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Q: Solved: Play movies from laptop to TV

I want to play movies from DVD's from my laptop to my TV so I can watch on the TV. I got a cable and connected from the laptop to the TV and I get the picture but no audio. What do I have to do to get audio?

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A: Solved: Play movies from laptop to TV

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My laptop has S Video output. My TV has S Video input. I want to play a movie that's on my laptop's hard drive. I plugged the cord into my laptop and into my TV but nothing happens. The movie shows up on the laptop but not the TV.

(I thought it would be easy, since my DVD player was plugged into the TV's S Video. I figured I'd unplug the DVD player and plug that right into my laptop. Didn't happen.)

Any tips?
 

A:Play movies on my TV (from a laptop)

you have to have the TV ON and hookup to your PC and then restart your PC
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115556

does anyone know if this laptop can handle HD movies like 720p or 1080p?

i will be streaming them over wireless N
 

A:laptop to play HD movies

HULU? lol

yes I think that that would stream in HD but I would suggest at least 8 Mega Bits per second down stream internet for HD streaming, else you will end up buffering every 10 seconds. If you can't get 8megs, 4 megs will run but you may have to buffer after every break.
 

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ok so i have a dell lattitude820. I have it hooked by vga to a lg 1080p lcd. the tv recognizes the laptop and can surf the web but wont play any of my movies.. they play on the laptop and tv says invalid format.. how can i fix this? thank you
 

A:tv wont play movies from my laptop

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i have just bought my laptop and i was told not to install vlc player in it, so I installed the real player to watch movies that i have in my storage. My problem is that no matter how many video players i have tried the video does not play properly. the resolution is always disturbed, the voice is low, pixels keep bursting and its with windows media player too. please help me resolve this issue, hp model : 15-ay019tu

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I am running Windows XP
I have some DVD's that I would like very much to play on my computer, but... When I try to open the DVD with Real Player I recive an error message saying" Real player needs to download new software to play this clip" I know that I have all the software needed because I have the same software off of the same CD as my mother and my brother do and they can play DVD's no prob. I tried playing it in Windows Media Player but I also recive an error message. Please help me!!! ( I am not looking to download anything off the web )
 

A:Solved: Cant Play movies?!?

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With an external drive...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131033

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Brand SAMSUNG
Model N110-12PBK
Part# NP-N110-KA01US
[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Operating [COLOR=blue !important]System[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
OS Provided Windows XP Home
Processor
CPU Type Intel Atom
CPU Speed N270(1.60GHz)
CPU FSB 533MHz
CPU L2 Cache 512KB
Display
Screen Size 10.1"
Widescreen Display Yes
Display Type WSVGA
Max Resolution 1024 x 600
Graphics
Graphics Processor Intel GMA950
Video Memory Shared system memory
Memory
Memory 1GB
Hard Drive
HDD 160GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400 RPM
Hard Drive Interface SATA
Dimension & Weight
Dimension 10.27" x 7.3" x 1.19"
Weight 2.78 lbs.
Netbook Camera
Camera Type Built-in
Camera Pixels 1.3 Megapixel
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LAN 10/100Mbps
WLAN 802.11b/g Wireless [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]LAN[/COLOR][/COLOR]
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A:Solved: Can this Netbook Play DVD movies OK?

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i have a dvd rom in my computer, but i tryed to play a dvd on it and it dont? if somebody could give me tips i would appreciate it.
 

A:Solved: dvd rom, but dont play movies?

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i got a model:GCE-8520B
s/n:302he188214
rom ver:1.02
class b digital
iec 60825
manufactured: 3850h-1346k

And is it possible to hook it up to my laptop cause my cd drive is broken and removed and i wondered if i could hook it up with a cord or something?
ps. image or name would be helpfull in case i have to buy it)
 

A:Solved: can i use a cd-r/rw drive to play cd's and movies?how?

You would need a power source and IDE to USB or other interface adapter, and would not be cost effective (it would cost more than the CD-r/rw drive), and won't play movies. You would do better to get an external drive like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106338
 

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I have a new HP ENVY 700-147C with 12GB RAM running win 8.1 & I have a vexing problem; I can easily mount an iso file to virtual drive from windows explorer but I am not able to play it either with WMP or PowerDVD. WMP sees the virtual drive but it does not load the movie only the separate VOB files which it sees in the VIDEO TS folder. The same with PowerDVD. However, PowerDVD will automatically play a movie dvd disk when it is inserted into the player, but only after some difficulty. Please help, I am really bummed out by this because it is a new PC.
 

