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

i got a model:GCE-8520B
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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)

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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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I'm so embarassed not to know this. Can I put a dvd movie in my sony vaio laptop dvd drive and watch a movie on my pc?
 

A:Can I Play DVD movies on PC dvd drive?

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HELP, I just got my friend's ASUS DVD-ROM drive installed on my computer today, but when I tried playing DVD movies, the DVD player (ASUSDVD) just keep giving the error message "Software DVD Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The same happened when I used Windows Media Player, RealDVD Player to play that disk... I also tried playing another DVD movie and still no luck... Even though I can see the contents of the disks in the Windows Explorer but the movies just won't be played... It wouldn't even play VCD movies (same error message)...

However, softwares seem to run fine... Please tell me what might the problem and how may I solve it?
My DVD drive is ASUS E616
My e-mail: [email protected]
 

A:DVD-ROM drive won't play DVD movies!

stick to one thread
 

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I have a Pioneer DVR-103 DVD-RW drive and now all of a sudden it won't play any dvd movies. I have tried it on Windows Media Player and on WinDVD5 and nothing happens. It will play audio cd'd but not dvd movies. I am running Windows XP. I need help!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!
 

A:DVD Drive won't play movies!!!

Sounds like the dvd decoder got messed up somehow.

I would look for a virus or any other foreign data in your computer first to see if that is the culprit. If that's not the case, then I would re-install the drive and make sure that you have the latest drivers for it installed as well.

Also, check the region you have it set up for. On some drives you can only change them so many times so be careful and monitor what you have it set up for and how many times you've changed it. I've heard of people basically ruining drives because of this.

Hope that helps some, kiregar
 

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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 with PowerDVD or any other player.. It sees the virtual drive but it does not load the movie only the VIDEO & AUDIO_TS folders with the VOB files are seen. However, PowerDVD will automatically play a movie on dvd disk when it is inserted into the player & it can play it from windows explorer by right clicking on the dvd drive & 1 of the choices is "Play with Cyberlink Powerdvd." When I right click a virtual drive containing an ISO file from my HDD, showing drive letter & title, just like the DVD disk, the "Play With Cyberlink PowerDVD" choice does not appear. This is very annoying & is driving me nuts. Any help appreciated.
 

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Good day all,,

I am working on a Gateway Pentium II laptop ,
that has a Matshita DVD player in it. It will work
with data CD's, music CD, however whenever
I try to play a Movie.. no luck. When do I need
to do to make the DVD work.. Windows Media Player
is installed and we are working with Windows ME.
However he only has 98 MB Ram... No problems in
Device Manager...
 

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Hi! I backed up a few of my family's movies onto my laptop to take to a friend's house for New Years. I was wondering how to get them to play on my computer, do I need a certain program or something?

I searched but couldn't find any answers.

BTW. I have a PC if that is important.
 

A:How do I play movies stored on hard drive?

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I bought a Liteon DVD-CD burner Combo drive a month ago. It played DVD movies just fine until 2 days ago. Troubleshooter says it's fine, so I thought it was a software error and reinstalled Power DVD 5. It stilll won't work. All it does is after I put the disc in, the HDD loads for a minute and the system reboots. I have no idea what to do now. It makes me sick to think I may have to shell out another $44 for a new one. puke: Now it won't even load CD-ROM games unless they're already installed. I updated the firmware but it still won't work. I may just have to vent my frustration out on it. :knock:
 

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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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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?
 

A:Solved: Play movies from laptop to TV

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With an external drive...

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CPU FSB 533MHz
CPU L2 Cache 512KB
Display
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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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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
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After windows 10 installations from windows 7 home premium/ dvd is not playing cds are ok

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hey my toshiba state it can play blu ray movies/tv show so i put in blu ray to play it wont play at all

i have toshiba player software pre installed on my laptop use it it wont play but whole player crashes each time

i put in windows media player & vlc player none of those player refuse to work any ideas what i can do?

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I can view movies from the library in my CD drive on my computer but
cannot view a DVD movie I just made on my camcorder.

I can view it on my laptop, but not the desktop computer.

Is it possible to copy a DVD home movie that I just put on DVD
to another blank DVD. I need to make about 10 copies.

