I just got through cleaning out malware from my computer and after doing one of the final cleanups I wasn't able to play my mp3s on Windows Media Player 11, which I use a lot. A popup says I'm missing an codec so I clicked on Web Help and it says Windows Media Player cannot play the file (or cannot play either the audio or video portion of the file) because the MP3 - MPEG Layer III (55) codec is not installed on your computer. The thing is I do have this codec installed already. I even uninstalled it and re-installed the codec again but I would still get the same popup saying the codec is missing. Players like itunes, quicktime and Media Player Classic can play the mp3s, it's just windows media player that can't.
Will uninstalling and re-installing Windows Media Player solve the problem?