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Thread: WMV files not playing

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    Hi folks. I'm new to downloading torrents so maybe the following question can be answered fairly easily.

    I've had no problem downloading and watching movies that were AVI files, but two of them were WMV files, and the picture is colored vertical bands and no audio when I try to play them with VLC player (I usually have no trouble with WMV movies). There's also no audio. Is this DRM protection? If so, why are movies being shared that can't be played as is?

    I tried using ConvertXtoDVD and that didn't help. Any ideas?

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    Try to play it in KMPlayer

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    twat BT Rep: +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35
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    try to install some codecs that support wmv
    Last edited by Swift; 04-23-2009 at 08:34 AM.


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    you can try installing the K-Lite codec pack to see if that helps you any.. although VCL player is a standalone and usually doesn't need it.. as i'm sure your aware wmv is the basic windows player format and should play in WMP.. if not then those files may just be corrupt.. but, try the codec pack first before assuming the files are broken..
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  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    I don't think it's an issue with the player or codecs as they still wouldn't play after ConvertXtoDVD converted the movies to the DVD format.

    Is there any software that will remove DRM protection without having permission? I have a feeling that's what the problem must be.

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    ok, let's put it simple: you tried hard to understand what happen but you still didn't manage to fix the problem.
    why not simply downloading again your 2 films in another format ? tell us the titles and we'll help you to find them.
    whenever people agree with me, i always feel i must be wrong.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Quote Originally Posted by cinephilia View Post
    ok, let's put it simple: you tried hard to understand what happen but you still didn't manage to fix the problem.
    why not simply downloading again your 2 films in another format ?
    1. I couldn't find them in another format.

    2. If I could learn to fix the problem with help for someone on this message board, I could fix the problem on my own for these and future films that I might have the same problem with.




    tell us the titles and we'll help you to find them.
    Cool, thanks.

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    Install the latest version WMP since it should handle wmv files. I had issues with some wmv files myself and tried various codecs packs but they didn't include the codecs needed because I believe they are copyrighted so just reinstaling windows media player 11 fixed the issue for me.

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    yes there are some legal isuess with wmv codec for mediaplayer , it seems as microsoft is hidding those codec from the net and if you want to download it from microsoft site they will first want to run a check on your windows version wich in my case its not such a good idea .
    you can play it on VLC

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    I think you got enough help already, I'd just like to point out that wmv is not the best format for movies, but I guess you already foun that out.
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