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Media Player Stops Playing All Video

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dot, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. dot

    dot Flightless Bird

    Win7 X64

    Can anyone think why WMP would suddenly stop playing video? Program
    still comes up, I can hear the sounds but all I see is the note and get
    no picture.

    It was fine 2 days ago, shark codec pack was installed and it was
    playing avi, wmv, mkv no problem. Suddenly yesterday I try to play
    something and now its just the note, even if I try something I know
    played before.

    But VNC works fine, like nothings changed. Plays everything. Ive
    uninstalled and reinstalled the codecs with reboots in between, ive gone
    to the windows component panel and removed and added it back to W7, with
    reboot in between.

    What else can I do? Is there a way of completely reinstalling wmp
    without messing up W7?

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  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "dot" <""~~\"@...madmail(at)ntlworld(dot)com...@~~"> wrote in message
    news:ti0Pn.24236$on1.17783@hurricane...
    > Win7 X64
    >
    > Can anyone think why WMP would suddenly stop playing video? Program still comes up, I can hear the
    > sounds but all I see is the note and get no picture.
    >
    > It was fine 2 days ago, shark codec pack was installed and it was playing avi, wmv, mkv no
    > problem. Suddenly yesterday I try to play something and now its just the note, even if I try
    > something I know played before.
    >
    > But VNC works fine, like nothings changed. Plays everything. Ive uninstalled and reinstalled the
    > codecs with reboots in between, ive gone to the windows component panel and removed and added it
    > back to W7, with reboot in between.
    >
    > What else can I do? Is there a way of completely reinstalling wmp without messing up W7?
    >
    > Ad



    You can remove and reinstall Windows Media Player:
    Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program
    In the left pane ' Turn Windows features on or off'
    Media Features
    Windows Media Player.
    If that doesn't work what about a System Restore back a couple of days?
     

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