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Windows 7: Cannot play many videos with Media Player


21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 
Cannot play many videos with Media Player

Ever since I updated my laptop with 7 RC, I have not been able to play many types of video files. One example is this link:

http://www.launchcomplexmodels.com/D...iter-246v2.mov

I never had a problem playing video files under XP. If .mov is an unplayable file using Windows Media Player, what can I install that will allow me to play these types of files?

Thanks.

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21 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

This could be because it's a video with the QuickTime codec and in the QuickTime format (*.mov). Try installing Apple QuickTime.

Also, are you attempting to play this directly (ie: off your hard drive) or through your browser? If through a browser, you'd need the right browser plug-in for it. QuickTime will install both.
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21 Jul 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if NCH software will work for you. Download the free version of Prism:
Video Converter Software - Convert AVI MOV WMV FLV Video Files
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21 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try QuickTime Alternative
QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.

Free-Codecs.com : QuickTime Alternative 2.9.0 : QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player.

Same thing for real media files if you need it:

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install Real Player/RealOne Player.
Free-Codecs.com :: Download Real Alternative 1.90 : Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player
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21 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

Install Windows 7 Codecs by Sharky. They were put together especially for Windows 7 and use native Windows 7 Media player.
IF you are using W7x64 you will notice a tab at the top of the page for "64bit components".Install also after install initial Windows 7 Codecs.

You can find them here:
Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs

You should no longer have problems playing any type of video
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21 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

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21 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 (7600)
 
 

try vlc, it's all i use
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21 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I just downloaded his vid, and I had no problem playing it in the media player.
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21 Jul 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
wmp

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glen4cindy View Post
Ever since I updated my laptop with 7 RC, I have not been able to play many types of video files. One example is this link:

http://www.launchcomplexmodels.com/D...iter-246v2.mov

I never had a problem playing video files under XP. If .mov is an unplayable file using Windows Media Player, what can I install that will allow me to play these types of files?

Thanks.
Its a *.mov. It will play in wmp, vlc,quicktime, etc. If wmp isnt displaying properly you should remove every codec in sight. Did it work on previous vers of win 7?

Ken
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21 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by banderz777 View Post
I just downloaded his vid, and I had no problem playing it in the media player.
LOL you are right! Cool clip too
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