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When i download a youtube video, the icon is on my desktop. I click to open, and windows media player opens, but it is not there. where is it?

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You need the Adobe Flash Codec for Windows Media Player. You can get it here.Alternatively, you can download and install VLC Media Player here. It plays everything without having muck about with installing various codecs.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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Try using free fly player.. its going to play all your downloaded clips and movies from streaming servers, youtube, googlevideo etc..

Posted on May 13, 2011

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You need to get the codec that can read the file type i suggest getting Divx from divx.com
hope this helped plz rate thx

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