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We have one PC with windows 7 that Wav files will  not play on. I checked the sound card and other things will play sounds you tube vids etc. Its not the login as I logged in as administrator and they still won't play. I emailed the wav file to myself and it'll even play on my phone and other PC's so its not a corrupt file problem. I tried a few codec downloads I found and nothing. We have other Win 7 PC's and no ne of them have this problem. What am I missing
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by:serialband
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Maybe you're missing the codec.

http://www.nationalgeeks.com/support/tsp_codec_install.exe

You could follow the instructions from the link
http://www.nationalgeeks.com/support/WAV%20Playback%20Problems.asp
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You haven't told us what happens when you try to play it.  Does it open a program like Windows Media Player?
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by:helpfinder
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as Serialband wrote - try codec - I am using K-Lite.
also if you want to be sure your player is not wrong try different one, just like a test (use winamp for example)
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by:Axis52401
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It says media player encountered a problem playing this file.
Winamp just stalls
VLCplayer playes something but with now sound
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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You could try VLC, which has all of the codecs built in:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Regards, Joe
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by:helpfinder
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try to check if there is newest audio driver installed in that machine and also check different codec set
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by:Dave Baldwin
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If you have Audacity (audio editor http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ) on another computer where the file will play, see if you can read the file and then save it under a new name then see if the new file will play on the problem computer.
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