how do you play mp3 on wind. media player

IDLE

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i have many mp3's that wil not play on the windows media player 11 beta 2. says that the file is an unrecognized format. ive tried searching and found that M$ says that MP3 are a security issue and the player will not play these extensions. is there a way around this to allow MP3 to be played?

i couldnt find any of the sort in the options menu. it shows that the default app for MP3 is windows media player...go figure.
 

ElementalDragon

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hence why i never tried WMP11 beta's. you could just try using a different media player.... like Media Player Classic or Quicktime or somethin.
 

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The certain mp3 files your trying to play might just be corrupted themselves.
 

dubstar

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just re-rip them from your cd collection. or re-un-drm them from your itunes library.
 

Bman

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that might work, but people don't always know where they came from, old music files from long ago.
 

gonaads

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Use a mp3 converter (like dbPowerAMP) and just run the mp3 song though it and you'll have a nice new fresh mp3.
 

IDLE

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Use a mp3 converter (like dbPowerAMP) and just run the mp3 song though it and you'll have a nice new fresh mp3.
the files themselves work just fine on winamp. so i know the files are good. ill try this dbPowerAMP as suggested.

thanks for the help
 

Bman

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hmm works in Winamp not WMP....the only thing I can think of is WMP11 beta, have have heard of many problems, and weird ones too..

try going back to previous version or something like that.
 

gonaads

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try going back to previous version or something like that.
Oh yeah, that's real fun to do. :p


I have been using WMP 11 Beta and now the second Beta. All works as it should, very odd. :s
 

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