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Windows 7: Can't play some audio files.

21 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Can't play some audio files.

HELP! I can't play some audio files! I already made sure I have the latest drivers and such, but they still won't play!

I had this problem ever since I re-formatted yesterday, before re-formatting, I could play them just fine and I hadn't even installed any codecs or special drivers!

I think the codec is acm according to here:

Questions & Answers

(Cause they won't play there either)

On that page, it tells me this:

Q: Any of the *.wav files fail to load, but all the *.SS2 presets load fine.

A: For some reason, some people have all their Windows sound ACM codecs disabled. FL Studio needs them in order to translate compressed *.wav files to PCM. Under Windows, follow Start > Settings > Control Panel > Multimedia > Devices tab > Audio Compression Codecs. For each of the listed codecs, click Properties, then check "Use this audio codec" (if it's disabled).
How can I do what it says in Windows 7

I first saw the problem in FL studio, so i tried to play one of the mentioned wav files in windows media player, and it said it could not play. I also tried VLC media player.


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21 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate


Found and installed the vorbis acm codec.
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21 May 2010   #3


you resolved your problem by yourself..

glad to hear it..
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26 Feb 2011   #4

how to install

can you describe how you installed the codec?

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