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Windows Media Player

by jfmart / May 21, 2013 10:31 PM PDT

My Windows Media Player will not play some of my video downloads from my camera. Does anyone know how to correct this problem ? I believe it did at one time, but i'm not for certain !

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Re: WMP
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 21, 2013 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows Media Player

So it plays some, and it doesn't play some others. What is the difference between those files?

Also please tell:
- what camera, and what kind of video file.
- what the user manual of your camera says about the supported players
- if VLC player (free download) plays them

Kees

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WMP
by jfmart / May 22, 2013 1:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: WMP

Yes ! There are a couple that will play. The message that pops up is as follows:

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file .

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I'd use VLC PLAYER
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows Media Player

Why? Because my bet is a CODEC is missing, most folk don't want to learn what that is, how to determine which one is missing and more.

I strongly suggest you get VLC PLAYER and research CODECs later.
Bob

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