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Windows Media Player Not Playing MP3's

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Media Player Not Playing MP3's


    Hi,

    I'm trying to play a few audios, but keep getting a message in WMP when trying to open them; that says: Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

    Can anyone give me any advice on how to play them?

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,597
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Where did you get the mp3s from? Are you sure they are good? Have you tried playing them with any other media player such as VLC?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Purchased them as a product. As far as I know they're fine. Yeah, my fist thought was to use VCL - but no joy.
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  4. #4


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,597
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    If neither WMP nor VLC can play the files then I suspect they are corrupt or something like that.

    Can you play videos/music on web pages such as YouTube? Do you know if your sound card is working OK?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah, I can watch everything on YouTube just fine. As far as I know sound card's fine...
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