cant play mpeg in WM 11

  iashem 10:18 10 Jan 07

i can not play mpeg in media player 11 i can play avi files but it will not play mpeg i get this message Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help. i have tried using web help but this doesn't help

  wotbus@ 10:26 10 Jan 07

I don't think WMP11 will play mp3 files unless an additional Codec is installed. The reason for this is Microsoft's nepotismic approach to life ;-)

  iashem 10:28 10 Jan 07

i am not trying to play mp3 files i am trying to play mpeg video files

  wotbus@ 10:30 10 Jan 07

I apologise to Bill, not so. I have just played a couple of mp3 files in WMP11. I apologise to you also iashem as I miss-read your post [mp3 instead of mpeg], sorry.
Mpeg is a video file which will required an additional Codec.

  iashem 10:35 10 Jan 07

i know that i can play mpeg files via nero showtime but want to use media player for everything not use another program just for mpeg files

  wotbus@ 10:37 10 Jan 07

Hope no one else is following this thread ;-)
I have just played mpeg in my WMP11 as well, so it must be a problem your end iashem. You could check with MS for updates [under Optional on the update site] for WMP11 or you could try re-installing WMP11.

  iashem 11:47 10 Jan 07

it hasn't made any difference reinstalling media 11

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