Can I do this by having another DVD recorder with connecting cables
to the original DVD recorder as we did with VHS tapes?
 

A:CD drive reads movies but not DVD home movies

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A computer I'm working on had a bad MB, which I have replaced. The hard drive is good. The people want me to see if I can get all their photos and movies off on blank media for them in case their hard drive ever crashes. How is the best way to do that?
 

A:Solved: getting home movies off hard drive to dvd

How much media is there? In any case its a good idea to have a portable external drive that you back up all the data to and also to DVD as a secondary backup that is easy to mail or take off site (though an external drive is almost as easy to transport).
Where DVD backup is concerned you can do it manually using any free DVD burning program (IMGBurn, CDBurnerXP, etc.) providing your own data cutoff points when the DVD is full. I purchased a DVD transformer from ClickFree some time ago and that makes backup to DVD a snap. It will do all your data or you can specify only certain directories and then it will only prompt you to label and exchange DVDs when one is finished, until the whole job is finished. Very simple and thorough, found one for $18 at buy.com.
 

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My two year old laptop is beginning to show its age, so I'm getting the whole thing reformatted. So I need to back everything up...

Problem - whenever I put a blank dvd in, nothing happens. The disc is spinning, but when I try to open it up in Explorer, Explorer crashes. The Prompting window never comes up either. When I take the disc out, it is quite hot, and Explorer returns to normal. I've tried both DVD-R and DVD-RW - same results.

I put a normal dvd movie in and it works absolutely fine.

Can anyone shed any light on this? Or am I gonna have to use CD's (I've run out) or my flash drive (only 512mb)?
 

A:Solved: DVD Drive reads movies but not blanks

Fixed it!

I tried formatting the dvd (on another computer) and the formatted disc appears to work fine!

(PS Sorry for the pointless thread)
 

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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
 

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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.
ANY HELP OT THERE???? THANX, KPNKITTY

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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"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, 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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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This is for my sister, but her desktop computer, will NOT play DVD movies. I downloaded DivX to see if that would help, but it didnt. When I go to Device Manager, the Multimedia Video Controller has a yellow question mark beside it. What can I do?

A:Computer Won't Play Dvd Movies

That means the driver is either missing or corrupted. Do you have the make and model or her computer?
Mark

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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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I got some downloaded videos and they used to play pretty fine until today. I just learned about it when I tried to play a movie which just finished downloading. I also tried all the other movies and Windows Media Player just play the sound and no graphics.

What seems to be the problem here?

Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Help!Movies play sound only

reinstall video codecs.. u can download from
http://www.codec-download.com/news/latest/k-lite-mega-codec-pack-1.57-12125.html

then click on Download Mega Codec Pack

succes
 

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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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Hello CyberSpace

I recently had a dvdfab platinum trial version (a dvd to mp4 converter) installed on my pc, after uninstalling it I have not been able to play dvds again, however it can still read them and and read cd-roms.? when i try to i get this message.

However, when i installed the dvdfab version 5 free trial i could play dvd movies only when the program was running.??

Can someone plz help???
 

A:Can read DVD's but cant play dvd movies???NEED HELP!!!

You may need codecs, If you want to use Media Player get Xvid or Divx (cant remember which one)

Or

Get FLV Player, FLV can play nearly any format
 

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i spent the other day installing and uninstalling programs in hopes of finding mpeg-4 converters in order to put movies on a video ipod. now, none of my movies will play in any program, ie media player, divx, windvd, etc. i get an error message that says media player has to shut down. sometimes that error is also accompanied by the same message for windows explorer. media player still works for streaming videos from sites such as ebaum's world. but any movie that i try to play from my hard drive doesn't work. anyone with any ideas?
 

A:movies no longer play

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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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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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Hi all,

I am trying to play movie from a DVD in Windows 8 RP but nothing happens.

I tried installing Windows Media Player 11 but the program told me that it already has Windows Media Player 12
Can anyone shed any light on this please ?

Thanks.

A:How to Play Movies in Windows 8 RP

MS are getting rid of all kinds of useful things from Win8 - dvd playback being one of them.

No point in wasting time and effort, I would just use VLC

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

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