(Resolved) media player 9.0 can't play at all....really frustrated

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ultimax

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(I;ve edited the title because Media Player now works, but can't play sound. Info in a new post below.)

Hi,

this has been a long night. I've been at the PC for 8 hrs straight and every time i solve a problem another comes up. What started off as an attempt to get WinDVD to play a damm Region 0 disc has ended up in me asking for help on getting media player to work. In btwn all that, i've reinstalled WinME and all sorts of programs and I'm really tired, irritated and frustrated.

What's the problem? After WinDVD crashed my whole system and I reinstalled WinME, Media Player no longer worked! I downloaded Media Player 9 and it won't play anything! I get a "class not registered" error msg regardless of the file type i play - avi, mpg, mp3, midi.........everything. Reinstalling doesn't work coz i can't finish the installation process......MS doesn't tell me why it just says it can't. I can't uninstall media player either coz there's no uninstall option!

HELP!
My previously Ok system is in total chaos now. Should have left it alone.........
 

ultimax

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Hi $teve,

thanks for your reply!

Uninstalling Media Player that way doesn't work because it takes out Media Player 1.0 (the tiny old Win95 one) and not the huge version 9.0. It's apparrntly uninstallable!

Installing Media Player 6.4 doesn't work either. Hae no idea what's up with that - when I go to start and run Media Player it doesn;t load. But when I double-click on a file associated with it (I had it on my system prior to the problems) i get an error msg. It just doesn't run, and that pisses me off coz Media Player 6.4 was nice and compact. None of that web-linked content nonsense which the later versions have.

BTW, here are the errors I get :

(when I try to open any media file by double-clicking on it (files were associated with good ol' Media Player 6.4)

The QUARTZ.DLL is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:DelayLoadFailureHook

as well as

C:\XXX.mp3
A device attached to the system is not function


I'll try BS player though! and install the codecs.

Originally posted by $teve:
get the nimo codec pack here:
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html


add/remove programs......windows components,uncheck windows media player and its gone.


BS player is far better: http://www.bsplayer.org/

;)
 

ultimax

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Ok here's the latest.

I downloaded DirectX 9 and that partially solved the Media Player problem. Videos play, but they're silent. Sound files don't play. Here's the error msg :

Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available (Error=40258).


Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding (Error= 80040256)

Quicktime works fine (video and sound) so my sound card does work. I read a solution to this prob involving reducing hardware acceleration but that resulted in another problem : I don't have the Multimedia And Sound icon in Control Panel.

Was told I could access it by right click the vol control in the system try ("adjust audio properties) and here's the error msg I got :

RUNDLL

Error loading MMSYS.DLL

A device attached to the system is not functioning

What should I do?

Oh I also ran DxDiag and it reported that I've had no DirectMusic Ports installed.

thanks
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Have a look at these:

Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available (Error=40258)

That is also the same page for:

Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding (Error= 80040256)

Can you not see a Multimedia icon in there?

If not, try this:

Control Panel | System | Performance tab, then click the Graphics button.
Here you will see a slider to adjust the hardware acceleration in Windows.



Which sound card are you using?

Control Panel | System. Device Manager.

Under Sound will be the card. Also, rightclick and choose Properties, then Driver tab. Whats the version?


Also, go to Run and type SYSEDIT
Copy/paste the contents of the System.ini file.

Regards

eddie
 

ultimax

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Hi Eddie,

thanks for replying.

I solved the problem by upgrading to WinXP. thanks anyway!
 
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