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.
After downloading the codecs needed and uninstalling WMP and reinstalling it, I still get a black screen with just audio when playing a DVD. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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