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Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by lax1822, Feb 26, 2006.

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  1. lax1822

    lax1822 Thread Starter

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    I need to reformat an audio file so I can play it in Windows Media Player. A conversion attempt fails with the above error message.

    Is it possible.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ohheck

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    what type of file is it - what are you trying to convert to?
     
  3. lax1822

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    It's in mp3 format I think - that's what it says but it won't play on WMP - so I just want to convert it to a format that will play on WMP.

    It's a song.
     
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    What version of WMP are you using? I am listening to an mp3 file right now using WMP 10.

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    i found that by importing it into cool edit [a recording program]
    and saving it without extra audio information as an mp3 works fine
     
  6. lax1822

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    I'm using WMP10.

    Thanks guitar - I'll look for that program and try it. I'll get back to you.
     
  7. lax1822

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    Found the cool edit program - very expensive - doesn't seem worth it for one song. Thanks for the advice though.

    Any other suggestions? How do I find out the "format" it's in?
     
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    This works for Windows XP-Home, not sure for other Windows versions. Open the folder containing the file and right click on it. This will give you a pop-up menu of choices. Left click on Properties. The General tab should show you the full filename including the .mp3 extension. It should also show you the default program that Windows will try to use to open it. The Summary tab whould show information on the encoding bit rate, playing time and other file details.

    Are you able to play any other known mp3 files with WMP or are they all giving you the same trouble?

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  9. ohheck

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    i have cool edit - email me the file and i can fix it if you want...
     
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    Thanks for the advice but I already deleted it - very frustrating.

    I know where to come if I have any other questions - the responses and their timeliness are great!!!

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    Cool Edit hasn't existed for more than 2 years, ever since Adobe bought it - It's now called Adobe Audition, and v2 is excellent btw.

    However, you may want to try a good free Audio editor - Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    ps: you say it's an MP3, what is the files extension? You need to enable Windows 'Show hidden files & folders' option in Control Panel -> Folder Options - View in order to see the extension.
     
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