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what app do u use to watch movies and play music on windows 10?

Q: what app do u use to watch movies and play music on windows 10?

Which app do u guys use to watch movies and play music?

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A: what app do u use to watch movies and play music on windows 10?

WMP

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Which app do u guys use to watch movies and play music?

A:what app do u use to watch movies and play music on windows 10?

WMP

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Hi there, My PC stuck after 30 min playing games or watching a movie, it started one week ago. When it happens I have to force a shutdown and restart the PC. What can I do to fix it? Thank you.

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Hello I faced with this problem a few months ago I tried reinstallation, update drivers, etc.. Nothing helped ... my friends say that this may be caused by many things - including HDD Failing or need more RAM or other hardware problem. I would be very grateful if you find a solution to my problem.
Мy Computer Specs are : XP Service Pack 3,AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1800 MHz ,512 Mb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
 

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I can hear the background music, but not the foreground vocals. Highly frustrating. Re-installed xp, and this is what I wound up with. I tried installing a different media player, namely, The KMPlayer, and it seemed to work. However, last night, it started happening even with that player. Drivers for my sound card are correct and current.

Sound card is a: Chaintech AV-710.

The Driver is: Envy24 Family Audio Controller WDM

Strange thing was that The KMPlayer seemed to resolve the issue, but now it has started again.

Any and all advice appreciated...
 

A:DVD's and movies only play with music, no voices..

I looked into channel controls in the Envy control panel, and am sure that it is set to 2 speaker, left and right, as I only have 2 speakers up front, not in a surround set up. Last night, I removed the pci soundcard, and turned on the Mobo HD audio, which did the trick, but I can't believe that this is the only way to fix it. There is a bit of a quality loss going back to onboard sound as well.

Any advice folks?
 

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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...
 

A:DVD Drive won't play movies/music

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I am having a lot of problems with computer lock ups. My brand new pc freezes on me constantly especially when playing music and playing videos. All the components work fine, video card works fine. My systems specs p4 2.4 Ghz, 512 MB DDR, Geforce4 MX440, Soyo p4x400 Ultra Platinum. Please help.
 

A:my computer lock up when I play music or movies

Have you tried running the PC through the Direct X tests to see if it passes?

Start Run, key in Dxdiag and press enter.

Also, have you visited the Windows Update Site and loaded the updates for Windows XP since you bought the PC?
 

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I have a sony vaio desk top vgc-rb30 . I made a music cd couple a days ago , when i played it I notice that there were only few songs that was burned on the cd , half of it was blank ... so when I tried to do it again it would do nothing. don't no what happen??? I'd really appreciate if someone would help me. please!!!
 

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Hi,
I am using win. xp sp3 with a realtek sound card installed. my pc keeps randomly losing sound when i play music and movies. im using my dvd home theatre speakers connected to the dvd player and the sound card is conneted to the dvd player via auxilary.

My speakers are working fine with the dvd play back.

Is it a sound card problem thing or what?

Help!!!

A:PC keeps losing sound randomly everytime i play music & movies

Forget the DVD...are the sound functions otherwise...satisfactory?

Playi music using headphones?

Try computer speakers with the soundcard output?

I'd try running the sound troubleshooter in each of those modes.

Louis

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I am not able to watch movies on my Media Player. It just appears blank and jumps chapters. Any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player 11 to Watch Movies

hello,

this is a codec issue

i seggust that you download (K-Lite Codec Pk Full ) from (http://www.majorgeeks.com)

when you get there you will notice on the main page on the left a list of subcatagories / you will be lookin for multimedia

when installing the codec pk. you will want to leave everything set to default so do not adjust anything / now at the end of the install it will do a scan for corrupt or broken codecs , if it finds any it will if you want to replace then or remove them (say yes )

now try to watch your video's / movies

Mike

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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 have windows 7 , it says for me to install plugin but wont let me
 

A:can't watch movies

What type movies are you trying to watch in your computer?

What media program(s) are you trying to watch them in?

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Second try at getting an answer.

Inserting a DVD movie now gives me this error: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital protection between your DVD drive, decoder, or video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

I've installed updates from nVidia 3 times. No luck. Have Windows set to automatically update. Tried downloading new updates, but it says there aren't any so I assume I am up-to-date on all updates.

I don't believe I have watched a DVD since my last Windows reinstall. Is it possible I still need to download some other driver(s)?

Don't know what info on my system you need, but I am using Windows XP Home on a Velocity Micro Gamer's Edge DualX system. Video card is a 256MB nVidia GeForce 7800GT. Have 2GB (2 x 1024) DDR400 of memory. Any other information you need to help?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Can't watch DVD movies.

