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Sound Drivers Error - Media Player Encountered A Problem While Playing The File


Whenever i try to play a digital copy of a movie on wmp i get the error message "windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file". When i click on the one link it tells me to update my sound drivers. They are already up-to-date. The videos won't even show up in my library or zune software. Any idea what the problem is?

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Posted On: 2010-04-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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