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codec error messages?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RW, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. RW

    RW Flightless Bird

    Recently I started getting codec error messages when I attempt to play
    certain MP3 files on my XP computer. The files play fine on my MP3 player as
    well as my Vista laptop, however.

    So what gives? The files used to play ok on the XP machine, but not now. Any
    suggestions?
     
  2. peter

    peter Flightless Bird

    Suggestions:
    List the codec error
    list the software your using to play file

    peter

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    "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eAIOLggALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Recently I started getting codec error messages when I attempt to play
    > certain MP3 files on my XP computer. The files play fine on my MP3 player
    > as
    > well as my Vista laptop, however.
    >
    > So what gives? The files used to play ok on the XP machine, but not now.
    > Any
    > suggestions?
     
  3. RW

    RW Flightless Bird

    Do'h! Good idea. :)


    Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the
    file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.


    What's strange is that only some of my MP3's won't play- the others are
    fine, and they ALL play on my other (Vista) PC and generic MP3 player.

    Do I need to "un-codec" and "re-codec" the MP3 files?

    Thanks!











    "peter" <peter@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:B95FBBFD-F7A6-4A8E-A249-5C7D1096B7F8@microsoft.com...
    > Suggestions:
    > List the codec error
    > list the software your using to play file
    >
    > peter
    >
    > --
    > If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate
    > or disruptive,please ignore it.
    > If you dont know how to ignore a posting complain
    > to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :)
    >
    >
    > "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eAIOLggALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Recently I started getting codec error messages when I attempt to play
    >> certain MP3 files on my XP computer. The files play fine on my MP3 player
    >> as
    >> well as my Vista laptop, however.
    >>
    >> So what gives? The files used to play ok on the XP machine, but not now.
    >> Any
    >> suggestions?

    >
     

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