Media Player cannot play the file

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Janice, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Janice

    Janice Guest

    i somehow "lost" 4,000 music files. i used a recovery program (recuva.com) to
    recover them but they will not play on media player(which they did
    previously).
    when i double click on a song i get the following message "the file you are
    attempting to play has an extension (.wma or .mp3) that does not match the
    file format. playing the file may result in unexpected behavior. do you want
    the player to try to play this content?" if i click yes i get the message
    "windows media player cannot play the file. the player might not support the
    file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress this
    file." i am using windows xp. In media player under tools, options, file
    types, all boxes are checked. Other songs already in Media player play fine.
    Any suggestons?


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    Janice, Mar 23, 2009
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  2. Janice

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Are you sure they're still valid files? According to that, the files in
    question are nonrecoverably corrupt.

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    "Janice" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    >i somehow "lost" 4,000 music files. i used a recovery program (recuva.com)
    >to
    > recover them but they will not play on media player(which they did
    > previously).
    > when i double click on a song i get the following message "the file you
    > are
    > attempting to play has an extension (.wma or .mp3) that does not match the
    > file format. playing the file may result in unexpected behavior. do you
    > want
    > the player to try to play this content?" if i click yes i get the message
    > "windows media player cannot play the file. the player might not support
    > the
    > file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress this
    > file." i am using windows xp. In media player under tools, options,
    > file
    > types, all boxes are checked. Other songs already in Media player play
    > fine.
    > Any suggestons?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Janice
     
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 28, 2009
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