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johnd85
09-10-2005, 06:16 PM
For some reason I am getting an error message that says that my Widows Media Player is not compatable. I am using Widows XP Home edition and this has just started to pop up when i try to use the Media player. Can anyone give me a clue in where to look for help.

Twey
09-10-2005, 08:16 PM
Widows :D So apt.
Anyway... can you post the exact message you get?

johnd85
09-10-2005, 10:56 PM
Sorry about the typo, probably won't be the last one.. :rolleyes: Below is the message I get when I try to use the media player.


This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft web site.

Twey
09-11-2005, 08:33 AM
No, I loved it :)
Hm... what version of Windows are you running? If XP, try downloading/installing WMP10 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b446ae53-3759-40cf-80d5-cde4bbe07999&displaylang=en). Warning: validation/"genuine advantage" rubbish required.

johnd85
09-11-2005, 02:20 PM
I am running Windows XP Home edition. I tried downloading the program you suggested and when i try to run it I get the same error message.

cr3ative
09-11-2005, 04:55 PM
See if "Windows Media Technologies" is in your Add/Remove programs list.

If it is, remove it and reinstall WMP10.
I've only got Windows Media Technologies errors from my Server 2003 systems, never from normal user systems.

cr3ative

johnd85
09-11-2005, 06:32 PM
I checked and Windows Media Tech. is not in my list? Seems very strange to me. It just stopped working this week.

robbydrabian
03-11-2007, 07:23 AM
I have the same problem and it really sucks
It is not in my add/remove programs. I tried to check the microsoft website but no help. It says
This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft web site.

I went to the link it had and all it showed was to download mplayer 11. I did and it still didn't work. It also said that the wmv.core.dll something was needed. I downloaded it but I don't know what to with it from there...

Twey
03-11-2007, 12:20 PM
Ah, welcome to DLL hell. Try http://www.dllfiles.com/. Place the required files in your system32 directory.

robbydrabian
03-13-2007, 02:08 AM
I did that and it still didn't work this sucks

Twey
03-13-2007, 08:32 PM
What version of Windows are you using? XP Home?

The final alternative is to use another media player. There are plenty out there, many without the DRM rubbish that WMP comes with.