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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 WMV Error


09 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows Media Player 12 WMV Error

I have an issue when trying to play a wmv file with windows media player. The error states: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the required video codec is not installed on your computer." (Screenshot is below) I have looked everywhere for codecs and haven't found any that work.

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If anyone has a resolution please let me know!




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18 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

We need a lot more information.

What file type are you trying to play?

Where did the file come from?
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18 May 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

See if this tutorial helps,

Windows Media Player Troubleshooting Guide

WMV files should play natively,

File types supported by Windows Media Player
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19 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
We need a lot more information.

What file type are you trying to play?

Where did the file come from?
As stated in my original post, the file type is WMV. The link where I am getting the file is here.
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19 May 2014   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I get the same message from that file, so I would say that file is corrupted, the properties claim it is 1 hour 6 mins, but only 51.9 MB in size.
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19 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tkess View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
We need a lot more information.

What file type are you trying to play?

Where did the file come from?
As stated in my original post, the file type is WMV. The link where I am getting the file is here.

Apologies missed that.

I receive the same error as well, so it looks like the file is actually messed up.
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