Media player will not play .wmv in XP Pro


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Tool21man

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and have windows media player 11 installed on
my system. I am having trouble playing any vidoes with the .wmv file
extension. upon trying to play one of these videos I window pops up says
that windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to close, then
media player shuts down.

I've tried rolling back to media player 9 and 10; and tried reinstalling
media player 11. I've even tried using Real player to play these files but
still get the same result. I've concluded that it is most likely something
with the operating system but not sure.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this problem? Has anyone
encountered this before? Any help is appreciated. Thank you

Tool21man
 
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smlunatick

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and have windows media player 11 installedon
my system.  I am having trouble playing any vidoes with the .wmv file
extension.  upon trying to play one of these videos I window pops up says
that windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to close, then
media player shuts down.  

I've tried rolling back to media player 9 and 10; and tried reinstalling
media player 11.  I've even tried using Real player to play these filesbut
still get the same result.  I've concluded that it is most likely something
with the operating system but not sure.  

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this problem?  Has anyone
encountered this before?  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you

Tool21man

It might be cause by missing or damaged media codecs. You can
normally fix this by installing a codec download pack like "k-lite."
 
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Tool21man

I downloaded the k-lite codec pack, rebooted my computer and tried playing a
..wmv file again. I got the same result, it shuts down immediately. Is there
anything else I might be able to try?

tool21man
 
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Tom Willett

There are many MS Windows Media Players newsgroups. Try asking there.

:I downloaded the k-lite codec pack, rebooted my computer and tried playing
a
: .wmv file again. I got the same result, it shuts down immediately. Is
there
: anything else I might be able to try?
:
: tool21man
:
: "smlunatick" wrote:
:
: > On Apr 28, 7:51 pm, Tool21man <[email protected]>
: > wrote:
: > > I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and have windows media player 11
installed on
: > > my system. I am having trouble playing any vidoes with the .wmv file
: > > extension. upon trying to play one of these videos I window pops up
says
: > > that windows media player has encountered a problem and needs to
close, then
: > > media player shuts down.
: > >
: > > I've tried rolling back to media player 9 and 10; and tried
reinstalling
: > > media player 11. I've even tried using Real player to play these
files but
: > > still get the same result. I've concluded that it is most likely
something
: > > with the operating system but not sure.
: > >
: > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this problem? Has
anyone
: > > encountered this before? Any help is appreciated. Thank you
: > >
: > > Tool21man
: >
: > It might be cause by missing or damaged media codecs. You can
: > normally fix this by installing a codec download pack like "k-lite."
: > .
: >
 

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