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Windows 7: Problems playing video

28 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Problems playing video

First I will ask this: After being logged in for about half an hour, (with some breaks) and after finishing to write, I pressed the submit button, I was asked to log-in again and all my post was gone, why?

About vlc player (as some suggested), installed it and made some tries, the player's screen became a mixture of paint - no video, after several tries uninstalled it.
Now about playing HD videos with my (weak) celeron 2.66 CPU, can you tell me which one is HD clip:
Details of clip one: (this plays well in smplayer)
968 x 544
data rate 2555 kbps
total bitrate 2679 kbps
frame rate 24 f/s

Detail of clip two: (this one 'slowing motion after 1.5 minutes)
704 x 544
data rate 1258 kbps
total bitrate 1322 kbps
frame rate 29 f/s

Both are MP4

Answers will be appreciated

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28 Mar 2016   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Sorry you had such a bad experience with VLC. VLC usually saves the day because it can play most anything. From what you write I conclude that you may have had a corrupted copy. Get a copy from Ninite and try again.
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28 Mar 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

None of them seem like HD videos and if they are they are the smallest I've ever seen :)
You'd have to use a utility able to read all of the media data
I read mediainfo mentioned but I don't have a link for it.
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28 Mar 2016   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If I ever have a problem with video not playing in one particular player then I tend to convert to another format. That ususally works. For .avi files sometimes there's not a lot that you can do with them except to attempt to repair them.

VLC - doesn't play all videos even though it has that reputation. Many times I've played videos in S-Player (English version), Light Alloy Media Player or PotPlayer that refused to play in VLC.

You seem to have started more than one thread on pretty much the same subject.
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29 Mar 2016   #5

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

.MP4 is just a container file it can have many different stream types in it, and as such one could be harder to decode than the other one. I would get Mediainfo and open the two files in it in the text view and then show us the info for each one, I bet the one with the smaller resolution is actually in a higher base profile and uses more of your cpu to decode it. It is probably using AVC in there.

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29 Mar 2016   #6

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong cpu, but the only Celeron 2.66 I can find is a single core chip from 2004. If this is correct, I'm surprised it can run Windows 7 and play any video at the same time. I suggested in another thread that the OP looks in task manager whilst playing a video to see the cpu load, although if it's the cpu I'm thinking of, the load will be 100%.

If I'm right about the XP era cpu, the best case scenario is to find the media player that works and just use that one. Choosing a player you like is not really an option.

According to this comparison website, my 3 year old i7 is 40X as powerful as the Celeron. Maybe the OP should think about upgrading.
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