Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:09 PM
I hope someone can tell me the meaning of an odd message I;'m getting from Windows when I try to play a .wmv file. (On my XP pro Dell machine.)
This file plays perfectly well in Windoze media player or Irfanview if I just let it play with my hands off the keyboard or mouse.
However, when I try to enlarge the size of the picture by clicking on the "enlarge" button, OR when I try to move the cursor to a later point in the video, I get the following message:
Error: Windows can't play this file.
Windows error test:
A problem occurred in initializing MCI
You can try to install additional video/audio codecs
from this site:
or try the DirectShow Option in properties>video
ALSO, how do I determine which codec I need? Is there some way of inspecting the .wmv file to see which ones it wants?
(Maybe someone can point me to a good tutorial on this subject?)