i’m having basically the same problem, just that i see video, but no audio. The video i’m trying to watch, i just go done editing with Premier Elements, and i tried watching it in windows media player, but there’s no audio, and it says i’m missing codecs.
I had the same problem but finally got it to work by going to this site:
and downloading the first link called:
FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder 2009-01-30 MMX
My videos worked right away with Windows Media Player as soon as I downloaded it.
This was the only thing I found that works--I tried everything else suggested on the page, multiple times uninstalling/reinstalling codecs and different players and versions, none of those worked.
Hope it helps, good luck.
finally after hours here is the answer download stinkys codec thank god only took a few minutes then the mpg icon turned into a picture from the video and now works perfectly with wmp11 why dont they come with these video codecs very frustrating anyway here is the link
Had the codec error message even though I have Media Player 11. Went to the site:
downloaded the required zip and ran the exe and now everything works. thanks!!
I have Windows Media Player 10 on my laptop (Windows Vista OS) and I never had problems with playing videos before. I would download them and save them as avi format and they would play without a single issue. Just recently I was trying to view a video through WMP 10 and it wouldn’t work, so I resaved it as an avi and it somehow made it so every single avi file I now have on my laptop won’t play properly through WMP. They all play the sound, but no video! I’ve never experienced this problem before and I don’t know what to do. Something with the codec was changed. I don’t want to uninstall WMP and screw something up, and I can’t update since “none are available” and WMP 11 is terrible. I can still upload all videos to my XBox 360 (even recently downloaded ones)and watch them without issues, but I can’t watch them on WMP. If anybody has any ideas on how I can fix this, or just useful tips I would really appreciate it! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org since I probably won’t check back here for replies often enough. =P
if you have tried everyhing with your w media player and not work,try this work fine for me after of 3 days eating my mind thanxs a lot to ShaneRicho
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.
Thanks I had the same issue with Windows XP and Media player 10 and 11 not playing MPEG2 files. As an earlier poster advised I downloaded DirectX 9.0 Feb 2010 and ffdshow (both free via Google) and ran both. Note that you have to uncompress DirectX into a new folder - I just made a new one on the desktop esle you get about 60 files spread all over the desktop).
Now I am not a techie but I got the impression that DirectX has a bunch of codecs and ffdshow allows you to see whats installed and whats not. First I rean DirectX and it seemed to happily scan through a bunch of stuff and install some things. Next when opening ffdshow videocodecs you can scroll down to mpeg2 and you can see its “disabled” click on “disabled” and a drop down menu appears and you can select “libavcodec”. “Apply” then “OK” and hey presto the files now play in Windows Media Player 11. Many thanks
I discovered that when I reinstalled XP, WMP11 did not read the MPEG2 files I had. Upon installation of PowerDVD, however, which plays mpeg files, WMP11 automatically was able to play them. Apparently the codecs in PowerDVD are shared with WMP. This is a quick fix if you have access to PowerDVD or some other good DVD playback software. While PowerDVD is good for watching movies, I prefer WMP11 because I can set up playlists for my mpeg files and play them back to back continuously in WMP. Hope that helps.