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Cannot view videos (you tube )- "missing codec"


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#1 ptof

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

Whenever I click to view a video I get a Program Compatability Assistant error stating that I am missing a codec and to click to go to IE website to download a fix. If I click to go to IE I get redirected to something called Total Codec which is some bogus website trying to get me to buy something. If I try to get out of it or if I just try to close the compatability assistant box I end up locked up and have maybe a 50% chance of the Task manager closing it otherwise I get an error box telling me that it can't be closed because the system has it locked leaving me to unplug the computer and reboot. Rebooting takes 10-15 mins. I have Webroot with Antispyware installed and have run updates and scans to no avail. At one point I did a system restore to a point before the problem started but it didn't help. Please Help.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:53 PM

Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack: http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

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