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my computer no longer plays wave files


Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer will let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player is the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave files still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that software cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system restore point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is now on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is what I would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


Gene
 

I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the list, and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer will let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player is the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave files still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that software cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system restore point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is now on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is what I would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


Blaster
 

You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY










Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like
K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY













David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)
If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM should be able to fix errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fninit
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2FCC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY













Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)
If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM should be able to fix errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fninit
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2FCC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















Gene
 

SFC is. I don't know about DISM. You may want to check online for instructions in case the Windows 10 instructions don't exactly match. I doubt SFC will help with the problem since a system restore didn't, but you can try running the program, of course.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















Blaster
 

Hey Joe, No worries, The K-lite codec pack is a collection of free
and most used windows compression and decompression utilities that are
added to your windows OS and made available to any installed programs
that wants to use them. You can go to the K-lite website directly and
download the program, but it's just easier to get it from ninite even
though the website is a little daunting at first,, here's how to do
it.

Go to:
https://ninite.com/accessible

Press the CTRL key and tap the HOME key to go to the top of the page.

Tap your H key to navigate down the page until you hear the heading MEDIA

Tap the X key or arrow down until you get to the K-lite codec option
and press the space bar to select it.

Pres the ALT key and tap the letter G key to jump down to the GET YOUR
NINITE button and it will automatically start the download.

Now, depending on which browser your using one of two things will happen.

1. The Download of the K-lite codec pack will appear in it's own
window with a progress bar as it's being installed to your pc.

or
2. The browser will prompt you to download the NINITE K lite download
installer.exe file. In which case you will need to open your file
explorer and navigate to your downloads folder and find that file and
press the enter key on it to begin the installation, and that will
open it's own window and show a progress bar while it's installing the
codecs to your pc.

In either case, when it's done, just press enter on the FINISH button
and your done.

I'd suggest restarting windows and after it's done rebooting, try to
open that wave file again and see if everythings back to normal.

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/31/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
SFC is. I don't know about DISM. You may want to check online for
instructions in case the Windows 10 instructions don't exactly match. I
doubt SFC will help with the problem since a system restore didn't, but you

can try running the program, of course.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm
honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will
share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these
utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)

If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first
thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a
Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The
easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the
text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned

as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either

via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has

one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator"
from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt
window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files

and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and
Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in

a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really
thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been
fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The

SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked

bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


































Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY













Blaster
 

Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster

On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY

















Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




















Mike B
 

The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along, including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

>
>
> Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
> only that they are installed on your pc.  Windows will pick and choose
> which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
> you can try.  Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
> up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
> with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
> file associations, but it's worth a try.
>
> Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
> open a file explorer window.
>
> Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.
>
> Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.
>
> Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
> you use a laptop, to open the context window.
>
> Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
> and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.
>
> Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
> titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.
>
> In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
> In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
> jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
> associated file type.
>
> Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
> press the enter key.
>
> You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
> still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
> media player and starts to pley.
>
> Good luck,
> Blaster
>
>
>
> On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
> >  David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.
> >
> > I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.
> >
> > I hope you or others have more ideas.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Joe G.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
> >> player and VLC has become corrupted.  You can get the K-lite codec
> >> pack from this website:
> >>
> >> https://ninite.com/accessible
> >>
> >> HTH,
> >> Blaster
> >>
> >>
> >> On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> >> > I don't know what is causing the problem.  Try selecting a file in the
> >> > list,
> >> >
> >> > and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context menu
> >> > and
> >> > press enter on open and play.  While I doubt this will cause the file
> >> > to
> >> > play, you never know.
> >> >
> >> > But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.
> >> >
> >> > Gene
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> >> > Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
> >> > To: techtalk@groups.io
> >> > Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >> >
> >> > Hi, Listers,
> >> >
> >> > I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no longer
> >> > will
> >> >
> >> > let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media Player
> >> > is
> >> >
> >> > the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and wave
> >> > files
> >> >
> >> > still do not play.
> >> >
> >> > I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
> >> > software
> >> >
> >> > cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
> >> > restore
> >> >
> >> > point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
> >> > good.
> >> >
> >> > There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection is
> >> > now
> >> >
> >> > on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.
> >> >
> >> > In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files, but
> >> > I
> >> > don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
> >> > what I
> >> >
> >> > would have to do in order to play a CDE.
> >> >
> >> > I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.
> >> >
> >> > Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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Blaster
 

Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY




























Gene
 

I don't know how the file associations function determines what is listed, but on my Windows 7 computer, wave isn't in the list and neither is MP3.  I haven't checked further but I suspect no audio file types are.  Its an interesting question why that is.


Gene

On 1/2/2021 12:34 PM, Blaster wrote:

Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY

























Blaster
 

Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show
me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do
to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
































Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hi, Blaster,

Perhaps this computer has other problems because I can't manually select Media Player, Windows Media Player.

I got the tons of possible associations and found .wav. It looks like there's a box which can open with alt-down arrow, but there's nothing shown. I mannually type Windows Media Player, trying with first letter caps, all caps. I'm always told that the file can't be found.

