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Can't view video in Windows media player

My friend sent me this video cd which i tried playing in Windows media player. but i can't c the video only audio. it show ERROR DOWNLOADING CODEC. What do i do?

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What codec does it give you or show you a error on?

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Dvd medie player


It seems you don't have any codecs... The problem is not in windows media player.
Just install a codec pack like http://www.free-codecs.com/download/codec_pack_all_in_1.htm

Hope to solve your problem.

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SPEAKERS FAIL BY VLC


VLC is an open source media player. It will play cd's and dvd's and it will play videos that Windows Media Player has a problem with. VLC comes with drivers and codec and i've seen it solve issues with audio and sound that Windows Media Player had a problem with.

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I CAN NOT PLAY MUSIC USING MY MEDIA PLAY


windows media does not support all extensions. Below are the examples. if you have the right format and still you are not able to play then best option is to upgrade or reinstall media player. Windows Media Player 6.0 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  • Windows Media formats
    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wma, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvx
  • RealAudio and RealVideo (version 4.0 or earlier)
    File name extensions: .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm
  • Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG)
    File name extensions: .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe

    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
    File name extensions: .mid, .rmi
  • Apple QuickTime (version 2.0 or earlier)
    File name extensions: .mov
  • Macintosh AIFF Resource
    File name extensions: .aif, .aifc, .aiff
  • Intel Video File
    File name extensions: .ivf
  • UNIX
    File name extensions: .au, .snd
Windows Media Player 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 7, 7.1, Windows Media Player for Windows XP, and Windows Media Player 9 Series loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  • Windows Media formats
    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wma, .wm
  • Audio Visual Interleave
    File name extension: .avi
  • Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG)
    File name extensions: m3u, mp2v, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .m3u, .mpa, .mpe, mpv2

    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
  • DVD Video
    File name extension: .vob

    Note DVD playback requires third-party software or hardware decoders and is supported only in Windows XP.
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
    File name extensions: .mid, midi, .rmi
  • Apple Macintosh AIFF Resource
    File name extensions: .aif, .aifc, .aiff
  • Sun Microsystems and NeXT
    File name extensions: .au, .snd
  • Intel Video File
    File name extensions: .ivf

    Note Intel Video File support requires the Intel Video 5.x codec.
  • Windows Media Player Skins
    File name extensions: .wmz, .wms
  • QuickTime Content
    File name extensions: .avi, .mov, .qt

    Note Windows Media Player can play back older forms of the QuickTime format only. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992/EN-US/ ) Windows Media Player Multimedia File Formats
  • Algebraic-Code-Excited Linear Prediction
  • UNIX
    File name extensions: .au, .snd
  • Macromedia Flash
    File name extension: .swf

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How do I get a CD movie to operate in the inspiron 1200 laptop? After I load the CD, what is the process that I use to access the CD, so that I can begin to play the movie?


if it is a video cd - it can be opened from Windows Media Player, Winamp, Nero Vision and many other video players available on net. By inserting the CD inside, windows will open a dialog box asking you, with which program you want to open it - just select the program and press ok.

But for playing any video cd manually, if it is a VCD - open CDROM from my computer - Open "MPEGAV'" folder - and play any file with extension ".dat"

For playing Video DVD - Open CDROM from My Computer - Open "Video_TS" folder - Play any file which is having extension ".BUF".

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Cannot play DVD, cd video wont play to media player


not sure whether its a problem with the drive or a problem with windows media player. Take a can of air and blow some onto the laser of the dvd drive, this will make sure that there is no dirt or dust on the laser.

Once you do that put the dvd back into the drive. Give it about 20-30 seconds and then see if it tries to pull up the movie if it does and your getting errors from windows media player then we know that the drive is working cause its seeing the movie properly.

At that point, I would suggest downloading the latest version of windows media player.

Go here to download the latest version of Windows Media Player 11.

After doing that and installing it, try playing your movie again, in fact try several movies just to make sure. Windows Media player may want to download Codecs, if it does then let it. This will allow it to recognize dvds better and quicker.

If the codecs are updated and you still can't get it to see and play movies then I would suggest using a different dvd player such as Cyberlink PowerDVD located on this page:

http://download.cnet.com/windows/dvd-software/


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I cannot open my videos (taken on Aiptek DV4100 M) on Windows Media Player (running Vista), The error message is ''missing codec''. I've looked but seems this camcorder is too old (or cheap) to be able to...


Windows media player does not have the video codec to play it. Download and Install DivX on your machine, it has a universal codec and it is free. Once installed try to play it back on Windows media player. You can try VLC player as well.

Hope this helps.

Dec 20, 2009 | PC Laptops

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When Palying a CD Music skips (Media Player)


Greetings my friend, regarding on your problem try to check or clean your CD/DVD ROM. Try to clean it with disk cleaner cause sometimes we forgot to cleam the important part of CD/DVD ROM its eye the one that reads all the dat in the disk. So try to clean it and play the disk again after you clean. Also try to clean also the disk you want to insert in your CD/DVD ROM in order to prevent this problem again.

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Not able to view a video


are you using the right type of medium
are you getting an error message
have you tried other cd's in the drive

open media player
tools options file types
make sure you check the correct files

Feb 15, 2009 | Gateway MX6447 Notebook

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Play dvd nothing - play s/d card (video) sound but no picture.


You need to update the dvd softwear. Check the default settings for playback of media,if it is set to windows media it won't work if you hav'nt installed the correct updates. Choose the Toshiba dvd player as the default player and it should work. If you prefer windows media then you can get the updated codecs from ' free-codecs.com ' Easier still,try uninstalling your windows media player and installing windows media 11, this will usually resolve the problem.

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DVD player


this is dvd drive problem
clean your dvd lens and restart and check it

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