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Windows 7: windows media center play (rmvb) without swithout sound

10 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alwazeer View Post
I have a problem in playing movies (rmvb)

The Windows Media Center run movies without sound

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
[ This is interesting. I just checked over 10 different rmvb files that I have from a variety of sources and they all play under my Windows 64bit box through media player.
Sometimes assuming that people read is not enough. Sometimes to pull them out of that assuming cloud, you have to hold thier hand. It is akin to teaching a man to fish, cause then he gets to sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and drink beer all day.

On x64 Windows installations...
media player = 32bit (uses 32bit codecs)
media centrer = 64bit (uses 64bit codecs)

After you fire up the proper player and test your files, assume nothing more, and open a beer.

Gotcha - I'll test later this afternoon... and bring the beer.

Also, I understand the 32 bit codecs on 32 bit systems etc, that is old news to me, but what I don't get is why Microsoft auto update would default-install the 32bit player on my 64bit install (and it did, I just checked), I think this is the "assumption cloud" you mentioned.

Ah, this may give us a clue as to why the 32bit is installed

@alwazeer - Changing to the 32bit version on your 64bit may an option for you. The 'how to change' is in the above link (providing it works for your set-up, perhaps Shark007 knows). I have both installed now. Another option may be to only play real media files on the 32bit WMP and everything else on the 64bit, i.e. set the 'open with' to default to the required *.exe (workaround only I realise, not a solution).

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11 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hey Shark007,

*Tim cracks open 3 beers, hands them around*

Now I have both 64bit and 32bit WMP set up, I can see Alwazeer's issue. On 64bit WMP there is no sound for the cook audio rmvb's. On 32bit, it works like a dream. I've set my default to 64bit and I'll use this moving forward (at least as a trial for a while). As explained above, I have set rmvb's to open with the 32bit version of WMP. I guess until someone releases a 64bit version rmvb/cook codec we'll all stuck.


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08 May 2010   #13

Windows 7
codecs doesnt resolve my problem

Dudes, I have a similar problem
I cannot get sound from any video files that have an audio encoding of MPEG Version 1 Audio

The problem just happened randomly one day as everything used to play fine.

I have tried
- uninstalling / re-installing sound drivers
- uninstalling reinstalling shark 2007 codecs
- installing most recent Klite codecs
- uninstalling reinstalling media player
- Restoring Media Library
- Playing with every setting for my sound card
- Playing with every setting in Media Player including advanced - codecs

Nothing so far has fixed the problem. Every other type of video works.
Also theres no problem at all from any other type of media player e.g. media player classic is fine
Most of my older AVI files have MPEG Version 1 Audio !! I cant use my playlists now !!
(p.s. You can tell what type of audio encoding has been used in a file by running Media Info (for Klite codec pack) or choosing Analyse Media File (Shark 2007 codec advanced settings)
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09 May 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi geezageeza,

Is your Operating System Windows 7 64bit or 32bit? If 64bit, are you using the 32bit or 64bit Windows Media Player?

Also is it possible to upload a small sample of the file you are having problems with, I can check under my environment for you, have a closer look and maybe we can solve it for you.

To clarify, you are saying that the files play under other media players... just not Windows Media Player.. correct?
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02 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (EN)

Hi guys!

Ive got a very simple sulution for your headake of this lack of sound whilest playing rmvb files in wmp or wmc regardles you have installed xp/vista/7 or 32-64-bit os!

there in shark007's settings window
> go to the 1st tab and click on "FFDshow Audio config" button
> in "FFDshow audio decoder configuration" window select "Codecs" >> and search for "cook" >> then change and select a "libavcodec" setting option
> click on "OK" button and exit
all done!

> try to play .rmvb file now

regards mates!
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02 Feb 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pgalko View Post
Ive got a very simple sulution....
Since I choose system stability over playback ability,
I do not enable this because for many people it will cause Media Center to crash.

When the COOK audio codec implementation in FFDshows matures to the point of not crashing peoples systems, i will enable it by default.
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