Hi i have had Windows Media Player 10 for ages now and it does not play and videos now everytime i go to play one it comes up
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."
then under it there are two buttons "close" and "more information"
then when i click More Information this comes up
"C00D1199: Cannot play the file Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
The file type is not supported by the Player. For a list of file types (formats) that are supported by Windows Media Player, see Supported file types. The file type is supported by the Player, but the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the Player. The file type is supported, but you are trying to play it in a way that is not supported by the Player. For example, you might have tried to drag a DVD file with a .vob extension from a DVD to the Windows Media Player icon. Or you might have tried to open a .vob file by clicking Open on the File menu. You are trying to play one part of a multipart file. Use a newsreader or other program to combine the files, and then try again. Error ID = 0xC00D1199, Condition ID = 0x00000000"
Can anyone suggest what is wrong with it as i have played these files on it before so i dont know what has went wrong.
the reason you may need a codec pack is that ur existing codecs arent working anymore. this could be caused by something you have installed (eg software dvd decoders). A codec functions as a "translator" telling media center how to handle the file