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windows media player not playing any mp3's ?

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tearing my hair out on this one, it just happened out of the blue, one day it played mp3's the next nadda zip.

Checked the file associations and it is ticked as default player.

So installed the latest media player 11 and still no go, just a different error.

 

Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help.

 

clicking on web help is no help, offers no solutions.

 

checking online no help either.

 

have started uninstalling other programs like quicktime etc in the vain hope that one of these has taken over

ownership of all mp3 files or some other voodoo.

 

MP11 has no problem playing any other file type like music or movies, just mp3s.

 

has anyone else seen this before?

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My first step would be trying to play the MP3's with another type of player, winamp or w/e

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My first step would be trying to play the MP3's with another type of player, winamp or w/e

Yes, the mp3 files work fine on any other player, even nero showtime.

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Have you tried manually downloading and installing an MP3 codec eg LAME ? That may do the trick

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What version of windows are you running?

 

Yea might be codec but I thought that things like codecs were shared between players?

Edited by Bundywow

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What version of windows are you running?

 

Yea might be codec but I thought that things like codecs were shared between players?

Running XP Home legit copy all updated.

I was thinking codec but they were playing fine before, just one day stopped?

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The codec thing was just a thought, I know that some players come with their own codecs built in, whereas WMP seems to run off the codecs actually installed on the system. Something to try, anyway

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