Player Windows media... no decoder.
When I try to play a DVD, I get a message... "Windows media player cannot play the dvd because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer"... Help please. I have Windows xp Home SP3
You need to install a dvd decoder. This would be included in the dvd playing software such as powerdvd, windvd etc. If you can find an original disc you will be ok, otherwise you will need to buy it again. You can find a free dvd decoder by searching on the web, but be very careful, because the codec is registered if 99.9% of the time, you will have to pay for it.
I can play a dvd on my pc via the media player windows media if my operating system is vista? I'm doing a DVD and every time I have ATS to open it on a PC with Vista, it says "Windows Media Player may not play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer". However when I insert the dvd in a PC with Windows 7 or MAC it works fine. Is it possible for him to play or I need to download VLC? If this is the case is VLC player option only available media?
Free decoder, read carefully, click on the appropriate links.
Free codecs, read carefully, click on the appropriate links.
When I download a wmv on an internet site and then play through the Player Windows Media, I get the audio but the video is just a green screen Uni. I was told that the media player can miss a card.
1. what operating system is installed on the computer?
2. are you able to play videos other than video .wmv successfully?
3. don't you make changes to the computer before the show?
I suggest you to check if the hardware acceleration of the display device setting is too high.
a. Click Start, click Run, type desk.cpl and then click OK.
b. click on the settings tab and then click Advanced.
c. click the Troubleshooting tab, and then move the hardware acceleration to none.
d. click on apply and then click OK twice.
e. If the problem is resolved after you move the slider hardware acceleration to none, contact the manufacturer of the graphics adapter driver to determine if there is an update that resolves this specific problem.
The required codec is missing or damaged. If the problem occurs when you use a .wmv file, download or reinstall the latest version of Windows Media Player. If you use an earlier version of Windows Media Player, upgrade to the current version of Windows Media Player for your operating system.
If the problem occurs when you use a different format of video file, for example a .mpeg file or an .avi file, download or reinstall the appropriate third-party codec.
Codecs: Frequently asked questions
Note: With the help of third-party software or a link, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third party software or link can be resolved. Using third-party software or a link is at your own risk.
my player windows media "does not. It freezes when I'm clicking on the library. I can play songs when I double-click on them in my documents.
1 how long have you been faced with this problem?
2 have you made changes on the computer before this problem?
Run the following article fixit tool and check.
Solve the problems of Windows Media Player video and other media or library
Look for error messages in the event viewer. If you find error messages after return the exact error message so that we can help you better.
Understanding of event viewer
Procedure to view and manage event logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
I get the message Windows Media Player: "windows media Player cannot find the file. The link between the library item and its digital media file associated with may be broken. To solve the problem, try to fix the link or delete the library item. "When I try to record several songs. I can play the songs so I don't know what link is broken. The problem started after I tried to play a CD using Nero Essentials. I have since uninstalled Nero from my computer but I still have the error message and can not burn a CD.
Step 1: Change the media files are automatically added to the library when played.
(a) click the arrow below the Library tab, click More Options, and then click the Player tab.
(b) to prevent media files on your computer or the Internet to be added to your library when you play, delete media files add to library when played check box.
Step 2: Also rebuild the database of windows media player.
Follow the steps in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925718
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I bougth Windows 7 starter, after the installation, I am unable to read the CD/DVD with media player. These messages continue to flow whenever I have CD/DVD slot...
"Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You may need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display in Control Panel settings, then trylower your screen resolution and color quality settings"I've adjusted manually, no solution, I had use microsolt auto FIX no way." Please help.
Windows 7 Starter Edition or Basic... does not include a DVD decoder.
As you can see in the following article... MS recommends
upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate or business.
More features for you... more money for them...
Info about DVD decoders: Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
It is possible that one of the following freeware
media players would play your DVD:
(FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
Restore point before installing software or updates)
VLC Media Player
I have a HP desktop computer. There not yet 2 years old, I have Windows Media Center (WMC) and I could watch TV very good about it until I'm the cable box. I simply plugged the cable into the Tower, no problem. Now that I have the decoder, I'm confused as to what's missing to make it work! It is said that the IR hardware & IR control cables are missing. What does that mean? Also, how far I will use? Do I have to use a universal? Oh, and it shows the channels that are supposed to be here (for example: it comes through that channel 53 is supposed to be MTV, but there is no video or sound).
Set your tuner, PC TV channel 3 or 4 according to the cable box output channel. The decoder is initially connect to the wall and the video output is connected to the PC. Use the remote control for the set-top box to change channels. If the PC is to drive the sound then you will also need to connect audio cables (red and white) from the cable box to the audio inputs of the TV tuner card.
