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Divx player on my laptop using windows XP keeps saying " failed to create a display device" the files work fine on windows media player though.

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When does the laptop display these messages? What is Divx player?

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

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How do I format a CD-R in windows xp


Unless your using a program you don't really format a CD-R, sometimes you erase a CD-RW but if your looking to put data on a disk you insert your blank disk and then you can go to then disk and put files to be copied on the disk, Then you run the windows write to disk wizard. it is located under FIle and says " Write these files to CD " You can also burn music with windows media player by selecting the copy to CD or Media device or by selecting the Burn tab on the top of the media player on newer versions of windows media player.

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Divx & Codec for Vista


-Unfortunately Windows media player is only loaded with a few codecs for video so you will need a codec pack found HERE

-just click Direct link and download and install the codec pack. Now you should be able to play 99.8 percent of video files in any format in WMP.

-As for myself, I swear by VLC media player as no additional codecs are required. its fast and easy to use. You can grab it HERE

Apr 29, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Can't play divx or xvid media


Could be a codec problem
Use these two, one for video and one for audio and see if you have the same problems, these are the best codecs, don't use those all in 1 packs as they are generally out of date of full of ****.

http://ac3filter.net/
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDshow.htm

Apr 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Both Windows media player and DivX quit burning files, windows says everything worked but the disc is still empty, Divx will start burning but then freezes and stops responding


i think the disc is not recordable anymore or i guess it does not support video files cd+r disc is better for video recording

Nov 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How can i change the format that my "magix Photostory CD & DVD" program burns my pictures/music to a DVD that WILL play on a home DVD player and not just a computer? I have a Windows XP


There are three ways to create a Video CD (VCD) that contains your photo stories:
You can obtain Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition and view the Photo Story 3-authored WMV file in Photo Story 2 by going to Play your story or create a video CD of your story and then create a VCD.using the Photo Story 2 Video CD-burning feature.
• You can obtain Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10 or above and view the Photo Story 3-authored WMV file in the Photo Story that comes with the Digital Image Library and save and burn to VCD.
• You can obtain VCD-authoring products that work with Photo Story files, such as MyDVD by Sonic Solutions or InstantCD\DVD by Pinnacle Systems. You can use these software to convert the Windows Media video (WMV) files into files that can be copied to a DVD and played in a DVD player.
Note: VCD and DVD-authoring software is not included with Photo Story 3.

Oct 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Error code 0f00::065d msg:IDE failed self test failed read portion . Msg: Ide device failed blank media or no media present in optical drive error code ofoo:137B This is a Dell laptop inspiron 1300


its simple:

1. Get Windows XP Booteble CD from a friend or simple download it
for example "WINDOWS XP PRO sp3 x86 32 BIT"
2. Burn it on CD
3. Switch on your Laptop/PC
4. Press F12
5. Put your Windows XP to your CD/DVD drive
6. Choose from a manu DVD/CD
7. Press any key to start instalation
8. wait a couple minutes and pres R for Repair
9. wait until you will se C:\
10. and finally type "chkdsk c:"
11. after all restart laptop/pc
12. Enjoy

Sep 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I want to install the fisher price fp3 software to my MS Vista laptop. when starting the software it says that I must activate the player. When I push the "yes" button it says: "failed to...


YA This all problem creat on your installation problem you have to reinstall your player's cd with all selected file and second thing is you have to reinstall your operating system and chake it again

Jun 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I can't get my mix max to recognize and play WMV files that I sync to it with Windows Media Player. The Mix Max sees the file, but says "File is not supported".


Dear nvrgiveup,

You have to download the latest codec of windows Media Player. I am giving u the link from here u can download the latest codecs after installing the codecs u have to restart the system now it will work fine.

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?qt=windows+media+player+codec&tag=srch&tg=dl-20


Regards,
Bittu_8

Feb 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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