February 16th, 2004, 12:58 AM
i have windows 98 se and when i play an mp3 file i cant hear anything but when i play a midi file i can hear it. it wasnt like this last night, but when i turned my computer on this morning it just didn't want to play my mp3 files anymore. someone please help.
February 17th, 2004, 06:39 AM
February 17th, 2004, 11:55 PM
What program are using to play the mp3 files and what program are you using to play the midi files? Can you hear your normal "Windows" sounds when you boot up (i.e. like from a them when you logon or close a window)?
February 19th, 2004, 09:55 PM
nope i cant hear that theme sound when i first on my comp like it used to do. i use windows media player. i have windows 98 SE. i have no idea whats goin on here. i really dont want to touch anything i dont know about. so i asked questions first before i do anything.
Originally Posted by chichian
February 20th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Okay. I'm kinda stumped and I haven't actually used Windows 98 in some years, but these are some ideas:
It seems to me that either
(1) You somehow lost your mp3 codecs (in which case you just have download new ones).
(2) Perhaps some registry key is corrupt? (this is the worst case I would think).
Did you install anything new right before this happened?
I would suggest that you try downloading Winamp http://www.winamp.com (an earlier version like 2.something) and seeing if that will play your mp3s. The sound on your computer seems to be working if you are able to play midi files, so I don't think it's a hardware issue.
Actually I think Winamp's site is only offering version 5, so you can get 2.91 at http://www.download.com.
See how that works.