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tv wont play movies from my laptop

Q: tv wont play movies from my laptop

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

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A: tv wont play movies from my laptop

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when ever i download a movie of any kind it will only play about 1 or 2 minutes of it and the visual part stops, then it will just keep the sound going for however long the video is. the movie will be like 350 mb but it says there is 2 minutes of it. when i try to fast forward or rewind the movie, it will play, but it will only play what ever time it says i have left out of the 2 minutes. kinda confusing to explain. i have divx, xvid, wmv9 vcm codecs...i have tried to play all movies in real player, winamp, and newest version of windows media player. the movies are in all different types of formats too. i had a .mpg file and converted it to .avi, but it only converted 2 minutes of it..i dont know what else to try. any kind of program i should get to view movies with ? or any kind of codec i can get that i dont have already ? thanks if you can help
 

A:movies wont play fully

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Suddenly players wont play some movies i already have and watch on my comp. Any time i try to play them I get this message ****player has encountered a problem and needs to close sory for...Please tell microsoft about this problem. I dont think it is about missing codecs. As I already sad i watch this movies before.

A:players wont play some movies

Hi a759, welcome to TSF..

It could be codec related...perhaps as a result of a damaged filter entry in the registry. It may be an idea to uninstall any codec packs you currently have installed and install K-Lite Codec Pack v3.9.5 (if you're already using that codec pack, try uninstalling and reinstalling).

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Hello
I have a laptop with a VGA output socket, and my TV also had a VGA input connection. I have tried to hook them together to watch movies playing in windows media player to watch on TV. I can view the computers desktop on the TV, but when i open windows media player to start a movie, it doesnt show the picture on TV. all i can see on windows media on TV is a black screen were as I can see that the movie is playing on the laptop. I have changed to the correct resolution as noted in the TV manual guide but it doesnt seem to help.

any ideas would be well appriciated.

thanks
 

A:using my TV as second moniter wont play AVI movies

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When I use WMF to play a song file on my PC, no problem. When I use it to play a video off the net, it stops responding altogether and I have to reboot to get it to work on my song files. I read somewhere about reverting to Version 9 and I did that, but still have the same problem. Someone recommended "Light Alloy" but I can't get that to play them either. Any advice on getting WMF to play movies off the net? Thanks!
R

A:WMF wont't play internet movies, then crashes

Do you have all the codecs installed? BTW no double posting.

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ok heres the problem my brother has made some counter strike movies using the built in game recorder and after spending some time to find these files i realised that they cant play in windows media player or winamp so my question is does anyone how to make them play and what program i need to get to play them, the files are .dem format it says, any help is appreciated and if this is in the wrong place can some one move it for me thanks.

A:Counter Strike Movies Wont Play.

I found this (after a little research), which indicates you have to play the .dem file in CS.http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/6458p2.htmlHope this helps,John

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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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I am running Vista and recently my WMP 11 quit working with any videos, even ones it used to play before. It's been a whlie since I tried to watch videos so I don't know the moment it happened.

I have tried to install and uninstall many codec packs (K-lite, divx, xvid, ace, etc). The videos play fine in the Divx player, but when they play in WMP11 I get only audio, no video.

I have even tried to play older videos that I know worked previously with WMP 11. These videos also play OK on my desktop running Vista.

Thanks in advance...

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A:Windows Media Player 11 wont play ANY movies anymore

I've had a very similar problem recently, still not managed to resolve it, even though i did once a while ago, but i have no idea how!!!
except the problem is playing DVD's I get an error about digital copy protection and graphics drivers need updating (according to wmp)

I know its codec problems, because I can play it in VLC.

Are you using x64 vista?

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

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HI

Got laptop this year-
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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: 4019 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152619 MB, Free - 77247 MB; D: Total - 437854 MB, Free - 341373 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K42JA, 1.0, NB-1234567890
Antivirus: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Asus A42J

Now refusing to play certain brand new dvds but will play blank disks fine and older dvds. Checked for updates in the disk drive.Laptop doesn't show that there is a dvd at all- just makes loads of noise as though the laptop is trying to process the disk but then stops and nothing happens with the disk. Won't appear in My computer, or in any movie programs.
Any help would be appreciated-
Thanks
 

A:Laptop wont play certain new DVD's

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My Dell laptop wont play any disk i insert into my laptop. At first it sounds like its working but then nothing happens.

A:Laptop wont play DVD

Can you please try the following?

1.) Click type the following in the search: "Troubleshooting". Click Troubleshooting in the results.

Now click programs in the window that appears. Under media player run the library troubleshooter. After that completes, run the settings troubleshooter. Then run the windows media player DVD troubleshooter.

2.) After those finish, Restart the PC. Now try to open windows media player.

Did that solve the issue?

