Problem when watching a video in Windows Media Player: No Video but has sounds

By abe10tiger
Feb 15, 2010
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  1. Hi, something seems to be wrong with my windows media player. I cant watch videos that I downloaded or have but can watch a DVD movie. Every time I try to watch a video that I downloaded or have, no video appears but has sounds. Whenever i try watching a video, a message in the buttom left appears "error downloading codec". I tried watching a DVD movie and it worked. I don't know why only the sounds comes out but not the video. Please help me. Thanks.
  2. Norak

    Norak Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

  3. ucould2

    ucould2 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 329

    try a new player yours may be corrupt I've downloaded this one recently I'm happy with it (download toolbar included)
    http://www.real.com/realplayer/free-media-player
    Edit
    this more than likely has to do with your DVD player and the driver you installed or was pre-installed on the machine at time of purchase :)
  4. Norak

    Norak Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    The OP's media player isn't corrupted, they just haven't downloaded the correct codecs. I'm assuming they're trying to play .avi files, in which case you could get the codec from: http://www.divx.com/

    But, I'd still go for VLC.
  5. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 775   +9

    thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll try each of them. tell you guys if the problems get solved.
  6. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 775   +9

    I tried downloading the Divx thingy and it was awesome!!!! its faster than windows media player.
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