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App Doesn't Start

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by thechubby1, Nov 23, 2018.

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  1. thechubby1

    thechubby1 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to play mp4 files from my computer, but lately the videos will not start on Windows Media Play. I get this error message: "the app didn't start." What is going on? I have Windows 10.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Don't know if MS considers Windows Media Player a part of the OS, but open a command prompt and try this:

    sfc /scannow
     
  3. plodr

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    Windows 10 doesn't support mp4.
    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/play-mp4-on-windows-10

    Two choices: download some codecs to use WMP or install another player that plays everything and includes all the codecs.
    I have used VLC for decades in Windows. I also use it on my android devices.
     
  4. thechubby1

    thechubby1 Thread Starter

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    VLC worked. Thanks.
     
  5. plodr

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    Good. That was an easy fix. (y)
     
  6. williamlpa

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    The other way to run the file in windows media player is that you can change the format of the file because windows media player doesn't supports every format of the video.
     
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