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I tried to watch a burned dvd in my laptop. Its an old sony vaio. ive played regular dvds before and it works fine. but now when i put a burned one in it doesnt even show anything in the drive. like i didnt even put a disk in. when i click on the drive or explore it, the "Please insert a disk...." message pops up. Please help asap. Im leaving on a trip tomorrow and it would be a lot less stressful with movies.

the os is win 2000
the drive cd-rw, dvd

thanks again
 

A:Burned DVD wont play on my laptop

We don't help with copying DVD movies here, since that's against the board rules. I suggest taking the movie DVD's with you, problem solved.
 

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I have a Dell P20T and i have never had any issues till now. I was trying to play a movie for my kids using windows media player and even the Video app that came preinstalled on my laptop, yet no sound will come out. I thought maybe it coukd be an issue with my speakers but i have tried plugging my headphones in and that osnt working either. It has just recently started, before i never had any issues. I didnt use my laptop for a few months but even after all that time it was still ok. Any help woukd be great. Thank you so much.

A:My laptop wont play any sound.

Hlmanuel623 I was trying to play a movie
Hello. Have you tried playing some audio from the laptop's hard drive, for example an mp3 or a wav file?
If your laptop doesn't have an optical drive, what was the source of the movie, for example streaming off the internet, or from a usb optical drive, etc?

Many audio issues can be resolved by downloading and installing a fresh copy of the audio driver for the model.
Hlmanuel623Dell P20T
The Dell support site doesn't list Inspiron models under that type of name. It uses 4 digit model numbers instead. When I googled P20T, it seems to be the Inspiron 3147 model, which is an 11" laptop/tablet. If you don't know if 3147 is the model number, you can use the model finder utility of the parts-people (supplier of Dell replacement parts) to find the service tag number and the model.
Download this Realtek audio driver, only if you have an Inspiron 3147, with Windows 10.
Download this Realtek audio driver, only if you have an Inspiron 3147, with Windows 8.1.
If you reply back, please mention which operating system is on the laptop.

There could be separate issues, one for the headphones and a different one for the speakers. If you install one of the drivers and the headphones work but the speakers still do not work, then run the ePSA audio test to check for speaker failure.

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I have a fairly new Toshiba satellite laptop P70 Windows 8.1 & it wont play any Blu ray discs. Toshiba Blu-ray Disc player starts up when you insert a disc the play button appears but nothing happens. I have tried the Toshiba site but it just puts me in a loop to start page. I cant find any links to see if I need to update the player. The version I have is 1.0.5.175. I have spent ages searching online trying to find a solution. I am in Australia & have the correct country code selected. Any help would be appreciated as Ive spent hours on it.
 

A:Solved: Toshiba laptop wont play Blu ray

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Can anyone help, my HP Laptop will not let me play any video, it started an hour or 2 ago when I was done rendering a Sony Vegas video! After it was done, it wouldn't let me watch the video in sony vegas, when I go to a video on Chrome: Loads and wont play, Tries to open a wmv file: not responding! Can anyone help me with this problem!I have a64-bit HP 15 Notebook PC Version 1607 with touchscreen! UPDATE: Now every videos are just playing very slowly, even though the speed is Normal! PLZ HELP!!!

A:My Win10 HP Laptop wont play any video!

Thegames10 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! When you create a video, you actually use something called codecs -- and with a video, you will have an audio codec and a separate video codec. If you are trying to use Windows Media Player  (WMP), that installs a VERY limited set of codecs, so it's possible the ones you used to render the video are not among the very small set that WMP has. My suggestion is to install VideoLan Player (known as VLC). This is a freeware player that includes all of the commonly used codecs. If that still does not work, then you need to get in touch with a support forum for Sony Vegas, as we do not have the resources here to troubleshoot problems with non-HP software.Good Luck

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Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working

Info

Device:

name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled

Drivers:

Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.
 

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.
 

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About 3 days ago my laptop stopped playing videos online. some videos cause the browser to freeze, whilst some just dont work.
When i try and play a video off youtube it takes about 5 minutes, then starts playing. but when i try one off itv player or something it simply wont work.

i have had my computor checked for virus' and deleted everything like that. i have delete my browsing histroy/temporary internet files etc. and now i have run out of things to try!

i have a samsung r530 laptop, if that helps. and it isnt that old (only got it 5 months ago)

please can someone help me.
i am not that good with technological terms, so please can you explain it in simple terms

thank you so much for reading, and please can you help.
 

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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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I have bought a LITON (DS-6E2SH) blue ray player for my laptop and it is working fine in so much as it will play DVD's and CD's but I can't play blue ray disks because media player doesn't support them. Does anyone know whether there is any good software that will support their play back.

A:Bought blue ray drive for my laptop but media player wont play disks.

none that are free unfortunatly, i know of some that claim to be free and able to play them but they usually don't work to well.

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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 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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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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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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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"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 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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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'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'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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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, 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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Sounds like your missing some codecs or maybe yours became corrupt. Try going to the Windows Media Player website and updating.

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