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When I click on an attachment with a wmv extension,I get a popup from windows media player

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  • nmk1 Jul 12, 2010

    I don't want to download another program if I don't have to. Would appreciate another opinion

  • nmk1 Jul 12, 2010

    I installed windows media player 10 and solved the problem

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Nmk1

For me to better help you I need to know what the popup says. Also let me know the version of Windows and Media Player that you are running.

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  • nmk1 Jul 12, 2010

    I have microsoft windows XP. The pop up says:"Welcome to windows media player 10.

    Thank you for installing all-in-one media player 10 etc"

    And on the bottom it says NEXT

  • nmk1 Jul 12, 2010

    I have microsoft windows XP. The popup says:"Welcome to windows media player 10 Thank you for installing the all-in-one media player etc. On the bottom it says NEXT.

    When I delete the popup I get a blanc

  • Will Hartford
    Will Hartford Jul 12, 2010

    nmk1



    It sounds like you have some bad files in Media Player. At this point I would try to install the Media Player 11 install to see if this fixes the problem. You can get it from this link.



    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows...



    Note disable any anti-virus software before you install Media Player 11 to make sure it does not interfere with the install.



    Let me know how things go



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  • Will Hartford
    Will Hartford Jul 12, 2010

    nmk1

    I can understand not wanting to download a new program. However Media Player 10 is over 3 years old and if you are using any kind of MP3 player with your computer you need to have Media Player 11 installed on the system any ways.



    If you have the installer for Media Player 10 you can try to reinstall it as well.



    Let me know if you have any more questions or problems


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That's absolutely normal. WMV (for Windows Media Video) is the format that Microsoft is using for all the types of video. In case that the windows media player is not playing the file with the wmv extension I suggest you to do an update at the media player for the latest version. Otherwise you have to use alternative programs (Videolan player e.t.c.)

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply.
If you are satisfied, accept my solution.

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    Stelios Jul 12, 2010

    Well I don't force you to use another program. My suggestion was: "In case that the windows media player is not playing the file with the
    wmv extension I suggest you to do an update at the media player for the
    latest version.
    " That's exactly what you did, you updated your Windows Media Player at version 10. I told you about other programs in case you had a problem, or if you prefer to use no Microsoft ones.

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How to play wmv files


Windows Media Video, or WMV files, is a type of video that can be played on your computer and portable media players. In the past, computer users have been known to have difficulties opening these files due to a flaw in Windows Media Player or the WMV file. These issues have since been resolved with the newer versions of Windows Media Player and other similar media players. WMV files should now open and play with ease.

Begin by downloading the latest version of Windows Media Player (see link in Below). http://www.filewin.net/Windows-Media-Player/download/?p=AU-DNM Windows Media Player is the default player for Windows Media Video files. If you have just purchased a new computer, the computer probably already has the latest version of the program. Right click on the WMV file you want to play. Select "Open With." Several different programs will appear in a small box. Choose "Windows Media Player." Windows Media Player will then open on your computer. Wait for the WMV file to load. When it does, a message may appear in Windows Media Player informing you that the WMV file is missing an extension. Click "Yes" and Windows Media Player will still attempt to load the file. The WMV file should then begin playing in Windows Media Player. Hope this helps.

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Play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360


How to play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360 – including Blu-ray, DVD movies, and videos in various file formats

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This tutorial intends to list out all the video formats supported by the Xbox 360, and explains all the available ways to play videos on Xbox 360 in HD quality or stream videos to Xbox 360. The videos include Blu-ray movies, standard DVD movies, and various other videos, such as ISO image file, Camera footages, MKV, MTS, VOB, M2TS, TS, TP, FLV files, etc.

Let's Get Started.

Part 1: The details of Xbox 360 supported file formats

1. AVI:

File Extensions: .avi, .divx

Containers: AVI

Video Profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

2. H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

3. MPEG-4:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

4. WMV:

File Extensions: .wmv

Container: asf

Video Profiles: WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main, and advanced up to Level 3

Video Bitrate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

Notes: You can not mix and match the video and audio codec outside of the above defined lists randomly.

