Windows Media Player 11 encountered a problem while playing the file

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Hi,

Windows Media Player 11 encountered a problem while playing the file”.

The WMP error above started coming up on AVI files after I installed a few video conversion programs on my WMP 11. After trying to fix it and failing, I removed the new programs and then converted my WMP 11 to WMP 10.
 
The result was that I still couldn’t open AVI files but the error changed to: "The source filter for this file could not be loaded." Clicking on “more information” gives me: "Error ID = 0x80040241, Condition ID= 0x00000000".
 
Finally Microsoft Support can only give me the following message: You've encountered error message 80040241 while using Windows Media Player. Additional information is not currently available for this error. "
 
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Answered By 0 points N/A #139181

Windows Media Player 11 encountered a problem while playing the file

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Hi GracekMakris,

It means that your media player does not support this file type that you are attempting to play. You have to download and install a codec to your computer.

Try this: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm 

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #197427

Windows Media Player 11 encountered a problem while playing the file

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I will solve your problem on Windows Media Player. The video conversion software you installed in your PC might have messed up with your Media Player. Try to open any other formats with it and if it plays, then your player is ok. Then your avi file is corrupt. Download it again or try to play with VLC player.

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Windows Media Player 11 encountered a problem while playing the file

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There may be incomplete audio or video file and for that the problem is happening. Another issue is there may be required or missing codec. Focus in this problem and i think then you can successfully solve your problem. Thank you for sharing your problem with us.

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