Windows Media Player Wont Play "mpeg" Movie File

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I had the same problem. I will never buy again something from Samsung. Big name - big shit! reply

11-16-2008 06:52 AM

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. reply

12-23-2008 06:18 PM

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. reply

01-31-2009 09:01 PM

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 reply

02-20-2009 09:10 PM

my WMP 11 wont play any 3gp or mp4 videos ,can i download anything for ir so it can play them properly????? reply

03-16-2009 07:24 AM

my WMP 11 wont play any 3gp or mp4 videos ,can i download anything so it can play them properly?????And i have already installed the newest version of divx!!!ty reply

03-16-2009 07:26 AM

when i try to play a movie clip online,it says it looses internet connection. i have windows vista home basic (junk) when i play it through the mozzila browser, they work. can anybody help? reply

04-27-2009 12:52 PM

DIRECTX 9.0c - IS A SCAM reply

06-11-2009 10:10 AM


06-14-2009 03:57 AM
spud bag

I want the superhero movie free download reply

06-22-2009 04:11 PM

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!! reply

11-02-2009 01:05 AM

Use the VLC player. It dont want any codec’s reply

12-03-2009 06:32 AM

Thanks Tadowta... Stinky is the BOMB!! reply

01-13-2010 06:17 PM

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 since I probably won’t check back here for replies often enough. =P reply

03-18-2010 07:09 AM
Frustrated User

I Downloaded The Same Codec as Tadowta, The Video Works But Sound Still Doesn’t! Windows XP Home Version, Windows Media Player 11. Any Ideas? reply

04-09-2010 11:37 AM
Your Name

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. reply

04-16-2010 03:48 PM
less is more

download MPCstar media player. reply

04-29-2010 03:27 AM
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I’ve just bought an S-5560 and the PC Suite is worse than the Sony..... is there anything out there that can PC sync a Samsung??? reply

05-04-2010 06:38 PM
Mike C

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 reply

05-09-2010 11:39 AM

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. reply

06-07-2010 03:57 AM

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