Win Media Player problems

I just installed a new version of Windows Media Player on my new computer.

I try to play whatever video files that i download from Kazaa and I would say that WMP can play about 50-60% of them.

Mostly, I see that the player is attempting to download the codec- reports an error- and then plays the audio only.

This seems to be happening WAY TOO often to make sense. I looked throughout the file menus and can't find any preferences or update to get the required codecs. I'm getting pissed.

Any ideas?

Use videolan.

Thanks hunting:

I installed it and it plays ALL my media files, not like Win Media Player.

Good call!


Also, try AVIcodec for any files that you aren't sure what codec you need.