My new-ish laptop no longer plays .wmv files. First, some specifics:
HP Pavilion DM4-1165DX
Windows 7 64-bit
Longer version: My laptop used to play videos, but one day just stopped. I can still play embedded or streaming videos in a web browser: youtube and other streaming video sites still work.
HP MediaSmart Videos is the default .wmv player on my machine. When I try to play a .wmv file I get an error message starting “Play File Error! There were some problems trying to play the video file…”
Windows Media Player ALSO FAILS to play .wmv files. It’s error message is: “Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file”
I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled HP MediaSmart Video but it doesn’t fix the problem.
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thanks for the help,