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Where do I find Windows Media Player for Win 8

  1. #11


    I always use the IE that is showing in my task bar, when I'm on the Desktop.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Sounds


    Do you have a speaker icon on your Taskbar (right side)?

    If so, right click on it and choose "Sounds" from the pop-up menu.
    Check that your speakers are shown on the "Playback" tab.

    Click image for larger version

    Note:
    This screenshot is from a W7 Virtual Machine.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Or you can download Chrome or Firefox, both play yootube better.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah that's another issue, maybe the volume is not turned up. Right click on the little speaker icon in the Tray and hit "Show Mixer" - And check the volume for IE10. If it is slid down to the bottom, you would not hear anything.
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  5. #15


    Yes, my volume is turned up to 100%...I want to hear other sounds in e-mails and also on the Internet. I just want some thing on my computer to play sound. Media player is my default player, but I get no sound from it..Yes I have the speaker showing on my task bar and I've checked it.
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is it muted ?
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, I don't know if WMP can play the streamed videos from Yootoob. WMP does not have a lot of the default codecs - YT is not all one media format, people upload videos in all kinds of formats. WMP cannot play all of these. Maybe that's the issue, WMP can't play the codec of the particular vid you are watching.

    VLC has all of these built in, plus it's Chrome/Firefox plugin can play a myriad of video and audio formats.
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  8. #18


    Forgot to say, my speakers are plugged in also. The cord end is colored green for the speakers, and it is plugged into the circular green spot on the computer..
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah but give VLC a try:

    VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!

    Since I started using it, I rarely use WMP.
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  10. #20


    Where would I look to see if it is muted?
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