Unable to open an MP3 file

@paula27661 (15898)
Australia
April 8, 2009 10:05am CST
I have Vista and I have not had any problems downloading music until now. When I attempt to open an MP3 format file through Windows Media Player or any other I get a message similar to this one: Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. The strange thing is that I have always been able to do it until now and I have not made any changes at all. I have downloaded lots of music in the past without any problems at all. Does anyone out there have any ideas as to why suddenly I cannot open MP3 files? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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3 responses
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
15 Apr 09
some times it won't work because it has some problem like virus so scan once your system so then everything will set right for you.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
I've changed the site I download from, so all should be fine now, thanks for responsing!
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
16 Apr 09
Some times you need to be careful of your soft wares so it is influences virus be aware of most of the time , Thank you friend.
@balasri (26549)
• India
12 Apr 09
Try to download the free VLC media player and try playing the file.This player plays almost all type of files.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
12 Apr 09
Thanks I'll try that, come to think of it I had VLC media on my old computer and it wasn't a bad programme, thanks balasri!
@balasri (26549)
• India
12 Apr 09
Thanks for being nice.
@emojboy (632)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Maybe you should get a codec for audio. It works on me. You should try it. Have you used winamp?
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
9 Apr 09
I will try winamp, I've heard about it. I did download all the appropriate codecs etc... all ok now. Thanks for your helpful response!