I am having a challenge with playing WMV files on my system. Recently, I had to do a format/reinstall of Windows XP, so I lost 3 years of accumulated codecs. I'm using WMP 11 and have applied all known codec packages that I can think of.
For WMV files, I have audio but the image remains still. Clicking on the progress bar will advance to that point in a timeline but only about 1-2 frames will play and the image freezes.
It seems the challenge I am experiencing is isolated to WMV with certain characteristics and not all WMV files in general Using G-Spot, I have isolated that the files in question have system bit rates of 925 kb/s. The status for the WMV3 codec on my PC is Undetermined according to G-Spot. Attempting to download an install codecs for this format offered by Microsoft result in a no go for the system already sees theses codecs as installed.
Files of the WMV standard created by Windows Movie Maker play fine.
As well, these files seem unique from the standpoint that there is a ticker of information across the bottom of the WMP window (not on the video frames).
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