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zalek
Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-22-2012
Location: us
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Windows Media Player is not working on Lenovo G780

I have a problem with Windows Media Player on Lenovo G780 laptop. My laptop is under warranty (I bought it one month ago) , but Lenovo tech support told me I need to pay to solve this problem.
And here is a problem:

When I click on Windows Media Player - for about 0.1 sec I see it opens and closes window and nothing happens.

When I select a mp3  or wmv file and right click with option open with Windows Media Player - I am getting a message: "server execution failed" - I verified that all services with "Media" in the name are running.

When I select a mp3  or wmv file and right click with option open with Windows Media Center - Windows Media Center opens with the message: "Files needed to display video are not installed or are not working correctly".

When I select a mp3  or wmv file and right click with option open with Windows Life Movie Maker - I see the video

I tried to turn of/of WMP and WMC - did not help
Tried to run it as administrator - did not help

What else can I do?

Thanks,

Zalek

 

Tinderbox_UK
Broadband 3G
Posts: 337
Registered: ‎05-29-2012
Location: UK, England
Views: 1,426
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Re: Windows Media Player is not working on Lenovo G780

Most people use the free vlc player and forget about wmp.

 

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
ishaan
Bit Torrent
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Registered: ‎06-27-2012
Location: India
Views: 1,412
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Re: Windows Media Player is not working on Lenovo G780

As john said that vlc media player is more reliable, you can use that. However, if you still intend to use windows media player, then you nigh download the latesr version from microsoft site and install it.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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