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(Fix) Windows Media Player Encountered A Problem While Playing The File

Are facing the problem on windows media player encountered a problem while playing a video / audio? If your answer is YES then this post is for you to get rid from the problem.

Here I will show you the 3 step you can follow any one step.


Using Windows Media Player Latest Update:

  • At first, open any supported video/audio via windows media player and then right-click on the screen and then click More options
  • Now click Player tab
  • Now go to Automatic update section
    • Check for update
      • Select Once a day or Once a week
  • Now click on Apply then press OK
windows media player encountered a problem while playing the file

Now Windows media player automatically update the latest version and will fix the problem.


Download Video Code for Windows Media Player:

  • At first, go to this site:
  • Now download the codec by your windows version.
  • After downloading the codec and then install it "Easy Installation"mode.

I hope after install the codec you can play all the media files via windows media player. Because it support:

.avi | .mkv | .bdmv | .evo | .hevc |.flv | .webm | .mp4 | .m4v | .m4a | .ts | .ogm
.ac3 | .dts | .3gp | .alac | .flac | .ape | .aac | .ogg | .ofr | .mpc and many more.


Use Another Player Software:

You can use another media player for playing your files. Media player classic, PotPlayer is on the best media player for PC and laptop. So, you can use these powerful media player instead of Windows Media Player.


Convert Your Media File In Another Format:

If you want to play the “Windows Media Player encountered a problem” noticed files on your pc then you can convert your files via online media converter website or you can convert it by converting software on your PC. When you convert the file then make sure you are converting your files in .mp4

Because, all the media player software support this format.


I hope your problem is fix. But unfortunately if you are facing the same problem then comment here your problem in details we will help you.

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7 thoughts on “(Fix) Windows Media Player Encountered A Problem While Playing The File

  1. Hi, The given methods don’t work, chances are that videos may be corrupt. I use a video repair tool such as Stellar Repair for Video to fix any type of video corruption. which repair multiple videos at once and play them in pristine form again on any media player, including Windows Media Player.

    1. Thanks for your honest feedback. If it won’t work on your pc then use another media player daum player, media player classic. You can get lots of features by these software. So, you can use these one software instead of windows media player.

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