missing codecs in WMP 10

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by PP, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. PP

    PP Guest

    I'm trying to play audio files through Windows Media Player 10 but keep
    getting a message telling me it won't play as the required codecs are
    missing. How do I know what codecs it needs and where will I get them? I've
    tried reinstalling WMP 10 but that hasn't solved the problem.

    Phil
     
    PP, Aug 20, 2005
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  2. PP

    moe1962 Guest

    This might help, but who knows. We updated to 10 and I cannot play any media
    files on my profile. It will on my wife's so go figure. Here is a link for
    the codec files
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx


    --
    Moe


    "PP" wrote:

    > I'm trying to play audio files through Windows Media Player 10 but keep
    > getting a message telling me it won't play as the required codecs are
    > missing. How do I know what codecs it needs and where will I get them? I've
    > tried reinstalling WMP 10 but that hasn't solved the problem.
    >
    > Phil
    >
    >
    >
     
    moe1962, Aug 21, 2005
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    bla Guest

    There exists a very handy program to show you what codec you need for a
    mediafile(video or just sound) .the only thing you have to do is open a
    mediafile with it and you know what codec you need. It is called Gspot and
    you can download it here : http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ .

    "PP" wrote:

    > I'm trying to play audio files through Windows Media Player 10 but keep
    > getting a message telling me it won't play as the required codecs are
    > missing. How do I know what codecs it needs and where will I get them? I've
    > tried reinstalling WMP 10 but that hasn't solved the problem.
    >
    > Phil
    >
    >
    >
     
    bla, Aug 22, 2005
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    Prey Guest

    Thanks for the tip, bla.
    --
    Regards,

    Prey


    "bla" wrote:

    > There exists a very handy program to show you what codec you need for a
    > mediafile(video or just sound) .the only thing you have to do is open a
    > mediafile with it and you know what codec you need. It is called Gspot and
    > you can download it here : http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ .
    >
    > "PP" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm trying to play audio files through Windows Media Player 10 but keep
    > > getting a message telling me it won't play as the required codecs are
    > > missing. How do I know what codecs it needs and where will I get them? I've
    > > tried reinstalling WMP 10 but that hasn't solved the problem.
    > >
    > > Phil
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    Prey, Aug 24, 2005
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