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Problems with codecs in a .wmv file

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#1 Number_6


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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?)

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:41 PM

Using Codecs - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme.../faq/codec.mspx


I found that the easy solution to codec situations is to download/install K-Lite Codec Pack, Full.


#3 Number_6

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:00 PM

Thanks, will read that info.

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