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    Windows Media Player

    Subject: Using Windows Media Player in Windows 7
    I wonder if anyone else has noted a problem with Windows Media Player. About 3 weeks ago WMP started acting up. It won't recognize a CD or DVD with video on it at all. Also, if I attempt to play a .wmv file the audio plays but no video.

    I tried everything I could think of. Finally I downloaded VLC and made it the default player. Everything works fine with VLC.

    I also note that if I right click on a video file, and choose to Open With "Media Player Classic" that will work also. But with Windows Media Player good audio but no video.

    Thanks for any tips.

    Tom

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    "Media Player Classic" is usually installed as part of a codec package - I wonder if it screwed up your codecs for WMP somehow???(VLC uses its own codecs, so wouldn't be affected.)

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    Zig
    Could be. How do I check...or correct...that?

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    In Windows Media Player I clicked on Help and then Technical Information. Here is the video part of what shows:
    Video Codecs

    No code has to be inserted here.
    MPEG/DVD Filters

    No code has to be inserted here.
    Plug-ins

    None Found


    Does this make sense to anyone, as for what is missing or corrupting things?

    Tom

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    Tom,

    I'm not really sure how to go about restoring your original codecs & relationships, but a good start would seem to be to uninstall any installed codec packages using Windows or the REVO Uninstaller, reboot, then reinstall WMP and reboot again. Let us know if that works.

    Zig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig View Post
    Tom,

    I'm not really sure how to go about restoring your original codecs & relationships, but a good start would seem to be to uninstall any installed codec packages using Windows or the REVO Uninstaller, reboot, then reinstall WMP and reboot again. Let us know if that works.

    Zig
    I don't see any listing in the Program Listings for Windows Media Player to uninstall it? There is one for Windows Media Center.

    I know you used to be able to uninstall Windows Media Player and reinstall it in Windows XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jshiii View Post
    I don't see any listing in the Program Listings for Windows Media Player to uninstall it? There is one for Windows Media Center.

    I know you used to be able to uninstall Windows Media Player and reinstall it in Windows XP.
    In Windows 7 Media Player is a component of the OS. As such, you need to use "Turn Windows features on or off" to uninstall it. It is located in the "Media Features".

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    I had tried also reinstalling Media Player and have the same error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THWatson View Post
    Subject: Using Windows Media Player in Windows 7

    Thanks for any tips.

    Tom,
    Hello... Just a thought ...Have a look at these settings (Screenshot) and see who is set as default, and for what. Regards Fred
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