Windows® Media® Player Sound Not Working Issue
Get to know more about sound not working in Windows Media Player issue
Windows Media Player, abbreviated as WMP, is a proprietary digital media player and media library application designed and developed by Microsoft which is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running Microsoft Windows based operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. The editions of Windows Media Player were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has been discontinued. Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD; synchronize content with a digital audio player or any other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.
Following explains more about causes due to which sound in Windows Media Player does not work:
- Possible Problems
- Tips to Fix Issues
You may at times face an issue with the sound in your Windows Media Player installed in your computer. When you attempt to play any video or audio file using your Windows Media Player, there won't be any sound. You may have this problem if your sound drivers installed in your computer are missing or they might have gone corrupted. You may also have similar issues, if you have an issue with your sound device installed or the incompatibility of the sound driver installed with your operating system. If your sound device is in use by another application or program, you will have issues in playing sound in your Windows Media Player. If the sound settings are not configured correctly there are chances of issues while playing video or audio in WMP.
As you try to open any audio or video file in your Windows Media Player, your will get an error message displaying "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed in your computer or it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly".
If you find that you have a driver file missing or corrupted, such issues are mainly caused due to malware threats in your computer. You can update your antivirus program and fix all the malware threats in your computer and install necessary sound drivers. If you have compatibility issues, you can install sound drivers compatible with your OS. If your sound device is used by another program or application, you can close the same and try accessing your WMP. If you have issues with your hardware, you may need to change it. Also you need to make sure that the sound settings in the WMP are configured properly.
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