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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 - WMV bug

18 Sep 2009   #1
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 
Windows Media Player 12 - WMV bug

hi all

i am trying to play WMV files in Windows Media Player 12, and i get the following error.

the file that you are attempting to play has an extension (.wmv) which does not match the file format. Playing the file may may result in unexpected behaviour.

Do you want the player to try to play this content?

when i click on yes it just loops back to the same message.

1) This happens with ALL wmv files
2) This happens both when i try to open the file from within WMP or via explorer (open with)
3) when i browse for the file from within WMP the thumbnail shows up as the first frame of the movie, as it does with all other playable formats.
4) WMV files play just fine with Media Player Classic, VLC, BS Player Pro, and even ACDSee Photo manager. in fact everything i have plays it except WMP 12.

Note: i have the latest K-Lite Codec pack installed.

any ideas anybody?


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18 Sep 2009   #2
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I havent done any testing with the K-Crap in a long time.
Do the files play if you uninstall that codecpack?
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18 Sep 2009   #3
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
I havent done any testing with the K-Crap in a long time.
Do the files play if you uninstall that codecpack?
i uninstalled K-Lite and re-booted and tried again - same error message!
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18 Sep 2009   #4
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Keep K-lite unloaded and try Shark's codecs and see if they solve the problem - Shark007's FREE Codec solutions.

If they don't, at least there's an expert here who can help...

If they do, there's a donate button on his site... hint, hint....
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18 Sep 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

+1 .. Sharks codec pack is all you'll ever need..
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18 Sep 2009   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Keep K-lite unloaded and try Shark's codecs and see if they solve the problem - Shark007's FREE Codec solutions.

If they don't, at least there's an expert here who can help...

If they do, there's a donate button on his site... hint, hint....
And tell Irene I said thanks.



If uninstalling K-Crap didnt fix it, installing my software probably wont fix it either.
WMV is decoded by the Operating System.
My next guess towards a resolve would by uninstalling any video conversion or editting software.
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18 Sep 2009   #7
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

LOL, Shark wouldnt even install. it gets half way then just Hangs. Dont worry about it, i can just tell Windows to open WMV files with VLC or some other program. Its no biggie really.
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18 Sep 2009   #8
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post

If uninstalling K-Crap didnt fix it, installing my software probably wont fix it either.
WMV is decoded by the Operating System.
My next guess towards a resolve would by uninstalling any video conversion or editting software.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
LOL, Shark wouldnt even install. it gets half way then just Hangs. Dont worry about it, i can just tell Windows to open WMV files with VLC or some other program. Its no biggie really.
As Shark said, the problem is not with the codecs. I've run K-Lite on my XP systems, and now run it on one Windows 7 system, and Shark's codecs on the other two Windows 7 systems, and I have no problems with any formats on any of the three systems.

Bottom line: If you have to use something other than Windows for one of the native Windows file types, there's a problem somewhere.
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20 Sep 2009   #9
missaaliyah

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Yes, I agree with @TheSchaft - if you cant play the file with its correct programme, then there is something wrong, and you should try to find the problem thats causing it.
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20 Sep 2009   #10
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by missaaliyah View Post
Yes, I agree with @TheSchaft - if you cant play the file with its correct programme, then there is something wrong, and you should try to find the problem thats causing it.
nothing like stating the obvious is there lol ... sorry couldnt resist it
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