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Windows 7: Media Center doesn't see wmv files

30 Jan 2011   #1
jimmyv4351

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Media Center doesn't see wmv files

I've created some home movies using Windows Live Movie Maker. They play fine in the Windows or VLC Media Players, but, Media Center doesn't even show the files when I browse to the directory under "Pictures & Video / Video Library". It does show the original (unedited) video (MP4) that I edited in Windows Live Movie Maker to create the wmv files.

How can I get Media Center to play these movies?


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30 Jan 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hmm you could install Shark007's Codec Pack, those are really good codecs.

Since you have a 64-bit windows, you need to install the x64 component addon

Here:

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
Shark007.net - Windows 7 x64 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

That'll make almost every single file playable on WMP and WMC!

Cheers
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31 Jan 2011   #3
jimmyv4351

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I installed both the 32 & 64 bit codecs and did the file type association in settings.
Media Center still doesn't "see" the WMV files. When I go to "Pictures + Videos / Video Library / Maui Trip / Movies" (The folder the wmv files are in), I get the message:

"There are no items in this library yet - Windows Media Center is searching for media files in the background. To add more video, you can go to the Tasks>Settings>Media Libraries."

The other directories under the "Maui Trip" have my raw "footage" as MP4 files. They show up and play just fine. The WMV files play just fine in Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player. Media Center just doesn't show them as available to play.
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31 Jan 2011   #4
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Most likely some software you have used/tested removed pertinent registry information for this filetype. For your convenience, I attached the registry info you need.


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File Type: reg wmv.reg (1.3 KB, 296 views)
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01 Feb 2011   #5
jimmyv4351

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Most likely some software you have used/tested removed pertinent registry information for this filetype. For your convenience, I attached the registry info you need.
That fixed it. Thanks!
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