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Windows Media Player Error on Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)

    Windows Media Player Error on Windows 8.1


    I'm having problems with my videos my new Windows 8.1. Every-time I click on the video I want to watch, but it keep coming up as an Media Player Error (picture shown below):

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    Thankyou for reading!

    Regards,
    ~Benjamin123
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Benjamin123,

    Can't say for sure, but all those mpegs might have been created with an old codec that is not compatible with your current version of Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, I don't use Windows Media Player anymore so I'm not going to suggest that you try and update the WMP codecs and/or download a 3rd-party codec pack to try and fix your issue; however, I will recommend that you give VLC Media Player a try to see if that will play your videos. Good luck.

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