Window Media Player will play audio files except midi files

in my Windows 7 computer, Windows Media Player is set to play .mid and .midi files.  When i try to play the file, it says there is a problem with the sound device however, it WMP plays videos, mp3 files with perfect sound.  Registry setting for midioutID is set to default audio device with data 0xffffffff.  I have deleted the media database and allowed it to repopulate but still no sound.  All settings match another computer with windows 7 that will play midi files.  What is wrong?
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Hi,

 

I would suggest you to run the Fix-it from the link below and check if it makes any difference. If issue persists, turn off the Windows Media Player and then turn it on from Windows Features.

 

Step 1:

Fix Windows Media Player video, and other media or library issues

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_player_diagnostic

 

Step 2:

Turn off the Windows Media Player and then turn it on from Windows Features and check if the issue persists.

Disable and enable Windows Media Player and check if it opens.

 

a)      Click Start and select Control Panel.

b)      Click Programs and Features.

c)      Click Turn Windows features on or off on the left hand side.

d)      Expand Media Features; uncheck Windows Media Player.

e)      Click yes and OK to continue.

f)       Restart the computer.

Note: If Windows media player is already unchecked, follow the steps mentioned below:

 After restarting, follow these steps:

 

a)      Click Start and select Control Panel.

b)      Click Programs and Features.

c)      Click Turn Windows features on or off on the left hand side.

d)      Expand Media Features; check Windows Media Player.

e)      Click yes and OK to continue.

f)       Restart the computer.

 

For your reference:
http://Windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Turn-Windows-features-on-or-off

 

Hope it helps.

Regards,
Anil

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Last updated April 28, 2019 Views 1,185 Applies to: