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WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi all,

So far I've tried 5 or 6 media players to try to view your BING videos and all have utterly failed. The last player, called Final Media Player, gave me an oscilloscope waveform screen of the WMV. I'm using Windows XP/SP3.

May I suggest that the creators of your video tutorials also create the same vids in different formats: FLV, MP4 etc.

I've downloaded codec sets, mpv to flash converters to no avail. It seems WMV is no longer a popular format. One of the most popular players, VideoLAN (VLC), won't touch it.

I'm ready to give up on this one and I imagine a few others have reached the same point. How about it guys?

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:29 pm

What version of Windows Media Player is installed?

If you've installed many players and codecs it's possible it's trying to use the wrong one. Are you having the same problem on a different system?

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:34 am

I only had one player (VLC), until I tried to get these vids to play. Now I'm back to one. You don't seem very impressed by my suggestion to add one or two other formats to your collection :) Media Player v9 is as high as it will go with XP.

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:33 am

VLC and WMP work with the BING videos in my WinXP.

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:50 am

That's strange Brian. When I try and use VLC to play any of the WMVs I get a dialog:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:11 pm

On Tue, 9 Jul 2013 04:50:15 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
gigasquid disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>That's strange Brian. When I try and use VLC to play any of the WMVs I get a dialog:
>
>No suitable decoder module:
>VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
>
I have just checked too and the vids play okay with VLC 2.0.6 and
2.0.7.

Try the development builds of SMPlayer - in spite of being listed as
unstable - they are rock solid in my experience.
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:28 pm

Does your key look like this?

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\NodeCLSIDs\{95037DA1-6ED9-4B27-8CFF-9AD3DFB0B2F2}]

"AutoInsert"=dword:00000001 (1)
"Name"="WMPlayer SRSWow DMO"
"Priority"=dword:fffffffb

Re: WMV Video Tutorials on a PC

Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:44 am

Problem solved. Without realizing it I had downloaded the wrong Windows Media Player. When the correct one (v11 for XP) is installed, whatever it brings with it magically fixes the WMV playback problems I had.

Those tutorials are brilliant and easily walked me through some areas where I had got stuck. Thank you TeraByte for making the vids available. Lots of good learning in those.
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