Windows Media Player...grrrrrrrrr !

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  1. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    Will somebody PLEASE explain this to me.......one of my friends emails me a funny little video...i click on it to play...Windows Media Player launches and i get this message

    'Sending request for codec'

    Of course this 'codec' never arrives and the video doesn't play or else plays without pictures. This isn't the case with all videos, just a few but it's extremely irritating. Can anyone solve this ?...is there something i have to download to put me out of my misery ?

    I'd be very grateful for any assistance :shifty:
  2. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    Ok i've done some research and got it sorted. :)
  3. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    I just have a problem with the dam thing "not responding" and freezing. I often have to open Task Manager to end the programme even though it won't start! Typical!
  4. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Beyond the obvious ( "Microsoft Media Player" ), it could be a firewall issue preventing the program from connecting to the codecs' download location (Microsoft firewall or 3rd party F/W program). Easiest way to tell is to temporarily disable your firewall, try the file and see if the codec manages to download correctly.

    Other than that, dump Media Player and go with:
    WinAmp (http://www.winamp.com/player)
    Windows Media Lite (http://finalbuilds.edskes.net/wmlite.htm)
    or
    VideoLAN (http://finalbuilds.edskes.net/videolan.htm).
  5. bloodwing198

    bloodwing198 New Member

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    maybe you need to download the other codecs i think ffdshow is the best
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