Media Player 12 For Windows 10

  1.    09 Jan 2017 #1

    Media Player 12 For Windows 10

    Somehow over the weekend, all the music on my computer was converted from wma to cda files and will no longer play. Even if I try to play a CD, Media Player shows the songs as cda files and will not play them. I have 2 computers, 1 for my photography and my writings, the other as a backup and to run Media Player. Neither computer will now play any music via Media Player.

    I tried searching Microsoft's website to download a fresh copy of Media Player 12 but cannot find the actual page to do so. Come to think of it, I have never been able to download a fresh copy of Media Player over the years.

    Is there a simple way to convert these files and Media Player back to wma, so that I am able to play the ten thousand songs I have uploaded from CDs over the years?

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  2.    09 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi, if you look at the files in file explorer, with extensions shown, what extension do you see?
    Please post a screenshot.

    Please also download and install another player, unless you already have one installed, such as VLC player.
    Try to play an audio CD with that. What happens?

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    That's how you would remove it and then 'reinstall' it.

    You say two PCs are affected. Are you syncing settings and data between them or are they meant to be independent?
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  3.    09 Jan 2017 #3

    dalchina, thank you for replying to my request for help so quickly. I had just pull up my music files and miraculously all my files had converted back to the wma format. Hopefully, they stay that way!!!

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       09 Jan 2017 #4

    Just a note, the .cda files [quite small] on a music disc are only pointers to the actual music which is not shown until Ripped to the computer.
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  5.    09 Jan 2017 #5

    Berton, thanks for replying to my question. All my music somehow was converted to the cda format. I've been having a lot of problems with my computer, so I assume the conversion was probably related to those problems. But, I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to computers.

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