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WMA seek slider not working


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Hi,

The seek slider on some of my .WMA videos does not work.

When I try to search the video using the seek slider, it just continue playing the video and does not allow me to search forward or backwards.

I've searched online for help but havenot found anything helpful.

I do not want to use any other player, I just want to fix these .WMA videos. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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That is possibly a codec thing. Non-Microsoft codecs sometimes do that.
Are you using codec packs ?
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That is possibly a codec thing. Non-Microsoft codecs sometimes do that.
Are you using codec packs ?


Thanks for your reply devper94

I don't know if my employer is using codec packs. What I do know is that 99% of our .WMA video and audio files allows us to search through the video/audio using the seek slider, while 1% does not.

  • How can I fix the 1%? Is there a program I can use to fix these?
  • More importantly, why does this happen?

How is GeekU going? Thanks again
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Those files possibly use a codec that WMP does not support. External codecs sometimes don't support seeking.
Seeing a WMA file with such a codec is not very normal though. Check if your file is damaged. If it is, try re-encoding it. Expression Encoder or WM Encoder (both made by MS) are fine.

Also, try out VLC media player. It plays everything you can throw at it.

P/s: GeekU is running fine. Thanks.

Edited by devper94, 15 January 2011 - 08:21 AM.

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Those files possibly use a codec that WMP does not support. External codecs sometimes don't support seeking.
Seeing a WMA file with such a codec is not very normal though. Check if your file is damaged. If it is, try re-encoding it. Expression Encoder or WM Encoder (both made by MS) are fine.

Also, try out VLC media player. It plays everything you can throw at it.

P/s: GeekU is running fine. Thanks.


Thanks alot for recommending Expression Encoder and WM Encoder, and for suggesting that I re-encode them. I will try them out today. My employer may not be keen on my installing VLC but I think its a good idea as a backup, at least on the IT machines.

One more question though, how can I tell whether the .WMA file is damaged in the first place (other than the fact that I can't seek through the video/audio)? The video and sound plays from beginning to end. Thanks very much

Edited by 01010011, 15 January 2011 - 08:47 AM.

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If it plays correctly, then it might not be an error.
There is a checking tool that may help you: http://www.foobar200...ew/foo_verifier
Just as a note: re-encoding the file to a lossy format may reduce the quality by a little. If the quality is really important, then you should use a lossless format. It will make the file MUCH bigger, though.
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Thanks devper94!
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