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    Windows Media Player Wont Play ASF files! (Vist Home Premium)

    Hello there everybody. I just switched to Vista from XP (trust me I didnt want to but had to) and now my .ASF files (vid files) wont play. I get a message saying "An audio codec is needed to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help." When I click on WebHelp, it says the following: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file (or cannot play either the audio or video portion of the file) because the Intel IMA ADPCM (11) codec is not installed on your computer. The missing codec might be available to download from the Internet. To search for the Intel IMA ADPCM (11) codec, see WMPlugins.com." Right. When you click on the "WMPlugins.com" link you get a message saying the plugin is not available from that site. Great. So now, all my .ASF files (which are video files with NO sound, by the way) wont play. I just went from XP, which played my .ASF files no problem, to Vista, which wont play them at all. This is extremely annoying, and now I hate Vista. Can someone please help me and guide me in the right direction? Has anyone encountered this problem before? Please help!!!!

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    Re: Windows Media Player Wont Play ASF files! (Vist Home Premium)

    This thread Intel IMA ADPCM (11) codec suggests several solutions. One is to change the extension to MP4 and try it. If you wish to do that I'd recommend making a copy of the file first. Another suggestion is use Windows Movie Maker. There are others also. Also, see Intel IMA ADPCM (11) codec "windows vista" - Google Search for many other threads discussing this issue.

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    Re: Windows Media Player Wont Play ASF files! (Vist Home Premium)

    Joe,
    Thank you for taking the time to respond to me. Hey you mentioned changing the extension to MP4 and that worked. Now, how do I manage to change all the extensions to MP4? Is there a way to do that globally, without individually changing each file's extension?

    You suggested using Windows Movie Maker, but the thing is, I'm used to Windows Media Player cuz there is a setting in WMP (viewing vid controls) where I can change the brightness and contrast and that is important to me. Offhand do you know if Windows Movie Maker has that same feature? I should check it out right? Is it already loaded on my laptop or is it a program I need to download, and is it free? Hope I'm not bombarding you with questions. And again, thank you so so much for your help.

    Hey i clicked on one of the links you sent me and it took me an area where i saw lots of "Windows Community" postings. What are those? Are those something I could subscribe to, like Woody's Lounge, to get advice and stuff?

    Hope to hear from you,
    Gustavo

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    Re: Windows Media Player Wont Play ASF files! (Vist Home Premium)

    Check out the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> File Renamer Basic - Sherrod Computers. It looks like it'll do what you want.

    I don't know if Windows Movie Maker has the options you need. It should be on your system included as part of Vista Home Premium. Just got to the Orb (start) then All Programs. There should be an entry for WMM.

    Those are Windows Newsgroups. You can certainly check them out. There are many talented, knowledgable people there. Be aware that many newsgroups are not as civilized as we try to keep the Lounge.

    Joe

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