Basically, I've always used wavepad, switch, express burn, express rip etc.
I purchased an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop last week and loaded all the usual software onto it. Then I opened express rip and commenced ripping my CD albums to mp3 format.
I spent about 2 hours doing this before actually bothering to play one - big mistake.
Media player 11 opened, and then a pop up box appeared.
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file".
So I clicked on the web help button and got this...
You've encountered error message C00D1199 while using Windows Media Player. The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue.
Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:
The file type is not supported by the Player. For a list of file types (formats) that are supported by Windows Media Player, see the table on supported file types in this topic.
The file type is supported by the Player, but the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the Player.
Your sound card or sound controller is not configured properly. Try changing the audio output device associated with the Player.
To change the audio output device
Click the arrow below the Now Playing tab, and then click More Options.
Click the Devices tab, and then double-click Speakers.
In the Audio device to use box, select a different sound card or sound controller.
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 might have tried to drag a DVD file with a .vob extension from a DVD to the Windows Media Player icon. Or you might have tried to open a .vob file by clicking Open on the File menu.
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.
So being the numpty I am, I followed the destructions and disabled the current speakers, enabling the other set of speakers listed.
They didn't work, so I went to disable them and re-enable the originals.
Well I would have done if they hadn't have vanished as if I'd deleted them
I spent ages going through different stuff including add hardware, system and device manager and couldn't find them.
So I atttempted a system restore, only to find that none of them would work
So after a great deal of trepidation, I used the two backup DVDs I'd burned off the night before and restored the laptop that way.
Two hours later and a load of stress re-installing all my software and it's back to normal thankfully.
I'd still love to know a way of getting the NCH software running though, if anyone has any solutions to this, they'd be much appreciated.
Once again, many thanks to everyone