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xp to windows 7 upgrade and now video files won't play


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#1 mishkah

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:35 AM

I recently upgraded from xp to win. 7 but now I'm having toruble playing video files. They don't work in vlc and in windows media player they play, but jerkily and slowly. It seems to be the same for youtube videos as well. Any help would be appreciated thanks.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:59 AM

It may be that you have not installed the correct Win 7 graphics drivers for your new installation.

 

What motherboard/graphics card do you have? x64 or x86?



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:08 AM

I think I have x86 and standard VGA graphics adapter...



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

It sounds like you don't have the right drivers.

 

The easiest way to find your motherboard make and model is to open the side of your computer and read what is printed on the board.

 

What do you see?



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

Sounds to me as if you need to install codecs if VLC doesn't play anything.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

Sounds to me as if you need to install codecs if VLC doesn't play anything.

 

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Problem wouldn't carry through to flash videos also if this was the case.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

The easiest way to find the motherboard model would be from the machine make and model though, rather than the motherboard itself.

 

Silly me. :rolleyes:



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Have you updated all your programs to the latest versions?

 

Media Player, VLC, and Flash could possibly all need updating . . .


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

As it is a new install, I've still got my money on graphics drivers...

 

It's pretty hard to install an old version of flash from Adobe.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

I'm thinking about an upgrade as that is what the OP said, possibly he could clarify whether or not this is an upgrade or a fresh install.

 

If it is an upgrade, then i should have been clearer and said that "all your programs" and "all the drivers" will need updating to ensure smooth performance in the new operating system . . .

 

TsVk! said "It's pretty hard to install an old version of flash from Adobe."  -  yes indeed, but if it is an upgrade he could be stuck with an old version.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

XP to Win 7 is a fresh install... needs all new drivers and applications, nothing is transferred but personal files and data.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

XP to Win 7 is a fresh install... needs all new drivers and applications, nothing is transferred but personal files and data.

 

Sorry my mistake . . . walks away mumbling . . . early seniors moment perhaps . . .


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:10 AM

So I checked and yeah it is x86. Flash and media player are new versions. I just downloaded a new verion of VLC and it plays files- the audo is normal but the video doesn't play smoothly at all. Media player shows the video but doesn't play it smoothly and the video is a little grainy.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:27 AM

Your machine make and model please?



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:40 AM

Not sure if this is what you mean, but the model is MS-7312 and the manufactor is micro-star international






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