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Video Files Not Working In Ie 7 Or Firefox


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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 03:59 PM

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. :huh:

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 06:12 PM

Apparently it is wmv files. Media Player 11 should play this file (just like wma for audio!) I thought maybe trying to update the Media Player 11 but I checked and there are no updates.

Does anyone know how to reinstall Media Player 11 or repair it if it is not able to play its own Media Player 11 wmv files? Thanks for any and all comments.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:35 PM

Tried AVI files and they don't work either. Trying to see if there isn't some way to do a repair of Windows Media Player 11. Any ideas? Thank!

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:25 PM

Is it possible to do a restore using the Vista DVD which would in effect fix any problem that I am having with the Media Center 11. I just don't know and would sure appreciate some thoughts on this posibility.

Thnks in advance for any and all ideas.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:02 PM

Not really much of a fix to your problem but a work around. Have you tried using VLC?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:46 AM

DivX is what I use for my AVI files in Vista and works fine along with this http://www.free-codecs.com/download/AC3_Filter.htm
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:52 AM

I'd recommend trying some of the other codecs mentioned before trying to repair Vista. If the other codecs don't fix the issue, then here's a link to the repair process: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:52 AM

http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archive/200...21/1046591.aspx

this is the best link I could find, I am sure there are better newer ones, but installing codecs is a risky thing,
hard to fix what they screw up, ffdshow is the best by far I have ever tried
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