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Media player audio and video

When playing a movie, it doesnt play properly, its either no video or no audio. Please HELP me to find proper codec.

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Hmm , what format of video r u trying 2 play. not all video types is supported with windows media player. try 2 download mpcstar and divx . just google it its free 2 DL

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2. check your system for trojan , virus or any program that is using system resources. Often Video problems are caused by insufficient resources available by video/audio decoders.
3. System stand by could be missing because your bios settings dont allow it. Enter the BIOS and reset settings to default.

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