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Wildcat

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

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