Considering that your first idea didn't work, I have to think that something has deleted or corrupted something.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY































Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show
me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do
to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY



































Mike B
 

Why not try installing the VLC media player and see if that'll work better for you.
 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Perhaps this computer has other problems because I can't manually select Media Player, Windows Media Player.

I got the tons of possible associations and found .wav. It looks like there's a box which can open with alt-down arrow, but there's nothing shown. I mannually type Windows Media Player, trying with first letter caps, all caps. I'm always told that the file can't be found.

Considering that your first idea didn't work, I have to think that something has deleted or corrupted something.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

>
>
> Joe,  Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
> mentioned that in your first post.  The ninite.com website removes all
> adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
> K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
> opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
> you've got a working codec for .wav files installed.  So, If you want
> to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
> find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
> Advisor.  You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
> it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
> past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
> McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
> a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
> whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
> it, but that's your choice.
>
> As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
> different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
> should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
> by the choose another program option.  Mike may have something there,
> so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
> horizontal.  If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
> windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
> in field and press the enter key.  This should open the file
> associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
> find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
> with this file type manually.  Follow the instructions at the top of
> the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
> post back here to the list.
>
> HTH,
> Blaster
>
>
> On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
> > The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
> > left arrow keys.
> >
> > Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> >
> > Hi, Blaster,
> >
> > I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:
> >
> > First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show me
> >
> > everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.
> >
> > I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.
> >
> > I selected a wavefile.
> >
> > I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.
> >
> > I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.
> >
> > I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.
> >
> > This is the only selection which played.
> >
> > I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that you
> >
> > are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
> > that.
> >
> > I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
> > including Winzip Updater.
> >
> > I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
> > and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until Web
> > Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.
> >
> > It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other things
> >
> > we would never care to have.
> >
> > There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do to
> >
> > solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.
> >
> > Joe G.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
> >> only that they are installed on your pc.  Windows will pick and choose
> >> which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
> >> you can try.  Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
> >> up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
> >> with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
> >> file associations, but it's worth a try.
> >>
> >> Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
> >> open a file explorer window.
> >>
> >> Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.
> >>
> >> Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.
> >>
> >> Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
> >> you use a laptop, to open the context window.
> >>
> >> Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
> >> and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.
> >>
> >> Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
> >> titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.
> >>
> >> In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
> >> In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
> >> jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
> >> associated file type.
> >>
> >> Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
> >> press the enter key.
> >>
> >> You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
> >> still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
> >> media player and starts to pley.
> >>
> >> Good luck,
> >> Blaster
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
> >> >  David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.
> >> >
> >> > I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.
> >> >
> >> > I hope you or others have more ideas.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you.
> >> >
> >> > Joe G.
> >> >
> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> >> > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> >> > Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
> >> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
> >> >> player and VLC has become corrupted.  You can get the K-lite codec
> >> >> pack from this website:
> >> >>
> >> >> https://ninite.com/accessible
> >> >>
> >> >> HTH,
> >> >> Blaster
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> >> >> > I don't know what is causing the problem.  Try selecting a file in
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > list,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
> >> >> > menu
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > press enter on open and play.  While I doubt this will cause the
> >> >> > file
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > play, you never know.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Gene
> >> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> >> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> >> >> > Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
> >> >> > To: techtalk@groups.io
> >> >> > Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Hi, Listers,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
> >> >> > longer
> >> >> > will
> >> >> >
> >> >> > let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
> >> >> > Player
> >> >> > is
> >> >> >
> >> >> > the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
> >> >> > wave
> >> >> > files
> >> >> >
> >> >> > still do not play.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
> >> >> > software
> >> >> >
> >> >> > cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
> >> >> > restore
> >> >> >
> >> >> > point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
> >> >> > good.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD collection
> >> >> >
> >> >> > is
> >> >> > now
> >> >> >
> >> >> > on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
> >> >> > but
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That is
> >> >> > what I
> >> >> >
> >> >> > would have to do in order to play a CDE.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>





Gene
 

It isn't wav. Its wab with a b. If something incongrous happens like that, check spelling.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

When I enter after selecting .wav, all I see is

Windows Contacts.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Using Windows 7 PRO 64bit I have .wav & .mp3 in my file associations
list. Pressing the enter key on either of those files brings up a list
of audio programs that can run .wav & .mp3 files. If you don't have
these in your list then I'm not sure if it's available on every
Windows 7 PC, we'll have to wait and find out if Joe has this option.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Blaster via groups.io <blaster.nil8=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website removes all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel, then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get rid of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the top of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using your right and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It does not show
me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and control panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I suspect that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't really k now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things came along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's Web Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything else until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out what I can do
to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick and choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's something else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a little mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E key to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the F10 key if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab key to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to open the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK button and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav file should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it opens in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with Win 7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my pay grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://ninite.com/accessible

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the
list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu
and
press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will cause the
file
to
play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer
will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player
is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave
files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection

is
now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but
I
don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder. That
is
what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY