Windows Media Player cannot play the file because it is corrupted.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Cian, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Cian

    Cian Guest

    what does "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because it is
    corrupted." mean and how do you fix it.
    Cian, Mar 4, 2005
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  2. Cian

    cashconnier Guest

    I too am wondering thew same exact thing!
    cashconnier, May 21, 2005
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    Ted Zieglar Guest

    No media player can play a file that is corrupted. It means either that the
    file was damaged en route to your computer, or it was a damaged file to
    begin with. The solution to both is to obtain another copy of the file, and
    if that one is also corrupted, to complain to the web site that has the

    Just as an aside, much of the video and audio that is illegally downloaded
    from the internet is corrupted. If you purchase legitimate items from a
    legitimate source, they are responsible for providing a file that is not

    Ted Zieglar
    Ted Zieglar, May 21, 2005
  4. Actually, that depends on the "corruption". The DivX player will
    happily play AVI files that are truncated.

    StupendousMan, Jun 10, 2005
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