go through upgrades, new codecs are often added to the player along with new features.
These new codecs give the player an ability to play videos in additional formats.
Download and install a codec pack for your computer-based media player from a codec website, like Free-Codecs.

See Below
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
The K-Lite Codec Pack, for instance, contains multiple codecs and works with multiple media players, which gives all of the media players that are installed on your system the capability to play any video file that uses those codecs.
Once you download a codec pack, go to the "Downloads" folder on your computer, right-click the codec pack and choose "Extract All" to extract the codecs and move the codecs into a folder on your "C:" drive.
The codecs integrate into your computer-based media players automatically.


Get a new player. If you have updated your player and installed all of the available codecs, and video still won't play in the player, the player may just not have the necessary components to play your video files.
Download and install a new player, such as Winamp or the VLC Player, to your system.
http://www.real.com/realplayer

http://download.cnet.com/Winamp/3000-2141_4-10251792.html
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Find out which video formats your media player accepts.
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Convert the video file to a format supported by your personal media player in an online conversion system.
Some online systems that can make video conversions include Movavi Online Convert and YouConvertIt.


Remove the original video file from the media player using the player's software, such as iTunes for iPod devices.
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