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Weird Music Problem

GreyCell1988

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Ok guys hi again, another day another problem haha! This ones a bit strange.

Basically when i try to play any music in any media player, it wont work, BUT if i try to open it again a second time, it will play....its really weird and totally beyond my understanding, as well its plain stupid lol. Wondering if any1 can share some ideas and support on the matter.

Cheers in advance.

Grey.
 

RandyL

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Hi Grey;
Make sure you have all your Windows updates and remove all media players. Except WMP of course. There might be a conflict.
 

GreyCell1988

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Hi Grey;
Make sure you have all your Windows updates and remove all media players. Except WMP of course. There might be a conflict.
Thanks Randy for your reponse, oddly enough i tried that as i had it in mind, i removed everything that played any media from my pc, even WMP then reinstalled, and updated it all, no idea why but its still doing it, i even reinstalle motherboard drivers, sound drivers and gfx drivers
 

Goku

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OK, let me understand this. Whatever media player you use to play an audio file, you get an error message for the first time. However, when you try to open it the second time, the file plays fine. Is this summary right?

-- Goku
 

Dalo Harkin

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If you open task manager - when you click the first time see if it is in the task manager - I doubt it will be - and when you click the second time see if it is -
I used to have the opposite problem where it stayed open (had to close it through task manager) and had to do a reinstall of WMP
 

RandyL

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Hi grey;

May I ask how you managed to uninstall WMP11 in Vista?

WMP11 is the only version that will work in Vista and is integrated with Vista. I know of no way to uninstall it in Vista.

If you have somehow managed to uninstall WMP11 you may need to perform a repair or reinstall of Vista to repair WMP11.

I understand that other players don't work right too but this may be a root issue.

Or do you mean you removed the files that played in the different players but did not actually remove the other players?

If so go to the Control Panel>Programs and Features and uninstall any other media players you may have. Reboot.
 

GreyCell1988

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Nah I used a disc my m8 gave me that allows you to remove WMP without breaking Vista, then i reainstalled it threw Windows repair, seemed to do it perfectly, altho the problem persisted, so i uninstalled all my codec packs, it wasnt untill i uninstaled AC3 that it started working properly again.

Turns out it was AC3Codec pack causing this, no idea why...but i dl'ed a new version and have installed htat, and it seems to be working fine...Thanks for all you help guys ur the best ;)!
 

Dalo Harkin

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Thanks for letting us know - the AC3 pack is for audio.


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