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Windows 7: WMP 12 DVD audio failure

19 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
WMP 12 DVD audio failure

I did run into a small surprise on an older system that required me to download the audio drivers from MS update. The audiochip is made by VIA.

WMP12 doesn't play the audio when viewing a DVD movie, but when I use Media Center, then everything works.

Any advice on how to reinstall/enable the needed audio codec into WMP12 ?
I tried to disable/enable WMP12, but this didn't solve it, neither does changing the settings for filetypes etc connected to WMP.

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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Try doing this in sound properties. Switching to DVD quality 48000Hz sometimes helps with this problem.

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21 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7

Thanks for the tip, but in my case it didn't help.
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31 Oct 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Windows 7 DVD Audio playback problem for old laptops

This worked for my older IBM NetVista system with an out dated audio card driver.

Intel 845 family chipset embedded ac97 soundcard
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 WMP 12 DVD audio failure

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