Windows Media Player fails with "there is a problem with your sound device" when playing .ogg on Windows Server 2012 R2
i installed Desktop Experience on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, rebooted and installed opencodecs opencodecs_0.85.17777.exe (downloaded via the link at vorbis.com). I'd like to use these to enable remote (rdp) users to play back .ogg recordings containing speech.
After installation Windows Media Player happily plays mp3 and wav files, but when clicking on a .ogg file Windows Media Player just gives an error message saying there was a problem with my sound device.
I have set up the same version of opencodecs and tried playing the same .ogg file on my local Win 10 desktop and it works just fine locally.
I suspect there's a compatiblity issue with Windows Server in oggdsf, as other media types actually play OK. Probably Media Player just isn't spitting out a useful error message.