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    Windows Media Player problems!

    I seem to be missing some codecís or something!

    I can play music CD's and my sound system otherwise works fine, but Media Player produces choppy video and there is no sound.

    I have reloaded the player from the installation disc but the problem persists.

    Any ideas?
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    Try downloading any updates for your video driver

    Then updates for Windows media player.

    Let me know if that helps

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    Try to download several codec packs and hope that the fitting codec for your video will be included...
    The media player is just an instrument, important are the installed codes.

    As an alternate, try to take VideoLan (http://www.videolan.org) for play your videos...

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    Try some thing other than WMP. That is the best solution. I for example use Real and Power DVD. I find it ok. You can download it from the net. You know where to get codes to activate Power DVD. don't You?
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    what version of windows media player do you have?

    also what type of video are you trying to play? ie what file extension?

    some type of videos require certain types of codecs, ie divx, svcd and alot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianPBG
    what version of windows media player do you have?

    also what type of video are you trying to play? ie what file extension?

    some type of videos require certain types of codecs, ie divx, svcd and alot more.
    It's version 10 and all file types have been designated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianPBG
    what version of windows media player do you have?

    also what type of video are you trying to play? ie what file extension?

    some type of videos require certain types of codecs, ie divx, svcd and alot more.
    It's version 10 and all file types have been designated!
    There are 17 audio codecs listed but I would'nt know if something is missing or not!

    Is there a utility that will tell me?
    Last edited by Kingwillhe; 12-06-2005 at 23:49.

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    Humm, just a thought, could you be tring to play an MPEG 4 ?
    Never made a big splash in USA (DVD, covered it) but here in Russia it was the thing.
    Just need a Russian Movie, with MPEG 4, and they usually have the codec for playing it.
    A lot of newer "codec(s)" are comming out (for people with HS internet).
    As other's have said does the movie show the extention?
    There is more like real player codec, at lest to my knowledge will not play on WMP, etc..

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    I tested V10 a while back (when it was only for the US) but it had several antipiracy things in it which stoped much of my music from working... I presume there is a work around by now?


    Anyway get your video codecs here

    http://www.divx-digest.com/software/index2.html#codecs

    Many people seem to swear by the Tsunami (and some Nimo) codec pack, however I have been using the 'XP Codec pack' for sometime now and found it covers most things.

    http://www.xpcodecpack.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace0107
    As an alternate, try to take VideoLan (http://www.videolan.org) for play your videos...
    you won't have to care anymore about codedcs...etc.
    this player is just probably the best player ever and... it's free.

    review
    http://fileforum.betanews.com/review/1034861925/1/view

    download
    http://www.videolan.org

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    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


    Exactly what everyone has been saying. Download VLC Player and whenever Windows cr@ps out, just use VLC.

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    Codec pack did nothing and I havn't had a chance to replace the XP default driver for my sound card yet, but even if that works I will probably try another player for fun. It's not like replacing my browser after all!

    Thanks for all the feedback folks, much appreciated.

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    go here:

    http://ftp.at.linuxfromscratch.org/p...lmcodec103.exe

    after installing, you should be able to play any audio/video file out there
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    BTW you are not using some old PC to try and watch DIVX are you? If so it will always be choppy and blocky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pobman
    BTW you are not using some old PC to try and watch DIVX are you? If so it will always be choppy and blocky...
    nope

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