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Why does my Windows Media Player not allow me to fast forward or give me the ability to see a true progress bar on the video play time complete and play time left

Posted on 2010-08-24
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I have a 4 hour video at least and noticed that the progress bar on the player stops at about 3 minutes. After that there is no fast forward and I cannot move the progress bar forward so that I can move forward in the video. Basically I have to watch the entire video to get to a specific point. If I move the progress bar at all it moves me back to the first 3 minutes of the 4 hour video then I have to wait through the entire video to get to a point later in the video.

Does anyone know what is going on here. Please advise. thank you.
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Question by:ruavol2
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I got this problem before , it is either the movie file is corrupted or the codec is not correct
 
try to download the codec from this site.
http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

If the problem still the same then use video fixer ( or something like that )

http://download.cnet.com/Video-Fixer/3000-13631_4-10214951.html
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As per above, file/codec problem. Download media player 6.4 or vlc player or GOM player
Any one will have it's own codecs and should do it for you.
Vlc has a portable version

http://download.cnet.com/VLC-Portable/3000-13632_4-10871918.html 
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by:Anuj Bhatia
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Hey,
You can download VLC as mention above and i jst need to confirm is it happening with every file or some specfic (.avi) files..
As some time some .avi files will not Fast Fwd.
Thanks
Anuj Bhatia  .
 
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by:Merete
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Is this a WMV format?
Try using a different format
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