Windows Media Player.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello Forum,
    Can't play a music file ( wma.) Which I received in a e-mail OE.This is the error message I receive. It doe's play for 3sec.
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  2. dw426

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    Either it's not the type of file type it claims to be and is renamed (usually a pretty suspicious thing), or it's a codec that is missing. If you got it in an email, treat it like a poisonous snake, because it very well could bite you.
     
  3. Badcompany

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    Hi dw426,

    The e-mail is from a friend, if it is a code that is missing how do I replace it.
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    Thanks for the link. Could I reinstall WMP over the top, Would that replace the codes.
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  7. KookyMan

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    No. Unless you managed to delete the codec, it was probably one that was never installed in the first place.

    And its codec, not code.
     
  8. Badcompany

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    Thanks for the reply, and the spelling lesson.:D
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  9. emperordarius

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    I think it's time to make a big step and replace WMP with something else..:D
     
  10. DonMartin

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    Agree! WMP in Vista is terrible!
    Media Player Classic from CCCP for example or VLC that seems to play almost everything.
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    Have you successfully played wma files from this friend before BC? Do you know whether it was converted?

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  12. Badcompany

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    Hi GF,
    No, This is the first time.He as just sent the file back to me in MP3.it works OK with WMP.
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  13. DVD+R

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    Generally these type of files (wma) require a licence to be downloaded to your computer,and they only work on the original computer it was installed on, so sharing these files wont work for you unfortunately :(
     
  14. Saraceno

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    Download VLC player. I haven't come across a file it won't play.

    Portable version here:
    http://portableapps.com/news/2008-07-21_-_vlc_media_player_portable_0.8.6i

    For example, when your dvd drive will only play a particular region code, VLC player will allow you to play any region on that drive. :thumb:

    Not the best looking default interface, but there are plenty of skins for it to look identical to windows media player etc.
     
  15. dw426

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    I'd also like to add (provided this isn't the type of situation DVD-R is stating, where it's a question of license), that the CCCP codec pack/player will play everything including what VLC will not. http://www.cccp-project.net/
     
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