Hello 1nitwit

Try installing this codec pack
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/k-lite-full.html

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what should i do with my media player cause i cant watch anything on my mediaplayer!

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Hi mikell,

What do you mean you can't watch movies? What file format are you trying to watch? What program are you using as your 'mediaplayer'?

If you are trying to watch DVD movies (VOB MPEG) and are trying to use Windows Media Player, the fix is simple. Either download a codec pack for use with WMP (such as CCCP) or use an alternative player like VLC.

-HelloMello

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Hi i have an HP pavilion zv6000 running windows xp. Whenever i try to watch movies using gom player or any other player my computer becomes extremely slow with 100% of system resources being used or just shuts down. I don't have alot of programs installed and have avg antivirus. I recently reformatted my computer before then i never had this problem. any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Cannot watch movies

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I need help watching movies on my computer. When the movie plays there's a time delay in the audio and video..... the video is seconds or more slower then the audio so the picture doesnt match with the sounds your hearing....???? . Its really really annoying please could someone tell me why this is happening????? What do i do????? Thank you anyone that helps me out!!!!!!
 

A:Why Cant I Watch Movies?

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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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Since doing a clean install of Windows 7 on my second internal hard drive (dual booting into either Vista or Windows 7), I am not able to view a DVD movie.  Inserting the DVD into one of my two DVD drives opens Windows Media Player to a black screen and nothing else happens.  Opening the chapter list on the right side shows me the chapters, but clicking on any of them does nothing.  Opening the drop-down DVD menu shows the Root Menu grayed out as are the next three items; the bottom four items are active.  The DVD plays as it should on both DVD drives when I boot the system into Vista Ultimate.  I'd appreciate suggestions on what to try next.

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Ok, the title is kind of misleading. What I have is a Dell Inspiron 8200 with Windows XP 2002, service pack 3, pentium 4 processor 1.70Ghz, 384 MB Ram. I also have VLC media player, realplayer, Windows Media Player, and WinDVD.

My laptop is connected to my flatscreen HDTV via VGA cable. (I think that's the one that plugs into most monitors, anyway...)

My flatscreen is a Toshiba Regza 37HL67S.

I have successfully configured the laptop so that it displays on the TV by reducing the resolution to 1024 x 768 and making the refresh rate 60 hz via the Display properties.

If you're still with me HERE'S MY PROBLEM: DVD'S and many movies that I play on my laptop to not display on my TV. I can see them just fine on the laptop screen but when I try to play them on the TV the screen either goes blank, or the window that is showing the movie goes black. There's something incompatible with my settings what the TV can display I just don't know what it is or where to look. I've consulted the owners manual for the television to no avail. I would appreciate any assistance anyone could offer. Thank you very much for your time and effort.
13thLetter
Milton, FL.
 

A:Unable to watch Movies

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I have a laptop with movies that I would like to watch on my television. My TV is a Sony Bravia KDL-46S2000. It has a VGA slot in the back of the TV and the TV's maximum resolution is 1080i.

After I connect the VGA cable from the laptop to the television, what do I do? I dont see anything.

-Thanks in advance
-Sam
 

A:use my tv to watch movies from my laptop...

on the laptop you need to send the signal to the VGA port
to do that usually on laptops you need to press the FN key and then F4 {but the F key may be different - look for a figure like a TV}
each time you press it it will toggle between three setting {not necessarily in this order}
1) Laptop screen only
2) laptop and VGA Port
3) VGA port only

you will also need to link the sound - so a jack plug 2.5mm or 3.5mm depends on what your headphone socket on laptop is - to what ever audio inputs you have TV - probably Phono RCA - coloured red and white for left and right channel
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1640, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 894 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 129989 MB, Free - 16714 MB; D: Total - 96685 MB, Free - 12673 MB; E: Total - 11797 MB, Free - 10 MB;
Motherboard: OEM_MB, IVY8
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

My media player won't play movies anymore, I can download off the net and i get the message that my media player has stop working. Why is this?
 

A:can't watch movies anymore

I'm not surprised as Windows7 Ultimate 64 bit requires a minimum of 2G's of RAM. How long have you had Ultimate on this computer?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/shop/windows-7/ultimate
 

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For some reason every time I try to play a movie in my laptop I can hear the sound but can't see the image. I tried with media player, quicktime (which freezes) and with Intervideo WinDVD.
Some help with that please?

A:Can't watch movies in my computer

What type of movie, where did you get it from? If it requires a codec that you do not have it will do that

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Grrr ... I hope someone here can help me!!!

I am trying to watch a movie from the website www.watch-movies.net , I have my S-Video Cable attached from my laptop to my satellite receiver. When I press my Function F8, the error message that I receive is, "No External Display Attached."

