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Media Player 11 not playing WMVs 7,8,9 encoded videos?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by rofus, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. rofus

    rofus Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2007
    Hi all,

    I installed Windows Vista 32 Ultimate, but I have a problem with Windows Media. I have lots of WMV videos I encoded with Windows Media Encoder (using Windows Video codec 7,8 or 9). I also downloaded some videos from internet, always encoded with previous WMV video codecs (7-9).

    I always receive an error from Windows Media 11 saying that there's an error, not founding a compatible codec to play it. Did you ever had a problem like this? I need to encode a video, compatible with Vista, without the need for the computer to be connected to the internet to download additional codecs.

    Any hint?


  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    I've noticed that its always checking for the codec even if its a straight .wmv file. Vista just isn't making the grade yet (unless D+ is an acceptable grade). I think its actually running through some DRM checking before playing anything personally and it has most of the codecs at hand without going online to check for them, especially with the very well known and supposedly "native" formats. Its really a poor performing peice of software right now.

    Nonetheless, it shouldn't be having any problem playing previous versions of .wmv encoded files so I don't know what the problem is there but I'd suggest trying the VLC Media Player as a replacement player. So far I've had no problems with it on my Vista platforms.
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