The Windows Media Player 0xC00D1199 Error


0xc00d1199 WMP Error

0xc00d1199 WMP Error


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This is a fairly common Windows player error and hopefully this article will help you resolve the problems you are having.

The 0xc00d199 error code typically occurs because the player does not support the file type.





What Causes Error 0xc00d1199 ?

You may find that you are getting this message from Windows Media Player:

0xC00D1199: Cannot play the file

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because:

1) You are trying to play a file that is NOT supported by the player.

2) You are trying to play a file that the player DOES support , but the file was compressed by using a codec that is NOT supported by the Player.

3) You are trying to play one part of a multipart file. Use a newsreader or other program to combine the files, and then try again.

4) The file type is supported, but you are trying to play it in a way that is not supported by the Player. For example, you may have attempted to drag a DVD file with a .vob extension from a DVD to the Windows Media Player icon.


Error 0xc00d1199 Resolution Suggestions:

# Please confirm that you are trying to play a supported file type...

For instance, Windows Media Player will NOT play unsupported file type: .rm .ram etc... These are playable using the RealOne Player.

Supported files types in Windows Media Player are:

Music CD Playback (CD audio) .cda

Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) .aif, .aifc, and .aiff

Windows Media audio and video files .asf, .asx, .wax, .wm, .wma, .wmd, .wmp, .wmv, .wmx, .wpl, and .wvx

Windows audio and video files .avi and .wav

Windows Media Player skins .wmz

Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe, .mp2v*, and .mpv2

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) .mid, .midi, and .rmi

Microsoft Recorded TV Show .dvr-ms

AU (UNIX) .au and .snd

MP3 .mp3 and .m3u

DVD video .vob

*To play .mp2v files, you must have a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer see next.

# If you are attempting to play an MPEG-2 file or a DVD please make sure you have a decoder installed.

To play .mp2v / mpeg-2 files, you must have a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer.

You also require a DVD drive on your computer.... a standard CD drive will not playback DVD's.

(The reason they are not free is that a "royalty" has to be paid each time the DVD Decoder is installed on a PC, to the folks who own the MPEG-2 format - and no its not Microsoft!).

These are TWO main Windows Media Player DVD Decoder "plugins" to chose from depending on your operating system.

Choose Your DVD Player for Windows Media HERE:


# Windows XP - Operating System

Corel dvd player for windows mediaDVD XPack gives you the same technology at a fraction of the price as WinDVD, the world's leading DVD player, used by over 125 million people! FULL integration with Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player 9, 10 or 11. NVIDIA PureVideo technology support for superb picture clarity, and precise, vivid colors on any display!

FLAWLESS DVD playback every time...


Get this DVD plug-in and start enjoying DVDs in WMP with the:

DVD XPack for Windows XP Users  


# Windows 7 and Vista - Operating System

Cyberlink dvd player for windows mediaThis windows media player plug-in for Windows Vista delivers the kind of outstanding performance you would expect from CyberLink, one of the leaders in DVD playback software. Access all your favorite Windows Media Player features, now with built-in support for DVDs! PowerDVD SE for Windows Vista ensures the best possible quality for watching movies with Windows Media Player.


Get this DVD plug-in and start enjoying your DVDs in WMP with:

PowerDVD SE for Windows 7 and Vista  


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The windows media player 11 DVD decoder not enough for you?

If you are looking for a dedicated DVD player with advanced features then look no further than WinDVD 2010 - the worlds most popular DVD and Video software for the Windows XP and Vista computer!

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For more information visit: Corel US Website OR Corel Canada Website  ..and click the "Standard" or "Pro" tabs!




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Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)

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