Windows Media Player is unable to play audio files

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When I upgraded my system hardware last week, I also tried to upgrade my Windows Media Player. Upgrade went pretty good, but the problem rose when I try to play audio file. I tried to re-install the media player, but the error message appeared again. Is there any problem with the installation? Any file is missing in the installation? Please help me to find the error. Thanks.

No combination of filters could be found to render the stream.

Error Num:80040218

Answered By 70 points N/A #190913

Windows Media Player is unable to play audio files


This problem is occurring because the Quartz.dll file is damaged or missing. To resolve this problem you need to rename the Quartz.dll file in the WindowsSystem folder and then download and install Window Media Player. To rename the Quartz.dll follow these steps:

1. Go to Start Menu>>point to “Find”>> click on “Files or Folders”.

2. In the “Named” box, type “quartz.dll” >> click on “Find Now” button.

3. Next Right click on the “Quartq.dll” >> Click on “Rename” option.

4. In the “Named” box, type “quartz.bak”>> then click on “OK”.

5. Now download and install the Windows Media Player installer file from here.

That’s it your problem will solve. If not use Registry Editor to remove the following registry key. Follow steps 1 through 5 one more and test again : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTMedia Type

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