Windows Media Player Wont Play "mpeg" Movie File

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My Windows Media Player Wont Play mpeg Movie File It Says Im Missing Some Codecs ..... But i Al Ready Downloaded some and it didnt seem to work at all. And The “DVIX” Player dosent want to play it either. HELP!!!!!! reply

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06-05-2005 09:22 PM
Nick V

update your windows media player reply

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06-05-2005 09:31 PM
Movie_man
4 posts

I did update it .... it still didnt work ... its a Windows Media Player 10 ... and the DVIX player wont play it either. reply

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06-05-2005 11:23 PM
Nick V

I have the same problem, I have almost every codec and wmp 10, divx5.2.1 and ffdshow. I have a very large collection of avi files, many of which all of the sudden stopped playing. I don’t know if it is a virus or if I just have corrupted files. I deleted my codecs reinstalled them rolled back wmp everything, I am lost.
I have recently switched operating systems (XP to xp pro) on a new drive. My primary drive is my F and not my C which most programs automaticly default to. I don’t know if that is a factor in my problems.
The idea of losing gigs of tv shows just kills me. I just wanted to know if anyone experienced similar problems or had any ideas. Should i go to BIOS and switch the f and the c drive (in name) or install a certain codec, or roll back a certain driver? anything would help me thank you reply

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06-08-2005 03:02 AM
NOLAZACH

Have had a similar problem, about two dozen of my mpegs have stopped working, all at the same time (they arent even showing thumbnails anymore). I’ve tried uninstalling some windows updates, but no avail. I did check the mpegs on a friend’s computer (which didnt have any of the newer updates on it) and the files ran fine. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out yet which of the windows updates are the troublemakers. I’m in the same boat though, I’d rather not lose any of my music vids, especially since they are not really corrupted. reply

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06-29-2005 10:44 PM
Josh W.

I too have gone nuts with media player 10 but here is the deal. If you open the file in media player and all you hear is the audio, with it running, right click on the file from the right side of the media player and hit properties. You will see which codec it is trying to use and in my case, they all said Intervideo codec. I uninstalled windvd and now all my video files play ok reply

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07-01-2005 09:33 PM
jim

Play it in Nero. I have had the same problem but Nero works fine. The file is probably a SVCD or something of that nature. I use to hate Nero but that is really all you need to play videos. If you want, download WinAVI or contact me for it and you can convert your file to an AVI. Then you should be able to play it in Media Player. reply

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07-02-2005 12:21 AM
Eosdigiman

(to Nick V)
The files you’re trying to play are likely mpeg-2, instead of mpeg-1. WMP doesn’t natively decode mpeg-2 files. There’s 3 ways to remedy this 1. Play the file using an alternate player (media player classic (www.gabest.org), videolan (www.videolan.org), and many more... some people say zoom player, bs player, core media player, etc, but I haven’t tested them all). those are free. 2. buy dvd software like windvd or powerdvd - the mpeg-2 file will play seamlessly in windows media player 3. buy an mpeg-2 decoder like the one from elecard/moonlight or other. the file will play in wmp as well.

(to Josh W)
Can you check if the files you’re playing are mpeg-1 or mpeg-2? (Use avicodec). If they’re mpeg-2 could you be using a trial version of some mpeg-2 decoder that just expired? (wild guess) Also sudden stoppage of video playback is often attributed to such things as installing codec packs, video filters (for example nero’s), or video drivers (nvidia beta ones have gotten some posts on our board recently).

(to NOLAZACH)
It’s really difficult to know what’s going on with as many changes as you described on your system. Can you identify the files or types of files that won’t play back? Is it files of a specific extension or codec? (Use diagnostic utilities like avicodec or gspot to help you). Changing drive letters/OS shouldn’t affect playback (unless you can’t even access the files at all - can’t open, move, or delete - in which case you need to take ownership - see http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/4160p1.html) reply

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08-03-2005 01:20 PM
anonymous
1,580 posts

experienced the same thing. All video files (except .wmv format) suddenly stopped playing in WMP10. They even dont play in DivX Player or Media Centre 11...

