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The file you are attempting to play has an extention that does not match the file for

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jVirus, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. jVirus

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    When I load a file, windows media player sometimes says this and asks me if i want to continue saying it might have a result other than expected. Has anyone had experience with this before?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    What is the extension on the file?
    Has it been renamed?
     
  3. GRudger

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    Yes. If you got "a file" from a filesharing program, some people change the extentions for some weird reason.
     
  4. jVirus

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    yeah a file sharing program, I was wondering if it might be a problem. viral/trojan? other stds?
     
  5. GRudger

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    Not necessarily. as long as you've scanned it and all that it should be fine. you just need to change extension (trial and error) and see which ext. works. other than that, maybe its corrupted or maybe you dont have the codecs to play it
     
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