If you look more closely, there is a free codec/player Divx package, the 6-month trial refers to their "pro" codec. Here is the link to just the codec/player, watch when you install and make sure to uncheck the box to install the 6-month trial pro codec, it is not needed for simply viewing clips:http://www.divx.com/.../play/download/
There is nothing "wrong" with your computer, it simply does not know how to interpret or decode the video file compression without the correct codec. These codecs are not typically pre-installed on a computer and you must either download them yourself or WMP may grab them automatically when it encounters a compression that it does not know how to handle.
Hope that helps,
p.s. Starjax has previously mentioned the free K-lite codec pack that has pretty much every codec you will ever need to play media files, and would be worth a look. Check it out at:http://www.free-code..._Codec_Pack.htm
Okay, I've looked at the divx.com site... it's says I can download for free 6 months trial.
That's fine with me... but what is 'wrong' with my computer...my windows player? Is there something missing that was supposed to come with my computer??
Any illumination appreciated!