Solved-Windows Media Player cannot play MP3

MP 3 is one of the most common music compression formats that has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute and it is being used all over the world to make sure that the media is not only shared but also stored as the format takes very limited space and therefore it is also one of the favorite medias of the users of all times. It is also to be noted that the players are being developed all over the world to make sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art mp3 format playing and this tutorial is about the mp3 format and its contradiction with the windows media player.

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Part 1: Why Windows Media Player cannot play MP3?

It is a tragedy for many users that they are not able to play the format in a way they want it to be and for the same reason it is also to be noted that the user should make sure that the best and the state of the art functionalities are downloaded and installed to make sure that the issue is resolved in full. In this section a case regarding the problem that is under discussion will also be presented so that the users get the best and the state of the art features information so that if there is a next time the user can make sure that the issue has been resolved. It is also to be noted that the user should make sure that the proper guidelines are also followed to get the work done without any issue and trouble. The case that would be discussed is taken from the URL http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/windows-media-player-cannot-play-mp3 and it is fairly simple. The description is as under:

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When I am wishing to play an mp3 format song by using windows media player 11, it cannot play at all. Not just these songs cannot play, but almost all the songs on my computer cannot play too..!!!! There is an error message after the songs cannot play:" An audio codec is needed to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help." after I have click web help, such message is appear: Windows Media Player Error Message Help.You've encountered error message C00D10D1 while using Windows Media Player. The following Information might help you troubleshoot the Issue. Codec is missing.Windows Media Player cannot play the file (or cannot play either the audio or video portion of the file) because the MP3 - MPEG Layer III (55) codec is not Installed on your computer. The missing codec might be available to download from the Internet. To search for the MP3 - MPEG Layer III (55) codec, see WMPlugIns.com. I need help any suggestion that I can solve this problem...? Thanks!!!!!

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The above case clearly shows that the a user needs an MP3 codec installed to make sure that the mp3 format is played using the windows media player and for the same reason it is also to be noted that the user should also make sure that the best and the state of the art services are not only enjoyed in this regard but the user also gets the work done with quality and class. Downloading and mp3 codec has also been made a part of this tutorial and for the same reason it is also to be noted that the user should make sure that the best and the state of the art services are not only provided by installing this program but the needful is also done and the format is playing. Making this phenomenon a part of this tutorial also reveals its true importance and identity when playing mp3 files.

 

Part 2: How to play mp3 with Windows Media Player

Following are the methods that can be deployed to make sure that the user gets the best results and also gets the mp3 format playing without any hassle and issue.

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Upgrade Windows Media player

The latest version of the windows media player i.e. media player 12 has a codec installed to make sure that the user is pacified and the external download is never required so it is advised to upgrade the player by following the steps below:

1.The library view of the player is to accessed:

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2.The path that is then to be followed is help > check for updates:

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3.The player will start to check for the updates to make sure that the needful is done and once the updates are found they will also be installed automatically to conclude the process in full. If no update is available the following screen will appear:

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Download codec for windows media player

It is also one of the most important processes the case regarding which has also been explained to make sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art result in this regard. To make sure that the process is a success following are the steps that are to be followed in this regard:

1.The user needs to visit the URL http://download.cnet.com/mp3-codec-for-Windows-Media-Player/3000-2169_4-10630559.html to make sure that the codec download page is accessed:

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2.The download button is to be pressed and the exe file is to be saved:

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3.The user then needs to make sure that the exe is double clicked to run it and the related prompts are followed to get the work done within no time at all. The system is then to be restarted to make sure that the installation completes in full and it also makes sure that the process has been completed and hence concluded:

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Part 3: Convert mp3 to WMP compatible format

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is the best and the state of the art program to make sure that the WMP compatible format is received as output in simple manner. Following are the steps associated with it:

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1. Download and install the programm here:

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2.Using the main interface the files are to be added to the program:

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3.The user then needs to make sure that from the right column the WMP compatible format ios selected for the conversion:

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4.The convert button at the bottom is then to be pressed:

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5.Once the conversion is done the user will be able to play the file easily:

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