WMPlayer 9 MPEG Playback Issue

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Can anybody please help me with the following issue?

When playing MPEG files in Windows Media Player 9 (windows XP), wmplayer seems to see the movie as only a minute, for example, despite the size. It plays the MPEG for a minute and then 'skips' through the rest.

Uusually, if I click halfway though the movie, for example, it will play from that point but only for the remainder of the slider i.e. 30 seconds.

I haven’t made any system changes but then again I’m not sure when this started happening. It could have been when installing xvid codecs a month ago.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks reply

01-25-2004 04:05 PM

try keeping more than one player on your system.
i have about 5 different media players on my pc.
if it doesnt work on one, its bound to work on the other reply

03-17-2004 07:30 AM
da vinci's new form

They problem is probably the file itself being damaged. Where did you download it from?

First off, try playing it in VideoLAN (www.videolan.org) reply

03-17-2004 08:44 AM
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I think it was a codec problem. I had to reformat, reinstall etc. for another problem and the same files play fine now. It seemed to affect MPEG 1 files only. I had made a note a few weeks ago as to the fix but I can’t remember if it had worked or if it was the reformat that solved this prob for me...

Start Menu --> Control Panel --> Sound and Audio Devices --> “Hardware” Tab --> Video Codecs

- Delete relevant MPEG codec
- Install new 3rd party MPEG decoder code

Thanks for your help though

James reply

03-18-2004 01:11 AM

Most windows OS’s come with a capable MPEG1 codec (for decoding purposes atleast) preinstalled. Perhaps something caused a conflict, or installation of Windows Media Player 9 changed something, hhmm. reply

03-18-2004 06:03 AM
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