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No Video with WMP windows media player

  1. #11


    Hi Chev65,
    I have to correct my earlier statement regarding WMP 12, when I was able to play downloaded video clips, I wrongly assumed the DVD disc would also play.
    WMP 12 plays, downloaded video contents, VCD but not DVD discs.
    WMC plays DVD discs.
    Sorry for the misleading statement.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 X64


    Same problem , Audio is completely fine but no video anywhere either on window media player or window media centre and webcam is also not working in skype and camera app and i hate using other third parties ( vlc , tvp ) to play videos... Please help
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 X64


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi Chev65,
    I have to correct my earlier statement regarding WMP 12, when I was able to play downloaded video clips, I wrongly assumed the DVD disc would also play.
    WMP 12 plays, downloaded video contents, VCD but not DVD discs.
    WMC plays DVD discs.
    Sorry for the misleading statement.
    In my case both WMP & WMC didn't play any videos , and in WMC even no audio and video , it just stuck in a black screen
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 26
    WIndows 8 Pro


    If memory serves be right, Microsoft did not include the codecs for video. The audio codec aren't up to par either. This was done to save money and also led to the decision to initially remove Windows Media Center.

    I believe I overcame these shortcomings by inherting the video codecs used in the cyberware DVD software, and inherited the audio codecs by replacing the motherboard's built-in audio with a soundblaster PCIe card.

    You can also find some shareware video codecs from shark007.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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