Windows 10: I can't get MPEG movies files to play on Windows Media Player

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  1.    13 May 2016 #1

    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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       13 May 2016 #2

    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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       13 May 2016 #3

    therealsimpsons said: View Post
    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.    13 May 2016 #4

    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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       13 May 2016 #5

    flybynite said: View Post
    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.    13 May 2016 #6

    davidhk said: View Post
    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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       13 May 2016 #7

    flybynite said: View Post
    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.    13 May 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    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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       13 May 2016 #9

    flybynite said: View Post
    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.    13 May 2016 #10

    davidhk said: View Post
    That was AFTER I replied on post #5.
    Well, at least I posted it!
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