A:Solved: Cannot play movies from virtual drive

I think I put this in the wrong forum. I'm going to repost it in the Windows 8 forum because I think it might be a windows 8.1 problem. I'm going to mark it as "solved" because I don't know how to mark it "closed."
 

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Hi all

I have many videos in avi format, they play perfectly on my pc and I wanted to watch them on the TV through svideo to scart lead.

But I cant get them to play on the tv? Cloned my desktop ok, can play home movies like mp4's thru the lead ok, look at all my jpeg pics etc on tv all ok, just not avi movies? All that appears is the windows media player skin, dialog box on right and a black rectangle where he movie should be playing - but its playing on the pc.

I have an ATI Radeon 9800 pro video card., the drivers are ATI drivers. I am all worked out on this, any help is appreciated
 

A:Solved: Svideo to Scart wont play avi movies on TV

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Since my other problem was solved i thought it better to make a new post for this although likely related still different issue. As stated in the title the video won't play but if i go into the 2nd disc i can play the audio from the files. The video's are in an .avi format and i can open them with windows media player classic. I have the CCCP codec pack which should let me play most vids. If you need more information just ask though I'm not sure weather to reply or edit this post. I know some files can be fixed by having a program change it's format or try to fix the data but I'm knew to dealing with video files I don't know if this applies or not and if it does how do i go about it.

Edit 1: Well my google search has found a site with a thief FAQ that seems to cover all of my issues and then some. Will post the link for all your thief issues.

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75031

 

A:Solved: Thief gold movies video won't play but can get audio

Well replying to this so others can fix their old game movies that may not play. I tried everything on the previous link and they did not work but I have about five minutes ago fixed it. I went and played other old games so hadn't been looking into this for while. The page that was discussing it is

http://social.answers.microsoft.com...a/thread/09ad3325-ef04-4f32-a888-522703e9dfb8

and the link that had the needed codec is

http://www.cucusoft.com/codec.asp

It's the last one and works for IV50 video types which seem to be "retired" by Microsoft. Hope this will keep others from having to deal with this later on.

Edit 1: Well the movies still won't play in-game any idea's on that? I can still just pull the game down and watch the videos before each mission but it drains some of the fun out of the game.

Edit 2: Yes i have tried all the compatibility settings. I did get the movies to play in game by reinstalling the game but now none of the missions will load I'm looking into that now. When i first got the movies to play there were these multicolored lines screen when loading most area's of the menu. As for the missions they "load" in the mission briefing then when it tries to render it the screen stays black. Ok found a fix here http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75031#hyperthread
going to apply all these fixes and maybe the game will run correctly or maybe I'll break something new and be back sh... Read more

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After windows 10 installations from windows 7 home premium/ dvd is not playing cds are ok

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I download my movies off a flashdrive and play them on my laptop. the movies with MPEG types play with sound and everything and everything else doesnt have sound. What do i do to get sound on those video types like MKV, AVI Type files. 

A:I download movies onto my laptop and the movies with a MPEG ...

Hi @Noath17bell, Welcome to the HP Forum. I grasp that you downloaded movies onto an USB drive,  when you try to play them , the ones in  MPEG format has both video and audio.but the other formats you get the video but no audio. As this does not appear to be a hardware issue, but a software one please contact Chromebook Help.  HP does not support the Chrome operating system but does support the hardware.  This link may also be useful. HP Chrome OS - Frequently Asked Questions about Your HP Chromebook or Chromebox. Good Luck! To say thanks for helping, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below. If you feel this post lead to a resolution, please choose "Accepted Solution "  to help others who may have a similar query find it with greater ease.

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Is there a way to connect your laptop to your TV to watch movies. Do you have to have a certain cable? I have a HP computer with Windows Vista.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Connecting laptop to TV to watch movies

never mind I figured it out.
 

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I've been trying to watch this movie http://viooz.co/movies/1585-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984.html
& other from same website using MPC-HC but it don't work. VLC works fine but it has a border.
 

A:Why don't MPC-HC play movies?

You mean you've downloaded the FLV file and tried using the 2 players? I've tried both, no issues. What error msg did you get w/ MPC-HC?

I'm using:
MPC-HC ver 1.6.8.7417
VLC ver 2.1.0

I get black bars on top on bottom, but that's expected since my display is 16:10, whereas the movie is 16:9. No borders when I played the file on my laptop, which has a 16:9 display.
 

