media player no sound

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December 11, 2009 at 12:15:06
Specs: Windows Me, 633 Mhz/255 Mb Ram
I googled this problem and did various things they recommended but still got no sound. I keep getting an window that says 'there is a problem with your sound device' or 'cannot play any in this playlist'. I only had the media player running. The VLC media player works. In windows media>tools>options>file types I have all checked so windows media should open all those files. What could be wrong. I might have recently updated java and I just downloaded codec 9 with still no luck. The CD's I put in the window's media library that used to play won't play either. Voice chating works with yahoo messenger and the tv shows I tune in to have sound. Thank you

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#1
December 13, 2009 at 17:12:56
The media player I was using and have the problem with is wmp(9). Thats what I always used and I never had trouble with the sound.I worked on this all yesterday evening and most of today.I finally downloaded Real Player 10 and the sound on radio and streamers is working though on streamers before I can play it I get a box that says 'the audio for this file cannot be played.Would you like to see if an update is available for the audio'? When I click yes it plays the audio and video.I cannot get sound when I play CD's. I don't get an error message but the slider starts moving so I guess its running but I hear no sound. The mute is not on and the volume is up. I also imported a CD from wmp(9) and that doesn't play either. With that I get the same message that I got when trying to play it in wmp(9).I also have NERO installed and can't find a way for that to play CD's either. It used to be when I put in a CD the NERO player would automatically come on the monitor.I typed in 'CD's don't play on Real Player' in the search on this site and so far nothing I read has worked. Before installing Real Player I reinstalled wmp but that didn't work then I tried installing wmp 7 from an iconwhich I have had on my desk top for years. Funny thing with that is while installing it says its installing version 7 but when its done I find out its version 9 again. Can anyone help. I don't know what caused this problem and I'm surprised that realplayer and NERO won't play a CD.

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#2
December 13, 2009 at 18:09:54
Why do you need so many players? It seems to me you're your own worst enemy with your constant experimentation. Maybe all these numerous players are conflicting with each other? But if VLC works, what's the problem?

Realplayer is spyware & has been for years...get rid of it.

http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/secur...


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#3
December 13, 2009 at 18:48:43
One reason is VLC doesn't play cd's. I only downloaded real Player because for some reason the sound stopped working on wmp9. It works on real player but not with cd's.

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#4
December 16, 2009 at 21:19:13
Still no luck. The earphone jack on the CD works. Its not the earphone jack of the computer. I tried the earphones on all the jacks on the back of the computer and on the sound card and none of them had sound with the CD player. It used to work.I do get sound with other things so Its not the cables from the CD player. Could it be that some unknown background application is using it? I had no other things running that I know of.

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#5
December 17, 2009 at 17:23:36
I had the same problem...here is what I did and now I have sound....
at start up click F 2 to get to the setup section at the bottom of the page click...restore defaults ..then click save and exit ....then reboot ...you should now have sound!

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#6
December 17, 2009 at 19:43:06
Thanks for trying. I did that and still no sound. I went to too CD player in tools and tried digital, digital with the error correction, and analogue. None of them work. Should I leave it on digital?? I might have to start from scratch and use the restore disc. I've been trying things for days now with no luck. My labtec webcam stopped working also. I reinstalled it and I still keep getting the message camera not plugged in. On add/remove programs I tried the fix installation with no results. I saw somewhere that in device manager > USB I should see a labtec camera entry but there is none. Other things work with the USB .

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#7
January 26, 2010 at 06:55:50
For sound faults in Windows ME read this page:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/foru...


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#8
January 27, 2010 at 12:27:31
I used my ME recovery disc (not the complete formating however) and I got the sound back. When I use the disc I install what updates are available on the windows update page. The update to IE 6 from IE 5 is always a problem . Using google search I found a way to do it. Here is how.
Hi, To resolve this problem (for Millenium Edition) as I had the same problem...

Make sure you still have the ie6setup update folder downloaded to your computer and
ready to go.

Next, delete:

{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}

Using explorer it is found in:

C:/Windows/System/CatRoot

(a reboot is not required just delete it) and then run ie6setup.exe again.

This is the file causing your problem and ie6setup writes it anew and completes the
installation. Cheers.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/foru...

I couldn't find that file the way he printed it but I did find it. I think it had something to do with case sensitive letters.Before I was successful at installing IE 6 the wmp wouldn't work right though I had sound. I kept getting the name of many countries (some using letters in there own language) This would show up in the wmp 'home' and 'radio' window and I couldn't get any further there. I was stumped till I thought of going back to the windows update page and there I found another update available that wasn't there before installing IE6 . It was something about media player script. When I installed it the wmp(windows media player) worked fine.


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#9
August 30, 2010 at 00:58:54
when i play a media file the background music is coming but the voice is not coming? how can i solve this problem

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#10
October 3, 2010 at 06:05:24
Sounds like your media player is only playing one channel of two-channel stereo.

Try using a media player such as Winamp 5, which allows you to choose whether to play right-channel, or left-channel, or both channels of a stereo audio file, with its Balance control.

For Windows 9x I recommend Winamp 5.06 from http://www.oldversion.com/.../winamp506.exe

I use the Winamp plug-in OUT_ASIO(DLL).DLL v0.67 for particularly difficult cases.


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#11
November 17, 2011 at 14:20:24
Go to Now Playing>Enhancements>Graphic Equaliser, and just click on the balance. It sorted out the problem I had for months!

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#12
November 19, 2011 at 19:12:03
Media Player 9 is only supported under Windows XP, the Media Library with Flash etc doesn't render properly in Win 9x, in my experience.

On another subject, I also find it rather interesting that the 2009 thread is still open for comments, but some other "6-month old" threads are "quite old" and closed.

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#13
December 24, 2011 at 10:57:45
windows media player doesnt have alot a codecs and decoders installed. my advice, install this -=> http://download.cnet.com/Media-Play... and see how it goes.

if setup wont run, install kernelex. http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/


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#14
December 24, 2011 at 10:59:10
@sdfox7 windows media player 9 is supported in windows 9x, just not in windows 95.

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#15
December 24, 2011 at 11:27:31
I have been using a different computer with xp for a long time now so it is not a problem anymore.Thank you

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