What step(s) am I missing?

(I run O/S Vista Home on my Dell Inspiron 1420)

Thanks a Bunch!
 

A:Watch-Movies from laptop to TV

This is not allowed here at TSG. The website you posted has illegal movie downloads.

Please read the rules:
Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed. Click to expand...

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Hi,
Ya how come I can't watch my movies on my laptop.
I can on my home computer after I downloaded a program called Videolan, but when I put the same program on my laptop I get an error message saying "Unable to open 'dvd://D"
I have a Pen. 4 Dell Laptop with of course a DVD player, and don't know a whole lot about compters.
Can anyone fix this for me or maybe know of a free program that I can download that lets you play movies on a laptop.
Gusline.
 

A:can't watch dvd movies on laptop

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I won a prize as HP Pro tablet from my company last year. It's well designed for watching movie and playing games. However, I also found a problem while using this Windows OS tablet, which is that I can't put my iTunes movies on this tablet and watch them freely.  I was told that the movies are DRM protected.  By searching via Google, I know all iTunes movies are copy protected and can be watched via Apple products only.  But I also found a way to get rid of the DRM technology and make the iTunes movies DRM free.  A third party software - TunesKit iTunes DRM removal tool is needed.  I'm not sure if I can use it. I live in Canada. Maybe it would against the low by using this cool application. But I really need it, even it will cost me nearly $45.  Is anyone there who knowes a cheaper or a legal way to resolve this problem?

A:Is there anyone who knows how to watch iTunes movies on HP T...

Hi, DRM protected means DRM protected. Please try:    https://www.lifewire.com/best-drm-removal-programs-2438495 BUT why bother. You should be able to watch movies from other sources , Regards.

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I just been introduced to HuLu.com, I want to hook up my laptop to the TV to watch the movies. I connected the two with a VGA cable but the only thing that shows on the TV is my desktop wallpaper, no icons or anything else. Anybody have any idea where to go from here?

A:Trying to watch HuLu movies on TV

Right click the Desktop/Properties/Settings/Advanced go to the dual display and choose to Mirror the display not to extend it. You have the second display (TV) set as an extended desktop.

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Hello Everybody,

First to introduce myself, I am a total beginner to the computer scene. I'm am getting much better, but it can get frustrating.

Anyway... my first problem.

I like to watch movies on http://themoviepit.org/, but lately the veoh ones quit working. Can anybody help? Could this be a virus? These are the best quality ones and I hate having to settle for second best when I want to kick back and enjoy a movie....

Thanks!

Erica
 

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Hello,

I am having a rather frustrating problem. After downloading full length feature movies from the net, I cannot open them. When I attempt to open them I get messages such as "video not available, cannot find decompressor." At first I thought it may be file specific, and that certain files were bad, but it has now happened with every full length video I try to play. I have the newest versions of quicktime and windows media player. What can I do? Are there other players I can download for free that will play avi., asf, or other video files?

Need help?

Insiderzzz
 

A:Can't watch my movies I downloaded

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I was wondering do you know what website that I can watch tv shows and movies? I tryed to get my media player to work so that i can watch a dvd movie and I even downloaded media player codec pack and still nothing. Since i am online in class all day it will be good to watch some movies or tv sometimes and i will not have cable for a couple of weeks please help!

A:watch movies and tv shows

For movies - http://www.netflix.com/ (you have to be in the USA)

Otherwise - look at the websites of your local TV networks. Most of them nowdays stream their shows online about a day or two after they show on TV.

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i want to be able to watch movies on my laptop but i cant.when i put the disk in it used to come up with "what do you want to do with this disk" and it would never load and it wanted me to download a app to play the movie.i just tried to play a movie on my laptop but when i put the dsk in nothing happened, so i went it files and my laptop started loading really fast and making lots of noise. when i went into the DVD file in files the only thing that came up was audio and video. i clicked on video but it came up with a whole bunch of other files and when i click on the first on nothing happened. it would be really awesome if you can help me solve this problem.  Cheers,Grace

A:i cant watch movies on my laptop!!!!!

HI @gracechov, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More . When posting it is important to include your precise model of HP notebook and the operating system you are running to help us to help you. What is your model of HP notebook? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?. What operating system are you running? When you tried to play the movie and you saw the option to download a program, what was the program? If you are running Windows 8 or 10 as they don't include built- in support for playing DVDs, you may need to install a program. For troubleshooting purposes, I will assume that you are running Windows.Have you done all your Windows updates?Have you run the Windows troubleshooter?Have you run the HP Support Assistant?This link may help in the meantime. HP Notebook PCs - Playing DVD or BLU-Ray Movies with PowerDVD. I will wait for your reply. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you!