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I recently upgraded my Compaq Presario 17XL265 from Win 98SE to XP Home. Now is can only play some movies while others causes the computer to freeze up and I must re-boot. Any suggestions? I have tried several different players such as Windows Media Player 10, Compaq DVD Deluxe, Win DVD, and a few others but the result is the same. Some DVDs play and some don't.

Thanks,
Larry
 

A:Can't play some DVD movies

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I have recently purchaced a second hand Dell vostro 1710 laptop info follows :-
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305133 MB, Free - 181793 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0X805C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I decided to uninstall the Dell DVD player Power DVD so I could use the standard media player but I can no longer play DVDs at all. When I insert a move and click play I get the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations contol panel."
I hope I am not being very stupid here but can anybody help.
 

A:Cant play dvd movies

Did you choose a player in the association dialog?

You could also try VLC Player.
 

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HI. I HAVE A PRESARIO 2000, RUNNING WINDOWS XP/HOME EDITION w/SERVICE PAC 2. I HAVE AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE,AND AN IOMEGA CDRW. ALSO HAVE A SKYPE HEADSET AND A LOGITECH UICK CAM. I HAVE DSL AND WIRELESS.
MY PROBLEM IS THIS: I GOT THIS LAP=TOP USED AND IT WAS FULL OF CRAP THAT I HAVE SPENT ALOT OF TIME TRYING TO GET RID OF. I USE THE ROXBOX PROGRAM AND PRIMARILY USE THE LAP-TOP FOR MUSIC.
I ATTEMPTED TO PLAY A DVD TWO DAYS AGO.I HAVE A TSSLcorp CDW/DVD PLAYER/ TS-L462A HP17<35353557>, THAT CAME PREINSTALLED ON THE LAPTOP. I CHECKED THE STATUS OF THE PLAYER AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING CORRECTLY, HOWEVER, UPON FURTHER RESEARCH I FOUND THAT I HAVE NO DECODER ANY MORE. I CONTACTED MICROSOFT WHO TOLD ME TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER, TSSL, FOR A DECODER AND DRIVERS.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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A:My CDW/DVD will not play movies

Try downloading and installing the full K-Lite codec pack (link in my signature). Also - have you updated Windows lately?

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I've been trying to play an AVI movie but with no luck, though tried a lot of ways... First I played it in WMP 10 and it said some codec was missing, so it was showing the picture perfectly but with no sound. I installed K-Lite Codec Pack and tried playing it with WMP Classic as directed but it said there was an error and showed horizontal lines on the screen instead of the picture. WMP 10 could not play it either. After I uninstalled K-Lite Codec Pack, WMP 10 would not even show the picture! I decided to try Real Player 10 and it does show the picture, but no sound again. I have never dealt seriously with movies before, so I would appreciate any advice you could give me about this.
 

A:Can't play AVI movies

Looking at the specs of your computer I would wager a guess that you are way underpowered to play avi's (huge files) in real time. Where did you get these avi's?
 

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"Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowerin your screen resolution and color quality settings."

close web help

(This is the error message)

Hi, can't seem to play/watch a dvd movie(s) using WMP11 at first I thought this was only from a single dvd but I tried some of my previous dvds that works on my WMP11 and all of them now are not working maybe you would ask me if my dvd-writer is not working but it is 100% working. That's why am expecting that my WMP11 is the culprit can anyone help me.

I also tried lowering my screen resolution and color quality settings but have no luck.

BTW I'm using ffdshow as my codecs and eversince I'm using it I've no problem till now. And also I have DVDlab Pro after I compiled my dvd and tried to test it on my WMP11 it failed. I have installed comodo firewall but i don;t know if this has to do with it.

Confused and really need help. Thanks

If there's already an existing thread that similar to this, pardon me and please redirect me to it thanks.
 

A:WMP 11 can't play DVD movies

Hi just want to update my query. I have found a solution to this, just install nero's dvd-video plugin.
 

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I am upgraded from nt2000 to windows xp now. I have a pioneer dv-115 it will not play cd's and movies it tells me to insert a disc.In the control panel it says this drive working . I have an HP Pavillion 8770c. Please Help
 

A:dvd will not play movies or cd's

Have you checked the HCL ?
 

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Hi there,
I am unable to play .avi movies on my computer. I have Win XP Pro with 384 MB of RAM on a p II 450 MHZ processor system. I make use of the software VLC media player, my friends with lesser configured systems can play these movies. Please advice me as to what is going wrong? When I try to play the movies, they play but the video and the audio do not co-relate with each-other and the video plays rather slower and get interrupted frequently.

