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IM TRYING TO PLAY A MOVIE ON MY GATEWAY COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER AND THE COMPUTER SCREEN IS SCAMBLED

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Try putting in a newer codec

try installing this
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/SLD_Codec_Pack.htm

also make sure you dont install toolbars

unless you want them

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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Dvd no sound windows media player


Simple Codec issue, Install and run VLC VideoLAN Official page for VLC media player the Open Source video framework
Once installed right click on the DVD in my computer and select play with..... and choose VLC

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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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I cant play Blueray discs on my acer aspire m3641


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Have you considered doing a complete recovery of your operational system, I'am suggesting this because of the fact you have to many program conflicts due to device drivers that are not working properly.

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Our downloaded movie is not playing


Hi,
Check what format the Movie Download is and check the Error when playing the movie, most probably this is a Codec issue one reason why the move cannot be played.
If you are using Windows Media player you may need Codecs updated on your computer, also try download VLC player try playing the Movide on VLC player if still it will not play download codec see the LINK provided for the Download of the Codecs, after you click the link select the Full Version and install it on your computer.

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I cant watch dvds with windows media player it says i dont have a dvd decoder installed. also i cant play netflix live on my pc i have windows xp (the bare basics) and im trying to get this computer...


Hi allisalevall,

If you cant watch a DVD movie you need to install a codec pack on your computer so that you can view the movie on your system. Click here to download. Enjoy watching.

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I have a dell inspiron 530 and trying to play dvd. after i insert in the drive nothing happens. do i need to do anything else? thanks


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Windows media codec problem, none of my 3 thousand songs will play now due to a modification that was done. i am trying to download the newest version of windows media player for my computer but they don't...


Please go to control panel and click add/remove programmes. Here check for the new version that you have installed. Remove it and you will get your old version.

If it is not there, then go to Start --- Programmes-----Accessories-----System tools ---- System Restore.

If you can find a highlighted previous date here select that date and restore your machine to that date.

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Cannot play audio CD's


try re-adding all audio cd songs in to you WMP11. Instead of playing what already in there.

Go to now playing and try adding all tracks into it.

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