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When i had windows 7 dvd played good an i could watch movies online now when i go to play a dvd it says missing codec. when i go to watch a movie online it says does not support that format i dont understand whats going on. any help would be great. ty in advance.

A:Windows 10 can,t play dvd or movies online.

You need to install VLC. Windows 10 did away with playing DVD's and Microsoft is now charging $15 for a junk DVD player. VLC is free.
 
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
 
http://gizmodo.com/dont-buy-the-15-dvd-player-app-for-windows-10-1722388857
 
 

This is worth $15? give me a break

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Having trouble playing latest blu-ray movies such as Star Wars The Force Awakens. Do I need to buy an upgrade from Cyberlink DVD

A:New blu-ray movies not able to play on windows dvd player. I...

Hi: See if this version of the cyberlink powerDVD software works for you... TITLE: Cyberlink Power DVDVERSION: 12.0.4.5913 REV: A PASS: 1DESCRIPTION:This package provides the Cyberlink PowerDVD application in supported modelsthat are running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75514.exe

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I was trying to play one of my DVDs on my laptop yesterday and I got this pop up that said
"Windows Media has encountered a problem and need to close. We are sorry for the inconveniences"
I was like WTF ?? !! So I tried opening it with Real Player and got the same answer. I removed and re-installed Windows Media player but that didn't help either.

Following is the error signature after the error message:

AppName: realplay.exe AppVer: 6.0.12.1483 ModName: quartz.dll
ModVer: 6.5.2600.2749 Offset: 0003fa8eproblem and we need to close.

The only thing I can think of that may have contributed to this is that couple days ago, I was removing some programs via "Add or Remove programs" to clean up some disk space. I may have deleted some software/programs that have to do with being able to play movies using either Windows or Real player.

I am able to play my MP3s on Real Player and Windows Media so it definitely has to do with DVD part and that's why I'm pretty sure that I deleted something that I shouldn't have that day.

I called Dell and they ran a hardware check on my laptop just so they could say that "there was nothing wrong with your computer - it's your software and we can't help you." They kindly offered $129/hour or $239(or something like that) per year for call-service with Dell's paid technitian support ppl. I told them to get out of here and that I couldn't afford that as a grad student. (ri... Read more

A:I can't play Windows Media or Real Player to watch DVDs...

is it poss u deleted the codecs needed 2 play dvd? might try dl'ing same & see if it works. try k-lite from filehippo.com
 

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i have toshiba qosmio f 750-M14L for some reason i don't have blu-ray driver installed and i don't have toshiba dvd player installed i tried to download from the website but when i try to install them it tells me that we didn't find our driver and it just abort. it used to work perfectly 1 year ago as i remember. pls help me

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My VHS plays movies but the picture is intermitent. Is that copy protection? Is there any way to watch my commercial VHS movies on the computer? The VCR runs normaly. The computer shows TV and home movies ok.
 

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Ever since I downloaded Internet Explorer 6, I haven't been able to watch (embedded) Quicktime movies. (Downloading them individually works fine. I just can't watch them when they're on a webpage.)

I found a thread with the same problem and followed the link that was given, but I couldn't find a place to download the ActiveX control it was talking about.

(Edit: Forgot to post the thread. http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102506&highlight=quicktime )
 

A:Can't watch Quicktime movies in IE anymore..

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Have a mov. cant play in media player without d'ling the IST toolbar. Anyone know a way to disable that so I can play it w/o having to d\l anything?

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how can i watch movies over my two monitors.. in .. full screen.. but full double screen.. i posted a youtube video to explain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC67CnJIIlU&fmt=18
 

A:i wanna watch movies over my two monitors!

Look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-monitor
 

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so which good software is there to watch those Hi-res movies?
 

A:which software to watch 720p movies?

http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html
 

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Can I watch movies I've downloaded on my laptop on my TV by putting them on a USB stick? Or would I need a long HDMI cable? I'm crap with tech stuff. I wanted to do it wirelessly if possible? The files are very large, what GB USB stick would I need?
 

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This is an ongoing problem that is annoying the hell out of me. When I click on a media link such as MPG or WMV file, Windows Media Player Opens but its non-responding undefinetely. Task Manager shows the process is sucking memory and cpu... If I Save this movie to hard disk and open it, it plays fine... I have scoured all forums for a clean and would like to save a machine rebuild.

I have reset helper defaults..

Toshiba Laptop
XP Pro SP2
Wireless Connection (have tried ethernet as well)
IE7 or Firefox
512mb RAM
WMPlayer 9-11

Thanks for any clues in advance!

