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Old 03-31-2004, 09:58 PM
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Default Discussion Topic 3: WMP Error Messages

Okay, more than one person has had trouble with Windows Media Player. It seems one of the more frequent error messages is:

"Unable to Download an Appropriate Decompressor"

So...I did some research and found this article from Microsoft. Read it for more detailed info.

Reasons for the error message
Basically the MS article says the error message is caused by any one of the following:

1. Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.02 or later is not installed on your computer. Internet Explorer is required to install decompressors, which are files that enable you to play multimedia content. Although Internet Explorer is required to download decompressors, it does not have to be set up as the default browser.

2. Your Internet security options are set too high to enable decompressors to be downloaded.

3. Installation of the decompressor requires a restart of your computer but no restart occurred.

4. The codec required to play the file is missing or damaged.

5. You may be playing a file format that is not supported by Windows Media Player.

6. A sound device (audio driver) is not installed.

The article suggests:

1. Install the latest version of Internet Explorer on your computer, go to the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: Internet Explorer 5 is included with Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. Do not try to reinstall Internet Explorer 5 in Windows 98 Second Edition.

2. Lower the Internet security level to Medium, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Internet.
- On the Security tab, click Internet.
- Under Security Level For This Zone, move the slider to Medium or lower.
- Click OK.

3. Restart your computer and try to play the file again.

I hope this helps some of you.
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