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Hello,

I tried playing a movie with Windows Media Player. I have sound but not video. A message screen did come up and said that WMP did not close properly and some codecs were missing. My version of WMP is 11 and I would like to know what codecs I need to get my video back. My Operating System is Windows XP.

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Hi, I had a similar problem. I don't use Media Player unless absolutely necessary; I use iTunes and QuickTime. I had a DVD I wanted to play, Apple recommended DivX Player. It's slow to load but great once you're set up to watch. The codec that goes with it also works seamlessly with Media Player 10; should also work with 11, so you may not necessarily need to use DivX Player. Best of all, it's free, which is awesome. :D
Here's the download link from CNET: http://download.cnet.com/DivX-Player-with-DivX-Codec/3000-2139_4-10316156.html

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If you are having trouble with a video in WMP then I would download VLC Player. Works great

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If you are having trouble with a video in WMP then I would download VLC Player. Works great

great minds think alike

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great minds think alike

Sorry Caperjack only seen your post after I sent mine.....lol

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Thanks to all for your help. Probably best I download a different player as suggested. Just puzzling as to why this happened in the first place.

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Thanks to all for your help. Probably best I download a different player as suggested. Just puzzling as to why this happened in the first place.

why we are suggesting another player is to see if it will play the file ,if it doesn't then there is something wrong with the file

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