hello there
i have been noticing that wmedia player 11 has some problems on playing cda files.. for once the reading of it is super-sensitive and although the cd is clean enough to be playable and the files are recognised as "track" it doesnt seem to be able to play them and the warning red "x" sign comes on the left side of every side when it actually succeeds to play them then the quality is extremely low with gaps and usually the track cannot reach its end...i checked the error message it pops up on the web assistance and the excuse for it was dirty cd or malfuntctioning cd-drive, yet neither of those is the case..

is there a codec i need to have to play normal cd files (commerical) ? is there an option i need to click or check? what s the cause-solution of the problem?

thanx for your help

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Last Post by DarkRubicant

no way ..i am not gonna go and install new stuff again...got enough crapware already...any solution to play cda properly with wmedia player?


Windows Essentials Codec Pack = http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,67731/description.html?tk=nl_wbxdwn + http://www.mediacodec.org/
Combined Community Codec Pack = http://cccp-project.net
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack = http://mirror.edskes.net
K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 2.77 = http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4620
codec's for avi mpeg2 = http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemList.aspx?typeid=8
GSpot can be used to determine if any additional codecs are needed and if they are installed on your system. = install GSpot, launch it and drag 'n drop the WMV file into the GSpot application window. = http://www.headbands.com/gspot
info on troubleshooting WMP11, here,

FAQs http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/default.mspx


lol I like how he said he wasn't going to install anything and you gave him links to codec packs ;) Anyways from what you're telling us, the cd is either damaged, scratched, or dirty and that's why the file is skipping and not playing to the end, or as the player said the cd drive is not functioning correctly. Unfortunately in this case it seems like the advice you were given by the player is correct.

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