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    What do you use to play music on your PC?

    Went to use Windows Media Player this afternoon and it's not working. Worked fine this morning, have rebooted etc - nothing has changed on the system since this morning but when i try to open it (or a song) nothing happens. I have tried right clicking and selecting "Open with" but that doesn't work either. I have rolled it back to a previous version; uninstalled it and re-installed Version11 from Microsoft.com but still nothing.

    So now I'm on the (quite urgent) lookout for a new media player - mainly songs, but the odd movie too. What would you recommend? (for free, i ain;t paying for jack!)

    21 Comments

    google klite codec

    download the full package

    uses windows media player classic and will play anything you throw at it

    and its free

    EliTom

    er you go

    ]http//ww…tml

    mplayer classic - Its tops

    Banned

    do a system restore to yesterday

    Banned

    Try running WMP in safe mode. If it does work then there is something in your startup that is causing the issue.

    An old version of Winamp 2.8, the new ones are very convoluted.
    oldversion.com/pro…amp - I use it for MP3s and it is very quick and does exactly what I need it to do.

    teambintip;3945995

    mplayer classic - Its tops



    looks pretty much the same as klite

    uses mplayer classic but has loads of codecs build in

    EliTom

    scotsann;3946034

    An old version of Winamp 2.8, the new ones are very convoluted. … An old version of Winamp 2.8, the new ones are very convoluted. http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=winamp - I use it for MP3s and it is very quick and does exactly what I need it to do.



    winamp is great for mp3s but it does not do video - does it?

    EliTom

    VLC media player

    Original Poster

    csiman;3945999

    do a system restore to yesterday



    done that - still nothing
    csiman;3946027

    Try running WMP in safe mode. If it does work then there is something in … Try running WMP in safe mode. If it does work then there is something in your startup that is causing the issue.



    tried and still nothing. quite irritating really

    Original Poster

    elitom;3945992

    google klite codecdownload the full packageuses windows media player … google klite codecdownload the full packageuses windows media player classic and will play anything you throw at itand its free :)EliTomer you gohttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/KLite-Mega-Codec-Pack.shtml




    cheers fella - will give it a shot!

    rep left for all helpful people!!!

    foobar 2000 - best end smolest mp3 player on pc

    KM Player -neat, small, efficient!
    ]http//km…om/

    Not sure if my link will work, but if not, just google KM Player

    Good Luck

    SH

    lukx;3946354

    foobar 2000 - best end smolest mp3 player on pc



    :thumbsup:

    rehydrated;3946142

    VLC media player



    Plays everything :thumbsup:

    Can't beat Klite - windows media player classic - brilliant .

    scotsann;3946034

    An old version of Winamp 2.8, the new ones are very convoluted. … An old version of Winamp 2.8, the new ones are very convoluted. http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=winamp - I use it for MP3s and it is very quick and does exactly what I need it to do.




    +1:thumbsup:

    Also does video..........

    Virtual DJ! ;-) auto mixes the songs no matter what they are :thumbsup:

    By sheer coincidence, Computeractive recommended Songbird music and video in this fortnight's issue.

    Free download at [url]www.computeractive.co.uk/2165720[/url]

    I du hope this helps. :thumbsup:

    Foobar is ace, very quick to load, great library. I then use VLC for vids, will play anything I've thrown at it so far!

    Media Monkey !!

    bsplayer
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