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Wav files won't play on Windows 7 PC

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
1 Solution
Maybe you're missing the codec.


You could follow the instructions from the link
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You haven't told us what happens when you try to play it.  Does it open a program like Windows Media Player?
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
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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Axis52401Security AnalystAuthor Commented:
It says media player encountered a problem playing this file.
Winamp just stalls
VLCplayer playes something but with now sound
Joe Winograd, EE Fellow 2017, MVE 2016, MVE 2015DeveloperCommented:
You could try VLC, which has all of the codecs built in:

Regards, Joe
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
try to check if there is newest audio driver installed in that machine and also check different codec set
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
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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