WMV3 codec (Windows 9 Media Player)

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I joined a certain website and I’m trying to play the videos via Windows Media Player, both the stream & download options. Each time I verify my username & password & try to play a video, a message pops up that a WMV3 codec is required to view the video, and that mine id missing (?). Can I download or buy this codec at this website - I don’t know a lot about computers, and any help would be MUCH appreciated - thanx in advance...Wolfen reply



Hi,

And welcome to MovieCodec.com :)

You are using Windows 9 Media Player? If not be sure to have it updated from microsoft.com.

It seems that website that offers this streaming video service, requires a codec (compatible with windows media player 9). This could be any of many different codecs that exist.

My tip is, provided that you have an updated version of Windows Media Player 9, to ask the website you joined. Since you are member of the website(perhaps even paying I dunno) they really should inform what exact codec you need.

-Bjarne reply

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Thanks for the quick reply - I’ll take your advice & call their customer service dept. Thanks again...Wolfen reply

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This may seem weird, but you should go here

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx

and download the last set of codecs, the one called “Codecs Installation Package for Windows Media Video 9 VCM”. Even though it’s supposed to be for WMP 6.4, it’s the one you require to view WMV3 videos... believe me, I had to install it on a Windows XP system to get it to work (and yes, it works fine with WMP 6.4 too). reply

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First time posting and I want to thank machf. That link really works. I have having problems with playback...Sound played while video froze. reply

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Yeah I have a problem with that too. I have Windows Media Player 9 from when I upgraded to XP and I checked codecs downloaded the packages. But my videos now i hear sound like attempts but unsucessful and the video wont load it just plays the visualizations/ reply

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the codec-package from mircrosoft mentioned below will work without win xp; even without media player!
Extract the file just as a normal archive (winrar worked fine), run “setup_wm.exe”. A WMV3-Video should now run on every good player...nice, huh? ;) reply

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sorry, the link was mentioned above, not below - this one:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
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Awesome fix! I had the most current WMP9 but the WMV3 codec wasn’t working. I downloaded the 6.4 codec package as suggested and told it to update anything that needed it and it fixed my issues!

Thanks! reply

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machf...your info was very helpful, worked like a charm reply

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hey ! machf , u r really a nice guy!

thx so much

It’s work.

:) reply

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WMV3 really sucks! it eats 90% of you cpu! reply

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thanks.
it really works.

thanks again reply

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machf, another thanks for your help!!! I was going a bit bonkers trying to figure it out.
thanks again! reply

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hey can anyone help me with window media 9 it wont play any videos at all i get sound jsut no videos reply

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afasf reply

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hw do i get a codec pack that will play the movie i got reply

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I have window 7 and window media player 11 version. It is not supporting wmv3 video format file.
Can any body suggest ..
umesh.sahu@gmail.com reply

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thanx aloooooot reply

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If you have problem with wmv3 , just instal vlc player and problem sorted reply

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