Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

A video file or a movie will not play, or you only have sound, or only video without sound.

For 90% of video playback problems..

Just download FFDShow and vlc MEDIA PLAYER.
Its extremely rare with this combination, to find a movie file that wouldn't play, and if it doesn't play with these two, its probably a fake one.

get FFDShow here, its the first link http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDShow_download.htm

with ffdshow all you need to do is to run the setup file and click next repeatedly untill the setup is complete, and then just finish it, close it and its done, works on the background when movies are played,

more info about FFDShow - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

vlc media player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

After you got these two installed, you should be able to play most if not all of the movies out there.

Note that there are some file formats that will not work with these two, I think mov and Realmedia player files will not play with these two, there are also many other file formats that are rare and may not work with these two another player or codec may be required. for mov files Quicktime is required etc.

Thanks,
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Hi,
Just download FFDShow and VLC MEDIA PLAYER.
Its extremely rare with this combination, to find a movie that wouldn't play,

get FFDShow here http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5550&s=50
with ffdshow all you need to do is to run the setup file and click next repeatedly untill the setup is complete, and then just finish it, close it and its done, works on the background when movies are played.

vlc media player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

After you got these two installed, you should be able to play most if not all of the movies out there.


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I need a DIV3 codec??? where do i download? And not DivX either just DIV3 but all i keep getting is DivX AHHHHH confusing!!! Will be gald of any help thanks!


Hey,

you won't have to worry about that.

Just download FFDSHOW and VLC MEDIA PLAYER.
Its extremely rare with this combination, to find a movie file that wouldn't play, and if it doesn't play with these two, its probably a fake one.

get ffdshow here, its the first link http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDShow_download.htm

more info about ffdshow - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

Vlc media player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

After you got these two installed, you should be albe to play most if not all of the movies out there.

Thanks,
Niko

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you most likely need a codec or a media player or possibly both to play the video file.

Get these two.

vlc media player
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

ffdshow video codec
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDshow.htm

with these two you should be able to play almost any video file.

Thanks,
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