Media Player Plays Nothing, Says Player Might Not Support It


  1. Posts : 1,099
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Media Player Plays Nothing, Says Player Might Not Support It


    I finally updated my laptop to Win10 and I'm having troubles with Media Player.

    No matter what media file type (.mp3, .mp4, .wmv, etc.) from whatever location (local drive, across home network, thumb drive), WMP won't play it. All I get is that all too familiar error message:

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

    I have looked for codec packs and can't find any. All these files work fine on my Win10 desktop that was also upgraded from Win7 Ultimate. The laptop does play system sounds fine, but that's it.

    I have searched the forums but can't find anything and, no, I don't want to download and install VLC Player (a common response I have seen on a lot of the other threads)

    Can anyone can help? Thanks.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 384
    Window 10
       #2

    Arelem said:
    I finally updated my laptop to Win10 and I'm having troubles with Media Player.

    No matter what media file type (.mp3, .mp4, .wmv, etc.) from whatever location (local drive, across home network, thumb drive), WMP won't play it. All I get is that all too familiar error message:

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

    I have looked for codec packs and can't find any. All these files work fine on my Win10 desktop that was also upgraded from Win7 Ultimate. The laptop does play system sounds fine, but that's it.

    I have searched the forums but can't find anything and, no, I don't want to download and install VLC Player (a common response I have seen on a lot of the other threads)

    Can anyone can help? Thanks.
    I would uninstall WMP using the Programs and Features>>Turn Windows features on and off>>Media Features in Control Panel, and then restart, reinstall, and then restart.
      My Computer


 

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