Up until today, I have used WMP9 with no problem, and have burned cd's with no problem. Tried to burn a cd today, and came up with this error Windows Media Player cannot play, burn, rip, or sync the file because a required audio codec is not installed on your computer.
I have never had this problem, but went ahead and downloaded extra codecs, then when that didn't work, uninstalled, then reinstalled all codecs I could find. Same thing. Tried upgrading to WMP 11...same problem.
Tried rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection InstallWMP7 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf to restore/reinstall WMP from XP disc. Same problem!!
The crazy thing is, the files all play fine. Music, video, no problem. It just won't burn, like it used to. I want to know what caused this.
The only thing I can think of that has changed, is this last week, I downloaded Avast Free antispy software. It found a few "questionable" files, which it quarantined. Then, I read about all the false positives plaguing Avast, so I tried to restore the quarantined files, but not sure if it worked. Then uninstalled Avast, and have had this problem.
Please, help, I won't be able to sleep until I can figure this out. Sorry for the long description, but thought all information would be helpful.
BTW, don't bother recommending just using a new player/burner. I COULD do that, but I really want to know what caused this in the first place. It's driving me nuts! Thanks
Edited by BDrums1971, 04 December 2009 - 08:10 PM.