downloading wmp10



wendy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

theplectrum
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
"wendy" <wendy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D7A48D0B-B0AF-4BBD-92AF-2F9642901F5E@microsoft.com...
> Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

Re-install WMP10.

CXheers,
Jerry

Byte
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
DO NOT reinstall. Your WMP10 does not have all formats checked to play
certain music files. You can correct this easily.
How to Make Windows Media Player Your Default Player
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=271949
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"wendy" wrote:

> Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

wendy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Hi byte thank you for the info..I tried to do what you had suggested but when
I have my media player open no where can I find 'tools'. I was excited to see
your reply to my question as it seemed very simple but I guess not. Do you
have any other suggestions...muchly appreciated.

"Byte" wrote:

> DO NOT reinstall. Your WMP10 does not have all formats checked to play
> certain music files. You can correct this easily.
> How to Make Windows Media Player Your Default Player
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=271949
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "wendy" wrote:
>
> > Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> > that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> > says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> > match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> > newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

Byte
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
After you open WMP, to show the Tool bar (Tools) hold down
the Alt key and press T
IOW (in other words) - Alt+T
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"wendy" wrote:

> Hi byte thank you for the info..I tried to do what you had suggested but when
> I have my media player open no where can I find 'tools'. I was excited to see
> your reply to my question as it seemed very simple but I guess not. Do you
> have any other suggestions...muchly appreciated.
>
> "Byte" wrote:
>
> > DO NOT reinstall. Your WMP10 does not have all formats checked to play
> > certain music files. You can correct this easily.
> > How to Make Windows Media Player Your Default Player
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=271949
> > --
> > Some days you're the windshield,
> > some days you're the bug.
> >
> >
> > "wendy" wrote:
> >
> > > Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> > > that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> > > says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> > > match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> > > newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

wendy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Thank you very much byte...all the file options were checked off...also thank
you for showing me how to get to the tool bar...I will try to download again
and see if i get the same message.

"Byte" wrote:

> After you open WMP, to show the Tool bar (Tools) hold down
> the Alt key and press T
> IOW (in other words) - Alt+T
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "wendy" wrote:
>
> > Hi byte thank you for the info..I tried to do what you had suggested but when
> > I have my media player open no where can I find 'tools'. I was excited to see
> > your reply to my question as it seemed very simple but I guess not. Do you
> > have any other suggestions...muchly appreciated.
> >
> > "Byte" wrote:
> >
> > > DO NOT reinstall. Your WMP10 does not have all formats checked to play
> > > certain music files. You can correct this easily.
> > > How to Make Windows Media Player Your Default Player
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=271949
> > > --
> > > Some days you're the windshield,
> > > some days you're the bug.
> > >
> > >
> > > "wendy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> > > > that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> > > > says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> > > > match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> > > > newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

wendy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Hi byte..it is still doing the same thing saying 'matches incomplete local
file' any other suggestions would be hugely appreciated.

"wendy" wrote:

> Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

wendy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
To byte...i followed the instructions at the help that you included with the
previous post...but on the help page it said to go to file formats...in my
wmp there is no file format option...the only that is says regarding files is
'file types' and all of them are checked off. There is a sample page at the
help link but I don't have anything that looks like the sample page. thanks
once again

"wendy" wrote:

> Hi byte..it is still doing the same thing saying 'matches incomplete local
> file' any other suggestions would be hugely appreciated.
>
> "wendy" wrote:
>
> > Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> > that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> > says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> > match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> > newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

theplectrum
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
"Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B23E5FB4-6E9E-4391-BAEE-C050CC2C9364@microsoft.com...
> DO NOT reinstall. Your WMP10 does not have all formats checked to play
> certain music files. You can correct this easily.
> How to Make Windows Media Player Your Default Player
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=271949
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "wendy" wrote:
>
>> Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the
>> site
>> that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
>> says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
>> match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
>> newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.

Why not ?

Byte
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
I should have asked from the start, what is the file type (extension) you are
trying to play? It is the three letters after the period, like xxxxxx.xxx
When you clicked on the File Types tab, was that format (i.e. MP3) listed?
If it is not on the list, then WMP will probably NOT play it. You can then
convert
to a compatible format. Let us know, OK?
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"wendy" wrote:

> To byte...i followed the instructions at the help that you included with the
> previous post...but on the help page it said to go to file formats...in my
> wmp there is no file format option...the only that is says regarding files is
> 'file types' and all of them are checked off. There is a sample page at the
> help link but I don't have anything that looks like the sample page. thanks
> once again
>
> "wendy" wrote:
>
> > Hi byte..it is still doing the same thing saying 'matches incomplete local
> > file' any other suggestions would be hugely appreciated.
> >
> > "wendy" wrote:
> >
> > > Help i've done something to screw up wmp10. When i down load from the site
> > > that I use and then got to play the the song..a window shows up and
> > > says...the file you are attempting to play has an extension that does not
> > > match file format...what on earth does this mean. Go easy on me as I am a
> > > newbie...i thank you in advance for your help.


downloading wmp10