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Windows media player wont work..help!!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by The BRat, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. The BRat

    The BRat Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2004
    Ok heres the deal:

    I decided to watch a small video clip on the internet. I went to the website, clicked on the clip and Windows media player started. After a few minutes, an error message popped up saying "error downloading codec". I searched the website and found that this video was encoded using Divx. I went to the website(www.divx.com) and downloaded the codec and the divx player. After the installation, I cant open Windows Media player, I double click on the menu icon and the desktop icon and nothing happens. The computer does not freeze, but WMP wont open . I'm using WMP 10 and Windows XP/
    Do I have to reinstall WMP, or is there an easy way out?


  2. strictor


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would just uninstall and reinstall WMP and see if that works. Try downloading WMP 10 straight from Microsoft for the reinstall. Just in case your downloas for WMP 10 got corrupted. Shouldn't take too long.
  3. aussietech


    Feb 20, 2005
    Unisntall the DivX codex and download "K-Lite codec pack", it features pretty much every codec you could possibly need for watching vids these days.

    Do a google seach to find a good download for it, after its installed you might want to install MP10 for good measure.
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