Windows Media Player Wont Play "mpeg" Movie File

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09-17-2005 05:38 AM
Gene

Well, I kinda have a problem like this. I can’t play video files for some reason. Everytime I start one, it takes up pretty much all the CPU(99%) and doesn’t stop. I have no idea why this does this. I’ve run virus scans and security scans and such and still the problem remains. Any help would be greatly appreciated reply

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10-21-2005 08:46 PM
fras

I have the same problem.


Everything was working fine until I installed Nero. Then my .mpeg files wouldnt show thumbnails and they wont play in any media player. I have downloaded every major codec to no avail. I even uninstalled Nero but they still would not play.

No idea what to do. reply

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11-27-2005 01:38 PM
Mercedes

Thank you KPAXIAN!

FFDSHOW works!!! reply

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01-05-2006 07:23 AM
Sander

yah!! thank you very much! it works now here, too.. the ffdshow is good thing. thanks man. reply

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01-16-2006 01:49 PM
MarioCarlos

I’ve got the same problem with Mpgs Mpegs.

Media players wont play back video files, so im force to use powerdvd version 5 because version 6 wont work.

powerdvd version 6 has the codec but media player is still dead and wont play my video files.

try powerdvd version 5 reply

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06-01-2006 11:10 PM
Alvin Talay

Just use the divx player in playing mpeg movie file and avi file. If you don’t have one, download the latest version of divx (divx 6.2.2 bundle with player) reply

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10-17-2006 08:07 PM
Evan

"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."

this is what i keep gettin what do i do?? reply

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10-17-2006 10:14 PM
hilltop

i need a codec for a sumsung sc-d365 ntsc digital cam. reply

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10-20-2006 06:49 PM
railroader

Exactly the same problem, all Mpegs have suddenly stopped playing with WMP 10 with 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."] Have Divx codec and player [reinstalled it] tried a codec pack without resolve- unistalled codec pack. Reinstalled WMP 10 and tried 9 again, nothing. reply

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10-28-2006 12:47 PM
rudywalker10

"....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,"

Had a similar problem and download of directx
9.0c fixed it. Thanks for the tip. reply

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10-28-2006 03:49 PM
geust

Delete all codecs even ac3 filter all divx and xvid files and folders. If you have all your movies in divx movies folder " like I do " move them some where else for now. Now the answer to your dreams!!! Download ace mega codecs pack 6.03 perfessional edition. It’s free and only 49.2 mb in size. If you can’t find it go to google. reply

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10-28-2006 05:02 PM
petter moore logged out

windows media player wont play mpeg cus its stuborn and dont want to join with apples quick time software.

u can find tons of other media players that will play mpeg including quick time. reply

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11-18-2006 01:03 PM
Tavbiy

My Solution:

Uninstalling Samsungs Media Center software to manipulate my cell phone. reply

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12-04-2006 10:14 PM
DungeonRaider

From what I’ve been told... apparently microsoft tightened the specs required for mpeg/mpeg files thereby excluding files that don’t comply to those specs (particularly files using Apple’s mpg codecs)... so it’s not actually a codec issue - it’s totallly media player 9+ (though it only affects 9 after you update but rollback doesn’t remove the changes).

So just use an alternative player and curse MS for being controlling freaks. reply

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12-05-2006 03:12 AM
DungeonRaider

Not sure how factual that is though because other people are saying it’s BS. :/ reply

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12-11-2006 06:37 PM
JOLEE

HI ALL HAD SAME PROBLEM ALL OF A SUDDEN MY AVI FILES STOPPED WORKING, AFTER READING THROUGH I TOOK THE ADVICE OF
KPAXIAN (THANKS) TO INSTALL DIRECT X 9 AND FFDSHOW AND HAVE GOT ALL OF THEM EXCEPT 1 WORKING FINE BUT DO HAVE ONE THAT HAS NO SOUND ANY IDEAS THANKS AGAIN reply

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12-18-2006 12:28 AM
rickr

After finding so many people in the same condition, I found that simply (yes, really) going to http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0083.html and getting the mpeg2dec.exe file fixed all my mpg files. reply

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12-29-2006 01:29 AM
CharlesMaxx

I have the same problem...I just formated my computer and none of the video files worked...when I open any video file of any type, with any program, the CPU Usage goes to 100%, and i have to restart my computer for it to go back to normal, any help here? reply

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01-08-2007 08:25 AM
wooo

thank you eosdigiman..if you open with nero or intervideo it works fine playing back video files...i have been trying to figure this out for 6 mths reply

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