I can't get MPEG movies files to play on Windows Media Player

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  1. Posts : 116
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    I can't get MPEG movies files to play on Windows Media Player


    I have MPEG movie files from 8 or 9 years ago. They played just fine in Win 7, but now both WMP and Windows Movies & TV will not play them. What can I do to see them again?

    Thank you,

    TRS
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  2. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.1052
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    At a guess, you need the right codecs (k-lite basic, maybe). Alternately, use a media player that doesn't need them (Media Player Classic).

    Please let us know whether that helps.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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    therealsimpsons said:
    I have MPEG movie files from 8 or 9 years ago. They played just fine in Win 7, but now both WMP and Windows Movies & TV will not play them. What can I do to see them again?

    Thank you,

    TRS
    I recommend that you install VLC Media Player.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

    It is free and it will play almost all types of file formats. So, you have little worry about not having the right codecs.
    It is widely used and highly recommended.

    Side Note : Now that Windows Media Player will not play DVDs at all, VLC Media Player has become more valuable.
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  4. flybynite's Avatar
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    I use Windows Media Center for Windows 10. I have it set to play anything I want, even mount ISOs of DVDs I have made as backups.
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  5. davidhk's Avatar
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    flybynite said:
    I use Windows Media Center for Windows 10. I have it set to play anything I want, even mount ISOs of DVDs I have made as backups.
    You are suggestion something that are not available to most Win 10 users.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-not-available
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  6. flybynite's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    You are suggestion something that are not available to most Win 10 users.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-not-available
    True, but this topic has been discussed in this forum.
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  7. davidhk's Avatar
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    flybynite said:
    True, but this topic has been discussed in this forum.
    The OP is not privy of whatever had been discussed before, unless you enlighten him.
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  8. flybynite's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    The OP is not privy of whatever had been discussed before, unless you enlighten him.
    This is why I posted LINK
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  9. davidhk's Avatar
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    flybynite said:
    This is why I posted LINK
    That was AFTER I replied on post #5. One hour after your post #4.
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  10. flybynite's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    That was AFTER I replied on post #5.
    Well, at least I posted it!
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