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Media Players won't play large files

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#1 Ribdigger870


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

Just a couple of days ago, my media players quit playing large mkv files, around 8gig and up. I used to be able to play them a while ago, but i didn't really have any use for large 720p and 1080p MKV files. Now i have upgraded my tv and i wanted to watch higher quality movies. But i can't get a media player to even start playing the movie. I have tried Windows Media Player, VLC, KMPlayer, and Media Player Classic-Home Cinema, neither of them will play the movie.


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OS Name    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version    6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
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OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer    Hewlett-Packard
System Model    HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
System Type    x64-based PC
Processor    AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics, 1900 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
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Windows Directory    C:\Windows
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Total Physical Memory    3.48 GB
Available Physical Memory    1.76 GB
Total Virtual Memory    6.96 GB
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#2 lycogan56


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:23 PM



I am thinking about using this software to watch video off my video camcorder.  Pretty cheap, but i don't know if it will work.  My video is very choppy right now.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

Have you got the latest codecs/version of VLC and KM? Many larger videos are using very new codecs...

Edited by TsVk!, 26 February 2015 - 09:36 PM.

#4 lycogan56


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

Is Codecs VLC a freeware?  Does the VLC come separate from the KM player? How difficult is the install?  The KMplayer in my machine works but I am not to confidenct in my install expertise.  Ohmy, a member of bleeping computer, is helping me with my start up processes right now.  I don't think I am suppose to mess with too much, but do you have any good resources I could read about slower computers handling HD video?


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