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Hint. Now update the CODECs you added last time.
WMP 11 invalidated or broke many CODECs. Repeat what you did last time to get the former WMP to play these files.
In the meantime use VLCPLAYER until you sort it out.
In closing, your post does not contain enough detail for a do this fix but only a hint or guide to the issue.
Thanks, VLC Player works. but still having problems
Thanks. All I did last time was to right click the icon and open it with WMP. While it was updating I was running some other software that restarted the computer. Also, I have other programs, one called MediaCoder that play mpegs and wmvs that don't have any sounds either. Now what is really crazy is when I play anything in Windows Movie Maker, it plays really fast like a 33 1/3rd record played at 44 rpms. Is there any more information that I can supply you with. Thanks for getting to me so fast. Bob.
Now that sound is a known bug. To fix...
All you need to do is read and heed the forum note. I decline asking for the details since it's asked each time you post.
As to it working before the story is unclear. Most of the time the person who installed the OS will install the needed CODECs, RealPlayer, Divx etc. but to grind it down to what is needed now one has to dig into the media file with a tool like GSPOT.
Hope you can see that forum note.
Thanks for setting me straight on the format for these
threads. I've looked around for the forum note you mentioned. It's probably right in front of me, but I can't find it. Can you clue me in where it is? Thanks again. Bob.
It's these red words.
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I run windows XP off my acer aspire 1640 laptop, and I've had problems with the DVD player almost as soon as I got it. When I took it in, they told me it sounded like a software problem and not a hardware problem. So my Dad and I reformatted the computer and it started working again. We made a boot disk, but I was really disappointed when it started happening again: movies play super fast and skip and jump and sound like the characters are talking under water. The reborn problems seem to coincide with an automatic update to WMP 11. I've already rolled back to WMP 10, but it hasn't helped. Now WMP won't even recognize that there's a DVD in the drive. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
XP, Dell System 3000
These are the details of my computer.
For a Dell I go to Dell.com,
Enter in the service tag and it usually takes me right to your drivers. The 2 I have to fetch and install often is the motherboard chipset and then their latest audio drivers.
similar problems too
service pack 2
hp pavilion dv6000
desinged for windows xp, windows vista capable
xp media center edition
512 mb ram
cannot play sounds except for system sound.
This is what Windows Media Player says:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.
Other audio players said similar things. When I watched cnettvs no sound came out. Only system sounds work. I've had this problem once before and bought it to a shop to fix. After a a week or so the problem came back. I tried updating the audio divices from device manager. The audio codecs are updated and fine. But when it comes to the Conexant High Definition Audio it never finishes updating. Is there a problem?
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any advices/help/guidance/comment etc. would be appreciated.
No Sound When Playing MPG or WMV files
I had this same problem in both XP and Vista. In both instances I fixed it by installing AC3Filter at
Just use the defaults as it installs. All my movies play perfectly after installing this.