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Media Player Cannot Play File, File Type Or Codec Not Supported


This is a new computer, win med player will not play vid i imported from my camera. Even sample video will not play.

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Media Player 12 Crashes Whenever Try To Play A File

Hi, been there, tried that, still no joy. Used "method 1" and "method 2" i found here. Downloaded a load of new codecs. Updated video drivers. Turned off hardware acceleration, turned it back on again. Wmp still crashes whenever i try to play a file. I cam open wmp, and even see the library items. Just can't play them. I have win 7 home premium 32 bit.

Athlon 4000+, 2 gb ram, geforce 6800gt video card. Wmp works fine on the other pc (lesser spec and same card). I suspect something is corrupted in my version of win 7. Any suggestions gratefully received, i have downloaded vlc, but i just want to get this long-standing problem sorted. Iirc, wmp 12 has never run correctly on this machine.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Media Player Has An Error And Can't Open That File

"windows media player has an error and can't open that file"-this happens even when opening an unrelated file or program. When trying to run simple programs or open a random file, wmp will open and pop up the error that it has an error and can't open the file. Troubleshooter says no fix, and there is no error #. It blocks me from opening things. I have windows 7 home premium and using the appropriate wmp. How do i get it to stop without having to uninstall it?

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Encountered A Problem While Downloading The File

Every time i try to get onto firefox, or any other program on my computer windows media player pops up and says 'windows media player encountered a problem while downloading the file. ' then i am given the option of close or web help. Also the icons that are pinned to my task bar have no pictures. Only on my account does it do this and i can't access anything.

Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Error - Cannot Load Skin File

1. When i click the icon switch to now playing, this error appears: cannot load skin file. Valid skin files begin with the xml tag, followed by characters (chinese? Japanese? Korean?

<'"&Ndash;—''"z"–, - alot of these.

2. Doesn't play dvd movie or video files.

3. Tried turning off and on windows features of wmp 12, but it did not work.

4. Help! I'm running win 7- 64 bit


Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Save Video File Through Media Player Classic Menu

As i used windows xp & vista before i used the windows media player on both system so many time and familiar to all the features. One os the feature is lets say i am watch a video from my flash drive through wmp and now i save it to my pc. I just click on file and save as. But on windows 7 the media player doesn't give me that option. After i play video on wmp it doesn't show the classic menu at all even though its not on full screen. So please help me.

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can Changes To Information In Media Player Library Synced To Source File ?

Can changes to media information in media player library synced to the music source file? I am using windows 7 with the latest version 12 w media player. As i have updated my music library on wmp, i would like this update (changes to title songs, genre etc) to be updated or synced to the music library source file. I have tried selecting and dropping from wmp to music but this does not work.

Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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?

Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

What Type Of File Formats Can Be Used With Win 7 ?

What type of file formats can you use with windows 7? Can windows 7 read macintosh file formats? (File extensions, .exe or garageband files (apple program))? Garageband files, .exe, .rar, etc.

Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Scan File Type Pdf

I installed a scanner. In the "new scan" window under "file type" i have 4 choices:bmp, jpg, png, tif. Question:is there any way that i can also have the choice of pdf?

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Filter A Library By File Type?

I create some various types of content like newsletters, videos, website work, and i store all the files from each project together, sorted into folders by client and then project name. So you can see that while my pictures library may be a great way to organze my personal photos, i don't put any image files associated with a project into my pictures folder, right?

Well i don't really have personal pictures on this machine, soit would still be nice to just see all my picture files from all projects. I figured i might add my 'projects' folder to be one of the folders that gets aggregated into the pictures library. But when i do, everything from my projects shows up in the pictures library. How can i set the pictures 'virtual folder' to only show files of an image type, like only png, svg, gif, jpg, and stuff like that?

I seem to remember that libraries are based on "longhorn's" search folders, so how do i make it happen?


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Search Java File Type Contents

I am having problems searching my . Java files. I go to the folder the file itis in, type a keyword in the search box, like "system", and it shows there are no files that match my search. When i change the extension to .txt, it finds my files. I have checked the advanced options in index options and the java extension is listed there as checked to be indexed for searching contents and file attributes. I have also checked that my individual file properties are set to allow for indexing of file properties and contents. Is this just a bug or am i missing something?If anyone could help me with this let me know.

Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Run .exe File Type Problem

Would like to delete dos mode, i operate a "windows 7 home premium" laptop. A few days ago i was attempting to download an updated version of'adobe flash player' which never seemed to complete. It seemed directly after being at the adobe site that any time i try to open an exe file (executable), the file is sent to wordpad in 'dos mode'. I have never came across this situation before. My son-in-law came by last night and tried to run some kind of program off a usb stick, and he said, 'it would run'. After he left i was able to get on the internet, but still have the problem with exe type files.

