Windows Media Player Wont Play "mpeg" Movie File

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07-02-2007 11:54 PM

I think i have some adware on my computer, but im not sure. anyway, windows media player isnt working either, it will play videos, but only the sound comes on, not the video part. theres no error message, what should i do? reply


07-18-2007 09:34 AM

my media player won’t play mpeg movies reply


08-07-2007 09:31 AM

If you download AVS DVD Player Free, you can default any extension to it And it will play any extension. I find it will play any extension and it is free.
You can even watch DVD’s on it.
This is the url.
I was totally frustrated, until I found this program.
Don reply


08-28-2007 01:50 AM
hey there

I downloaded daemon tools and now windows media player 11 plays mpgs and they sound like chipmunks and the progression line goes way too fast. I uninstalled daemon but it didn’t fix it. does anyone know how to fix the codecs it changed reply


08-28-2007 06:24 PM

i just updated my wifes computer to amd dual core 4200+ win xp pro and dowloading all updates windows media player will not play mpg movies i mean they play but their dark and red in color im using elitegroup mobo with onboard 6100 geforce 2 gigs ddr2 ram and help would be much appreciated i have tried several options installed codec packs still nothing removed codecs pack still nothing and when i first tried to play video a mpg file after resoring system itshut down and rebooted its self everytime i tried to play a mpg file scanned with nortonsdidnt detect anything still no luck and advise would be greatly appreicaded also tried vlc and got same thing reply


09-04-2007 09:20 PM

I can’t play mp3s on my windows media player 11. Help? reply


09-07-2007 05:52 AM
poo on a stick fixit man

i say try downloadin “Storm codec” it works absolutle fantastically and i love my girlfriends puusssyyy reply


09-16-2007 10:27 PM

just search for free wmp codecs and download them. after installing, everything started working fine again for me. reply


09-27-2007 06:37 AM

My Windows Media Player Wont Play mpeg Movie File It Says Im Missing Some Codecs ..... sO PLZ DO REPLY ME THE CODECS TO MY MAIL ID reply


10-03-2007 09:44 PM
Geno D

I found that if you set video acceleration to none, my videos started to play again. Most of the ones I have had trouble with are downloaded video clips. reply


10-17-2007 06:12 PM

I would just like to thank Noccy for sharing this. I’ve been dealing with this crap for so long now and because I installed the Samsung suite at the same time as upgrading to WMP 11, I assumed it was the latter at fault.

Someone is Samsung needs to get a spanking. reply


10-18-2007 11:05 PM

lola wrote:
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???

i am on same boat as you... i have windows vista codec pack..and every other video works fine

i downloaded this video...and i only get sound :S
i am completely baffled..could it be a corrupted file? while i was downloading? and its not even a complex video format..mpeg...
any help would be much appreciated reply


10-19-2007 03:16 PM

ok. download DivX..convert it to Divx file using the Divx 'trial' converter..simple...this is for people who only have problems with the one video.. reply


10-29-2007 08:48 PM
1 posts

trying to burn downloaded movies from limewire to windows media player.wont work.anyone know why? reply


10-29-2007 09:47 PM

anonymous wrote:
(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 (, videolan (, 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).

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

yeah, reinstalling Power DVD fixed it. Thanks! reply


11-03-2007 06:50 PM

i need help cause i’m using vista home premium and using wmp 11. i downloaded some movies and i can’t play them on my wmp 11. i downloaded .mpg and .avi when i open them the wmp 11 comes up with a message “this file type is not recognised or the codec is not suppoting it” what can i do to fix this problem? reply


11-04-2007 02:10 PM

Have any of you tried these files on VLC player?

Should help. reply


11-08-2007 09:30 AM

Yeah, I’m getting the same problem with my MPEG’s not on AVI’s etc just on certain MPEGs i know its not a file corruption as its on more than one video. Just plays 3 seconds of sound then windows media player comes up with a “Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help." If i leave it up i see hear the music! But no image...
What’s up with this? - Need some helping Email me / or MSN. reply


11-12-2007 06:53 PM

I bought a new computer this summer with vista and WMP 11.

Like lots of other people WMP wouldn’t play mpg. I spent hours researching online without finding a solution untill I stumbled across a solution myself.


This is going to sound stupid, but I hadn’t played a DVD movie yet on WMP 11. Tonight I happened to play a DVD which worked fine. Then all of a sudden I could start playing my mpg clips!

I can’t believe it was so simple!!! reply


11-21-2007 07:54 AM
love it

when you make a video with pictures in movie maker would it play in media player reply


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