I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video Files in Windows Media Player version 10 (set to download Codecs automatically). Everytime I try to play a file I get a message stating it is searching for a licence or it needs to download something else, which I do not want it to do. I have tried other 3rd party utilities but they all 'refuse' to play the file. It's not the odd one, it is all of them. Any ideas?
When you copy a CD using windows media player you can 'copy protect' the files. They will not play without a licence. I've had to update the licence for some cd's I copied years ago, several times. Never had a problem. Don't know about video though.
I have thought about going back to version 9 but I know that without version 10 I sometimes cannot play 'live' clips while online as the picture becomes 'psychedelic'. Do you know if, or think that version 9 will do the trick?
I had the same problem. If you open the file you are trying to play (click on the CD drive), and look at the file type box, does it say "Any media file"? Mine did, and when I changed this to "any file", it would play as normal. Someone else on this forum suggested a conflict with Nero, and said to reinstall Windows Media Player 10. I did this and all is well (up to now).
scroll to the bottom of the page and download JetAudio 6 Basic. Once installed you may need to set it up which can be done as follows: "open jetaudio, go to Preferences, File Type Association and in the right hand window click on Check All, and then Update, and then OK. Next time jetaudio is run it will play all known file types."
I installed both the Standard Pack and then the Full pack (after the first did not work). I had the option to install Media Player Classic but everytime I open a WMA/V File I get a message stating that it 'Failed To Render File'. When I try again with Media Player 10 it still wants to obtain a licence despite my ticking the box asking it not to.
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