I am unable to play back music using codec

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I was trying to play back some music that I had saved in my Laptop using codec software that I had installed some time back as it helps play back music that is not even supported by my operating system. The problem is the following error message keeps popping up. Could someone explain to me what’s going on please?

Generic Failure

This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed.

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I am unable to play back music using codec

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This means that either your codec does not support for the type of format you want to play or the player is corrupted. what you have to do is first remove the player. and reinstall it Now download the required codec for it and install it again. try to run the music that you want to play that it will be able to play the music correctly and you will surely enjoying it. If your problem do not solve then your music that you want to play is effect by any mean while storing it on your magnetic tape try to play something else with the player if it worked the delete the music and copy it again on your hard disk. it will surly working now. thanks

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I am unable to play back music using codec

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Hi Daisha,

Many of us has that problem when playing due to the fact that the computer is lacking one important thing. The DVD which contain movie is made up of many thing but the part where movie is contain MPEG-2 or  VOB file.

When you place DVD in the drive and it fail to show it mean you are lacking DVD decoder also called MPEG-2 decoder. It is this small element that lacking your computer that stop it from playing. This is just like a key that fit in the lock but it may not open it.

The only way out is to down load the DVD/MPEG-2 decoder  software.

NOTE

For those using vista it is not the case as it has  window media Centre which has this facility

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