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#96256 23-Jan-2012 20:17
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I have a  ton of instructional videos I need to use and my MP12 on Win7 keeps telling me I can't play them, which are in Microsoft's own format. Windows Media Video (WMV)

"Windows Media Player cannot play, burn, rip, or sync the file because a required audio codec is not installed on your computer."

Windows Media Player error C00D11C7Windows Media Player can't play, burn, or sync the file because a required codec isn't installed on your computer.


Yet its their own file type!!!!

Its really pissing me off, I have scoured the net looking for a solution, and everyone talks around the topic but so far have not found a single solution. Years of programming videos are at stake.

Does anyone have a solution? I am running stock Win 7 home, but its also been reported on Win7 professional as well.

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  #572525 23-Jan-2012 21:10
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Relax!!!!

WMV is just a container

you need a codec for whoever encoded the files          

Where did the files come from?

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  #572526 23-Jan-2012 21:16
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Grab a copy of MediaInfo (http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en) and paste the output here, we'll be able to let you know which CODEC you are missing.

 
 
 
 


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  #572539 23-Jan-2012 21:54
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Woah people still use Windows Media Player? I can't even remember what it looks like.

Could give VLC Media Player a go, plays almost everything you chuck at it, opensource and available at http://videolan.org/vlc






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  #572541 23-Jan-2012 22:00
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Thanks guys :-) VLC didn't open them either

Here is the output from the program

General
Complete name                    : D:\Media\2559B_02d005.wmv
Format                           : Windows Media
File size                        : 3.92 MiB
Duration                         : 2mn 50s
Overall bit rate                 : 192 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate         : 206 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2002-01-29 02:47:39.296

Video
ID                               : 2
Format                           : Screen Video
Codec ID                         : MSS1
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Screen Video
Codec ID/Hint                    : Windows
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Screen V7
Bit rate                         : 187 Kbps
Width                            : 804 pixels
Height                           : 604 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Bit depth                        : 8 bits

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : ACELP
Format profile                   : .net
Codec ID                         : 130
Codec ID/Hint                    : Sipro
Description of the codec         : ACELP.net - 16 Kbits/s, 16000Hz, Mono
Duration                         : 2mn 50s
Bit rate                         : 18.3 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 1 channel
Sampling rate                    : 16.0 KHz
Bit depth                        :  bit0
Stream size                      : 382 KiB (10%)

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  #572543 23-Jan-2012 22:01
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Download the Shark007 codec pack from the below link. Any file you will open in WMP will run flawlessly including .mkv format

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5959




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  #572565 23-Jan-2012 23:18
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or try the Klite codec pack which will also install the classic media player which plays anything, i have used it for years and haven't come across a media file it wont play. i just use the standard pack but they all work

http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm




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  #572568 23-Jan-2012 23:35
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looks like its using pretty old video and audio codecs - mss1 and acelp.net - and its probably that you dont have these codecs installed.

try the following codec download from microsoft.com: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4621




 
 
 
 


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  #609784 16-Apr-2012 04:47
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Hi there

Any solution to this problem? I am confrunted with the exact same issue: have a lot of edu material i cannot play. Known codec packs do not help. VLC plays audio only - with a huge impact on my CPU, All other media players with a LOT of codec packs, play video only.

Windows Media Player gives error - and this is one of the biggest misleads i have ever seen, and one MS rule proves to be right again: MS products sometime are not backward compatible (eg the monster called IE - a webdevelopers nightmare - is not compatible with itself - it needs a button and comp. mode - grrrr). It is like a file made in Photoshop5 cannot be opened in Photoshop7 :)

Anyways, after hours of research i found out that MSS1 is a screencast codec from MS what is NOT included in Windows 7  or Windows Media Player 12, and cannot be downloaded either - from anywhere. A big dead end!

I hope others could do something about this, and i am really interested in a solution!

Converting videos is not an option from 2 main reasons: converter also needs to decode video first so needs a codec, and who will want to convert hundreds of hours of videos?

Cheers!

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  #609823 16-Apr-2012 09:07
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you could try KMPlayer , havent found anything that it wont play.

http://download.cnet.com/KMPlayer/3000-13632_4-10659939.html




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  #610206 16-Apr-2012 20:14
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did you try the download link I put in my post? http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4621

if that's not working, perhaps you can post a link to some content that you're having trouble accessing and we can take a look at it?




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  #610213 16-Apr-2012 20:27
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Note, if you're downloading torrents with .wmvs, some of them are actually viruses and have a link for you to click to "download a codec". Of course, that link is actually a link to a website that will try to exploit your browser and install malware on it.

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  #610231 16-Apr-2012 21:19
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Hi

Yes i tried that link, no help.

Yes i tried KMplayer - same: plays video only, no audio.

The files are like 40MB vids, so i cannot really add as attachment, but i will try to upload on a file sharing site somewhere.

Thanks for the replies!



PS: any reliable fileshare website where i could upload? Did not found any.

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  #610246 16-Apr-2012 21:41
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qfreddie:...PS: any reliable fileshare website where i could upload? Did not found any.


 

mediafire.com works well for me.

I have about 4GB of file there. All legal GPS maps. Easy downloading and no waiting.

 

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  #610300 17-Apr-2012 02:58
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Thanks for the info. Here is a video file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dat211y2be42p8v

Speech is hungarian but if you get there to hear it, it will not matter, as the problem will be solved :)

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  #610301 17-Apr-2012 04:18
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if they wont play in VLC then they are either corrupt or encoded with very strange codecs that almost nobody uses.

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