file has extension that is not matched by file format.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by michelle, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. michelle

    michelle Guest

    I downloaded some music off of the itunes library on the
    mac at work and they have an mP3 extension. When I try to
    play them on windows media player on my pc at home, this
    is the message I get. (file has extension that is not
    matched by file format). When I push OK to play music
    anyway, I get a message that says class not registered.
    Does anyone know anything about this? I think the
    tracks were probably downloaded from a cd, so I don't see
    how they could be mP3s. How can I find out what format
    the tracks really are? Is there anything I can do about
    this? If you know something either please reply to the
    post or to my email account. I appreciate it!
    michelle, Jan 10, 2004
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  2. michelle

    zachd [ms] Guest

    You can convert from CD audio to MP3s, so that's possible to have been done,
    but something is amiss here.

    If you try to play them with mplayer2.exe (already on your system), what
    Do they play back on your work computer all right?

    I don't how you'r arbitrarily to discover the file type of the content.
    That's actually a pretty good question given unknown content. I'd open the
    file up in a text editor myself and hope that I could puzzle it out, but I'm
    not sure how the average user would handle that. :\

    zachd [ms], Jan 10, 2004
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