Kalyan
 

A:Cannot play .avi movies

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Hello,
I have Windows Media player ver.10.and when I try to play a .avi movie,all it shows are the "visualizations". The color patterns that's psychedelic?
I can hear the sound of the movies,but that's all.
HELP?
Thank you for your time, and I hope your help.
"S"
V^^^^V
 

A:.AVI movies won't play

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Hi, my grandaughter who is heading to Americorps next month can't view DVD's on her laptop.
She has a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and a few months ago her hard drive crashed. A college friend of hers installed a new hard drive but she lost everything. Trying to help, he installed an illegal XP Pro (this was a bad move & I'm trying to fix this).
Just before her room was broken into, all her Dell discs that came with the laptop were stolen. Dell is no longer able to replace the discs since the laptop is too old. I've managed to help her download most of the drivers and she's now up and running, however she can not play any DVDs. I'v found that she originally had Sonic Cineplayer 3.0. We now get the message that there is no decoder loaded. How can I help her....is there a place where I can download Sonic Cineplayer for free....neither of us have any $$$$$ to buy it.
She's a super 21 year old and plans on spending her life helping others...and she's for real!!

I truly will appreciate any help.
Thank you in advance
 

A:Can't Play DVD movies

Have download and use Vlc
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 

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Hi, I have Windows XP SP1 and have problems getting my computer to play DVD movies. I have a DVD +-RW drive running Nero Showtime and WMP 9. The computer registers a DVD and opens a dialog asking me to select a program to run the DVD except Showtime does nothing except open and WMP tells me to try the trobleshooter. None of these options worked, please help!
 

A:I can't play DVD movies

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Hi. Do I need a 3D TV to play 3D movies? I have a Samsung, 4K UHD Smart TV.

Thanks!

Frank
 

A:Do I need a 3D TV to play 3D Blu-Ray movies?

In 3D, yes.
 

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I've been having some trouble with this for some time, ever since I downloaded a clip from the internet and had trouble with it. I ended up trying several different movie players and got the clip to work, but now my ATI DVD Player no longer plays movies. Whenever I put a DVD in my drive and start ATI DVD Player I now get a message saying it's failed because :

1) Audio Device is in use or not installed.
2) Display overlay is not available.
3) Not enough video memory.

I've been to the ATI website and tried the tips on there but nothing works. I've tried turning off every other background program but still no joy. I have DirectX 8.1 installed, and have just upgraded to the latest Windows Media Player (7.1) which at least works properly again.

I'm using Windows ME, have a Radeon card (the first Radeon I think, very early one, not sure of the name), 256mb RAM, plenty of HD space and no other problems with the computer.
 

A:Can't play DVD Movies

Did you had a chance to download the lastest driver ( even if you have it) and install it ?
 

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Im trying to watch a movie on my laptop. It keeps asking me to download flash. i download it no problem but will still not play the movie. Kinda stumped.....

Its not just movies, it involves anything flash....

A:cant play movies

Try different browsers and also try reseting the browser settings. I get this sometimes.

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My HP 4540s won't recognize nor play DVD movies...sometimes it does show the DVD on the File Explorer but when I click it it just displays two folders, one audio and one video, with a whole bunch of what appears to be the DVD files but I can't get to play none of them...

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hello everyone,I formated my HD & got everything downloaded & works fine but WMP.....everytime I try to play a Avi movie..it says Errow downloading codec...would someone point me in the right direction please...all of these movies played fine before I formated....Any help would be Appreciated..
Thanks bobbylee
 

A:Can't Play Avi movies

Try the Codec pack from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...b7-dcc9-466b-b0c4-04db144bb601&displaylang=en

If that doesn't work, try the Divx codec from here http://www.divxmovies.com/software/
 

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I have a pent 2 266 motherboard, win 98se, and have a creative lab 52x cd rom that was installed about a year ago. I try to run movies for my grandson (ernest movie for some). I get a error that d/;not ready and can't play movies. How can I get these movies to run on this computer?????????? thank you
 

A:can't play movies on computer

If your d: works in every other respect (that, can play music CD's, software etc) then it's possibly the format of the CD's you're trying to play. Have you played movies through this PC before? If so, what format were they in? That is, div-x, dvd, avi etc. As long as it's not dvd (because you would need a dvd-rom) you shouldn't have too many problems with the right codec installed. The codec is basically the instruction telling the pc how to display the (movie) file. If you bought the movie, it's probably dvd. If it was copied for you, it may be in one of the other formats. To check, insert the disc, open up my computer, right click d: and select explore. There may be more than one file in there but check for any file types that might say vcd, avi, mpg. I'm sure there's a few more file extensions to look out for but can't remember right now. If it is any of the latter file types you might need to install the codec to play it (if not already installed). You can enter div-x in your favourite browser and do some surfing. There is a free version of div-x available for download. Note though that it's adware but you can always install Ad-aware or Spybot to delete those bits of the program. Good luck!
 