I think that the main culprit is Nero. Cause all of this happened after I instaled Nero Ultra Edition with ShowTime.

BTW all files played OK using ShowTime... reply

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08-09-2005 09:54 AM
wart_bourg

Running Windows xp home version. Last week or so I’ve found I can no longer play Mpegs. Maybe since downloading version 10, but not quite sure when it started. When I try to open the file I get the 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." Clicking on more info gives me the following “error code”: C00D1199: Cannot play the file

I’ve tried rolling back to version 9, now same problem. Reinstalling version 10, same problem. Short of reinstalling window xp, don’t know where to go from here. Any thoughts, ideas appreciated. reply

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08-21-2005 05:34 AM
Ken

WMP stopped working for all avi files only. Have tired to make to work but to no avail. All other functions in the program ver 10 work just fine. When reading this forum and checking on codecs, I found a recent addition to my program listing.
Went to look at it and found that it was in a language that I do not speak. The program was Codec Pack - All In One ver 16.0.0.7. I removed this program and currently all is back in order for WMP. Not sure why this program was loaded but it maybe part of another program or just a bad fix. See if this does it for you! reply

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08-21-2005 01:33 PM
cyclone3211
1 posts

If you mp3s stop playing and you have tried reinstalling windows media player go into temperary files and you may see a file that is related to windows media player but is not, delete it and problem solved. The problem i had was that i had some kind of virus that prevented me from playing mp3s. reply

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08-21-2005 05:52 PM
timthetoolmantaylor

If all else fails... backup all your avi movies on cds and dvds. Then repartition your harddrive and reinstall windows xp or whatever OS you use. then install all your hardware drivers. install an antivirus program. THEN install codecs. I use Storm codec, i have zero problems using it. It has just about all the codecs. reply

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08-21-2005 06:01 PM
timthetoolmantaylor

All these symptoms sound familiar to me. All of a sudden mpeg files were being played but wmp’s time was different(and usually much shorter) than the files real length. In my case I just found out the culprit was sony’s sound forge. Did an uninstall and cured wmp. I guess check any software you installed when the errors started happening. reply

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08-22-2005 05:58 AM
oderus

YO YO YO GUYS, DON’T STRESS.
THE THING IS THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH A RECENTLY INSTALLED FILE {PROB SUM DIVX CRAP :p}. SO WHATEVERE THE CAE MAY BE, THE ORIGINAL MPEG CODECS THAT WMP USED TO USE ARE NOW CORRUPT!

SOLUTION = DOWNLOAD DIRECTX 9.0c

TRUST ME, ALL WILL BE GRAND AFTER THIS, & OH YES, USE FFDSHOW, IT’S MUCH MORE STABLE. reply

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09-05-2005 06:22 AM
KPAXIAN

i think this is a codec issuse reply

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09-06-2005 06:02 AM
amanji
2 posts

thanks,

I’ve unistalled and reinstalled the codec. I’ve unistalled some software i thought might be involved.

nothing has changed. still just getting audio with no pictures. This is the same in WMP, Real Player, DivX player, Power DVD

any other suggestions?

Thanks reply

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09-06-2005 10:38 AM
archiet

try download XviD codec to play 'mpeg' files reply

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09-07-2005 04:00 AM
omel

just to make myself clear i repeat its XviD codec not DivX reply

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09-07-2005 04:04 AM
omel

I was just passing thru looking for some info on mpegs in wmp for clients and found this thread. My 1st time on this site. So...keep in mind that I don’t have any idea what I’m talking about; but, a while back I was trying to review a file that came to me from a non-codec-literate client. I attempted to play the clip. Got audio and no video. Found out that it was created with Xvid. Since then I’ve found that Xvid clips all give me audio and no video on my computers not set up to play them. reply

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09-07-2005 12:59 PM
ForArt

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