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Windows Media Player problem


Political User
Nasty old PC at work, only saving grace is nice speakers.

However when I stick a CD in to play it Windows Media player tells me it cannot play the disc coz it's the wrong file type...?

We're talking a Original Music CD here! Won't play copies I've made of dics either. File format is *.cda and it specifically sez in the error information supplied that *.cda is supported!

What's going on, how can I get the music to play?


OS Windows Me 4.9.3000

I checked through the registry and all the extensions seem to be supported, but then I'm no real expert there.

Help appreciated



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Political User

How about this:

When you try to play an audio CD in Microsoft Windows Media Player, you may receive the following error message:

Windows Media Player cannot play this file. Connect to the internet or insert the removable media on which the file is located then try to play the file again.
This issue may occur if your Windows Media Library index file is corrupted.
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

To resolve this issue, create a new library index file:
Remove any audio CDs, and then close Windows Media Player.
Locate the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Index

By default, the \Application Data\ folder is hidden. See the "More Information" section of this article for instructions about how to show hidden folders.

Note In some cases the index file may be located in a different folder. If you do not find the index file at this location, or if this folder does not exist on your computer, click Start, click Search, and then search for the Wmplibrary_v_0_12.db file.
Right-click the Wmplibrary_v_0_12.db file, and then click Rename.
Type Wmplibrary_v_0_12.OLD to rename the file.
Insert an audio CD, and then start Windows Media Player if it does not start automatically.

Windows Media Player re-creates the library index file.

If this doesn't work, could you post the error message that you are receiving?


Political User
Thanks for the reply - however

l8r after several attempts to sort it the machine stated producing a lot of error messages about a WMPdll file, made a funny noise or two then started playing the CD that was in the drawer - all by itself.

Worked fine since - how odd!


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