Media Player on WIN2K PRO won't play .wav, .avi or .mpg - but will play .wmv

Window Media Player ver. 9 on WIN2K PRO won't play .wav, .avi or .mpg - but will play .wmv. On the same computer I have software like VirtualDub or Premiere 6.5 that will play almost anything. WMP is configured properly and all the codecs had been reinstalled more than once. I've also made roll backs more than once to the previous WMP 6.4 version - but  n o t h i n g  helped. I'll appreciate any serious advise on the subject.
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Nitzan - Heftziba
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
Un install windows media player, delete the windows media player folder out of C:\program files, un install all the codecs, re install direct x. Then re install windows media player then re install the codecs.

I also suggest you get the latest version of windows media player ( As they obviously fixed bugs etc in it ) Also what SP of 2000 are you using, I suggest you get SP 4 :) If you havent already got it.

Also get the latest graphics card drivers :)
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
once you have done that try and play media such as wave, avi etc with vlc media player :

www.videolan.org/vlc/

Also you can get ffdshow :)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow

That should help you out :)
heftzibaAuthor Commented:
When I delete the Media Player files they always  keep  c o m i n g   b a c k  and win2k won't let me delete the WMP
folder - so I can't follow the recomendation unless I first uninstall WMP completely.
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
That is what I said, Un install it then delete the folder :)

Then install the latest version of direct x, then re install windows media player, then re install any codecs you require such as xvid, divx etc.

xvid :

http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

divx :

http://www.divxmovies.com/codec/

Make sure you download the latest version of windows media player for windows 2000 and also would be an idea to update windows 2000 to SP4
Hope this helps :)
heftzibaAuthor Commented:
Sorry, maybe I was unclear - I've previosly uninstalled ver.9 and rolled back to the basic ver. 6.4, which doesn't have an unistall function anymore. Therefore, it is impossible to delete the Windows Media Player folder even when it is temporarily empty - it keeps telling me that there has been a sharing violation. And anyway, after a few seconds the files are created back in the folder no matter how many times I delete them.
Nitzan - Heftziba
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
I didnt realise that 6.4 was the latest version, I thought wmp version 10 was the latest one. Also you have to un install it first, then delete it after the un installation.

Then install the latest version.

6.4 doesnt install anything afaik I think it is a stand alone exe :)

ALso before you try and delete the wmp folder, it may be worth while deleting all or any temp files.

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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:
yes. Try with WMP 10.
Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:
Hello heftziba,
Did you try with my comment?

BR Dushan
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