Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Unable to play video files.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
In training

In training

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 36 posts
Hi chaps! Long time no see ;)
Recently returned to XP after discovering Vista is still no better.
Installed everything as before - I dont run much on this pc - but cant open and/or play vidoe files of any format.
Everything starts to go haywire the second I begin to play an mpg or avi.
The cpu goes into melt down and really struggles. I may need codecs - but I cant even get an error message :)
Then the ghostly bit. The screen starts to flicker and goes into sleep. wakes up, back to sleep..... ariston and on and on...... and the only thing left to do is reboot :)
WMP 11 and Nero player both do exactly the same thing.
Video clips on websites run fine - just media downloaded. :)
Geeks - its over to you! :)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
In training

In training

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 36 posts
Is there a way to remove WMplayer 11? Roll back to version 9 or 10 maybe?
  • 0

#3
In training

In training

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 36 posts
Are the geeks stumped? !!!
  • 0

#4
ZacharyE

ZacharyE

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
You might try downloadin the K-Lite FULL codec pack, then update your video card drivers.
Let us know what that does for you.
  • 0

#5
In training

In training

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 36 posts
Posted Image


Thanks again geeks! The FULL codec package did the trick :)
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP