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26-11-2007, 05:31 PM
im trying to play a mp3 file that i got.
wmp plays tohers but not this one it says i need a codec
which one should i get?

26-11-2007, 05:34 PM
the error code is C00D109B

26-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Mp3..shouldn't need a codec. Defnintley an audio file?

Anyway, though, download k-lite (http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Codec_Pack_download.htm) and see if that fixes it.

Speedy Gonzales
26-11-2007, 05:36 PM
You sure it isnt an mpeg file / Video file?

Ive never heard of WMP asking for a codec for an MP3 file.

Just checked that error in google, I would say its a movie / video file, not an MP3 file.

26-11-2007, 05:44 PM
when i checked the file extention it says mp3 but its 10mb isnt that too big for an audio file?

26-11-2007, 05:46 PM
Nothing's too big for an audio file. A 5 minute song encoded in 320kbps will be about that big. Try k-lite codex. See if that works.

Speedy Gonzales
26-11-2007, 05:47 PM
it sounds a bit bit, unless its some kind of remix MP3.

Someone may have changed it from a video file to MP3 (the extension).

It could have been mpg

26-11-2007, 06:37 PM
You could always try vlan its free and plays just about anything.

27-11-2007, 09:39 AM
whats vlan?

Speedy Gonzales
27-11-2007, 09:42 AM
Most probably this (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/)

27-11-2007, 09:44 AM
i installed k-lite but that didnt do anything
and i downloaded this other one called fraunhofer iss mpeg laye-3 audio decoder or soething like that off the same site but that didnt help either

27-11-2007, 09:45 AM
I think Gary means VLC (VideoLan) Media player.

It will play pretty much anything, but lacks a library, so for most people it isn't ideal for music.

You can download it from here (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) if you want to try it

Try renaming the file to a .mpg, .mpeg, or .avi.

Uninstall that other codec thing, but leave k-lite on there.

Edit - Speedy beat me to it again...

Speedy Gonzales
27-11-2007, 09:50 AM
Dont get too carried away with installing codecs.

Some install malware.

So be careful WHERE you get them from.

27-11-2007, 09:53 AM
shoulnt i be looking for a audio codec?

27-11-2007, 09:58 AM
Audio files don't normally require codecs.

The file is probably fubar, possibly encoded in some wierd format, or possibly even a virus, if you got it off limewire or some other file sharing app.

Try downloading it again.

As speedy said, don't go nuts with the codecs. It is generally good to just install one at a time, k-lite is very good. Keep it.

27-11-2007, 10:08 AM
thanks hope it works

27-11-2007, 10:09 AM
dont think i can uninstall it though cus i cant find it in the add or remove programs

27-11-2007, 01:46 PM
Most probably this (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/)

Thats correct Speedy thanks for posting the link I was in a rush.