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Windows Media Player 10 Question

by Kurashiki / January 23, 2006 10:32 PM PST

I have a question about Windows Media Player 10. For some reason, I have lost the audio of some of my video (mpeg2) files. I can play my music files without any problems and I don't have the mute button pushed by mistake. I can play my mpeg2s in my VLC player and the sound is fine, but for some reason they do not work anymore in WMP10.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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It's the CODEC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 12:19 AM PST
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by Kurashiki / January 24, 2006 6:43 AM PST
In reply to: It's the CODEC.

Thanks for the reply. I will look at the site you mentioned. I thought it might be something like that but here is the strange thing: I was able to play these files and get the audio without any problems using WMP10 a week ago. Now, they do not seem to work. Any ideas why?

Thanks again.

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I'd have to guess...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 7:22 AM PST
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That a codec has been disabled. Remember that WMP and it's codecs are under someone else's control at times.


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Thanks Again
by Kurashiki / January 24, 2006 8:23 AM PST
In reply to: I'd have to guess...

When you say that codecs are "under someone else's control" I am not sure what you mean. Is there some kind of program on my computer that could be disabling the codec I need? I do regular scans using my anti-virus software and they always come up clean.

Is there a way to reactivate a codec that has been disabled?

Finally, the only software that I have installed since recently has been Nero 7 Platinum. I remember being able to play these files before installing that so I am wondering if that is the problem.

Unfortunately, I did not read the CNET reveiws of Nero 7 before installing it, but it seems like a lot of people are having problems with it.

Is it possible that Nero 7 has somehow disabled the WMP10's codecs?

Thanks again.

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Windows Update and the Malicious Software Removal
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 8:52 AM PST
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Thanks x3
by Kurashiki / January 24, 2006 9:27 AM PST

Thanks again,

I will check out that site as well.

I appreciate all of the information.

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Your suggestion worked
by Kurashiki / January 24, 2006 5:30 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks x3

Thanks for all the help.

I looked at the sites you recommended and download some software called Video Inspector.

It worked really well. Once I found out what Codecs I was missing, I downloaded them and my sound came back.

Hopefully I won't have any more problems but if I do I have an idea where to look now.

Thanks again.

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Good to hear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 8:23 PM PST
In reply to: Your suggestion worked

Well informed is well armed.


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