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Windows 7: Files will not play in Windows Media Player

06 Jan 2013   #1

 
 
Files will not play in Windows Media Player

I have holiday movie clips taken on my Panasonic camcorder. I have copies on both desktop pc and laptop. The files used to play ok on both pc's but will not now play on my desktop anymore. I have tried copying the ones that play ok on the laptop back to the pc but the problem still exists. I can also open the files on the desktop pc using nero quick media viwer but when I try to open with Windows Media Player I get an error message in a dialogue box saying " Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." I thought I would uninstall WMP and re-install but cannot see this as an option in control panel. I have right clicked the files and associated them with Windows Media Player but this does not help. The files show up as the Type "Movie Clip" ( .MOD Extension) Any suggestions on how I could get back on track much appreciated.


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09 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

PowerDVD or VLC.
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

CBlunt, drew is looking for help to play his files in wmp. he already has alternative players the files work on.

Drew, see if this page helps.

How to Play Mod Files in Windows Media Player | eHow.com
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09 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
CBlunt, drew is looking for help to play his files in wmp. he already has alternative players the files work on.

Drew, see if this page helps.

How to Play Mod Files in Windows Media Player | eHow.com
Yeah I know mate. I'd scrap WMP all together. You always encounter a problem or two on there. I don't think i've ever gone wrong with VLC *fingers crossed*
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11 Jan 2013   #5

 
 

Tried the suggestion from boohbah but still the same problem. Not sure what to do now. Is there any way to re-install/repair WMP
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11 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

How to Uninstall and Re-Install Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) in Windows 7 ę My Digital Life

it may be something as simple as installing some extra codecs that will play .mod files in wmp.

these ones here do.
make a system restore point first,in case you run into any probs.

Media Player Codec Pack - CNET Download.com
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