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I saw a few posts on this subject somewhere in here and having experienced the same problem solved it by downloading Adobe Flash Player.

Sites such as UTube and Live Leak both (to me) want Flash.

Prior to this I was just getting empty explorer pages or "cannot load this page" sort of stuff!

I'm dun!!
 

A:Why IE7 won't play some videos or movies!

cuttlefish said:

I saw a few posts on this subject somewhere in here and having experienced the same problem solved it by downloading Adobe Flash Player.

Sites such as UTube and Live Leak both (to me) want Flash.

Prior to this I was just getting empty explorer pages or "cannot load this page" sort of stuff!

I'm dun!! Click to expand...

Hi Cuttlefish, I'll bet you can answer this one - I've never been able to watch a video
or U-Tube, what happens is the video runs for maybe 10 seconds or less, then vanishes for a short period, then returns. Highly irritating... I have downloaded Adobe Flash so it's not missing that.
TIA for any help,
 

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My HP Omen has a GeForce 750 Ti (4K capable) GPU talking to an Acer Predator XB271HK (4K-capable) monitor. PowerMediaPlayer says it won't deal with what it calls "HDR"

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I want to play Blu-ray movies on my Surface Pro, but I don't know how to do that. Please help.

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i downloaded some movies from limewire and kazaa and get this message on windows player 10, (code error).....how do i get these movies to play, i have no idea.....is there code breakers for reformat programs,,,,i just want to play the movies.....please help.....

A:Downloaded movies will not play

Have you tried playing the file in an another media player? Real Player, etc.

If the file is good, not corrupted, then you probably need to download and install the correct codecs.

Try: http://www.codec-download.com/

Look around for what you need and try it.

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I think this happens mostly with avi movies. Also, whats weird is that sometimes when I restart my computer, and play the movie again it plays right side up. I downloaded and installed the DivX codec and also the Nimo codec pack. Could they be causing the problem?
 

A:movies play upside down in WMP

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My Plextor DVDA PX-708a and my IDE DVD-ROM will not play DVD movies. I am using XP. Is there a driver missing and if so how to I obtain the correct driver?
 

A:Cannot play DVD movies on DVD-rom or burner

Here is Plextor DRIVER page...puch in your Operating System (ie WinXP, Win98 etc...) then go from there.

http://www.plextor.com/english/support/drivers/drivers.html
 

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i have a cisco 9865HDC from cox that has DLNA capabilities, i can access the DVR from windows media player/media center but i can't play them media player says that the file might be in use, i don't have permission or there is a proxy issue, there is a password for the DVR but i haven't found anywhere to enter the password, is that the reason for the error, not being able to enter the password?
 

A:can't play recorded tv/movies from DVR

What OS? This is posted in the Windows 8 forum, but that OS is not listed in your Computer Specs.
 

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Some websites embed Windows Media Player 10 in their website to watch movies. They don't want you downloading the movies. However, I can't watch the movies!!!! When I try to copy and paste the url directly into WMP, it claims that I'm "low on memory," and that I need to shut down some programs and try again.I just upgraded my laptop to 768 MBs of RAM!!!!!!! And movies played just fine when I had 256 MBs of RAM!!!! Could someone please tell me what the is going on?? How can I watch these movies???Currently running: Windows XP Service Pack 2: Zonealarm free, AVG free are running in background, and used to have no issues with WMP!!!

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My computer will no longer recognize my newer DVD movies. When I put the DVD in the disc drive it spins for awhile then stops. The computer says there no disc in the drive. It still read cds fine. The strange thing is works fine with older dvds. I'm thinking its because of the encryption on the new dvds. How can I fix this?
 

A:computer won't play new Dvd movies

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Hi, I'm a newbie in this forum.

I've recently bought an NVIDIA FX6600 AGP 8x video card (replacing my old FX5200), and so far, it has satisfied my gaming experience. However, I can no longer play any of my video/movie files on my computer.