Part 2: Different ways to play videos on Xbox 360

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With regard to playback videos from a USB storage device, please note that the Xbox 360 will support as big of a storage device as you can format using FAT32, and the maximum size of any single file on FAT32 is 4GB. Besides that, the maximum file size for an AVI, MPEG-4 Part 2, and H.264 file that can be played is 4 GB as well. To play a file greater than 4GB on Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 and the Zune software to stream videos from your PC to Xbox 360 console, and notice that the file format must be WMV only. Why is it so special with a WMV file? That maybe WMV is a codec developed by Microsoft.

Well, that is to say, to some extent, we can consider WMV as the optimal format to play or stream to Xbox 360. When you are gonna watch a Blu-ray/DVD movie, or an MKV video, or some files else that are out of the range of Xbox 360 workable formats, what is your solution? We usually make use of Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to do format conversion. Why do we choose it? Mainly because of its splendid output quality and its feature of an all-in-one application: a Blu-ray ripper, a DVD ripper, and a versatile video converter.

Part 3: How to convert Blu-ray/DVD and videos to WMV for play/stream on/to Xbox 360

We have mentioned in the above contents that the program we will use is Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. Go to find a step-by-step instruction from the following part.

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STEP 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD or other video files into this program

Click "Add Video" to import video files, and click "Load DVD" to import Blu-ray or DVD files.

STEP 2: Select subtitle and audio track

Click on the pull down menu after "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track as your choice. Your selection can be reviewed in the preview window to the right hand of the main interface.

STEP 3: Select WMV as output format for Xbox 360

Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "WMV3 (WMV9) (*.wmv)" as output format.

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STEP 4: Do optimal settings for the output WMV files

Click on "Settings" button, and afterwards you can adjust audio and video parameters including video/audio codec, resolution, video/audio bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel on the popup window. To make it excellent for playback on Xbox 360, you can follow the optimal settings as below:

Video codec: wmv3 (the default one)
Resolution: 1920*1080
Bitrate: 150 kbps
Frame rate: 30 fps

Audio codec: wmav3 (the default one)
Sample rate: 48 khz
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Channels: 5.1 Channels

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Do remember clicking "OK" button to confirm your settings.

STEP 5: Click "Convert" button to start BD/DVD ripping or video conversion

Once finished, click "Open" button at the bottom to get the output WMV files for Xbox 360, which now is prepared for playback or streaming.

Part 4: How to stream videos to Xbox 360

Well, as we have mentioned in Part 2, there are at least four ways to stream videos to Xbox 360, from Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, Windows Media Player 11, and Zune Software. Actually, lots of online articles have detailed the setups and operating steps, just check the following links to find the one which is most suitable for you:

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Center

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Home Server

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player 11

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Zune Software

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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
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    File name extensions: .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm
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    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');
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    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wma, .wm
  • Audio Visual Interleave
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    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.
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    File name extensions: .mid, midi, .rmi
  • Apple Macintosh AIFF Resource
    File name extensions: .aif, .aifc, .aiff
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    File name extensions: .au, .snd
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    File name extensions: .ivf

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    File name extensions: .wmz, .wms
  • QuickTime Content
    File name extensions: .avi, .mov, .qt

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  • UNIX
    File name extensions: .au, .snd
  • Macromedia Flash
    File name extension: .swf

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Windows Media Player can't play the file.


Check that the file being played has one of these file extensions. If not, then the file isn't played by windows media player.
Extensions: asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wma, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvx, .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm, .mpg, .mpeg,
.m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .au, .snd, .ivf, .mov.

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I can't open a wmv file attached to an email by double clicking on the attachment. It says that it does not have a program associated with it. When I copy the file and then double click it it runs a Spybot...


right click ..than properties ..,than change the file associations..and choose the windows media player as default player for this kinda files...it behaves like this cause it do not remembers the file associations...

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I cant watch videos on my computer no more why?


do you have video software installed ? Real Player, Jet Audio, Windows Media Player .......etc

make sure you have them and if you're trying to play a move, look at the extension ( Name.WMV) .WMV is for windows media video, which works on windows media player. you have to have the right program to play the video you want depending on the extension.

