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Windows Media Player wont play my .wav files anymore

By Korok
Jun 10, 2005
  1. I just noticed that I cant play .wav files anymore with wmp10. I was able to play them just a few weeks ago but now for some reason they stop as soon as they open up. They will play in sound recorder, Real player but not wmp. Wmp will still play videos and .wma files. If I put all my music files in the play list, it will skip down through all the .wav files until it finds a .wma. Most of these files were created by me using sound recorder and they all worked a few weeks ago. Im running XP Pro, SP2 with all updates.

    Thanks
     
  2. Korok

    Korok TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry to double post, but does anyone know whats wrong here????
     
  3. Techopoly

    Techopoly TS Rookie

    I am also having this problem, does anyone know of a solution to this?
     
  4. rounder

    rounder TS Rookie

    I am also having this problem. Out of the blue I can no longer play wav files on media player. I can play them on Winamp. I tried rolling back to media player 9, same problem. Help!
     
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Go into the preferences of all your NON WMP media players and unchecking .wav files.Go into WMP and make sure .wav is checked.
     
  6. rounder

    rounder TS Rookie

    oh yea, one thing I forgot was, whenever I click a wav file, it opens wmp, but then it tries to download a codec for it, then I get the error downloading codec message. I also get that message whenever I play an Mpg file, but even though it says error downloading codec it will stil play the video file. I also cannot stream video files anymore of the net. This all happened at once i think.
     
  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Here`s everything you never wanted to know about codec related matters.-
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0079.mspx#ELC

    As for the streaming problem,that could be related to the codec issue or the file association issue in my first post.It could also be a firewall issue,or the security settings in IE being to high.

    If you`ve still got WMP 9 on your system,you could roll back WMP10,then reinstall. - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq.aspx
     
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