Solved WMP not installed on pc

Microsoft / Windows 7 enterprise sp1(...
September 15, 2019 at 07:49:20
Specs: Windows 7, 4096 D MMb
I have a problem downloading WMP. It's not installed and as much as I check and uncheck it in the Windows features window, it does not change whatever I do. Is it not available anymore? Reason for trying to install it is that my audio files all open with VLC and that is not compatible with my car audio requirements which provide for MP3/WMA/AAC files. Any other audio program I could download to sort out the problem?

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September 15, 2019 at 10:38:38
As per #2 a file is a file. What you happen play it with on your computer will make no difference to your ability to play it elsewhere. VLC is worth sticking to.

What you need is not WMP, it is something to convert the files to a type which can be seen on your car player.

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#1
September 15, 2019 at 08:21:51
Are you trying to rip files to the aforementioned MP3/WMA/AAC format? If so, then CDEx should suffice.

https://cdex.mu/

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#2
September 15, 2019 at 09:23:51
WMP is pre-installed with Win7, there should be no reason to download it. Click the Start button & enter wmplayer into the search to find it. Regardless, an MP3 is an MP3, it doesn't matter if it's played using VLC, WMP, or any other compatible program. Are you 100% sure your car audio can play MP3s? How are you attempting to play them? My car can either play them from a disc or from a USB jump drive but I have to press a button to select the source.

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September 15, 2019 at 09:44:40
When I type wmplayer in search There is nothing! As I said I went through Features the lot and checked the wmp box and restart. Repeat steps 1 3 but the box remained unchecked

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#4
September 15, 2019 at 09:46:38
No I'm trying to convert the VLCformat on my usb stick into either mp3 or WMA or AAC. these are the formats my car radio can read

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September 15, 2019 at 10:38:38
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As per #2 a file is a file. What you happen play it with on your computer will make no difference to your ability to play it elsewhere. VLC is worth sticking to.

What you need is not WMP, it is something to convert the files to a type which can be seen on your car player.

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#6
September 15, 2019 at 10:57:04
Yes thanks Derek and what would you suggest I use.

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#7
September 15, 2019 at 11:55:10
What types of file will your car player accept?

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#8
September 15, 2019 at 13:14:00
My car audio manual states that audio files playable on that unit are limited to MP3/WMA and AAC files.

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#9
September 15, 2019 at 13:26:29
OK, what is the file type of the files you are unable to play on it?

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#10
September 15, 2019 at 20:59:04
VLC is a medial player that can as far as I know open many audio and video file types as then you can use save-as another compatible file type. Yes, I just looked, there is a save/convert file option under File.

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#11
September 16, 2019 at 00:24:43
At the moment just a blank rectangular shape. I had deleted VLC. But a bigger problem now is Win File Error 512. I can't for example move a file from a usb stick to a folder on C drive say Pictures. But I can move it to Public Pictures on C. My problems are multifold and I don't know which one to tackle first. Could have fixed most with a clean install but don't have a source.

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#12
September 16, 2019 at 01:02:24
"Could have fixed most with a clean install but don't have a source"
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#13
September 16, 2019 at 02:11:29
I've clicked heidoc.net/joomla/ and it is downloading the ISO Downloader but it's gonna take 7 hours. Eish!

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#14
September 16, 2019 at 02:25:35
This is the advice from Microsoft to my problem. But it DOES NOT WORK.!

Click the Start button, type features, and then select Turn Windows features on or off.
Expand Media Features and see whether the Windows Media Player check box is selected. If it is, clear the check box.
Click OK and then restart your PC. This will remove your current version of Windows Media Player.
After your PC has restarted, repeat step 1.
Expand Media Features and select the Windows Media Player check box.
Click OK and then restart your PC. This will reinstall the latest version of Windows Media Player for your system (Windows Media Player 12, with a few exceptions).

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#15
September 16, 2019 at 07:01:07
No idea why you deleted VLC - we said it was NOT the culprit. VLC did not MAKE the files in question. What we needed was to know what the files were about, as requested in #9. We would have then known what we were up against.

If you deleted things rather then uninstalled them properly you probably wrecked the system.

EDIT:
I have now seen your new post.

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#16
September 16, 2019 at 15:18:23
If: "If you deleted things rather then uninstalled them properly you probably wrecked the system."
then reinstall it and leave it or uninstall it properly.

Tweaking.com is a Windows repair utility that I can testify works on many problems. You download it, install it, restart into Safe Mode and run it. Run all recommended pre-scan options. It will scan your system and repair missing or corrupted system files. After it has completed, restart the system and try activating/installing WMP again from the add-remove programs/windows features.

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#17
September 17, 2019 at 09:51:24
My problem was that I had no internet connection and that applied to my other post regarding W7. I could do nothing. What I have done now I got another W7 unit and low and behold, the key was accepted. Immediately all the missing stuff were installed. So now I hope I can resolve my issues. Thanks for that download tip. I will certainly download that tweeker. To the other guys my sincerest gratitude for your inputs. I will forever be indebted to you guys.

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#18
September 17, 2019 at 13:59:42
"All's well that ends well" and thanks for letting us know.

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#19
September 17, 2019 at 20:38:10
This is an online converter I somtimes use.
It can convert audio (and video) from/to many formats:
https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/

The home page is a bit misleading as it indicates video converter. But open the "Convert Video File" link and it will show audio formats also.

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September 18, 2019 at 00:13:50
Thanks Sluc. Will look at it for future reference

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