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Windows Media Player error

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020

We recommend switching to a Windows 10 PC to continue receiving security updates from Microsoft.

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When using Windows Media Player, you may receive error messages without specifying the error. Here are some common problem cases:

  • If the error is related to a playback problem, you may not have the correct codec installed on your PC to play this file. For more information about codecs, see Codecs: Frequently Asked Questions.

  • If you can't burn a CD or DVD, does the disc already contain data? If so, check that the disc is rewritable and erase the existing content before attempting to write new content to the disc.

  • If Windows Media Player stops working properly after the latest updates from Windows Update, you can use System Restore to see if the updates are the problem. To do this, proceed as follows:

    1. Click the "Start" button and enter System Restore a.

    2. Choose Create a restore point and then in the area System properties the option system recovery out.

    3. Following the instructions, select the restore point that was created immediately before installing the updates that are likely to be causing the problem. Then run System Restore. (This could take a while.)

    4. After the system is restored to its previous configuration, verify that Windows Media Player is working properly again.

For general help information about Windows Media Player, see the Windows Media Player support page. You can also post questions about Windows Media Player errors in the Windows forum. There you can get help from experts.

Note:For more advanced video features like 4K, you should also try Microsoft Films & TV. To download this application for free from the Microsoft Store, go to Movies & TV and select Recall out.