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September 30, 2004 1:09:04 AM

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For some reason my windows media player errors everytime i try to watch a
..wma or .wmv video. Every other type of video files works (.avi, mpg, etc.)
I have other media players (such as BS player) and .wmv vidoes work fine on
it. The problem is everytime i open a website with a .wmv playing the
website errors because WMP wont play them. It is really frustrating. This
started on WMP9 and still doesnt work when i upgraded to 10. Does anyone know
how to fix this or what is wrong?
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 2:08:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Will wmp play wmv files that are stored on your hard
drive?

Has wmp ever been able to play wmv files?

WC

>-----Original Message-----
>For some reason my windows media player errors everytime
i try to watch a
>..wma or .wmv video. Every other type of video files
works (.avi, mpg, etc.)
>I have other media players (such as BS player) and .wmv
vidoes work fine on
>it. The problem is everytime i open a website with
a .wmv playing the
>website errors because WMP wont play them. It is really
frustrating. This
>started on WMP9 and still doesnt work when i upgraded to
10. Does anyone know
>how to fix this or what is wrong?
>.
>
September 30, 2004 9:07:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Yes WMP use to play them, but all of a sudden stopped one day and i dont know
why. No it will not play the ones stored on my hard drive.

"wiley c" wrote:

> Will wmp play wmv files that are stored on your hard
> drive?
>
> Has wmp ever been able to play wmv files?
>
> WC
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >For some reason my windows media player errors everytime
> i try to watch a
> >..wma or .wmv video. Every other type of video files
> works (.avi, mpg, etc.)
> >I have other media players (such as BS player) and .wmv
> vidoes work fine on
> >it. The problem is everytime i open a website with
> a .wmv playing the
> >website errors because WMP wont play them. It is really
> frustrating. This
> >started on WMP9 and still doesnt work when i upgraded to
> 10. Does anyone know
> >how to fix this or what is wrong?
> >.
> >
>
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September 30, 2004 3:24:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Download and install Windows Media Encoder.

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Rehan
www.rehanfx.org - get more effects and transitions for movie maker





"Stephen" <Stephen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EBDA6501-A6A6-46D5-9048-9A2CE50BAF88@microsoft.com...
> For some reason my windows media player errors everytime i try to watch a
> .wma or .wmv video. Every other type of video files works (.avi, mpg,
> etc.)
> I have other media players (such as BS player) and .wmv vidoes work fine
> on
> it. The problem is everytime i open a website with a .wmv playing the
> website errors because WMP wont play them. It is really frustrating. This
> started on WMP9 and still doesnt work when i upgraded to 10. Does anyone
> know
> how to fix this or what is wrong?
October 2, 2004 2:28:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

A good way to fix media player problems is to install another related
utility: Windows Media Encoder.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/e...

Please report back success or failure so that other can learn from your
experience.


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Rehan
www.rehanfx.org - get transitions and effects for Windows MovieMaker



"stephen" <stephen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 1733E3E-B686-4AA4-B98C-7B4CFC26B2F3@microsoft.com...
> Yes WMP use to play them, but all of a sudden stopped one day and i dont
> know
> why. No it will not play the ones stored on my hard drive.
>
> "wiley c" wrote:
>
>> Will wmp play wmv files that are stored on your hard
>> drive?
>>
>> Has wmp ever been able to play wmv files?
>>
>> WC
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >For some reason my windows media player errors everytime
>> i try to watch a
>> >..wma or .wmv video. Every other type of video files
>> works (.avi, mpg, etc.)
>> >I have other media players (such as BS player) and .wmv
>> vidoes work fine on
>> >it. The problem is everytime i open a website with
>> a .wmv playing the
>> >website errors because WMP wont play them. It is really
>> frustrating. This
>> >started on WMP9 and still doesnt work when i upgraded to
>> 10. Does anyone know
>> >how to fix this or what is wrong?
>> >.
>> >
>>
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