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Can't play media files properly after restore

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mreddys10, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. mreddys10

    mreddys10 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I recently had to perform a system restore in Win7 Pro. Before this restore, I could play all my media files properly, no problems. Since the restore, every time I open a video file with any player other than VLC, it refuses to play. Even with VLC, the sound is missing most of the time (its pretty random, the sound is there sometimes, and at other times, no sound. But the video always plays in VLC).

    In WMP, I get an error - 'Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file'
    Jet Audio and iTunes - When I play songs, it looks like it starts to play the file, but no sound, and no progress on the bar (stays at 0:00 sec).

    Any ideas as to what is wrong and how I can fix it?
     
  2. fel1x

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    start type system restore look to see where it says scan for effected programmes , this is very different to xp etc bare it in mind in future

    reinstall codec pack http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

    start type dxdiag check sound tabs update via microsoft update if necessary

    bare in mind your driver may be an issue

    vlc reinstall that to
     
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