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It might be a video or audio codec issue or DRM protection.
You may try playing it back on a different computer also. I've had a few times where Media Player screwed up on my main editing machine and wouldn't play back some WMVs, but they worked fine on three other computers in the office.
I don't thnk it was DRM protection. I was just capturing a stream from CSPAN.
Weird thing was that when I played just the MPEG2 file on the computer I captured it on, it played fine. That, of course, was because the capture card installed the proper codec, so even the MPEG2 file would play in WMP.
However, when ANOTHER user logged onto the machine (we use roaming profiles here), the player would NOT work. (How about THAT for spending the rest of your life trying to figure out WHERE in the profile that stuff is kept.)
I have tried downloading MPEG2 codecs off the web, but they really crap up the audio portion of the file. Sometimes the audio and video get out of synch.
I think I'll try my trusty "Any-Video-Converter" program. That usually works miracles for this type of stuff.
Thanks for the replies.
You're probably gonna spend the rest of your life saying that you are or are not going to spend the rest of your life :)
Sorry couldn't help it. "Riddle" turned me on.
Though it is less proficient with WMV's, than AVI's and MPEG's, you might want to give G-Spot a shot.
Also, you should be able to look at your Export settings for the WMV and tell all CODEC's there.
That G-Spot app is a nice one! Thanks for the tip.
You're welcome. As I said, it is not that great with WMV's, but seems to handle about everything else well. It'll see and process some WMV's and I hope your's are in that group.