On Feb 18, 5:50 pm, "Joe Medford" <joe...@msn.com> wrote:
> No issues here. Try playing an MP3 file from the desktop, can you play a
> music CD?
> "nigelhooper" <nigelhoo...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >I am running a clean install of Vista (Home premium OEM) and am unable
> > to play any of my mp3's in windows media player 11 or windows media
> > center. Whenever I try to play an mp3 I get the following error
> > "Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in
> > use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is
> > stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct." The files are
> > all stored in [username]\music, I dont think permissions are a problem
> > as winamp will play the same files fine. I have tried deleting and
> > recreating the library and it still doesnt work. I have also tried
> > riping a CD to mp3. WMP will create the mp3s fine, but when I try to
> > play them it gives me the same error. Any suggestions?
WMP will play CDs fine. I tried ripping the cd to wma and got the
same error. I have tried copying an mp3 and wma to my desktop and
playing from there, same error. Tried copying the mp3 and wma to a
data cd and playing them, same error. Tried copying them to a USB
disk formatted with FAT same error. Exited all running programs (anti
virus, firewall etc). Still cant get it to play. Its driving me
mad. I have double checked and Winamp still plays the same files.
Any one else got any ideas?