Windows media player will not work. no error messages have nothing at all. its like iff, it does not exsist
Hello1 did you changes to the computer before the show?
2. what version of Windows you use?
3. what version of Windows media player you are using?
4 when was the last time you were able to access the drive Windows media?Provide more information about the issue so that we can better help you.
None of my video clips to ring when shown on windows media player 11. speakers work for all applications. How can I turn on the sound. It is not on mute and as strong it goes upward.
System probably lack you one or more audio codecs. Codec is short of compression and decompression of that particular video file and the correct audio part may be not available.
I recommend one of the K-Lite codec packages available here to download and install. The regular package should be enough, but you can opt for the full package.
Once you have downloaded the package on your computer, you can right-click on the installation. EXE and run as administrator to avoid any problems with the installation.
I never use windows media player but I use XP Media Center Edition 2005 to record TV programs, I have watch on a different media player.
Can I remove Media PLayer without harming the Media Center?
Thank you very much James
You can't really uninstall Media Player from all current versions of Windows, it is a central element. It is best to not not muck on that. Also notes that some readers of third part depend on Media Player components working properly, ask only trouble if you muck on this.
I write on behalf of the client. Windows Media Player in Windows XP SP3 does not play the DVD. He plays sound, but no video. The client used to be able to read the DVD on this computer (XP SP3), but now it doesn't.
I suggest you follow the troubleshooting steps form the article and check if it helps.
Troubleshooting DVD playback in the Windows Media Player for Windows XP
Resolution of the problems of reading in the Windows Media Player for Windows XP
Hope this helps
The voices are stifled by the instrumental with a few mp3s when you use Windows Media Player. They play fine in iTunes and QuickTime. I want to continue to use Media Player. Thanks for your help
original title: voice stifled by instrumental mp3 with Windows media player playback
By changing the settings in the Windows media player Equalizer did not work there is a possibility that the music files are corrupt.
I suggest that you tear up the music files again and check if it helps.
When I copy a CD it takes forever. This has changed recently because it was fast. It takes between 15 and 20 minutes to rip a standard CD. It is used to do this in 2 or 3 minutes. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the latest version, but it did not help. I am ripping to MP3 format 128. I ran CCleaner and Avast. Any suggestions?
- Did you the latest changes on the computer?
- Do you have any third-party DVD burning software installed on the computer?
- What version of Windows media player installed on the computer?
It is possible that some third-party programs installed on the computer is causing the problem.
I suggest that you put the computer in a clean boot state and check if it helps.
To help resolve the error and other messages, you can start Windows XP by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This type of boot is known as a "clean boot". A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
See the link below to learn more about how to clean boot.
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" State
Reset the computer to start as usual
When you are finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
(a) click Start, type msconfig in the search box and press ENTER.
(b) If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password or click on continue.
(c) under the general tab, click the Normal startup option, and then click OK.
(d) when you are prompted to restart the computer, click on restart.
If the previous step fails, consult you are facing similar problem ripping CDs any other size of file and check if that helps.
Also uninstall any of third-party DVD burning software installed on the computer and check if it helps.
Songs of RIP (copy) of a CD on your computer
which is a byte stream because my media player won't play it say files are damaged or corrupt
(1) since when are you facing this problem?
(2) what is the complete error message you receive?
(3) when exactly you get this error message?
(4) what Version of Windows Media Player do you use?
Method 1: Users have solved a similar problem by Windows Media Player library database,
You cannot view, add, or delete items in the library of Windows Media Player 11
Method 2: You can also see the steps outlined in the article below
Error message when you try to use Windows Media Player to stream audio or video from Windows Media Services: «the specified protocol is not supported»
I can't share my media using WMP 11. When I try to do, opens a window of options asking how I want to share media files (with xbox, other users, etc.), and I select the options and click OK. Then, when I return in the sharing of multimedia files to see if the media are indeed shared, a window opens informing me "Media sharing has been disabled because a required Windows setting or component has been changed. For any additional help, click Help on the Web. When I click Web help, the error code above, with a few troubshooting not. You must ensure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is turned on. However, when I get to the list of Services, WMP Network Sharing is not. It is also a step to confirm the ownership of a registry subkey. When I try to access the subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\HME\ [security ID], however, there is no security ID subkey. Instead of that, by virtue of the MCH, there is a list of "default (name), REG_SZ (type) and not the value (data)".
Suggestions about how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Would it be useful to simply uninstall WMP and start over? If so, how to do that? I saw an obvious way to do it.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
Hi Bill Cowan,.
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Windows Media Player Error Message help
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Reactivate the antivirus after checking the issue.
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