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@ pustoi114, Thank you for your reply. At this point I have no clue what it could be. I've had a bunch of solutions and nothing seems to work. Very frustrating. As for playing on another computer, I only have one so I don't know if they would or not. I'm just about ready to give up on the whole problem, but thank you for your help I do appreciate it.

322 days ago
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@ voineaadi

FYI, I clicked the link again and the same thing pops up. It's basically about drivers, that what it downloads for me. No codecs. I can only do what the page tells me to. It downloads driver updates then wants to charge me for them.

325 days ago
replied the topic Problems with my WMP 12 player created by snickers

Thanks for your help anyway.

325 days ago
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Here's the link you sent to me...https:// www.digitalcitizen.life/play-any-video-format-windows-media-player-12. And when I click on it I get this, which is only part of a full page which is to long to send you. Thanks for your help anyway.



Any Video Format in Windows Media Player 12




Misc by Jack Busch published on 08/24/2010







In terms of file compatibility, Windows Media Player 12 is by far the most ecumenical to date. Where Microsoft once tacitly shunned third-party file types - such as Apple’s Quicktime (.MOV) and DivX - it now supports an impressive number of file types out of the box. Still, avid media enthusiasts will occasionally come across a video file type that Windows Media Player 12 can’t handle natively. Luckily, all you’ll need to for the small fraction of video formats that Microsoft chose not to support from the get go, is a handy codec pack. This tutorial will show you how to install the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, which enables support for virtually every video file type under the sun.
















Supported File Types

For your reference, here is a quick list of the video file types that Windows Media Player 12 supports out of the box. If you are having trouble playing one of these file types, you may want to ensure that the file was encoded or downloaded correctly.
•Windows Media files- .wm,.wmv, and.asf;
•AVCHD files (including Dolby Digital audio) -.m2ts and.m2t;
•Apple QuickTime files -.mov and.qt;
•AVI files -.avi;
•Windows Recorded TV Show files -.wtv and.dvr-ms;
•MPEG-4 movie files -.mp4,.mov, and.m4v;
•MPEG-2 movie files -.mpeg,.mpg,.mpe,.m1v,.mp2,.mpv2,.mod, and.vob;
•MPEG-1 movie files-.m1v;
•Motion JPEG files-.avi and.mov.

Unsupported File Types

If you come across a video file type that isn’t supported by Windows Media Player 12, you’ll receive two notifications. First, Windows Media Player 12 will let you know that it doesn’t recognize the file extension and will ask you if you’d like to try to play it anyway.



Windows Media Player 12

If you click Yes, Windows Media Player 12 will try to play it anyway. If it is a case where a supported file type was simply renamed incorrectly, it might play. But chances are you’ll get a message stating that "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". In either case, the solution is to install the right codec. Click Close to dismiss the window and move on to the next step.



Windows Media Player 12

Installing K-Lite Codec Pack

Now, you could hunt down the appropriate codec each time this happened and install them one at a time as you go. But that’s completely unnecessary and, frankly, a waste of time. Your best bet is to download an all-in-one codec pack and take care of all the video and audio codecs you might need in the future in one fell swoop.

We prefer the K-Lite Codec Pack. It comes in a variety of editions from Basic to Mega, all of which are free. Originally developed for Kazaa Lite users, the K-Lite Codec Pack lets you play practically every video format you might encounter on the Internet in Windows Media Player 12.

You can grab the latest version of K-Lite Codec Pack at codecguide.com. Get the Mega version.

Once it downloads, close your web browsers and Windows Media Player 12 and run the install file. You’ll be brought to the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack setup wizard. Click Next to begin.

325 days ago
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@voineaadi Thank you for taking the time to offer another solution but unfortunately for me this link you posted wants money to use their software and at this time I'm a bit short, which is the reason I'm trying to repair this myself or I would take it to a repair shop and be done with it. It seems I've tried every solution and nothing works. I've had so many answers from people who were nice enough to take the time to reply to me but for some reason I can't seem to find the right one, but I do appreciate your help.

325 days ago
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@ chakramed,

Sorry it took so long getting back to you. I had some personal issues to take care of but I wanted to thank you for your latest answer. Unfortunately that didn't work for me either as my backup hasn't worked for a long time. I am completely stumped as to what else can be done here. It seems nothing I do works. I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and patience with me. I really appreciate it much.

328 days ago
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@chakramed

I can't believe my luck. The video you sent me will not play. When I try to open it I get this message, An error occurred. Please try back later. (Playback ID: ydH6SuLvucVyu9r) This is incredible , I think I'm jinxed. I really appreciate you coming back again with more advice. Thank you so much.

334 days ago
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@chakramed , Thank you so much for all the help you provided but I had in stalled that early on and I just now uninstalled it and reinstalled it and again nothing. I keep getting this message " Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or a required codec might not be installed on your computer" Is there anything I am not doing that I should be doing beside downloading it ? As I said ,I'm not very tech savvy but I really don't see anything else I could do with the program. Thanks again for all your help.

335 days ago
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@chakramed

Thank you again but that didn't work either. I can't imagine what could be going on with it as I have tried so many different things, but any other suggestions are welcome.

337 days ago
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@ha14

Thank you once again but would you believe none of these worked. I have no clue what else could be done. Any other ideas are more than welcome.

337 days ago
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@pustoi11
Thank you for your answer. I downloaded the link you sent but it did nothing. I keep getting the same message. I've tried just about everything and nothing seems to work, it's pretty frustrating. If you think of anything else I would appreciate hearing it.

337 days ago
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@ha14

Thank you once again for taking the time to reply back with another solution, but unfortunately that didn't work either. I did everything you said and I keep getting this message. "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." I've been at this now for a few months and I am very frustrated. Nothing seems to work but thank you for your help.

340 days ago
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@chakramed
@chakramed

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. I downloaded the link you sent and nothing happened once it was downloaded. Now I am not a very tech savvy guy at all but it seemed kind of complicated after looking over the box with all the buttons in it. I wonder if you could maybe explain it a little more extensively as to how I go about using the program. I would appreciate it very much. I have over 3000 songs in my WMP and I can't play any of them, it's very frustrating. Up until a few months ago it worked fine. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

341 days ago
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@ha14
Thank you for your answer but I have tried that several times to no avail.
It just does not work.

341 days ago
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