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n0ng33k

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Well lately I've been having problems watching videos with a certain video player, not sure how to describe this...it's like video on YouTube, except with a different "video-player-program". The "video-player-program" in question can be found at www.noobflicks.com, as well as many other popular sites.

What happens is that I click on the video link, and the video starts playing, but I can only hear the audio, and the actual video part is extremely choppy, as in 1 frame per 5-7 seconds or so, making watching videos impossible. I'm guessing that my computer can't handle the video playing program, but I'm not sure.

Any help?
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Hi n0ng33k

Well, they do say that their videos are running with high bit-rate.
(Stated in their FAQ) so a older or small onboard video card may
experience some problems.

What sort of video card do you have?

And are you up to date with the latest Java and Flash?


-Abydos
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Hey Abydos, great to see you helping me again! :) Anyways, my video card is crap to say the least, just checked dxdiag and it has a weeny 32mb memory, (it's an NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX...really old). Is that the reason?

I have the latest version of Java and Flash. Is my video card solely the problem?

Edited by n0ng33k, 11 July 2008 - 01:54 PM.

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Is my video card solely the problem?


It would be a part of it.

However, when sites run videos with high bit-rate, they tend to congest.
So that is also part of it, and not solely your card. Internet speed also play
a part here.

I noticed, that they actually recommend to download their videos, and then view
the videos on a alternate player (WMP, VLC etc.) But before you go ahead downloading,
if that is what you want to try, be sure its legit. I don't want to recommend illegal actions.... :)

Regards Abydos
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Ooo thanks! I'll look into downloading them. My internet connection is a solid 128MBPS so I believe it has to be computer-power related. Thanks! (again)
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I downloaded a movie yesterday, but forgot to post the results:

Unfortunately it didn't work. As WMP opened, it said that the file extension is mp4 format, and could not be played. It asked me if it could try to make it work, so of course I said yes, but then it didn't work...any help?
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Hi n0ng33k

Maybe you need a codec for WMP.

Choose an appropriate codec under featured, codec-packs
in the right side: LINK

Or download VLC-Player, it takes almost any format.

VLC-Player


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I install VLC, got it setup and everything, downloaded my video, but all I could hear was the audio...

Could you give me a little walkthrough on how to install a codec? I'm kind of lost :)

Edited by n0ng33k, 12 July 2008 - 04:58 PM.

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I install VLC, got it setup and everything, downloaded my video, but all I could hear was the audio...


Thats strange?

Are you up to date with Java and DirectX?
Video-driver?

Could you give me a little walkthrough on how to install a codec? I'm kind of lost :)


You download it, and run the installer.....
If it comes as a zip-file, you need to unzip and then run installer.


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