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Windows media player won't play my mp4's


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#1 Aaron1129

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:43 AM

I have Vista Home Premium and Windows media player won't play the videos I take with my Blackberry. Any ideas?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:38 AM

Hey,

Follow the instructions below :thumbsup:
  • Download FFDShow from here.
  • Run the installer.
  • Select your language and click Next.
  • Now you must accept the license agreement of FFDShow, and click Next to continue.
  • Now you can choose an install directory (default is fine) and click Next again.
  • You are now on the Select Components screen, VfW Interface should be selected by default, but if it is not, then please select it.
  • Click Next and select a start menu folder (default is perfectly fine again),
  • Click Next again and now you reach the "Select Additional Tasks" screen.
  • It is important now that you ensure that under "Decode the following video formats with ffdshow", H.264 / AVC, DivX, and XviD options are selected.
  • Scroll down further until you reach "Decode the following audio formats with ffdshow" and just ensure that AAC is selected and also selecting MP3 won't do any harm. (these settings are usually default)
  • When you click Next, you will come to a "Management of compatibility issues" screen.
  • It is recommended to leave the option to use FFDShow for video only with the programs listed beneath to prevent any compatibility problems with other software. Media Player Classic and Windows Media Player will be in here.
  • Click Next and you will get the same screen again, this time for audio.
  • Click Next and select your speaker setup (if you only have 2 speakers, its stereo).
  • Click Next again and then "Install".

    When the installation is finished, your playback software will now be able to decode video and audio stored within MP4 files. Try playing them now in Windows Media Player.

    To play with Windows Media Player, right click the MP4 file and go to "Open With" and then the "Choose Program" option. From the list, select Windows Media Player.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:42 AM

Oh and to change the color and size of your text the text needs to go between the coding tags.

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