I spent several hours this morning trying to play some technical videos which I had downloaded in WMV format. I tried every damn video player software out there like winamp, divx, GOM player, Interactual, quicktime…even Zune. But it just wouldnt work. Either the player would not play the video or it would play it with no sound.
I downloaded so many codec packs. Code pack for vista, codec pack for windows XP, divX codec pack…I have lost count. Just when I was about to give up, I came across this codec pack http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/k-lite_codec_pack_full.cfm. I have been a big fan of afterdawn.com, as it has helped me solve all my Video and DVD ripping problems from time to time. I installed the codec pack…while installing it asked me to uninstall the previous codec packs, which I did. And wallah!!! everything started working. Initially I was blaming it on my Vista machine and I was thinking, I hate vista for the first time today (like an illiterate, but yes I was doing it), but when I went to my XP laptop, I had the same problem. The k-lite codec pack did wonders for me. The moment I installed it things started working. I thought I will share this information with y’all and the 4 hours that I wasted will save your precious time. Hopefully, google will point you to this blog if you are have trouble running WMV files.