I am converting DVDs to divx files using DVDFab8. Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 64 is unable to play the audio track of the resulting files. All I get is continuous noise like a noisy fan. VLC has no problems. I’m trying to work out why WMP can’t manage it, and a lot of posts via googling suggest that missing codecs might be the answer. The Microsoft site says that “download codecs automatically” should be ticked, and that the command can be found under WMP Options > Player. However, no such command exists in my WMP 12.0.7600.16667. I have been through all the tabs in WMP options, and there is no mention of “download codecs automatically”. Does anyone know where this command is to be found in WMP 12?
Windows 7 64; WMP 12.0.7600.16667; DVDFab8.0.22; VLC 1.1.4