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Windows 7: W7 64 - Unnable to play imported media files

18 Dec 2009   #1
daalmaes

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
W7 64 - Unnable to play imported media files

Hi everyone,

I have a major issue, I had a Pentium 4/2.8 at 32 bit's with XP SP3, and i just bought a new PC (Intel i7-860 / W7 Ultimate 64 / ATI HD 5770 / ASUS P7P55D Pro / 8Gb Ram / Maxtor 500 Gb - 7200 Rpm). It happens that all (no excepcions) the media files (mp2/mp3/aac/wav etc..) i copied from the old PC don't work on the new one! I't says that can not play that file type / unknown file type. I have Shark007 codecs installed for W7-64 and the latest drives both for motherborad / graphics. I moved to 64 bit because i use heavy software (Inventor), but if i can't solve this issue i think i'll be back on 32 bits…
Any help would be welcome,

Thank you in advance,

David


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18 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello David, Welcome!
That certainly does not sound like a "bit issue". The only complaint people have against 64-bit is the lack of drivers. You are not experiencing a driver issue.

Now, Windows Media Player will not play mp3s? That really doesn't sound like a driver issue to me. Does it play mp3s that you downloaded on the new machine?

Hate to say this, but it sounds like those files are corrupted. How did you transfer them to your new machine?
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18 Dec 2009   #3
daalmaes

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

I just made a copy from the old hard drive (to cd). And the the files in that cd work just fine in other 32 bit machines. If i read the files directly from cd there´s no problem (?). Only the files copied to the hard drive don't work. I´m using WMP12 and Power DVD9. Some audio files can be read in Nero but not in WMP or PDVD.
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18 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is the CD an Audio CD? IMO, will the CD play in a CD player?
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18 Dec 2009   #5
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi daalmaes,

You may want to try another codec pack. I can;t think of any reason why Shark007 wouldn't work; but it's a good idea to verify it as part of the trouble shooting process.

I can recommend Windows 7 Codec Pack. I'm am very happy with it on my 64bit machine.
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18 Dec 2009   #6
daalmaes

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

I'll try it, thank you all for you help.
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29 Dec 2009   #7
daalmaes

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

I all, it´s the same issue. I'll just give up and copy all my cd e dvd to the new pc, i've allready installed all the codecs availlable... If the .mp3 extensions work in other pc's why won't they work in my pc??? Is W7 x64 a dum software? YES IT IS!
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29 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey buddy, chill. I am sorry you are having a problem, we will get it figured out.

Try downloading an mp3 from the internet. Any mp3 will work, try this one. Just delete it from your machine afterwards, in compliance with the site's TOS.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
daalmaes

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

OK, worked very well (good music also).
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29 Dec 2009   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Lol, okay. Sorry to inform you, your mp3s are corrupted. To verify this, take them to another machine and test them.
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