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#1 zimmer46

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:37 AM

Using XP Home with WMP10. Have suddenly encountered a problem playing mpegs or AVI's which are on my PC and have played previously. The audio is fine but the video box is blank. There are no visualisations either when playing an audio file. I thought it was a codec prob and have tried updating but no change. It was only later that I noticed the Visualisations box was blank to, so suspect it wasn't codecs at all.

I tried updating to WMP11, but the install failed with an error "error 5". That said, having now read that you cannot uninstal WMP11 I'm not so keen to upgrade to it so frefer to stick with WMP10.

Advice and help appreciated.

Thanks
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

playing with codecs is about as dangerous as playing with the windows registry

codec_sniper.exe

DSFMgr.exe

are 2 utilities for analyzng and/or attempting repair

I would caution anyone to be very careful with any codec manipulation, I don't really approve of many of the reccomended codec packs at all, I stay away from K-lite mega and a lot of others now.

ffdshow and media player 10 is about all I will allow on my computer any more.

google is your friend

I reloaded the last computer i put media player 11 on

and always doublecheck your video driver first, do a directx run thru

Edited by DaChew, 05 January 2008 - 09:07 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:48 AM

Checked the Direct X and its fine. I have WMP9 on another PC so thought I'd get rid of WMP10. Removed it via the "Remove Windows Components" option, but when I run the WMP9 installer it fails to instal saying it has detected a more uptodate version of WMP already on the system. I assume there must be some WMP10 debris still on the system. Any idea where this will be ?

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:11 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

I would reload media player 10 as a repair option

it won't fix media player 11 problems if that's what happened

good luck
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 04:06 PM

Tried reinstalling WMP10. Ran through the process until almost complete but then I get an error that WMP10 cannot complete installation. Try running the instal again. Which I did with same result. So now I seem to have a PC that thinks it has WMP10 installed and hence stops me from installing WMP9, but in reality my PC has no version of WMP installed . Ah good old Windows :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:15 PM

sounds like what i ran into with media player 11

that's one of the reasons I don't even use the program for anything except to update the OS
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