Windows Media Player Wont Play "mpeg" Movie File

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01-13-2007 07:24 AM

I had the same problem, WMP 10 stopped playing mpeg files, and even upgrading to WMP 11 still had the same problem (all the files played fine before) and I solved it by uninstalling Samsung PC Studio software which I had installed to put some music on my D900.

I think the Samsung software had installed some extra codecs or filters which had confused media player.

I uninstalled the Samsung PC Suite and everything was OK reply


01-16-2007 02:06 AM
1 posts

I HAD the same problem (Win Media Player stopped playing mpeg and mpg files). MY SOLUTION.......uninstall Samsung PC Studio 3 (for mobile phone) and all things started working again.

Hope this helps someone :)

Noccy reply


01-16-2007 06:34 AM

i’m in the same boat too, media player does just about anything but wont play any type of vido files no mater format or codec required, and if that is not enough no other player would play video file either
Media player 10 stoped working about 2 months ago, since then i tried everything to make it work again, from reinstalling windows several times in a raw, to repartitioning the drive couple of times (cause first time still didn’t work) and now i just dont kown what to do, am almost ready to go and buy a new drive... any help would be really appreciated
donnyx reply


01-16-2007 03:25 PM

thanks reply


01-19-2007 12:53 AM

I had the same problem, Windows media player 11, all videos played with sound only, black picture. I spent one whole day doing trying to fix it, going crazy with it. VLC-player played every video ok. Like did media player classic and real player. And quick time alternative. I DID “clean” my computer with couple of programs couple of days ago... and I really think that must be what caused this mess.
I used RegSeeker and overcleaned I think. ONLY thing that fixed my video issue was the Windows XP System Restore feature. Hopefully I had a restore point 4 made 4 days earlier. That fixed everything! Whoa I am happy now..
So guys, TRY the windows restore! AND do NOT do experiments with register cleaner software if you’re not absolutely sure you know what you do.

Windows media player 11 with ffdshow and VLC player is pretty much one needs, and remember you can put skins to VLC to get away from that 80’s look :)

Hope someone else gets help from this restore thingy also.

take care...... reply


01-21-2007 10:33 AM

I cannot run any movies in my windows media player , error error downloding codec i can only hear the sound of the movie but can’t see nothing? reply


02-04-2007 05:41 PM
stu aka karnage

I recently couldnt play mpg’s I could play divx, mp3’s some avi’s and, and this affected all major players. WMP from 9 right through to 11 and even the classic number 2. Real player, Nero player. All of them.
I tried everything from codecs to Video drivers, sound drivers, directshow, directx, absolutely everything. I was contemplating a format, when i happened upon this forum and TAVBIY suggested that his solution was to remove the samsung phone manipulation software(bundled with D900). Couldn’t see it working but I gave it a go and hey presto they all now play properly. This problem was a shlaaaag and my opinion of samsung wasn’t very high before. Now I really dont like any of their products. I thought i would post this because it is a strange solution to the problem which people may not contemplate. Good luck to any with the same problem. reply


02-10-2007 08:33 PM

i just downloaded a video, mpeg movie file and it wont play in anything!!!! all my othr videos play fine but this one wont, im confused??? reply


02-10-2007 10:46 PM

I can’t get the media player to open at all. HAVE clicked and clicked but nothing. I even tried to download medi player 11 but that wont open either. reply


02-11-2007 05:21 AM

try vlc media player reply


02-20-2007 07:24 AM
big tony

I also had the same problem. thanks to the crap samsumg software. after uninstalled mpeg’s played again. reply


02-26-2007 12:35 PM

Same with me, uninstalled Samsung PC Studio, all is well again. Really annoying though. Come on Samsung! reply


02-26-2007 09:45 PM
lil nik

my windows media palyer wouldnt play any videos at all the screen was all balck and only sound came out.. the problem was i used regseeker BUT my computer is soo f***d up that i cant restore my computer by doign system resotre. can any1 plaz help me? reply


02-26-2007 09:48 PM
lil nik

my windows media player wudnt play any videso the screen was all balck and only sound came out . the thign wa si used regseeker before an it f***d things over.. i deleted it now but my computer is soo screwed that i cant even syttem resotre it. it always says sumthgin liek windows cant restore to this point or sum sh**t.. can any1 plz help me? reply


02-27-2007 09:00 AM

Hey my media player 11 plays music and osund files but wont play any vid files at all it loade it in then freezes my computer and ideas? plz reply to reply


02-28-2007 06:33 PM

my .avi movie file does not work in WMP, Power DVD, Real Player, Winamp, Quicktime, or anything. I can view some of my .avi files but not others. Whats wrong and how do i fix it? help me!!! reply


03-03-2007 04:28 AM
Krappy Mc. Crap Krap



03-05-2007 12:17 AM

THIS WORKED FOR ME ! to solve this problem on my pc, i un-installed the (k-lite codec pack) and then un-installed and re-installed divx. reply


03-08-2007 08:57 AM
Brett Lynch

when i try to play a movie file that i download of a site it says im missing another codec file for windows media player 11 which codec do i need to download to work the best reply


03-09-2007 02:01 AM

Hey guys..
I wan to uninstall Samsung PC studio 3 but fail.
It pop-up this kind of msg although i already follow all the step.



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