Resolving Windows® Media® Player 11 No Sound Issue
Is the Windows Media Player installed on your system producing no sound? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows Media Player is the multimedia application from Microsoft. This application has been around for a long time and Windows Media Player 11 is one of the best versions available. Windows Media Player 11 supports large numbers of file formats including video files. Customizable equalizers, SRS WOW Effects, visualizations, syncing, full screen video playback etc. are some of the features of Windows Media Player 11. Although there are no complicated procedures involved in using Windows Media Player 11, there are some issues that might come up with the use of the application. Such problems include application freeze, application termination, sound missing, video lag and so on. The sound problem with Windows Media Player 11 is a common problem and the issue would show symptoms such as error messages stating that the file can be only played partially. The sound issue on Windows Media Player 11 might be because of several reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the application files associated with the sound functioning, issues with the files being played, compatibility issues with some of the add-ins installed, codec problems etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix sound issues in Windows Media Player 11:
- Run antivirus program
- Repair OS/ application
- Reinstall codecs
Run antivirus Program
Sound related issues with the functioning of Windows Media Player 11 might be because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware are known to cause problems by infecting the sound files of the application and modifying them. Such problems can be resolved by removing the infections from the system using an updated antivirus program.
Repair OS/ application
Sound related issues on Windows Media Player 11 might be also because of some damaged or corrupt sound related files on the system or application. In such cases, the problem can be only resolved by repairing the operating system using the default OS repair tool. If the Windows Media Player 11 came preinstalled with the OS, the users can easily reinstall the player using add/remove programs option in the control panel.
A codec is a computer program that is essential for encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. If the codecs installed on your system for Windows Media Player 11 got corrupted or damaged or the file being played within the player is not supported by the codec, sound problems would come up. Users having sound problems with Windows Media Player 11 are advised to replace the codecs on the system with the latest ones which would solve the issues and get the sound working properly.
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