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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Playback


11 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Media Player Playback

hi everyone,
i am having a problem with my Windows Media Player Playback.
Whenever i try to play an mp3 file or a video file it gives an error that i have shown in the screenshot.
that error suggested web help.I tried web help but didn't worked out.i have included that webpage screenshot also.
So i can't play anything in the Windows media player or in VLC player.Something's wrong with all the music files.
My audio driver is updated and sound device is working.
please see the screenshots, you will understand all.
thank you.



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Windows Media Player Playback-1.png   Windows Media Player Playback-2.png  
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11 Jul 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forum Hammad.
i dont have an answer for this ,but i can say it used to happen to me, the files used to play then they didnt.
i think it has something to do with the tags but i cant say for sure.
i can tell you as a result of this issue i tried winamp and found it would play those files wmp wouldnt. so the files were fine.
i have used winamp for several years now and find it to be better.

i hope you get a solution to this as it is of an interest to me too.
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11 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you boohbah for a possible solution.yeah as far as i know something's wrong with the media information rights that cause wmp not to play file but i want to know if someone knows how to remove that information tags stored with each media file ?
Suggestions are wellcomed.i want to solve that problem.
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11 Jul 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could try removing the tags with mp3tag , funnily enough winamp has a brilliant facility for fetching the metadata for tagging .

the way to do it with winamp is to open all the tracks for an album in winamp , highlight them all by clicking the first track holding shift and click the last track, they will all be highlighted. then, right click /send to /auto tag and follow the prompts in the auto tag window.
this will renew the tags and possibly allow wmp to play them.

winamp has a very good record for me of finding the information.

Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)

edit: there is a decent thread about it here will more ways to rename the id3 tags,
winamp is a good way as its all automated.
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11 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah that looks great man, i was also searching a few hours back and found a software ID3Kill.
well i used it, it was quite simple, it simply deleted all the ID2 and ID3 tags from each mp3 file on my system.
I restarted the laptop and checked it was working good also i have cleared the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM folder.
That folder stores the DRM info.
For the time being its good, lets see if that proves to be a permanent solution.
Because before that i tried several other tools they make wmp work good once but when i restart computer
problem came again.
I hope this won't happen now.I have restarted multiple times to check.it working yet.
Also i have changed the wmp settings (Tools>>Options) to never download any media information for any file.
I will report again.
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12 Jul 2013   #6

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

Go type Troubleshooting at the Start Menu search bar. This will take you to the Troubleshooting menu at the Control Panel, now look for "View All" at the left hand side panel of the Troubleshooting section and run all three troubleshooting packs in there that are related to Windows Media Player then try playing an Mp3 with Windows Media Player.

A small utility called Fixwin also has fixes for Windows Media Player.

Download FixWin - MajorGeeks


I suspect this maybe because of something that have gone wrong or went missing in the Registry that rendered WMP unable to play natively supported MP3 files.
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13 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you for answering man.
troubleshooting couldn't find problem and i
tried your referred software but it didn't worked.
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13 Jul 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hammad37 View Post
yeah that looks great man, i was also searching a few hours back and found a software ID3Kill.
well i used it, it was quite simple, it simply deleted all the ID2 and ID3 tags from each mp3 file on my system.
I restarted the laptop and checked it was working good also i have cleared the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM folder.
That folder stores the DRM info.
For the time being its good, lets see if that proves to be a permanent solution.
Because before that i tried several other tools they make wmp work good once but when i restart computer
problem came again.
I hope this won't happen now.I have restarted multiple times to check.it working yet.
Also i have changed the wmp settings (Tools>>Options) to never download any media information for any file.
I will report again.
fingers crossed.
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13 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its no solved yet man in spite all the above tricks.
Still searching.
Make some suggestions guys.
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14 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Get a free file converter. Try converting the file to the same format or another format, then back again. That may eliminate any corruption that may be present in the file.
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