I have Jet Audio, its a very good program that can play many types of movies. you just go to preferences ---> file type associations ---> then check all and it will play almost any video or audio file you have. without needing to download all other software. One For All

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Doenlaoding dvd to windows media player then on to Archos


Have you tried to add those files to WMP? In the directory theres an option 'add to library', then you have to select the folder where the movie is in. also Archos cant read DVD extensions, I always convert them to AVI MPEG4, but WMV has to do it well too. I never use that option, because I prefer manually copy past instead of sync. WMP has to convert automatically to WMV when synchronising.
Hope this will work! ;)

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Windows media player can't play .wmv files


  • Firstly a UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterrupted Power Supply - meaning emergency backup power in the event of a mains power failure. This is not a type of PC.
  • Secondly - Windows media player does not support every type of movie format, as Microsoft Update it from time to time, some formats will still not be supported, these are known as codecs.
  • Thirdly, codecs to support your particular format can usually be downloaded and added to Windows Media Player, however i can not think of any reason .wmv files are not supported by Windows Media Player.

You could try re-downloading the latest version of Windows Media Player from one of the links provided below.
WMP 11 will support the latest codecs, but if for some reason you find yourself needing the older version, use WMP 10.

You will most likely have to remove your current version of WMP, and you can do this by using Windows Add/Remove programs.
  1. Click on the Start menu button ( bottom left corner of your screen. )
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Click on Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on Windows Media Player in the list.
  5. Click Remove ( right hand side of the listing )

Microsoft WMP 11 is available by clicking on this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx

Microsoft WMP 10 is available by clicking on this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx

WMV 11 is available by clicking on this link:
http://filehippo.com/download_windows_media_player/

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Movie Formats To Work With Xbox 360


As you may have heard, with the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update they are adding support for WMV video playback from new sources. Videos can be streamed from a PC running Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, or the new Zune client player, and can also be played from Optical Disc and most USB mass storage devices. For all these sources, only the WMV video file format and codecs are supported. How do I know if a video file will work on the Xbox 360? Currently only the Windows Media Video (WMV) file format and codecs are supported. If you have a file with a ?.wmv? extension, then the odds are pretty good that it will work. Technical details on the types of files we support can be found at the end of this post, but the easiest way to find out if a file will work or not is to just try it. Hopefully after you click play the video will show up on your display, but if the content is not supported you will simply get an ?Unplayable Content? message blade from the side of the screen and then be returned to the Video blade. How do I create videos that will play on my Xbox 360? Windows Movie Maker, a standard feature of Windows XPSP2, will output WMV video files compatible with the Xbox 360 console. Either use the default settings when you finish a movie and click ?Save to my computer,? or just make sure that the output video format you select shows the file type as ?Windows Media Video (WMV).? Videos will usually look best when they are closest to the original resolution that they were created with. Try to create video files at least 360 pixels high in vertical resolution in order to minimize content upscaling on the console. If you decide you want finer control of the output video file format, download a version of Windows Media Encoder (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/) and then start encoding away. Optimal size and bitrate settings will vary depending on the source material you are encoding. As a general guideline though, 1.5 Mbps is a typical bitrate that should be suitable for most standard definition content, and 8 Mbps is a common bitrate for high definition content. Can I get more technical details about the kinds of files you support? WMV video files with the extension ?.wmv? are stored in a generic file container format known as ASF. ASF files can contain many different types of codecs within them. Xbox 360 supports most common WMV video codecs, as seen in the following chart: Supported Video Codecs: Name FourCC Windows Media Video 7 WMV1 Windows Media Video 8 WMV2 Windows Media Video 9 WMV3 Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile WVC1 There are some files with ?.wmv? extension that may play on a PC, but are unsupported on the Xbox 360 console. Windows Media Screen, Windows Media 9 Image (Photostory), and some older Microsoft codecs are unsupported, as seen in the following chart: Unsupported Codecs: Name FourCC Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3 MP43 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 MP42 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 MP41 Windows Media Screen V9 MSS2 Windows Media Screen V7 MSS1 Windows Media Video 9 Image WMVP Windows Media Video 9 Image v2 WVP2 ISO MPEG-4 Video V1 MP4S Anamorphic content with nonsquare pixels is currently unsupported on Xbox 360 console, and will be displayed as if the pixels were square. If you want to play such content on your console, it is recommended that you re-encode the content in a square pixel format.

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