Media player 11 without sound

Recently I was working on an XP system that would not play any sound in media player. Sound was working for all other things, so this was very confusing.

All searches on the internet suggested that it was a codec issue, but in the unusual and particular case it was something completely different.

The machine had TWO sound cards and media player was sending sound to the wrong card. In this case the second sound card was a USB adapter with a headset.

To change sound card that media player uses, simply click “Tools”, “Options”, “Devices” and change the speakers to the other sound card available.

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