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Media Player playtime problem.


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#1 doctorjon

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:31 PM

Hi,
Having a problem with Windows Media Player 10. When playing videos that should be 20+ Minutes media player often reports them as only being 1-2 minutes in playtime and freezes when it gets to the end of this short time. If I click on the progress bar on the bottom of the screen I can jump to various parts of the movie. For ex. clicking in the middle will take me to minute 10 of a twenty minute video but it will only play for another 30 seconds or so then freeze. I have tried removing the player and reinstalling but have the same problem.

Any idea how to get the right playtime for videos? or how to fix this?
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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 08:54 AM

Hello doctorjon and welcome to BC

I use a little program called the G Spot codec information appliance that will analyse problem media files for errors and can tell you if you have the proper codecs. Its a quick and easy way to see if the file is the problem.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:27 PM

My first suggestion will be to reinstall windows media player.........
This will overwrite any errors that couldve been created during initial install.




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