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having great difficulty playing certain downloaded files on windows media player because they are sometimes using codecs that are not recognised, Does anyone know how to solve this?
 

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I usually download and install a codec pack called K-Lite. I used to install the full version. Now I only install the standard version. The standard version seems to be all I need. The smallest version could be all I need, but I've never installed the basic version.

http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

There are other codec packs available but I've no experience with them. Some people prefer to install VLC Player that comes with its own codecs loaded.

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

K-Lite also comes with a player called MPC. MPC stands for Media Player Classic. However the codecs installed by K-Lite can be used by all players such as Windows Media Player.
 
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