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windows media player and my music library

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro

    windows media player and my music library

    i none of my music will play in windows media player. my audio files are mp3 and wma.

    anyone else have any problems like this???

    the music will show up in my library but it wont play. it plays with winamp but not wmp

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  2. #2

    Hi TwoTabs, welcome to the forums, install this codecs and will play almost anything. - Windows 8 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    i prefer k-lite.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 71
    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Is your music stored locally, or on a network share? If it's on the network, could be something with permissions that Metro are using..

    I had no issues at all playing mp3's or wma's on my local machine without loading any codecs, only needed them for mkv & other formats..
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  5. #5

    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200

    This is an issue that has been around awhile, and I had it when I moved to Windows 8 as well, just run through these steps

    1. open Regedit
    2. Navigate to the following key:
    3. Right click on Audio and choose New -> DWORD value
    4. Name it as DisableProtectedAudioDG, change the value from 1 to 0.

    NOTE: Please backup registry before making any change.
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