Error messege :Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

i downloaded this show and its a avi but i cant play it ..and everytime i try to this messege 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." any ideas on how i could watch this show? reply



I have the same problem, an avi. clip from a digital camera that will not play in either windows media player, or realplayer.

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP??? reply

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you need to download a codec for windows media player (or any other)goto www.free-codecs.com and d/load ffdshow (top left collum) this should sort it reply

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Here download this. Its called Videolan VLC movie player, plays about everything you throw at it and its free too.

http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/109538/vlc-0.8.5-win32.exe

thats the link, enjoy! reply

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my media player can’t play any movie i download from any movies download program or site reply

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fix windows media player not working issue online
www.windows-guru.net reply

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Download the latest codecs for WMP. Then if you’re still having problems with the avi file. Download a free program called Mpeg4modifier. Drop or load the avi in it, and make sure the bitstream is packed. Just click 'yes' if it’s not packed. reply

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1. Install AVI codec to play AVI files
2. Convert AVI to Window Media Player friendly format with Brorsoft Video Converter reply

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