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Windows 7: media player wont play web wmv files anymore

05 May 2011   #1
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 
media player wont play web wmv files anymore

Since i installed service pack 1 everything has been ok apart from one or two little programmes ive learned to do without.The only problem i have at the moment is more of a nuisance really.When surfing if i click on a wmv file media player will play the file with sound only and it runs a visualisation.If i want to see the video i have to download the file and play it using another media player.media player is fine apart from this as regards avi etc. Any one have a solution?


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06 May 2011   #2
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

There are troubleshooting tools for Windows Media Player found on the Control Panel under Troubleshooting. I suggest you use those.

Or you can use a free fixing utility called Fixwin. It has some fixing tools for Windows Media Player problems.

Repair & Fix Windows problems with FixWin Utility | The Windows Club
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07 May 2011   #3
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

this hasnt helped.basically i play a wmv it opens WMP12 plays sound but no picture.Ive tried changing codecs but its still the same.
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07 May 2011   #4
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi batrico.
Try going into Tools > Options > Performance Tab > DVD and video playback: uncheck "
Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV files". Let us know the results.
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07 May 2011   #5
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

ok thought i had fixed this but WMP12 is now doing the same thing for other video such as avi.sound with no picture.

uncheck "Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV files" does nothing.
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07 May 2011   #6
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

ok i uninstalled sharkeys codec and installed Klite now WMP12 is playing avi again.still problem with wmv file.
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07 May 2011   #7
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

ok when you click on plugins wmp12 is there supposed to be any show up?
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07 May 2011   #8
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

cmd says it succeeded what now ============ still no picture om wmv file
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07 May 2011   #9
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What browser do you use?
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07 May 2011   #10
batrico

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Google chrome but its the same under explorer .
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