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Problem playing windows media player

I am having problem with media player,whenever i play some video files i dont get any visuals but only audio .the screen turns blank with audio only

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Type mplayer2 on run box.play your media files.if its displaying well then there is problem with media player.Repair xp or update with a new version.

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Annoying crackling whilst playing audio.


Try VLC media player. Or a different one than what you have now

Nov 26, 2013 | Toshiba satellite c660

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When i try to play a video on gom player it say that i dont have necessary codec to play video


Hi,
You can download/ install Media Player Classic
Download the latest version of Media Player Classic (K-Lite Codec) FOR FREE
It is a small but a very fine Media Player which also installs all the required CODEC and you can play all audio - video files.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
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Jun 06, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Codecs, to be in Layman's; are the the files necessary to play Audio/Video files.
There are 2 ways to play that file you are having trouble in;
  • Either download and install a Codec Pack, like this. And play your file in Windows Media Player.
  • Download and Install VLC media Player, its a powerful player with all the codecs with it. (I'll recommend this, as I love VLC's power and ease)


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Feb 17, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

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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

Dec 10, 2010 | Gateway M350CS PC Notebook

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I am having trouble accessing videos/pics. on my laptop


Since your question is not so clear, I have to assume myself that pictures and videos saved on your phone can't play on your computer after they are transferred to your computer. The message simply means that the codec installed on your system does not support the media type that you are playing. If you don't have any other player installed on your system you have to try with this one Vlc media Player (click here to download). Download it, and install, now open the downloaded files (video or pic or audio) using this player. Hopefully that should work. Alternatively you can use this player instead of Windows Media Player, but on the other hand, you can still play those files using Windows Media Player. The only thing you need is to install a codec, like Klite megacodec packs, Acemega codec packs, etc.. Click here to download Klite mega codec packs Download, Install and restart your computer, now you'll be able to play any type of media file using your windows media player and other players.

If you have problem, let me know.

Good luck.

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Aug 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Whenever i play 3gp file by media prayer classic it display en eroer


Windows media player will not play a 3gp file because it does not have the proper codec to play that file, and microsoft has not made a codec for their media player to play any 3gp files.

Realplayer SP will play your 3gp files and it is a free program. If you would like to try it out you can download it from Cnet here,

http://download.cnet.com/RealPlayer-SP/3000-13632_4-10073040.html

Jul 05, 2010 | PC Laptops

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My acer laptop was formated, since I got it back I cant play any dvd nor cd... I do have media player but message appear stating that the following files cant be played..


Yes, you have missed the codec files.

Download "Windows essentials Codec pack", below is the link

http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/7dd4bba62e0c22582981d1a9546796dc/4b45cc15/100071211/software/MULTIMEDIA/VIDEO/DIVX/WECPSetup.exe

Install this, you will be able to play almost all files in your windows media player.

I recommend you use VLC player, it can play any file formats both Audio or Video without any Codec and moreover it's completely open source. Below is the VLC player download link

http://www.videolan.org/mirror-geo.php?file=vlc/1.0.3/win32/vlc-1.0.3-win32.exe

That's it

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Jan 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

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Windows media has sound no visual when playing


Your media player might be having problems getting the video feed from the USB. try copying the file to your local disk and play the movie from there.

Nov 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Avi file


divx is all you will need

search divx in google is a free download

hope this helps dont forget to rate :)

Apr 23, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1400 Intel Core 2 Duo T5270...

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DVD won't Play


If i understood you right you need a DVD player program. If so i would recommend you to try VLC Media Player.. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols..

Download link: http://www.videolan.org/mirror-geo.php?file=vlc/0.9.8a/win32/vlc-0.9.8a-win32.exe

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