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    Media Player 9

    I installed WMP9 on a W2K operating system and can not get it to play CDA files from new or old CDs. It is if the software does not recognize the file type. I have checked and made sure all file types were and are available in the setup. If I try to open a file I receive the following:

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    John

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    Re: Media Player 9

    I can't find anything specific at MS, but a search on Google for "windows media player cannot play file" brings up a lot of suggestions, including:

    JSI Tip 5901. Windows Media Player cannot play this file?

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    Re: Media Player 9

    Thank you for the link but unfortunately the material did not help me resolve the issue.

    One thing though....I have a dual boot system Win98 and W2K. Under the Win98 environment, all works well. I have MP Ver 6 installed on the 98 oper system. However I still encounter the same error message under W2K. Infact, if I uninstall MP9 and install MP7 I can't play the cda files either.

    Does anyone know what the difference would be? MP Ver 6 vs MP Ver 9

    Thanks,
    John

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    Re: Media Player 9

    John--

    Not sure I can help--think I know where you can get a definitive answer though. Leif really nice resources/tips at JSI site. I couldn't find the specific fix googling or at MS--and one thing puzzling me is this KB below does not list CDA files as playable file format supported by WMP 6 and later yet clearly you are playing it fine with your Win 98/WMP6 combo. It's the 2K/WM9 balking here. My idea for getting this one nailed is to post it on the msn newsgroup for WMP9 and the reason I say that is that "Zach D" who has a WMP site and his pals from Microsoft who developed WMP9 patrol that group constantly trying to solve any and all errors and problems with it. I have a thread here where Zach responds to that general error message, but it still doesn't help. I also googled the error message. Here's what I found and context, but still no cigar.

    326680 WMP: Windows Media Player Cannot Play This File" Error Message Appears When You Try To Play an Audio CD

    245608 File Formats Supported by Windows Media Player Versions 6.0 and Later

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=1a5c01c2b78d$de664030$d3f82ecf@TK2MSFTNG XA10&rnum=1&prev=/groups?q=Error+0XC00D1197+Win+Media+Player+9+Canno t+Play+File&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=1a5c01c2b78d$de664030$d3f82ecf@TK2MSFTNGXA1 0&rnum=1">Google thread on When I choose "More Information", the error is described
    as 0xC00D1197: Cannot play the file.</A>

    Google thread on converting .cda to wav and mp3

    A quick way to get them to play with your win 2K is that you can keep your WMP9 and go to the runbox and type in "mplayer2.exe" without the quotes, and it'll immediately bring up the hidden vintage WMP6 in your 2K OS--and you can play it without affecting your WMP9 at all--I do this all the time in Win XP, but I know you want to play those files with the evolved features of WMP9.

    The newsgroup monitored by the M$ WMP9 gang that is very likely to nail this specifically is Windows Media on the web or through OLE's newsreader--specifically microsoft.public.windowsmedia.player is the best of the 6 WMP newsgroups available at msn.

    Good luck,

    SMBP

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    Re: Media Player 9

    John--
    I just stumbled onto 322642 Error Message "Unable to Find Playable File" in Windows Media Player for Windows XP and I think the regedit here might be the "workaround" you're looking for in your WMP9/Win 2K duo. I'm thinking that the similarity between Win 2K and Win XP will make it work for this purpose.

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    Re: Media Player 9

    I believe I may have made some progress. I tried using the CDPlayer.Exe file and received an error message "MCI (CD Audio) service is not responding". How does one go about reinstalling the MCI drivers for W2K? Microsoft's KB (307301) is very vague.

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    Re: Media Player 9

    Download and install MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5. Basic version is free, Plus version is $9.99 (to me, Basis is good enough).

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    Re: Media Player 9

    I actually have the software and it's upgrade to Plus. If I select the drive with the CDA files on it, the drive is shown as empty. I have the latest drivers for the CD Rom installed. This only added to my confusion, so I went back to the basics with "CDPlayer.exe". MSoft KB was of no help.

    I've spent about a week looking on the web for any similar issue but nothing came close.

    John

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    Re: Media Player 9

    After taking into consideration everyone's suggestions, the best I could come up with was to reinstall the operating system (W2K). The reinstall gave me two options, the first being to install while keeping in tack most of my original settings and the second being a full reinstall. I chose option 1 and had to reinstall additional software applications such as MS Office Professional and etc.. The desktop, modem and most of the other settings were not effected. Best of all, the CDA files can now be played.

    This was one learning experience I won't forget as I spent about two weeks trying different solutions including messing with the registry.

    John

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