Windows 10: No media players work on my computer

Discus and support No media players work on my computer in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Whenever I try opening a media file MP3, AVI, MP4 any media program I try won't open. They are shown running in the task manager, but none of them open... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by jameslockard, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. No media players work on my computer


    Whenever I try opening a media file MP3, AVI, MP4 any media program I try won't open. They are shown running in the task manager, but none of them open on-screen.

    I have tried VLC, SMPlayer, 5KPlayer, and none of them open.

    Under Apps, it says I have Window Media Player installed, but I can't find it anywhere on my computer.

    :)
     
    jameslockard, Aug 1, 2020
    #1
  2. Yaqub K Win User

    windows media player

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    What is the exact error message you get when you to try play files on Windows Media Player?

    I suggest you to run both Windows Media Player Library and Settings troubleshooter and check.

    Step 1: If your computer is having problems playing video or audio files in Windows Media Player, try using the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter checks the configuration and network settings
    for Windows Media Player to make sure that you can play content you've downloaded and saved to your computer, or content streaming over a network or the Internet.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Settings
      and follow the instructions.

    Step 2: If your computer is having problems accessing your collection of digital media files in the Windows Media Player Library, try using the Windows Media Player Library troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter makes sure
    Windows Media Player is correctly installed on your computer, and checks to see whether your Player Library is corrupted.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Library
      and follow the instructions.

    Please reply us on the status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Yaqub K, Aug 1, 2020
    #2
  3. Media player

    Hi,

    For us to isolate the issue further, we’d like to know the following:

    • What is the version of your Windows Media Player?
    • Did you get any error message? If yes, kindly specify.
    In the meantime, I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the
    Windows Media player
    . Here are the steps how to:

    • Press Win button + R on your keyboard.
    • In the text box, type Control.
    • On the left pane, click Turn Windows features on or off option to see Windows Features window.
    • Expand Media Feature list, then uncheck Windows Media Player box. It will give a prompt message;
      this will also turn of Windows Media Center click yes as you will need
      to reinstall it after.
    • Reboot PC.
    • You need to reinstall Windows Media Player. Open Windows Features, tick the Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center, then install it from there.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Sherry Bel, Aug 1, 2020
    #3
  4. Kem Mon Win User

    No media players work on my computer

    Broken Windows Media Player

    Hi,

    Have you tried running the troubleshooter for WMP? If not, we suggest that you try to run the troubleshooter and
    see if it helps. To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:


    • On the search bar, type
      Troubleshooting.

    • Click on
      Programs.

    • Under
      Media
      Player, click on
      Windows Media Player Settings
      and
      Windows Media Player Library.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Aug 1, 2020
    #4
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