Windows Media Player 11 Issue

  RobCharles1981 22:59 06 Oct 2006

When I'm playing a Movie File it will run perfectly then I will get this message:

"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"

I have Windows Media Player 11 Beta, Quicktime and Realplayer and Winamp on Board

Any Suggestions??

  Totally-braindead 23:02 06 Oct 2006

Could it be a bug? You do state its a Beta program. I'm still using version 9 myself as I'm happy enough with it and don't feel the need to change.

  RobCharles1981 23:04 06 Oct 2006

All other movie files I have play fine

  Totally-braindead 23:09 06 Oct 2006

Strange that. Could the file have become corrupted? Is there any way you can try it on something else, burn it on a disk or something and play on a standalone DVD player, at least then you would know if it was something to do with the player or the actual file. Sorry I can't be of more help but its the only thing I can think of if your other files all play ok.

  RobCharles1981 23:11 06 Oct 2006

Do you know of a free tool to repair broken media files?

  RobCharles1981 23:42 06 Oct 2006


  Stuartli 23:56 06 Oct 2006

Stick to Windows Media Player 10 until the bugs have been ironed out; the whole idea of a Beta is to do just that.

  RobCharles1981 00:26 07 Oct 2006

I redownloaed Wmp10 the file does play and then just shuts off with the message I described, as I said it might me a curoupt file how do I repair it??

  RobCharles1981 09:59 07 Oct 2006

Can anyone advise?

  gudgulf 10:36 07 Oct 2006

As far as I know you can't repair a corrupt file.

It will need replacing with a new version.

Have you tried using a newly created video file to check if the same problem occurs?

What about trying a different player and seeing if that can play the whole file.....if you get issues with a alternative media player you know it's the file thats corrupt.If it plays ok then you have a problem with Media Player or the codecs in media player.

Try overwriting the standard Media Player codecs with an alternative codec pack such as K-Lite Codec Pack Standard click here

  RobCharles1981 10:56 07 Oct 2006

Well I went along with another player - Divix it works fine now, The Players I have are Windows Media 11 beta2, Winamp, Realplayer at the mo

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