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Windows 7: WMP will not play various songs in my music library.

27 Jul 2014   #11

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

An easy way to reinstall WMP:
  • Start > "Turn Windows Features On or Off"
  • Uncheck WMP > Restart the computer
  • Go back to "Turn Windows Features On or Off"
  • Re-check WMP
However, I think it would be very important to uninstall and clean up all the additional codecs you installed before starting this process. You could try uninstalling using Windows "Programs" in Control Panel and then follow up with CCleaner to clean up any registry items, or you could try a program like Revo Uninstaller. But you would not want the codec that gummed up the works left on the system.

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27 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Are you getting any error messages when trying to open these files in WMP or does it simply not respond?
The error message I get is the typical "...encountered an error when trying to play this file" and the little red x appears next to the file in WMP. All the files that will not play now in WMP worked just fine before I went through and tried those codecs and that crappy DVD/Blu Ray player suite (mentioned in my first post). As I've said before the files still play fine on my other media players (Foobar2000 and VLC).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 WMP will not play various songs in my music library.

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