When I try to open and play any MPG/MPEG/AVI/etc files, WMP9 won't play these files and the system lags heavily - and when I check the memory usage, WMP9 uses about 99%. There aren't any error messages. So when I want to close WMP9, I have to terminate the prog using ctrl-alt-del.

Sidenote: I can play audio files perfectly, but not video files. And the computer can only play certain video files, for example, it can play the opening movie of "The Sims 2."

I downloaded DivX video codec, hoping that it would solve the problem, but it didn't. So I'm guessing that there's a hardware malfunction.

Specs:
Microsoft Windows XP Prof
Pentium 4 2.67GHz
1024 MB RAM
NVIDIA 6600 AGP 8X (I've recently updated the driver)
DirectX 9.0c
 

A:WMP9 won't play any movies

Lol. Okay nevermind, I've already solved the problem.
(I had a faulty driver)
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6068 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 590476 MB, Free - 326648 MB; H: Total - 953197 MB, Free - 178858 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., G73Jh
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled

hi, i do not play movies on my system often....so i do not know when this problem first started.

recently i tried to play a movie dvd(the system seems to try and read it,i can hear it ) but the system asks for a dvd when there is one in. next i tried to play advd i burned from downloaded videos...this worked fine....next i tried a mixed content dvd that i burned....music,text and video worked fine.
i have tried to un-install the dvd-rom through dev manager and restart system....no luck.
i tried researching on the web. called asus support...they asked if i had a virtual dvd installed.....answer is yes...through a western digital usb hardrive....i uninstalled the software and the virtual drive went away...rebooted sys but no luck. i read online some suggestions and followed the advice....edited the registry keys...rebooted....no luck. i even re callibrated(i think?) the dvd player by holding the the eject button while i restarted system. my guess it is some piece of software is installed that has messed u... Read more

A:dvd videos play but not movies

Yes, optical drives will still work in Safe Mode because they don't rely on third-party drivers, they use generic Microsoft drivers. So if your idea is to test it in Safe Mode then go ahead, and post back with the results.
 

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New computer (specs in signature).

I can play games like HL2 and DOOM3 no problem, so I know the card works, but anytime I go to watch a movie the picture is complete crap. Very bright, and pixelated.

I have tried DVDs, downloaded mpeg movies, as well as playing from DVD drive and Hard drive. Makes no difference, the picture is garbage.

Any ideas what it could be?
 

A:6800GT can't play movies, help please!

I had this problem a while back and it was a driver problem. The 77.76 drivers are supposed to fix this.

But, the way I fixed it several drivers ago, was to go to the nVidia control panel, "Color Correction", "Apply Color Changes to", and in the first dropdown box below, change it from "Desktop" to "All". That fixed the problem for me. Hope this helps.
 

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Had to reload XP. Now I can't play a DVD move - a compatible dvd decoder is not installed.
When I ask for web help, it prompts me to buy a mpeg-2 decoder ( Cineplayer, Corel, Cyberlink, or Nvidia for XP).

Do I need to buy one? Is there a free decoder to download? If I have to buy one, is one better than the other? I don't think any of these were on the pc before I reinstalled.

I'm not very techie, so any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Reloaded XP - cannot play DVD movies

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This is not a problem with the OS. It's a problem with movies I have downloaded, some of which  won't play, or play without sound. When I try to play them, there's a problem. Either it plays, but without sound, or I get a popup that says I need to get some software to make it work. Many others have worked beautifully. The problem ones are formats using .avi, .flv, and sometimes mp4 extensions, all of which are quite standard. But the .avi ones won't play, even in Windows Media Player (yes, I checked that it will play .avi files). So how can an .avi file NOT play? Unless somebody tampered with the coding of the extension somehow. I'm no expert on such things. Similar things have been done to SOME of the .flv and mp4 movies, too. They all have to have additional software. But none of it appears to be offered at the DivX site. I use mostly DivX and WMP for playing videos. My system is W7. Most of the time, just to GET the downloads, I had to jockey around at the sites - they didn't give the download sites in a truly straightforward manner. Some asked me to "upgrade" Flash, and I rejected that until I went to the Flash site and found my software was entirely up to date. So it seemed obvious the "update" I was being offered was - not lovely. Though the site that gives the list of sites offering a particular movie is not Grade A, its WOT rating is perfect. I DO get what they offer, but it's the sites they direct me to, the ones that have the movies tha... Read more

A:Some downloaded movies won't play

Have you tried VLC media player? I have run into very few media files that VLC will not play, unless of course the file itself is corrupt; and it still may play it....

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