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Windows 7: All Video files won't open (... has stopped working and looking for..)

16 Oct 2011   #11
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
So my interpretation here is that VLC could play because it was installed later and not because it had in-built codecs.

If reinstalling MPC brings it back to life, then reinstalling WMP should also resolve the problem. That is my line of thinking - right or wrong.
Wrong.

MPC is identical to VLC.
It defaults to using internal codecs EXACTLY like VLC does.
The MPC Homecinima installer has never installed codecs to your system, ever.


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17 Oct 2011   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am afraid there is some misunderstanding here. Let me clarify and also ask some clarifications.

What I have stated: Like VLC, MPC-HC also has internal codecs. So MPC-HC is identical to VLC. So reinstalling MPC-HC should bring it back to life for the OP. OP requested to check.

I know, Shark007, that apart from WMP the only other palyer you recommend is MPC-HC and your codec pack is preconfigured for it.

I was indeed using MPC-HC downloaded from your Tools section alongwith your codec pack thinking it was necessary to play mkvs and bluray discs.

That was till another forum member - I think it is Ponmayilal - reported here that starting from a particular version, MPC-HC has its own codecs installed and your codec pack is no longer necessary.

It was indeed so. I have since completely uninstalled your codec pack and MPC-HC can play my mkv and bluray discs without your codec pack. How come? Then why MPC-HC from your tools section and your preconfigured codec pack for it?

I stand to be corrected if I am wrong.
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17 Oct 2011   #13
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I am afraid there is some misunderstanding here. Let me clarify and also ask some clarifications.
What I have stated: Like VLC, MPC-HC also has internal codecs.
sorry - I misuhderstood

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
If I am not wrong, MPC Home Cinema also installs its own codecs.
but it does not install codecs and i prefer to squash falicies before they spread.
it can use external codecs when setup for that, but by default, it is a self contained player


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I know, Shark007, that apart from WMP the only other palyer you recommend is MPC-HC and your codec pack is preconfigured for it.
No, my codecpack targets all players and has specific functionality empowering the user to take control of playback in the locked down Windows players. What is pre-configred is the version of MPC-HC that I redistribute. It is pre-configured to use system installed codecs, and not the builtin ones.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
MPC-HC has its own codecs installed
If being tied to using a single player is OK with you, that is fine, it is your choice. Their are many instances when that player will fail people. VLC is probably a better choice. Occassionally though, there is a person or 2 that would like to use WMP, and Media Center for its remote control-ability.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I stand to be corrected if I am wrong.
consider yourself correct for the 2nd time today.
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17 Oct 2011   #14
ShadowXWolf

Windows Home-Premium (64-bit)
 
 

i've tried everything posted here so far, uninstalled my codecs and even installed Shark007's codec and MPC HC and Win Media player still doesn't work, i've downloaded Media player classic (Gabest) v 6.4.9.1 and it works.

but i really want to get my old ones working, what could possibly crash them every time i open a video with any of them, and i found a ton of Windows error reports, i just wish i could find the error.

could i have something that's either blocking or crashing some of my codecs?
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17 Oct 2011   #15
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Choosing to disable UAC can cause these problems.
If you have lowered the setting of UAC (user account control)

as a test . . . in this order

uninstall the codecs
set UAC to the 'Default' setting, reboot your system
re-install the codecs, open each app as an admin using a rightclick on the shortcut
(64bit systems need a 2nd installation called the x64Components, get it from MajorGeeks)
select the SUGGESTED settings checkbox in each app

test you files
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17 Oct 2011   #16
ShadowXWolf

Windows Home-Premium (64-bit)
 
 

All Video files won't open (... has stopped working and looking for..)-shark-codec.png

i did what you said up to this point in installing Win7codecs where i got this error, what should i do? and what does this error indicate?


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17 Oct 2011   #17
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It is indicating that the installer doesnt have full administrative privileges.

It is quite possible that the current user account is corrupted.

If you were to create a new user account and try the installation from the new user, it may resolve this problem, and many others you are experiencing,
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17 Oct 2011   #18
ShadowXWolf

Windows Home-Premium (64-bit)
 
 

it did the same error with the new user.
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17 Oct 2011   #19
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm really stumped on this one.

The error message states Software\Classes\Media Type\ as a path but that isnt even a valid path nor does my software try to install to that path.

Try re-downloading the Installer - maybe it is corrupted.
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17 Oct 2011   #20
ShadowXWolf

Windows Home-Premium (64-bit)
 
 

i've downloaded it a few times already i'm pretty sure it's not corrupted.
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