The audio codec identified by the format tag 1 is required

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Renuka, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Renuka

    Renuka Guest

    I was using WMA 9 and everything was working just fine. Even my DivX movies
    worked just fine. However, after upgrading to WMA10, I tried to play a movie
    file and it said that there was an error playing the file, the codec failed
    to download as well. After which I rolled back to WMA 9, that didn't solve
    any problems, in fact it made it worse. Nothing is able to play on my WMA at
    all. Not even my CDs. I have tried uninstalling and installing, but nothing
    seems to be working.

    Now, I get a new message that it requies some tag 1 codec. Which I have
    tried finding but in vain. Could someone please help me out in this matter. I
    am in desperate need of help.

    Renuka, Sep 30, 2004
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  2. I can't give you a solution to your problem, however
    wFormatTag 1 means uncompressed audio, so there is no codec
    required and that's why you won't find any. Have you tried
    to re-install or upgrade the DirectX runtime?
    Alessandro Angeli [MVP::DigitalMedia], Sep 30, 2004
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  3. Renuka

    Renuka Guest

    Hi Alessandro,

    Thanks for your suggestion. However, how do I upgrad the DirectX runtime?
    Renuka, Sep 30, 2004
  4. You can download it from
    Alessandro Angeli [MVP::DigitalMedia], Sep 30, 2004
  5. Renuka


    Oct 1, 2014
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    I think the format tag 1 is a tag to identify a Audio recording done above 2 channel stereo (3 or above), if you set recording options to 2 channels (stereo) that you've recorded then play the audio file , it will play in media player . Although I don't know why this would happen with a a standard media file in WMP.
    dnecca, Oct 1, 2014
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