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Windows media player sound issues

Windows media player plays music and i can hear it but i did a defrag of my hard drive and now it won't play sound for movies. This also is true for internet, I can't get sound on internet sites but msn will make nosie. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling my sound card but that doesn't seem to make a difference.

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Try re-installing Windows Media Player and updating it.

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No 500mb of songs is not a problem for Windows Media player. I have in excess of 400GB of music on a network hard drive and it copes without difficulty. If you look at the bottom of Media player you will see a pair of icons to the left of the play button. The one furthest left is the "Shuffle" button.

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Windows media player won't play any audio selections , says can't find files


Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.

With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.


It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.


From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.


Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display. The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.


Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.


Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.

Select "Music library."


If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.


If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.


Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.

Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.


If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.

You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.


Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.

You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.


Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."

Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall." Click to check "Media Center Extenders." Click on "Apply."


Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.


You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.

Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."


Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup." Click on "Set Up Your Speakers." Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.


and you should run the chkdsk utilty


You could run the chkdsk disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way i have found to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive.



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Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might...


Can you hear the Windows Startup/Logon/Shutdown/Logoff sound? If not, there must be problem with the Sound Drivers. Please check the sound settings from the Control Panel (in your case, i don't think the sound icon is shown on the taskbar). Open the sound settings and try to adjust the volume level, if the sliders don't work, then you need to reinstall the sound driver.

Let's hope this isn't a hardware problem and so I would conclude that reinstalling the Sound Driver will definitely fix your problem.

Good luck

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That is unusual - pressing in case should not effect play - not like a tape drive would.
Are you playing from CD or Hard-drive?
If Cd - try copy music to hard-drive and see how it plays - if ok - then something may be rubbing on CD in CD-Player? But that would give read errors. Have to remove CD Player and clean it.

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No sound when playing DVDs on Power DVD and Windows Media Player


please make sure you have properly installed your sound card drivers..
check this by playing any other music file
it you hear some sound then download this codec pack and install it

Thnx and i hope this helps
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No Sound Can Be Heard


that message usually means that the audio file is the wrong format for that media player you can download a different player that plays that format, go into my computer and pull up the music files that dont play right click on one and select properties and it will tell you its format/file type

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on the player: menu, settings, system, update ARClibrary.

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is it movie or music?
if it is movie use g-spot to find out which codec is missing

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/GSpot.htm

if it is music check your soundcard and the options in windows media player

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Saving my music


Windows media player is probably right because you have moved the music to another location. You might need to rebuild the library.

Use Windows Explorer to check that the music is on the new drive.

Can I also recommend downloading Winamp to play your music, It's free, sounds better and doesn't spy on you!

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Duplicate post - check; http://www.fixya.com/support/t156394-defrag_causing_poor_quality_sound :)

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