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this happens to songs ive downloaded when i try to play them in any sort of player, and when i try to convert them thinking they might work i get an error "The CODEC required to decompress "xxx.mp3" could not be opened".
Anyone know how to fix this.

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It means that WM cannot play the file. (This much I'm sure you've noticed.) You get this error there isn't a way to get it to work on WM. Might be wrong, but I think thats right. Try VLC if you haven't already, I haven't found anything this cant play. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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yeh i know vlc, i have it, very good player, unfortunately, it dosnt play them either. It plays nothing for about 2 seconds and then it stops. Such a bummer
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Hm. Truth be told then I've no idea why it wont work. Perhaps the person who coded it use a format Wm doesn't know how to play? Where did you DL the file from?
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e mule, its many songs that have the same prob, seems that it was compressed into a format that cant be read my wmp, and other players. I think i need a decompresser for use with db power amp.
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