downloaded music files wont play

  pureepaul 05:15 22 Jul 07
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when i click play the message pops up file error, then informs me that windows media player is not installed correctly and please reinstall, have tried to download wma 11 from msn but cannot as i already have a more up to date version, i'm running windows vista by the way, the funny thing is, sometimes the files will play seemingly without a problem. the music ripped from cd seems to be ok. please help this is driving me demented!!

try
vlc click here
or jet audio
click here

  ICF 08:31 22 Jul 07

Or media player classic
click here

  pureepaul 14:19 22 Jul 07

installing a new player might at the end be an option but would rather try to get the windows player running properly, anybody any ideas???

have you got a error code or can you post the exact message.
also try the download from
click here
have you a codec pack installed?
such as
click here

  pureepaul 18:01 22 Jul 07

the codec pack idea seems to have worked, thanks v. much raven

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