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webm and windows media player

  1. #1


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    webm and windows media player


    i had windows 7 and windows media player
    was the default for playing webm videos
    it was already set up this way...

    but now with windows 8
    it doesn't even know what they are
    it thinks it's a web page

    it says the extension is unknown by the player
    and it pops up a warning page

    does anyone know what's up with this?

    i use vlc for nearly everything
    but webm always looked better in windows media player
    that's the only thing i used it for...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello ,welcome to eightforums ,check site in link for using wmp to play such video .hope it helps ,
    The WebM Project | Playing WebM Video
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  3. #3


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    perfect!


    thank you!

    For Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 or 8, install the WebM Media Foundation Components.

    had to go to google to get it (the link goes to them)

    but it works just like it did before...

    only took a few minutes...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by hannelius View Post
    thank you!

    For Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 or 8, install the WebM Media Foundation Components.

    had to go to google to get it (the link goes to them)

    but it works just like it did before...

    only took a few minutes...
    your welcome, that same link was in the link I posted above , glad you got it working
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  5. #5


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64


    yes it was... thank you...
    but google says they own it so you gotta go through them to get it
    that's what i meant...
    (the site not the search)

    links to other media players as well...
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