.WAV Some .wav files will play , Some will not.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Rusty, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Guest

    Windows XP Media Center Machine.

    In the past all .wav files I encountered played in WMP 10
    Clearly I dont user every possible .wav with every different codec, I am a
    casual user of WMP.
    I noticed a few days ago, some .wav files would not play, no error message,
    during play im WMP.
    Though when I paused and played again I would get an error message
    approximatelyLets call those files the that wont play in WMP the (problem files)
    For comparison purpose I tried to play the (problem files) in Itunes which
    came with the computer .. no separate purchase.
    The (problem files) will play in Itunes. Itune does what WMP will not do.
    Success in Itunes.
    I upgraded yesterday to WMP 11 in an attempt to solve the problem.
    Failure again in WMP 11. (problem files) will not play
    If you would like me to post a file somewhere .. please tell me where .. I
    just dont know where to do it.

    I did download Window Media Encoder 9 series slightly before I noticed the
    problem. I dont know the relevance if any of that action.

    I also download Windows Media Center Rollup 2 as well. One must do that to
    download WMP 11.

    Rusty, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. Rusty

    Rusty Guest

    More info
    Audio Converter, GSpot, Windows Media encoder.
    Thanks again for your patience. I really dont want to use the tools listed
    in the line above.

    When I use the built it context click menu
    Convert Audio Format
    Windows Audio Converter is launched, it fails to convert file.
    The file cannot be converted because it uses an unrecognized codec

    NEXT I used Windows Media Encoder 9 Seriers. ( I dont really want to)
    WME was successful and converted
    ..wav to .wma
    I played the .WMA file in Windows Media Center
    Action: Convert file

    Sources used: C:\DOWNLOAD\12129322255-12126666969-01-29-2007-09-59-.wav
    Output files: C:\DOWNLOAD\12129322255-12126666969-01-29-2007-09-59--1.wma

    Content duration: 00:00:00:37 (dd:hh:mm:ss)
    Session duration: 00:00:00:02 (dd:hh:mm:ss)

    Bytes encoded (total): 561.65 KB
    Bit rate (expected): Unconstrained
    Bit rate (average): 121.41 Kbps

    Audio [Unconstrained]:
    Bytes encoded (total): 561.65 KB
    Bit rate (expected): Unconstrained
    Bit rate (average): 121.41 Kbps
    Samples (total): 43
    Samples (dropped): 0
    Profile conformance: N1GSpot indicates
    wAV File .. IL Not Supported
    Codec name mulaw (0x0007) Microsoft Corporation
    Render Audio Path (S) --> Wave Parser --> ACM Wrapper --> AC3Filter --> (R)
    and that Direct Show Claims to be able to play the file.
    Rusty, Feb 3, 2007
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  3. Rusty

    Rusty Guest

    I installed the
    ac3 filter from
    It solved the immediate problem.

    I did NOT test extensively.
    The clues were in front of me.
    ??Why did I wait so long??
    I was actually paranoid about security and running their exectuble.
    Need suddenly overcame fear.
    Rusty, Feb 7, 2007
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