Unable to play Wav file on Windows 10

Posted on 2016-09-29
Last Modified: 2016-10-23

I unable to play the wav file and when i open the wav file from the "VLC" player that is no audio.

When i try to open Wav from Windows Media Player and it prompt the error message as " Windows encounter a problem while playing the file.

Please help to resolve.
Question by:alanlam123
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ALL wav files or just the one?

Might simply be a single corrupted file!
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by:Paul Sauvé
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what is the file size?

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Thanks for response and the file size is 5mb and Only one file.

Can you share with me which player should I download.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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if the .wav file will not play using VLC or Windows Media Player, it is surely a problem with the file.

iTunes also plays .wav files if you really want to try another app...
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Thanks for the response no luck and there is no issue on wav file and I send it to HQ and they can play the file without any issue.

I try many player but still unable to play the wav file. I believe is Codec issue.

which is the best URL link that i can download the codec player?

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WAV is a proprietary codec for Microsoft files
Make WMP default player
Click on the Window button where the start button used to be, select Settings, select System, select Default Apps, skip to the next and go to the bottom and select Choose default apps by file type, find your file type and change it to Windows Media Player.

if your VLC is not playing it nor windows media player please update your media players or include wav in files types with WMP
Which version of Windows 10 do you have?
Pro home basic or some other?

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Enterprise level for windows 10
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Thanks, if my above suggestion doesn't work download Basic K-Lite Codec Pack
clicking this link will download it to your downloads folder automatically so dont click on any download please check the bottom of the browser open folder and install.
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merete has the correct solution

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