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Hello everyone.

I am now using my friends computer an he is having a problem with media player that we cant fix. If we want to play audio files with media player it says

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not support the format you are trying to play.

I have tried my best but i can`t fix it.

The computer that he uses is:

Dell Dimension 4400


CPU 1.8GHz

256 MB of RAM

the OS is Microsoft win XP Pro

Please hel us to dix that problem we would be very grateful..

Thank you
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Hey doggy and welcome to Geeks To Go.
Have you tryed
1) Reinstalling media player
2) Visiting Microsofts web site to see if the file is surpported
3) tryed looking for an alternative player

Do you have the correct codec for that kind of file?
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Make sure you have the latest version, Windows Media Player 10:

What kind of file are you trying to play back? What's the extension?
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The file is either corrupt or the Player does not support the format you are trying to play.

Probably missing the proper CODEC to play the file type. Try installing a CODEC pack like Nimo's.
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