Windows media player.cannot play theplayer file does not support the file type or might not support the codec used to compress the file

Windows media player

HI. When I tried to play a movie in my windows media player.it says windows media player.cannot play theplayer file does not support the file type or does not support the codec that was used to compress the file and when I click web help it lead me to windows media player error message help.you met c00d1199 error message when you use windows media player.

Hello

·         What is the format of the files that you play when you get this error?

·         Do you get what this error during playback of all files or a particular file?

You may encounter this error message for the following reasons:

1. the file type is supported by the drive, but the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the player.

2 - the file might have been encoded with a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player. If this is the case, Windows Media Player cannot play the file.

You can try the steps and check if it makes a difference.

a. to determine what codec was used with a specific file, play the file in the player, if possible. When the file is playing, right-click the file in the library, and then click Properties. On the file tab, look at the sections of video codec and Audio codec.

b. download and install Codecs by clicking on the PLAYER tab and check. To connect to the Internet and automatically download the Codecs of the reader.

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