Media player issues - please!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Martin Lewis, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Martin Lewis

    Martin Lewis Guest

    Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    Player
    cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    mp3.

    Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    could not be found on the codec server".

    Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    or mp3.

    Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?

    --
    Marty
     
    Martin Lewis, Feb 26, 2006
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  2. Martin Lewis

    FingAZ Guest

    Martin Lewis wrote:
    > Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    > Player
    > cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    > support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    > mp3.
    >
    > Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    > mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    > back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    > additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    > could not be found on the codec server".
    >
    > Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    > or mp3.
    >
    > Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    >
    > --
    > Marty


    Hmm Win98 is fairly legacy by todays standards; if getting a new
    computer isn't an option, then try using a different application to
    play the file; such as WinAmp, quicktime or realOne; if theres a
    problem with these playing the file; try various other file types, othe
    ..mp3's. If theres still a problem with any of these get back to us. If
    they work in WinAmp etc, then its a WMP issue, otherwise its a codec
    issue/ OS issue.

    Darren.
     
    FingAZ, Feb 26, 2006
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  3. Martin Lewis

    old jon Guest

    "Martin Lewis" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    > Player
    > cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    > support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    > mp3.
    >
    > Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    > mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    > back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    > additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    > could not be found on the codec server".
    >
    > Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    > or mp3.
    >
    > Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    >

    Yes. D\load and install Media Player Classic.
    I even play DVDs with it !.
    sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

    --
    bw..OJ
     
    old jon, Feb 26, 2006
    #3
  4. Martin Lewis

    sharonf Guest

    old jon wrote:
    > "Martin Lewis" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    >>Player
    >>cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    >>support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    >>mp3.
    >>
    >>Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    >>mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    >>back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    >>additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    >>could not be found on the codec server".
    >>
    >>Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    >>or mp3.
    >>
    >>Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    >>

    >
    > Yes. D\load and install Media Player Classic.
    > I even play DVDs with it !.
    > sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/
    >


    I tried installing Media Player Classic on my son's computer but it
    wouldn't play anything. I kept getting an error message about not being
    able to find wmplayer2.exe. I tried to browse to find it but couldn't
    find it on his computer, so I put him back to Media Player 9. I

    Sharon
     
    sharonf, Feb 26, 2006
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  5. Martin Lewis

    Martin Lewis Guest

    Yes, I think it's just a WMP/codec problem. Audio files play in winamp etc.
    It's just that some sites (including news) stream video via WMP within
    Internet Explorer. With 7.1, I was getting audio but not video. I hate
    just to install a bunch of codecs without knowing if I really need them.

    This is a recent problem and not sure if something has been corrupted. Can
    I delete the codecs and reinstall? Or try to download the entire package
    from Microsoft "Codec Installation Packages for IT Professionals". Link is
    called: "Codec Installation Package for Windows Media Player 7.1 and later."



    Martin Lewis wrote:

    > Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    > Player
    > cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    > support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    > mp3.
    >
    > Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    > mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    > back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    > additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    > could not be found on the codec server".
    >
    > Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    > or mp3.
    >
    > Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    >
    > --
    > Marty


    --
    Martin Lewis
    Media Development Specialist
    Onondaga Community College
    Syracuse, NY
    www.sunyocc.edu/~lewism

     
    Martin Lewis, Feb 26, 2006
    #5
  6. Martin Lewis

    old jon Guest

    "Martin Lewis" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    > Player
    > cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    > support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    > mp3.
    >
    > Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    > mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    > back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    > additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    > could not be found on the codec server".
    >
    > Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    > or mp3.
    >
    > Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    >

    MS will Sell you codecs.
    Reinstall WMP 9 and D\load a codec pack off the web.
     
    old jon, Feb 26, 2006
    #6
  7. Martin Lewis

    Martin Lewis Guest

    So it would be safe to reinstall version 9 and the codecs found at microsoft
    links
    "Codec Installation Packages for IT Professionals". or
    "Codec Installation Package for Windows Media Player 7.1 and later."

    Appreciate the interest... thanks

    Marty


    old jon wrote:

    > "Martin Lewis" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Meda player 9 on WIN 98 - problems started with message "Windows Media
    > > Player
    > > cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not
    > > support the format you are trying to play." This when playing a local
    > > mp3.
    > >
    > > Eventually Media player just crashed. Rolled back to 6.4 and at least
    > > mp3's played but no streaming video. Reinstalled 9, no luck. Rolled
    > > back and installed 7.1. That won't play mp3's and trys to load
    > > additional codecs, but I get message "codecs required to play this media
    > > could not be found on the codec server".
    > >
    > > Think I created a mess. Can play .wav and .mid but no streaming video
    > > or mp3.
    > >
    > > Any ideas how to get me out of trouble?
    > >

    > MS will Sell you codecs.
    > Reinstall WMP 9 and D\load a codec pack off the web.


    --
    Martin Lewis
    Media Development Specialist
    Onondaga Community College
    Syracuse, NY
    www.sunyocc.edu/~lewism

     
    Martin Lewis, Feb 26, 2006
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