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Windows 7: WMP won't play .mpg videos

09 Nov 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium x64
WMP won't play .mpg videos

.mpg video files will not play using WMP 12. Get the message "Windows Media Player encountered a problem with this file".

Same .mpg file will play fine using HP Video Viewer which came preinstalled.

Same .mpg file will play using Windows Media Center. ??

Same .mpg file will play fine using WMP 12 on another computer on my network.

WMP on problem computer will play other files such as .m4v fine.

Uninstalled/Reinstalled WMP using Turn Windows Features On/Off, no change.

This has me stumped. It's not the file(s). They play fine on a different player. Since the .mpg will play on another WMP on a different computer it has to be something wrong with WMP on the problem computer. Uninstalling/reinstalling did nothing, so what else to do?

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