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By InsertUserAlias, Member on 21st January 2008, 07:12 PM
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I put a movie on my device (it's in .wmv format) and everytime I try to play it I get this error message:

"%1 is not a valid Win32 application"... what in the hell does that mean?? lol Anyone have any ideas?
 
 
22nd January 2008, 12:39 AM |#2  
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You must have installed some application that changed the file associations, and then uninstalled it, but it didn't revert associations to previous ones (as it should do btw). Try going to the movie properties (tap and hold the file, choose properties) in total commander (maybe some other explorers have this feature too), go to associate tab and press the associate button. After a while a window will appear. Make sure that all input fields look like on the attached screenshot.
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22nd January 2008, 01:02 AM |#3  
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You must have installed some application that changed the file associations, and then uninstalled it, but it didn't revert associations to previous ones (as it should do btw). Try going to the movie properties (tap and hold the file, choose properties) in total commander (maybe some other explorers have this feature too), go to associate tab and press the associate button. After a while a window will appear. Make sure that all input fields look like on the attached screenshot.

I installed a new ROM. I tried doing what you said but then I went into the file with Total Commander I only had a "General" tab. I have attached a screen shot of what I see. I noticed (just now) that the file is read only. Would that make a difference or is there somewhere else I could look?
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25th January 2008, 07:09 AM |#4  
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Am having the same issue with any copyright protected media that I synchronize with my Hermes. I recently upgraded to Schaps. Any help would be appreciated.
27th January 2008, 03:53 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by InsertUserAlias

I put a movie on my device (it's in .wmv format) and everytime I try to play it I get this error message:

"%1 is not a valid Win32 application"... what in the hell does that mean?? lol Anyone have any ideas?

Try in reg. editor
HKCR/WMVFile/Shell/Open/Command
Tap command, the value should read: wmplayer.exe"%1"
re-enter this value with quotation marks, tap OK on current screen, soft re-set. Follow the below screenshots. If you followed my instructions correctly, problem should be solved!
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25th February 2008, 10:23 PM |#6  
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I'm getting this same error when i try to play .wmv music files. I don't have the reg entries mentioned above - I created the reg entries and still get the error.
Any more ideas?
5th March 2008, 11:07 PM |#7  
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Has anyone resolved this issue? I too am getting the %1 error on some but not music all files. Looks like WMP can play mp3 files but not wma files. Go figure. Any additional ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
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