I have been downloading and using Windows Media Player to watch video clips for six to seven months without any problem. All of a sudden today when I download a video clip and it downloads it to open in Windows Media Player I get the following message:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.
I have Nero Showtime installed and I can save the downloaded file to my desktop and it works just fine.
I really like Media Player and just don't understand why it is just now not working. I did do some Vista updates so I did a restore and went back before the updates but it still doesn't work.
I went online and found the Vista Codec package. I downloaded and installed it but it didn't help.
Does anyone have any idea. My laptop works just fine (even with the updates!)
The video clips on fox, cnn, and msnbc all work. Please enlighten me. Just about to drive me crazy.