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01-08-2006, 11:23 PM
One of my XP Pro (fully updated) machines won't play mpeg-2 movie files via WMP10 or 11. No video or sound. MP3's are OK. I have re-installed WMP but to no effect. WMP used to say it didn't have a codec but wouldn't find one when allowed to go to the Internet. But I tried registering a couple of codec suspects and now it doesn't show any error (except for no vid or sound!).

I have googled for an answer but it is my experience, where codecs are concerned, that everyone seems to waffle and you end up with no concrete help!

Anyone know where I should look? TIA.

02-08-2006, 10:02 AM
When you say MPEG2 files, do you mean you are trying to play a DVD (or DVD files)? These are encoded as MPEG2, but have some interesting additional characteristics (such as CSS).

02-08-2006, 01:41 PM
These are mpeg files produced from my tv tuner and from home movies etc so no CSS etc involved. All these files play fine on my main machine.