When I try to play them, there's a problem. Either it plays, but without sound, or I get a popup that says I need to get some software to make it work. Many others have worked beautifully.
The problem ones are formats using .avi, .flv, and sometimes mp4 extensions, all of which are quite standard. But the .avi ones won't play, even in Windows Media Player (yes, I checked that it will play .avi files). So how can an .avi file NOT play? Unless somebody tampered with the coding of the extension somehow. I'm no expert on such things. Similar things have been done to SOME of the .flv and mp4 movies, too. They all have to have additional software. But none of it appears to be offered at the DivX site.
I use mostly DivX and WMP for playing videos. My system is W7.
Most of the time, just to GET the downloads, I had to jockey around at the sites - they didn't give the download sites in a truly straightforward manner. Some asked me to "upgrade" Flash, and I rejected that until I went to the Flash site and found my software was entirely up to date. So it seemed obvious the "update" I was being offered was - not lovely.
Though the site that gives the list of sites offering a particular movie is not Grade A, its WOT rating is perfect. I DO get what they offer, but it's the sites they direct me to, the ones that have the movies that glut my browser with unwanted URLs, lots of ads and other gimmicks that are a problem. But even most of THOSE sites have a high WOT rating. I've done scans of my system, and none of those sites have infected me, but some put PUPs on my system. Once in a while, something pops up (usually not at my request) that is infected, and Avast warns me, so I leave promptly.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the downloaded movies that work. I want to play those unplayable movies that are on my PC. None appear to have infections. What can I do to make them play?
I'd really appreciate your input. If you're familiar with sites like these, I'd like to know anything you can tell me about them.
Edited by boopme, 08 November 2014 - 05:10 PM.
Fixed Title spelling