There are various reasons due to which error c00d1199 may occur when you try to play an audio or video file in Windows Media Player. Some of the common reasons behind error c00d1199 are:
- The file you are trying to play is corrupt or damaged.
- The file type you are trying to play is not supported by Windows Media Player. For instance, if you are trying to play .mov file, you will require Apple media player. For a complete list of files that Windows Media Player supports, you may search the Microsoft Knowledge base website for the information.
- The file type you are trying to play is supported by Windows Media Player, but the file was compressed using a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player.
- You are trying to play a DVD in Windows Media Player but do not have the required DVD plug in.
The error c00d1199 may also occur if your sound card or sound controller is not properly configured.
If this is the cause of the error, change the output device associated with the Windows Media player to fix the error. To achieve this, perform the following steps:
- Double-click the Windows Media Player icon on your desktop to launch it.
- Next, click the Tools menu and select Options.
- In the Options dialog box that is displayed, click the Devices tab and then double-click Speakers.
- Select a different sound card or sound controller from the Audio device to use drop-down list.
- Click Apply to save your changes.
Resolve error message c00d1199 when playing AVI files
When you try to play AVI files that use the Intel Indeo video codec after upgrading to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, you may encounter the following error:
C00D1199 "Windows Media Player could not play the file"
The above error is reported when you try to play AVI files directly over the Internet, over a mapped network, or over a UNC network path.
Cause of the Error
The above error is generated when the ability to playback files compressed using the Intel Indeo video codec over a network is disabled.
To resolve the c00d1199 error in this situation, save the file on your local hard drive and run it from there. If you do not want to save the file on your local hard drive, change the format of the file that you want to play and then play it from the remote location.
You may also experience errors with your Windows Media Player application if one or more Windows Media Player files are corrupt due to malware infection. To prevent such errors, it is important that you schedule regular malware scans on your PC using reliable protective software, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease to ensure that your PC is safe from malware infection.
Also, regularly clean your registry using advanced registry cleaning software, such as RegServe to ensure that registry entries of files associated with Windows Media Player are true and intact.