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Decoding probs hi why is it that some of the movies i play on windows media center (os vista ultimate) which are stored on my hard drive wont play, i get a msg that says "Canot not play video, one or more codecs required to open this content could not be found" also the movies that can play on my pc will not play on my xbox throu the WMC i can get all my music and pics to play with no worries (wireless conected ) is there a program or something i can get to make all movies watchable on both pc and xbox

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  • fjcm Jul 20, 2008

    Thank you so much you are the greatest person on the planet. all is working well and we are able to watch movies on the xbox 360 now, it wont work through WMC on the xbox 360 but can run it through WMPlayer.

    Thank you so much.

    cheers



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You need to know the type of video which is contained in icon right click icon go to properties and check for type.
you could try the program called VLC player this does my videos

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