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Hi Ihave a windows media player problem. It is set as defualt but when i when i click on any movie file it will play sound but the media player will not open if i click the media player button in the launch bar it opens and is playing, if I right click and click play in wmp it opens and plays. also if I close the media player with out stopping the video media player shuts down but the sound keeps playing. this has only just started to happen in the last week. I am using vista. cheers.

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  • bundydan Oct 09, 2009

    thanx all good now.

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The problem seems to be seem to be some corrupt registry entries. It can be corrected easily, however, by a re-install.
Below is a link to download Windows Media Player 11. Download it and install it. Make sure you have closed every program and internet explorer also before installation.

Windows Media Player 11 (25 MB)

If you have already the installer file, you can install from it also.

This should solve your problem. In case your problem is unsolved, reply back. In your reply, please include what flavor of Vista are you using (Basic, Ultimate etc) and what service packs have you applied.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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Hi driddle00...
This information came from the Microsoft WebPage:

"Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported. This behavior occurs because PowerPoint can play back only QuickTime movies (.mov and .qt files) that use compression schemes with corresponding Media Control Interface (MCI)-compatible codecs.

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You can use other QuickTime editing programs instead of QuickTime 4.0 Pro. To do this, see the QuickTime documentation for the relevant steps.

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uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 3: Recompress the QuickTime movies with compatible codec loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Note In the following steps, you must use QuickTime 4.0 Pro. You cannot follow these steps with the basic version of QuickTime 4.0. The steps are the same for both Windows and Macintosh versions of QuickTime 4.0.

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