video/mpg's not playing

  terryp96 21:47 17 Jun 2003

Since experiencing hard drive crash I have lost ability to play back mpeg's any ideas what could be wrong

  eccomputers 23:14 17 Jun 2003

which windows version are you running? If 98, did you select to install multimedia?

  BBez 06:38 18 Jun 2003

you need "codecs" installed to decompress the different types of file compression. click here to get codecs

  terryp96 19:59 18 Jun 2003

Hi eccomputers, I am running Windows ME

  MichelleC 08:22 19 Jun 2003

ME has a memory leakage issue, so it could be connected. What player r u using to view?

  terryp96 22:09 19 Jun 2003

Hi MichelleC I am using Windows Media Player.

  pinka 22:27 19 Jun 2003

have you got it set up to auto download codecs and liscences , if so you want to cancel these options and download 3rd party codecs

  terryp96 22:34 19 Jun 2003

Hi Pinka how do I check this out

  pinka 22:37 19 Jun 2003

open your media player and goto tools - options and uncheck the appropriate boxes .

  terryp96 22:44 19 Jun 2003

Hi again Pinka, see what you mean but where do I load the 3rd party codecs, sorry to be a bit dumb

  pinka 22:47 19 Jun 2003

no problem , loads of places , just go do a google search and type say xvid codec , you should get plenty of choices , there is a kazaa codec pack that covers pretty much anything you will come across .

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