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I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I

Posted by: alan h.      29 Oct 2008 @ 15:50
I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I

I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I receive. WHY?

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      29 Oct 2008 @ 16:21
RE: I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I

It's rather hard to say without a few more details. Windows Media Player should be able to cope with wmv files but maybe some other program with delusions of grandeur has taken over? Have you tried opening the file in Windows Media Player, rather than double clicking it to run?

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Reply by: Bill H. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Buntingford, SG9      29 Oct 2008 @ 18:09
RE: I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I

Maybe try and uninstall and reinstall and see if that helps.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      29 Oct 2008 @ 18:17
RE: I have Windows Vista Home Premium.For thelast few weeks I have been unable to play WMV files that I

try and uninstall/reinstall what?
my guess would be that the wmv files are either password locked, or are DRM controlled.
Are these bootleg vidoes you are trying to watch?

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