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Windows Media Player shows videos in other media

I have a video which is an m4v but WMP is not showing it in my video library only in other media. Can someone help and suggest what I need to do to make it show there?

Also when I tried to copy one of my cd's (.cda) it wont show in library or lay from a local folder only from the cd drive
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MereteCommented:
Hello Lico_w, add this clip to your library, which WMP and which windows do you have?
It may be because of the format WMP decided it is not an mp3 and has put it in the OTHER, or your library has become corrupted or you need to check the Manage libraries
Songs do not appear in the Windows Media Player library
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-sound/songs-do-not-appear-in-the-windows-media-player/a6e80b2e-7367-4529-9dab-5a38ba4167a5

In regards to the audio disc and CDA you cannot copy CDA off the disc to your hard drive they must be extracted and converted to mp3 preferred or WMA
The .cda files are representations of CD audio tracks and do not contain the actual pulse code modulation (PCM) information. Cda files can be played only from a CD-ROM.
Unfortunately, your computer can't store files in CDA format, so you still have to convert CDA files to another format to store on your hard disk.

Try using Cdex or even WMP 11 or 12
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/CDex
(copy) songs from CDs to your computer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-xp/help/windows-media-player/11/rip-a-cd
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BillDLCommented:
Dopes the *.M4V file actually play in Windows Media Player?  Just curious.
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BillDLCommented:
Whoops.  "dopes" = "does"
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MereteCommented:
LOL BillDL
m4v plays fine in my WMP 12 on windows 7
also plays fine in VLC
here a sample
sample_iPod.m4v4
(pre-encoded for iPod)
http://a1408.g.akamai.net/5/1408/1388/2005110403/1a1a1ad948be278cff2d96046ad90768d848b41947aa1986/sample_iPod.m4v.zip
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MereteCommented:
Lico_w, any feedback? did we assist you?
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
Sorry for delay, yes that worked a treat, many thanks!
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MereteCommented:
Thanks Lico_w that is good to hear.
cheers matey
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