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Microsoft Media Player won't Recognize my downloaded MP4 Video

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#1 goodluckman65


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:47 AM

I am using a software:  Video Download Ultimate.  My source for these videos is a private site that I am a member.  Some times the video downloads no problem other times it doesn't seem to download right so the media player can't open it.   cannot Here is the message verbatim


"Windows Media Player cannot play this file.  The player might  not support this file type or support the codec  tat was used to compress the file"


Here is what I tried"

1. Went to Microsoft help website and found nothing very confusing

2 Tried opening with VLC still would not open

3.. Tried Phot.o Shop

4.Tried adobe Premier Pro - nothing

5.  Unable to  download GOM

7  Tried a video converter softeware but  complicated for me

8. Now I am here :devil: 


I am using windows 7 on a 5year old laptop that does need to be replaced.


​If there is anyway to save these videos my work will not be in vain 


Thank You Everyone


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#2 Hareen


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:05 AM

For saving the videos on sites I would suggest Internet Download Manager. Directly type internetdownloadmanager.com in your browser or download from filehippo. 


The initial days of usage will be difficult though as it tries to grab everything on the page for download.

Adding custom filters take time, of course.


But once you are set it will be very easy. 


Also Update your codecs. I prefer and suggest K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.


Hope this should fix your problem.

#3 zainmax


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:27 AM

If Windows Media Player does not play this video and VLC Media Player does not play this video, then it is not an .mp4 video or it is a corrupted file and any of code packs will not help. Also, no downloader cannot fix corrupted files.

#4 britechguy


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

I find myself in agreement with zainmax on this one.


All signs are that the file(s) are corrupted either on the site itself (which can happen if the uploader doesn't verify that they work after uploading) or via a "burp" of some sort on download.


The mechanism one uses to download should be irrelevant.  You could retry the download with a different browser but if the result is the same it's far more probable that the file itself is corrupt than anything else.

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