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Windows 7: Can't play movies

04 Aug 2010   #1
Gregg C

Windows 7
 
 
Can't play movies

Good morning Guys,
I just purchased a new HP DM4T laptop (Windows 7) I moved several movies from my old laptop a Compaq Presario CQ60 (Vista) These movies are all about 700 megs, Face Off, Executive Decision, Rambo 8...ect and are AVI files.
My Compaq Presario CQ60 (Vista) played these movies just fine, the HP with 7 wont.
I tried downloading K-lite codec pack, some sort of a microsoft codec download, nothing has worked.
Any ideas ??
Because there movies are digital files and not DVD's is there some sort of copyright
blocking ??
I'm pretty frustrated that my new hightech $800 Hp wont play a simple movie file.

Gregg


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04 Aug 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Where did you get the digital files from? Download VLC Player and see if it will open the files
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04 Aug 2010   #3
Kasor

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try playing them using VLC player .

if it works, uninstall all the codec packs and players . and then only install K-LITE (the latest edition) .
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04 Aug 2010   #4
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Gregg, try the VLC player. This player comes with all codecs built-in and plays most of the video files.

The possible reason for your problem could be that you are missing a particular codec for your video. Avi can be xvid or divx or something else. As far as I know, Windows does not play xvid or divx files natively. If you install codecs properly, then it will, but in my opinion it's way easier to use VLC. That is, assuming all you want to do is to play those movies.
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow, we all suggested VLC Player, haha

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
The possible reason for your problem could be that you are missing a particular codec for your video. Avi can be xvid or divx or something else. As far as I know, Windows does not play xvid or divx files natively. If you install codecs properly, then it will, but in my opinion it's way easier to use VLC.
OP stated he installed the K-Lite codec pack, which includes xvid and divx
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04 Aug 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

AVI (xvid or divx) plays well out of the box. Probably the files are mkv , which is not played automatically. Either VLC, or Shark007's wmp 12 codecs are the best choices to play all audio or video files with Win7 .
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04 Aug 2010   #7
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

You might want to uninstall the K-lite codes and install these highly reccomended by us 7 Forum users and see if that helps.


Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs


Steve
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Gregg C

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Guys !!
I'll let you know.
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04 Aug 2010   #9
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
You might want to uninstall the K-lite codes and install these highly reccomended by us 7 Forum users and see if that helps.


Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs


Steve
+1 for exactly what i was gonna say!
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04 Aug 2010   #10
Gregg C

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys, I installed VLC..no can do, I got a this error msg..."VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this".
Any ideas ??
The download said 32 bit, I think Windows 7 is 64, did I dowload the wrong one ??
Gregg
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