View Full Version : Windows Media Player - WMV files

11-08-2010, 09:57 AM
I have run into some short (3-5 second) WMV files - some of which I can open and play and others of which, when I open them, show multiple pages of what appears to be total gibberish. They must have been placed there to be viewed, but I cannot seem to be able to play them on WMP 10 even though the WMP lists a remarkable number of formats it is supposed to be able to play. Anyone have an idea as to what these represent and how to play them?

11-08-2010, 10:04 AM
The gibberish ones are most likely corrupt. What site are these on or can you upload an example somewhere like Megaupload (if they're safe to watch :) )?

11-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Possibly the gibberish ones are licensed / copy protected / viruses

kahawai chaser
11-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Try something like codec sniper (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Codec_Sniper) to analyse the integrity of the files.