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Media player not working?

by fishhatch / October 12, 2004 11:01 PM PDT

Have Toshiba S320 notebook WiFi with XP Home. Having trouble watching video clips and playing music. Should I download Media Player 10. Haven't really setup anything as far as Media goes if this matters or not. Error message says I should connect to the internet or insert media? I'm connected to the internet? Thanks

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Re: Media player not working?
by luxx / October 13, 2004 6:11 PM PDT

What kind of video clips and music are you having problems with? If the video is for example Divx (like most of the movies with .avi extension) you probably need codecs and maybe a different player (I don't like WMP much). Try in the tools section of, they have lots of codecs and players (many of them are freeware). If you don't know what kind of video files you have, download from there a little program called GSpot that will find it out for you.

Is the audio mp3? If so, you can try with winamp (


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Re: Media player not working?
by fishhatch / October 18, 2004 11:25 PM PDT

The video clips are less than 1 minute in length. they are clips from a college football recruiting website. I am not able to receive e-mail also. I was on AOL dial up then went to wi-fi with Charter digital. I have a e-mail address and can send e-mail. I think it may all be linked to the change of service?

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Re: Media player not working?
by Cetin Denislam / October 19, 2004 4:35 AM PDT

Try the procedures described in the following MSKB article:

Q811982 - "How to troubleshoot playback in Windows Media Player 9"

Good Luck,


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