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Complete's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2006
Go4Expert Member
C00D109B

I got a CD from relatives with an MPEG file on it.

I tried too open it in Microsoft's Windows Media Player. But it gave this error

Clicking on this this Web Help button brought me to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...x?&id=C00D109B
which did't do a lick of good. According to Microsoft:
Quote:
If you have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed, the latest Windows Media audio and video codecs are included so you can play Windows Media filesWindows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV). If you have an older version of the Player, its codecs may not be up-to-date. To acquire the latest codecs, just set up the Player to download the codecs automatically by doing the following:
  1. In the Player, on the Tools tab, click Options.
  2. On the Player tab, select the Download codecs automatically check box.
Yeah, well that is a lie. I have all this and I have done all this. It does not automatically go out and get the latest codex.

Has anyone gotten this problem fixed?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Probably your MPeg file is corrupted. You can try running the same with some other player like Winamp or Real player.
Complete's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shabbir
Probably your MPeg file is corrupted. You can try running the same with some other player like Winamp or Real player.
It did not work with real player at all.
coderzone's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Team Leader
Quote:
Originally Posted by Complete
It did not work with real player at all.
So that suggest file corrupted
evileye's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
Contributor
Try to use VLC media player, supports many dialects of codecs
arbaz.it's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Ambitious contributor
Quote:
Originally Posted by evileye
Try to use VLC media player, supports many dialects of codecs
THANKS FOR YOUR INFO
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
Or else install K-lite codec package. It will do every thing for you.
Latest version can be downloaded from 9down.com
Try iT?!