My Windows Media Player Used To Be Able To Play Everything!

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    May 07, 2013 8:53 AM GMT
    So like the title says, Windows Media Player used to be able to play everything (at least it seemed like that). Then one day my brother insists I have to update the codecs for something, so he apparently downloaded new codecs that wiped out the old ones or something. Now videos that I used to open with Windows Media Player refuse to open.

    I tried getting more codecs, but nothing is fixing it. If anyone can please help me with this situation, I'll be extremely grateful!
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    May 07, 2013 10:48 AM GMT
    I don't know about it....
    but, have you tried VLC media player?
    It works good and plays everything
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    May 07, 2013 1:09 PM GMT
    Don't download codec packs. Those are usually packaged with viruses and malware. Uninstall whatever you and your brother installed and run a virus/malware scan.
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    May 09, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    get VLC the last and only media player you will ever need
    u wont need any codecs and can play anything.

    windows media player is garbage
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    May 09, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't download codec packs. Those are usually packaged with viruses and malware. Uninstall whatever you and your brother installed and run a virus/malware scan.



    Sorry but i have to disagree with this one. I'm a huge fan of CCCP - I've used it on every computer i've ever had, since I first came across it YEARS ago.

    Try CCCP here : http://www.cccp-project.net/
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    May 09, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    Reinstall Windows Media Player for your system and/or try using a different browser. VLC is known to hijack WMP, especially in streaming videos.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/download-windows-media-player
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    May 09, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    Cobalt said
    xrichx saidDon't download codec packs. Those are usually packaged with viruses and malware. Uninstall whatever you and your brother installed and run a virus/malware scan.



    Sorry but i have to disagree with this one. I'm a huge fan of CCCP - I've used it on every computer i've ever had, since I first came across it YEARS ago.

    Try CCCP here : http://www.cccp-project.net/
    What's the point? As others have indicated VLC plays everything under the sun.
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    May 09, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
    Thanks for the help, I'm looking into VLC.
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    May 09, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Cobalt said
    xrichx saidDon't download codec packs. Those are usually packaged with viruses and malware. Uninstall whatever you and your brother installed and run a virus/malware scan.



    Sorry but i have to disagree with this one. I'm a huge fan of CCCP - I've used it on every computer i've ever had, since I first came across it YEARS ago.

    Try CCCP here : http://www.cccp-project.net/
    What's the point? As others have indicated VLC plays everything under the sun.


    CCCP actually plays more than VLC does and VLC's not so pretty to look at? With CCCP you can use more or less any player you want. Also CCCP tends to handle various types better than VLC does.

    I'm not hating on VLC, but I prefer having options. I'd rather have CCCP and use the player of my choice than be stuck with a single choice on software
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    May 09, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    i find having a single player to play almost all vid files to be way easier, having multiple media playing software is just repetitive and pointless imo, since it really just takes up valuable real estate on my pc, and i wont have to select which program to open up the media file with everytime i open a new media file.

    also i wouldnt call VLC ugly...more of a plain design, which i love. simple and to the point. but i suppose its all just a difference of preference.