Windows 10: Windows 10 does not play WMV video files

Discus and support Windows 10 does not play WMV video files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi Having recently updated to Windows 10, I am astonished (annoyed) to discover Windows 10 does not play WMV video files, particularly those created... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GeorgeCB, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. GeorgeCB Win User

    Windows 10 does not play WMV video files


    Hi

    Having recently updated to Windows 10, I am astonished (annoyed) to discover Windows 10 does not play WMV video files, particularly those created using Windows Movie Maker. There doesn't seem to be very much advice on this on the net and the following is short list of the tried and failed suggestions:


    • Turning on/off WMP through Control Panel>Programs>Programs & Features>Turn Windows Feature On or Off.

    • Repeating the above then restarting my laptop twice, after which running sfc/scannow at the Command Prompt.



    • Disabling / enabling "Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV files" in WMP Options.



    • Troubleshooting Fix via Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Troubleshooting>All Categories>Windows Media Player Settings - this just returns the message "Configuration settings might be set incorrectly" - but doesn't expand on what settings are wrong.


    I also came across this "FIX: Updade to enable DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) of Windows Media Video content in Windows Media 10" at Windows 10 help and how-to - Windows Help.

    However after downloaded the 'fix' (Download the WindowsMedia10-KB888656-x86-Global-ENU.exe package now.) it doesn't install - instead I get the error message "Not enough storage is available to process this command".

    I appreciate that there are third party free WMV players available, but I liked WMP and cannot understand why it won't work on Windows 10. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    George

    :)
     
    GeorgeCB, Oct 2, 2015
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  2. gsm1771 Win User

    How to play wmv file (Windows Media Video for PC) in Nokia 5800XM.

    Can anyone tell me how can I play wmv file (Windows Media Video for PC, resolution: 320x240) in Nokia 5800XM. I've tried with real player. It only plays audio but no video. SmartMovie does not play anything. Is there any other MEDIA PLAYER for Nokia 5800XM
    to play *.wmv file. Thanks in advance.
     
    gsm1771, Oct 2, 2015
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  3. gsm1771 Win User
    How to play wmv file (Windows Menia Video for PC) in Nokia 5800XM

    Can anyone tell me how can I play wmv file (Windows Menia Video for PC, resolution: 320x240) in Nokia 5800XM. I've tried with real player. It only plays audio but no video. SmartMovie does not play anything. Is there any other MEDIA PLAYER for Nokia 5800XM
    to play *.wmv file. Thanks in advance.
     
    gsm1771, Oct 2, 2015
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Windows 10 does not play WMV video files

    Hi, FWIW, WMP plays wmv files on my Win 10 upgraded from Win 8.1 Pro..
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  5. GeorgeCB Win User
    Hi

    I'm delighted for you but it doesn't really help me. I also upgraded from Win 8.1
     
    GeorgeCB, Oct 2, 2015
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  6. dalchina New Member
    *Wink Hence FWIW - at least WMP vs wmv is probably not fundamentally broken...

    "Troubleshooting Fix via Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Troubleshooting>All Categories>Windows Media Player Settings - this just returns the message "Configuration settings might be set incorrectly" - but doesn't expand on what settings are wrong."
    - I get the same thing... but am unaware of any particular general audio/video issues so far.
    = so maybe that's not significant...
    Have you tried the Video troubleshooter?
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  7. dalchina New Member
    "Not enough storage is available to process this command".
    - presumably you're neither out of disk space nor short of RAM..
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  8. Windows 10 does not play WMV video files

    Cluster Head, Oct 2, 2015
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  9. GeorgeCB Win User
    No that can't be right. There is more than enough RAM - I tried downloanding this fix on another PC and got exactly the same message. Incidentally, what is FWIW?
     
    GeorgeCB, Oct 2, 2015
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  10. dalchina New Member
    ... sorry, shouldn't use acronymns... 1st result from search:
    "Shorthand for For What It's Worth, FWIW is an abbreviation often used in text-based communications. Below is an example of how this could be used in chat. User1: FWIW I think you're pretty. User2: Thanks. *Smile Also see: Chat terms.

    What is FWIW (For What It's Worth)? - Computer Hope

    www.computerhope.com/jargon/f/fwiw.htm"
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  11. dalchina New Member
    1. Have you tried the Video troubleshooter? - in the list from which you did this "Troubleshooting Fix via Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Troubleshooting>All Categories>Windows Media Player Settings"

    2. What happens if you create another user and log in as that user?

    3. Try unticking Windows Media Player in Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on and off, Media Features, restart, then tick again to reinstate it.
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  12. dalchina New Member
    And can you confirm that WMP does play a number of formats, including wma?
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2015
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  13. GeorgeCB Win User

    Windows 10 does not play WMV video files

    All of the above have been tried and to no avail. In fact, WMP won't play anything. I've just inserted a standard audio CD and it plays WITHOUT sound. I think this means I will have to look to third party software to play video and audio. Which makes me wonder why I bothered upgrading to Win 10 at all. I've had so many problem with it I'm starting to think that it is a load of old cobblers.
     
    GeorgeCB, Oct 3, 2015
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  14. dhonzik Win User
    dhonzik, Oct 3, 2015
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  15. WMP works ok for me on CD/DVD and video and I have done nothing to it also Toshiba has it own and I do also use Cyberlink Power Player 15
     
    hTconeM9user, Oct 3, 2015
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