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Getting error :
WMP cannot play the file because the required video codec is not installed on your computer.

Using Windows Media Player 12-

How can I fix without needing to install different player?
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by:Ivano Viola
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Have you tried to install the codec pack from microsoft?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=507

If that doesn't work try the K-Lite codecs:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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For this issue, I would normally recommend VLC, an excellent (free) product that I've been using for many years:

http://www.videolan.org/

It has all of the codecs built in. But since you said that you don't want to install a different player, I suggest the K-Lite Codec Pack:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm

But you really should consider installing VLC – it's terrific! Regards, Joe
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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=507 ,

only for Windows XP -

anything for Windows 7 or WMP version 12 ?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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VLC and all four editions of the K-Lite Codec Pack (Basic, Standard, Full, Mega) support W7...and also W8. Regards, Joe
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Installing GoToMeeting codec fixed issue - -

Thanks , all ..
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You're welcome. And thanks to you for letting us know what worked for you. Regards, Joe
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