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Windows 7: Music stored on my computer won't play, but youtube works just fine

06 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Music stored on my computer won't play, but youtube works just fine

I like to listen to music when I'm on my computer, but when I try to open music files on my computer (so far the only ones I've tried are .mp3) WMP 12 says it can't open the file. I have also tried itunes and audacity. However, when I try listening to music on youtube, everything works fine. I have the latest realtek audio driver installed. Thanks for your help.

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06 May 2012   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Exactly what is the message when you try to play an MP3? Do you have any wav files that you can try?

Please fill in the My System Specs as it helps us to help you.
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06 May 2012   #3


Welcome to the forums, theamazingblob. Youtube "works" because it is the browser's Flash plugin that plays the video/music. Not sure about WMP12, but I vaguely recall mp3 not being natively supported in a fresh OS install (I could be wrong, it's been a while since I bothered with WMP).

As fireberd has requested, post the message you get when you try playing an mp3 file.
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06 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

mp3s work fine with wmp 12.
I suspect another problem, but we must await the thread starter's responses.
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