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20 Jul 2011   #1
jokutty

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I have in my computer windows7starter and i cant use media player for films and videos..only msic cud open the files why?but i have vlc player aand it works great....cn anyone help me to find out wats the problem with windows media player?


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20 Jul 2011   #2
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jokutty View Post
I have in my computer windows7starter and i cant use media player for films and videos..only msic cud open the files why?but i have vlc player aand it works great....cn anyone help me to find out wats the problem with windows media player?
Windows Media Player will only support the following vide file formats/extension :
'.asf', '.avi', '.dvr-ms', '.m1v', '.mp2', '.mp2v', '.mpe', '.mpeg', '.mpg', '.mpv2', '.wm', and '.wmv'.

What is file format/extension : it is represented by the last 3 letters of your file.

If your video files do not have the formats listed above, Windows Media Player (WMP) will not play them.

VLC can because it accepts almost all formats.

You could google for a free video converter and make the format changes so that you could play them in WMP, but why bother when you have VLC.
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20 Jul 2011   #3
jokutty

Windows 7
 
 

thats fine question why to bother!!!but still i want to know why is the reason that I cant open videos in media player??
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20 Jul 2011   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jokutty View Post
thats fine question why to bother!!!but still i want to know why is the reason that I cant open videos in media player??
>>> still i want to know why is the reason that I cant open videos in media player??
It is also answered. It is all about the file formats which WMP will accept or not.
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23 Jul 2011   #5
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

If you download and install this codec pack, your WMP will be able to play most of the formats.
here is how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtT2...eature=related
(use my download link for the codecs please)
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23 Jul 2011   #6
jokutty

Windows 7
 
 

thank you guys
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