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  1. Member
    Join Date: Jul 2014
    Location: kanpur
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    Hi,

    Since a month or so, I am not able to play most of my wma files, which were ripped from original audio CDs. The problem is not universally applicable to all of the licensed files because there are some, I am able to play(but that is only a minority, as that represents music from just one original audio CD).
    A few times in between I am able to play these files, but I am unable to find any correlation with any action/task performed. This problem resurfaces again and again.
    I tried restoring the computer, but didn't solved it. Restarted, fixed the registry errors, but to no avail.
    Please note that I am also having blue screen errors from time to time (one error in a day or two). The blue screen of death comes just randomly and computer restarts.
    I also vaguely remember that a few weeks back, I solved this problem by typing some command in command prompt. I tried to find out that web page(from where I got this command), but couldn't. It was may be a registry problem. But, I am not 100% sure about all this.

    Below are the outcomes on different players:
    Winamp:- Nothing happens
    WMP:- A message comes "The player is not installed correctly, please reinstall the player"
    VLC:- Tries to play repeatedly, not able to play.

    I recorded the messages of VLC on a verbosity of 2 i.e. debug mode:

    lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist\youtube_homepage.luac
    lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist\zapiks.luac
    ps warning: this does not look like an MPEG PS stream, continuing anyway
    main debug: using demux module "ps"
    main debug: looking for a subtitle file in C:\i omega\manu\My Music\ENGLISH(ORIGINAL)\POWER BALLADS-1\
    main debug: looking for meta reader module matching "any": 2 candidates
    main debug: using meta reader module "taglib"
    main debug: removing module "taglib"
    main debug: `file:///C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma' successfully opened
    ps warning: garbage at input, trying to resync...
    ps warning: found sync code
    ps warning: garbage at input, trying to resync...
    main debug: selecting program id=0
    main debug: looking for decoder module matching "any": 39 candidates
    main debug: using decoder module "mpeg_audio"
    mpeg_audio debug: waiting for PTS
    ps warning: found sync code
    ps warning: garbage at input, trying to resync...
    main debug: EOF reached
    main debug: finished input
    main debug: removing module "mpeg_audio"
    main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpga', 0 PES in FIFO
    main debug: removing module "ps"
    main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
    main debug: removing module "record"
    main debug: removing module "filesystem"
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 0/1)
    main debug: using item 0
    main debug: starting playback of the new playlist item
    main debug: resyncing on another day in paradise.wma
    main debug: another day in paradise.wma is at 0
    main debug: creating new input thread
    main debug: Creating an input for 'another day in paradise.wma'
    main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path 'C:\Users\Abhay\AppData\Local\Temp'
    main debug: `file:///C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma' gives access `file' demux `' path `/C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma'
    main debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='' location='/C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma' file='C:\i omega\manu\My Music\ENGLISH(ORIGINAL)\POWER BALLADS-1\another day in paradise.wma'
    main debug: looking for access_demux module matching "file": 12 candidates
    main debug: no access_demux modules matched
    main debug: creating access 'file' location='/C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma', path='C:\i omega\manu\My Music\ENGLISH(ORIGINAL)\POWER BALLADS-1\another day in paradise.wma'
    main debug: looking for access module matching "file": 20 candidates
    filesystem debug: opening file `C:\i omega\manu\My Music\ENGLISH(ORIGINAL)\POWER BALLADS-1\another day in paradise.wma'
    main debug: using access module "filesystem"
    main debug: Using stream method for AStream*
    main debug: starting pre-buffering
    main debug: received first data after 0 ms
    main debug: pre-buffering done 1024 bytes in 0s - 1000000 KiB/s
    main debug: looking for stream_filter module matching "any": 6 candidates
    main debug: no stream_filter modules matched
    main debug: looking for stream_filter module matching "record": 6 candidates
    main debug: using stream_filter module "record"
    main debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='' location='/C:/i%20omega/manu/My%20Music/ENGLISH%28ORIGINAL%29/POWER%20BALLADS-1/another%20day%20in%20paradise.wma' file='C:\i omega\manu\My Music\ENGLISH(ORIGINAL)\POWER BALLADS-1\another day in paradise.wma'
    main debug: looking for demux module matching "asf": 63 candidates
    asf warning: unknown asf object (not loaded): 0xd9aade20-0x7c17-0x4f9c-0xbc288555dd98e2a2
    asf warning: unknown asf object (not loaded): 0x1efb1a30-0xb62-0x11d0-0xa39b00a0c90348f6
    asf debug: + 'Unknown'
    asf debug: | + 'Header'
    asf debug: | | + 'File Properties'
    asf debug: | | + 'Content Encryption'
    asf debug: | | + 'Extended content description'
    asf debug: | | + 'Header Extension'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Language List'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Unknown'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Metadata'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Padding'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Extended Stream Properties'
    asf debug: | | | + 'Unknown'
    asf debug: | | + 'Unknown'
    asf debug: | | + 'Codec List'
    asf debug: | | + 'Stream Properties'
    asf debug: | | + 'Stream Bitrate Properties'
    asf debug: | + 'Data'


    Any sort of help/suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. Member
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: United States
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    Get somebody who knows what they are doing to look at your PC.
    Sounds like the whole thing is messed up.
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  3. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2001
    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I concur. Also, stop ripping to WMA, use MP3 or MP4/M4A/AAC for more universal lossy file compatibility.

    Scott
    "When will the rhetorical questions end?!" - George Carlin
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  4. If you ripped to WMA using Windows Media Player.... I think by default it adds some sort of copy protection which requires a license on the PC. You should disable the copy protection when ripping or chances are you won't be able to play the files with a different media player. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/rip-music-from-cd#rip-music-from-cd=windows-7
    At one stage a relative was ripping CDs with Windows Media Player. After a reformat he had to rip them again (no license backup).

    Here's how to backup the license files. Unfortunately, I think you may need to use WMP for that. You probably should re-install it, or download a newer version and install it, just to try to get it working for the moment. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265473/EN-US

    If the problem is copy protection though, eventually you're probably going to have to rip all those CDs again.... without it.
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  5. vanished El Heggunte's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Misplaced Childhood
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    Yes, learn the lesson and drop Windows Media Player. You can convert your CDs to standalone MP3s or FLACs with foobar2000 or Winamp (this latter can use Lame ACM, IIRC).
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