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What can cause the Media Player to no play files?


I Have Windows Media Player 10 I think and i also use limewire to download films. But my Media Player will not play the files because 1 or more of the codecs required to play the file is missing. Aly help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks James


This question was answered on March 24, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:

1.Your Internet security options are set too high to enable decompressors to be downloaded.

2 Installation of the decompressor requires a restart of your computer but no restart occurred.

3 The codec required to play the file is missing or damaged.

4 You may be playing a file format that is not supported by Windows Media Player

5 A sound device (audio driver) is not installed.

To resolve the problem do one of the following:

1 To install the latest version of Internet Explorer on your computer, if you don't already have one.

2 To lower the Internet security level to Medium

You can do this by,

a Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel

b Double-click Internet

c On the Security tab, click Internet

d Under Security Level For This Zone, move the slider to Medium or lower

3 Restart your computer and try to play the file again.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2005