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cOMPRESSED WAV FILES ERROR

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xico, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. xico

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    I don't have my default sounds in win 98 anymore. An error message comes up saying: No wave device that can play files inthe current format is installed. This error usually occurs when the wave file is compressed using MPEG Layer 3. You must install a CODEC that supports this such as the one provided by Microsoft Netshow.
    I went to MS, and downloaded a CODEC--but it probably wasn't the right one. Can I get some direction? I still have sound. Musicmatch plays and my incredimail says Welcome, but exits and entrances and all the cute sounds are gone. Thank you.
     
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    The link must have an error in it because that's what the page said--or the site is not available--could there be an error?
    I did exactly what u said, except for the web site; but the error message came up again. Fortunately, I still have some sound--
    anyway, thank you for the info, and hope I can get a little more?
     
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    Well, I went thru the processes, and I did get a few new sounds in my incredimail; but my sounds in windows are still mute. I check out the sounds (originally) in Desktop Architect. But this morning I went to "Sounds" in Control Panel and I got a slight different message:
    Windows cannot play the C:\Progra\Themes\Solars~1\Sounds\Solars~3 Wav File may be damaged or may use an unrecognized format. To resolve the problem, replace the file or use Add/Remove Program in Control Panel to install Audio Compression.

    Sounds simple enuf, but I couldn't find Audio Compression. The alternative, or an alternative is to download another copy of Solar Themes?;)
     
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    And then I wanted to say thank you, Jtoast for the info; I sent you an email--heh, heh--which was sent to me. Learn by trial and error. that was a thank you note. Thank you.
     
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    And the link didn't have an error. That was my fault.
     
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    Mark it solved, and thank you for your help. I had gotten some of my sound back, but I went to the Yahoo Message Board for Hackers, and asked if anyone could help me find Microsoft Netshow, and Ymisoconfused gave me the link to PCWorld to download it--and now all my sound is back, music to my ears! Thank you all for your help, thank you.
     
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