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Issue: Can't Access File Type Associations - Explorer Stopped Working

When i go to default programs and select "associate a file type or protocol with a program", i get the message "windows explorer has stopped working" then "windows is checking for a solution", then "windows explorer is restarting" then the dialog disappears, sending me back to the desktop. Running win7 ultimate 32bit.

Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Media Player Cannot Play Dvd

Windows media player error message says: "windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. "I'm getting this after having downloaded the latest update for powerdvd. Prior to that i received the following error message: "windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. "

Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Cannot Play Playlist Because It Is Not Valid

Error when trying to play file on flash drive: windows media player cannot play the playlist because it is not valid. The music file is saved on a flash drive. Windows media player cannot play the playlist because it is not valid.

Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Media Player Cannot Play Dvd

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I try to play a dvd on my dv4 hp laptop and the windows media player says:"windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. "

Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Wont Play Dvd

I am running windows 7 home premium on a toshiba satellite notebook. The problem is with windows media player. Sometime i can put a dvd in the external dvd burner/player and it will work. When i shutdown over nighti cant get any dvd to load. I get the message "windows media player cannot play dvd video. You might need to adjust your windows display settings. Open display settings in control panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings. "

I have lowered the resolution and color setting but i always get the same message. Now i'm at a loss as to what to do. I bought this laptop to take on vacation to watch movies while on the airplane. The movies are on the hhd and do work when media player decides to work. The portable dvd player and the movies on the hhd play with nero show time but i have no sound and cant play the entire movie like i can with midea player. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Media Player 12 Does Not Play Video, Only Audio

I recently installed windows 7 and when clicking various video files (avi, mpg, wmv) in wmp 12, it plays the audio and shows an image still, but won't play the video. I've never had this problem in previous versions of windows and can't find an accurate answer online. Can anyone help?

Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Windows Media Player Error - Cannot Play Dvd

I am trying to play a dvd i insert the dvd and get this message. "Windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. "I do not want to copy this dvd i just want to watch it. What can i do?

Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - Windows Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd

Dvd problem i inserted a dvd movie into the computer to watch like ive been doing fine for the last couple of days, and it opens windows media player, but then a window comes up that says "windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. " What do i do? How can i fix this? I was watching movies fine last night. What happened?

Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd Problem

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I never got this error before it just appeared and worked just fine.

Posted On: 2010-07-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd Because There Is Problem

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Windows Media Player Error - Cannot Play This Dvd

Windows media player error when trying to play dvds: windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

Im trying to watch dvd videos on my windows 7 computer and my video application does not work as it did on vista. I also tried using windows media player but i get an error message windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I checked for updates for the video card and for my applications, but their all up to date. What else could be causing the problem?


Posted On: 2009-10-01 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Windows Media Player Cannot Play Dvd Because There Is Problem

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I don't know why i'm getting this message. It played the dvd's fine yesterday but not today. I've even tried library vs. My personal and it doesn't seem to matter. I get the same message.

Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Message When Play A Song Using Media Player

I bought a new laptop at christmas(windows 7) and transferred all of my files from my old windows xp to my new windows 7. Everything seemed normal until a few days ago. When i start my windows media player and try to play a song an error message pops up saying "windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file. " Then a small red x appears beside the song on the sidebar. It has done this to every song of mine but i don't know why. I have recently synced songs onto my phone but i have had no problems before with it. I have tried to find a solution but it never works.

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error During Video Playback - Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd

Playing moviesi was playing a movie, and all of a sudden the movie was stopped. A new screen popped up and it said that it could play the movie anymore because of some restrictions? Whats the deaal with that? It was playing fine before. This is the actual message that popped up:windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd - Analog Copy Protection

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I am getting this error code and my laptop will not play a dvd. I just updated the drive with windows 7. Anyone have a solution?

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Message - Windows Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd

Windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. I watched half this movie last night. When i re-inserted to watch the rest this error message came up, and windows help had no info on how to fix or how to update driver.

Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player 12 Cannot Play Dvd - Disc Region Problem

I have tried to play a home made dvd in wmp12 on my pc recently upgraded to windows 7. The dvd won't play giving the dialogue "wmp cannot play the dvd because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world. You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region". This is strange because the dvd is four years old and has played happily in win xp and vista on wmp prior to the upgrade to windows 7. Is there anything in wmp 12 that would cause this and how do i get round it?

Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .