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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.

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You probably selected a file that can't be played or has become corrupted. If you are not certain what the file is search the extension code online, that will tell you what can be used with the file.

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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.or wmp.
Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued..
although it does not support such codec..
it can play wmv.exe or avi but not flv or such other it does not support these codecs.
Codecs in Windows Media Player 10 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Collapse this tableExpand this table Codec Company Description Windows Media Audio Microsoft This codec is used to encode complex audio files, such as music files. The most recent versions of this codec are the Windows Media Audio 9 codec and the Windows Media Audio 9.1 codec. Windows Media Audio Professional Microsoft This codec is used to encode complex audio files, such as music files. This codec supports multichannel encoding and 24-bit encoding. Two versions of this codec are the Windows Media Audio 9 Professional codec and the Windows Media Audio 9.1 Professional codec. Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless Microsoft This codec is used for lossless encoding of audio files. Two versions of this codec are the Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless codec, and the Windows Media Audio 9.1 Lossless codec. Windows Media Audio 9 Voice Microsoft This codec is optimized for encoding the human voice at a high compression ratio. This codec is the preferred codec for encoding data streams that primarily consist of spoken words. For content that is a mixture of music and speech, this codec yields a very high quality audio file. Windows Media Video 9 Microsoft This codec is used to encode complex video files, such as movie files. The Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile Video codec is a version of this codec. The Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile Video codec is incorporated into advanced encoding features such as interlaced encoding. Windows Media Video 9 Screen Microsoft This codec is optimized for encoding sequential screen shots. For example, this codec is frequently used to record screen shots of monitor images of software applications. The monitor images are later used for software training. Windows Media Video 9 Image Microsoft This codec is used to convert bitmap images with the deformation information into a compressed video. Two versions of this codec are the Windows Media Video 9 Image codec, and the Windows Media Video 9 Image v2 codec.VIDEO CODECS
Video codecs in Windows XP SP2 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Collapse this tableExpand this table Codec Company Cinepak Radius (Supermac/Compression Technologies Inc.) DV Microsoft Indeo Video 3.2 Intel Indeo Video 4.5 Intel Indeo Video 5.10 Intel Indeo iYUV R2 Intel RAW YVU9 Video Driver Intel MJPEG Microsoft MPEG-1 Video Decoder Microsoft Microsoft ISO MPEG-4 V1 Decoder Microsoft Microsoft ISO MPEG-4 V1.1 Decoder Microsoft Microsoft CRAM Microsoft Microsoft MPEG-4 (V1) Microsoft Microsoft MPEG-4 (V2) Microsoft Microsoft MPEG-4 (V3) Microsoft Microsoft RLE Microsoft Windows Media Screen (V7) Microsoft Windows Media Screen (V9) Microsoft Windows Media Video Standard (V7) Microsoft Windows Media Video Standard (V8) Microsoft Windows Media Video Standard (V9) Microsoft Windows Media Video V9 Image Microsoft...

SO IT IS NOT VALID TO ALL CODECS..

















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Download K-lite codec pack from the internet and install it on your system. After installing you can play your audio or video file of any format.

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My download movie cannot ply codec error


you have to install add-on codec for playing movies with different types of file extension name

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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 Computers & Internet

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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.

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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.


Have you tried the file with another player like vlc or power dvd etc? If not try it.
If the problem is codec issue, installing codec pack will definitely fix it. You can install codecs pack like acemega codec pack, klite mega codec pack.
If you need them, download it from here..
Klitemegacodec pack (Open the page and select anyone from the list to download) install the program and restart your program, and again play the file which wasn't playable on the Media Player.
Good luck.
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Playing a dvd with an hpr extension


Why don't you try to play the cd with a different type of media player....?Why don't you try media player classic or Windows sound recorder.... When I get this type of prob. I use VLC media player...

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