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Windows media player sounds problems

  1. Movies sound wont work in wmp
    It works on my buddies computer but not mine
    Some movies don't work while others do
    suggestions????
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,983   +957

    Do you have the proper audio driver software installed?

    It could also be your DVD drive. (but less likely).

    I put a movie in the other day, couldn't get sound, cycled the player tray, and all of a sudden, "let there be sound". And I heard the sound, and verily it was good.
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,063   +919

    It may be a codec issue. Try playing the video with VLC media player (you have to install if first).
     
    learninmypc likes this.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,983   +957

    TS should probably let us know what OS is in his machine. WMP in XP, has NO codec for DVD-Video.

    Windows Vista only has DVD-Video codec in WMP at "Vista Home Premium" and above.

    Windows 7 has DVD-Video codec in all versions. (Unless this is some sort of net book, in which case you're s*** out of luck).
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,063   +919

    Interesting, I did not know that.
     


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