Media Player11 not playing WMV files

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Feb 16, 2007.

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    Guest Guest

    I just installed XP 64 and ran all the updates (61) but when trying to play
    any WMV files my computer completely slows down to almost a non-working
    state. I am able to play MP3's with no issue. Here are my specs:
    Pentium D 3.4Ghz
    2Gig OCZ Ram
    160 Gig SATA HD
    GEForce 7800 GS 256 Ram AGP Video Card (BFG)
    This is using the media player 11 which says it is for XP64 but I noticed
    in task manager it is running in 32bit mode. Anyone else run into this issue?
    I have updated all drivers for video and sound. And this is really the only
    issue I have with XP 64.
    Guest, Feb 16, 2007
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    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Windows Media Player is a 32-bit app, so seeing it run in 32-bit mode is to
    be expected.

    - Aaron
    Aaron Kelley, Feb 16, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Thx for the info but that doesn't really solve my issue. If media player 11
    is only a 32bit app then i dont understand why MS makes it sound like it is
    just for xp pro 64. But anyway i still cannot play any WMV files.
    Guest, Feb 16, 2007
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    Tim Guest

    Is it Geforce 7800 GS or Geforce Go 7800?
    And have you installed any other Media player such as MyMPC or any codec?
    Have you installed nVidia Decode in you drivers?
    Have you installed the RIGHT drivers? For drivers, it's not the newest the
    best. Some newest drivers has bugs.
    And make sure your Windows is official copy.
    Or to do so in commandline:

    Regsvr32 l3codeca.acm /s
    Regsvr32 /s

    If it happens again, then re-install the WMP 11 for x64, make sure you
    download it from the official webpage.
    Tim, Feb 17, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    John Barnes, Feb 17, 2007
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    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Codecs for Windows Media files like WMV should be already installed.

    - Aaron
    Aaron Kelley, Feb 18, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    I found the issue. I didn't have all the drivers for my motherboard so i
    downloaded them and it fixed the issue. I think it was missing the AGP to PCI
    bus drivers. Thanks for all the help. Oh and it is a 7800 GS.

    Guest, Feb 19, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Mike, could you elaborate on how you determined what driver you were missing,
    where you downloaded/installed it from? I have a few 7300GTs and Media
    Player 11 on a 32 bit system, just stares back at me when I try to play any
    WMV file or an embedded media player on a web site.
    Guest, Feb 22, 2007
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