Rob West
MCSE
 

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Hi everybody...thanks for all ur help on previous topic....Looks like I posted this on the wrong subject, but I don't know how to re-post it in the correct plkace...so I need some help here...
When I try to watch a Blue-ray movie using the Mediasmart software included in my laptop I can't watch the movie, but just listen to it. I treid using Win Media Player, but it looks it doesn't recognize it..

Here's my comp desc...
Windows Edition: Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Model: HP Pavillion dv7
Processor: AMD Turion? X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz
Memory(RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Also...

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type UNKNOWN
Name HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT10L ATA Device
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate 3302.75 kbytes/sec
SCSI Target ID 0
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST_BDDVDRW_CT10L__________________YC07____\5&7B92F76&0&3.0.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.0.6002.18005, 78.00 KB (79,872 bytes), 12/13/2009 9:37 PM)

A:Can't watch Blue-ray movies on my HP Laptop...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=reg_R1002_USENcheck this out from hp.sounds like the codec isn't loaded for windows media player but using this has helped with others trying to get mediasmart to work.

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What is the correct most efficient Program to burn movies I have to DVD and watch them on my regular DVD Player.. (not blu-ray or anything special.. just standard DVD Player)

For example I have some videos from my Ipad I put on my computer.. now I want to convert them to whatever format is needed for my DVD player to be able to watch them..

thanks,

A:Program to burn movies to DVD to watch?

I've been using Nero 8 for several years now with good success, on win 7 I ordered the Nero 2015 Classic at a good sale price and am waiting still to try it on win 8.1

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Hello people. I see a nice work on your site!
I have a question you could help i suppose.

I am not very good on computer and technology stuff but i can do the basic things!

So thats my problem:
I have a Playstation 3 and i bought a hard disk of 1T so i can move the movies i download in my desctop to the playstation.
So i filled up the usb hard disk with movie but the PS3 doesnt recognise it at all. So i searched in the internet and read in general that i have to convert my hard disk to FAT32 and some other people said that in Windows XP (thats what i have in my desktop as well) cant do this for more than 32GB.

So my question is, . Do i have any chance to make the entire disk work at my PS3 by any way? If yes , can you please write me the steps to do that.?

thanks in advance
Lefteris
 

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Ok, my apology for wanting to post this question, which may be considered inappropriate for many different reasons - and yes, an apology by itself does not imply it's okay (or not) to watch movies online, certainly not justify any crime I might have committed -.
But I am simply interested in/worried about cybersecurity.
Sony's cyberattack resulted in many of their movies inadvertently released online. One secruity expert was quoted saying (paraphrased here) - it's NOT SAFE to watch those movies online, as the longer you stay on one particular website, the more danger your computer will be exposed to.
To a computer user like me who knows nothing technical about security, this begs the question - is it unsafe to watch movies online despite the security setting (firewall, real-time anti-virus, real-time anti-malware etc). (dpes watching movies online mean running some video streaming program (in javascript?????) in the background of the internet browser ? ).
 
 
Any insight to share will be greatly appreciated.

A:is it safe to watch movies online?

So this question can go a couple ways. Watching movies via a legal source is perfectly safe (e.g Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc.). These sites have good security (Amazon probably has some of the best) and you really don't have to worry much about it. The way the movies are transmitted and viewed can be attacked, like the Microsoft Silverlight that Netflix uses could have a security hole that won't be fixed til you update it on your end (as long as Microsoft fixed the issue). So as far legal sources go, its perfectly safe to watch movies and TV shows online.
 
Now if you are talking means that aren't so legal, where people have uploaded them on sketchy sites and you are viewing them. Yeah those aren't so safe. They like to put viruses right in the code of the website, or they like to automatically download something without you even saying you wanted to. So no, that method is not safe.
 
I am curious, do you know where you read that article with the security expert? I would like to take a gander at it. I am assuming he/she saying its not safe to watch them online is meaning the not so legal ways.

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I have an Acer CB3-531-C4A5 Chromebook and would like to be able to watch movies. I see that there is an integrated Media player with Google Chrome OS and I did try to watch a movie on Amazon.com. That worked fine. My question is can I purchase an external CD/DVD drive that will work with the Chromebook so that I can watch movies from DVDs? I presume that I cannot as the external drive would require software for the interface and being there is no operating system on the Chromebook I would guess that I can not use an external CD/DVD drive. Is this correct?

A:Can I use an external CD/DVD drive to watch movies...

According to Google's support site, USB CDROM and DVDROM (read-only) devices are compatible with Chromebooks. You will need to download a player from the Google store to play DVD's though.

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