Small Basic Troubleshooting: Sound.Play doesn't work on some versions of Windows 10

Issue: Sound.Play doesn't work on some versions of Windows 10. Specifically, it is no longer working for WAV files and MP3 files. (But built in sounds work fine, such as Sound.PlayBellRing() ).

Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro LTSB (Long Term Service Branch) editions do not include Windows Media Player.


If you are running Windows 10 N, K, or KN editions, Windows Media Player is not included. You will need to download and then install the Windows Feature Pack.

  1. If you can't find it, press Windows key + R
  2. Type: optionalfeatures.exe
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Expand Media Features.
  5. Make sure Media Player is checked.

Once Windows Media Player is installed on Windows 10, then Sound.Play will work as expected.


Anybody else run into this? Leave a comment!


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