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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:30 AM
Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:11 PM
Can you play any other video files using the apps?
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:50 AM
No, I cannot play anything I have tried so far, with the apps affected.
They give reports such as 'media not found' or 'we are unable to play video at this time'. If they only failed to play some videos not all I would have guessed it was an absence of the appropriate codec(s) --- not that I know much about these things. The apps which are particularly affected include AV Remote (from the Windows Store) which integrates with Chromecast -- I should be able to use it to play YouTube videos for example or the few home produced videos I have stored online, but cannot; TV Catchup and other TV apps (but in the case of the latter I realised it was only theway Windows interacts with the app which is at fault so I could use the Catchup service directly from the web, which is OK); plus apps which should play full length movies but dont.
I was surprised to find I could not play .mpg/4 because I though that was a fairly common format, which I used years ago when producing my own short videos with a CamCorder. I understand MKV is a format which has cause problems but I believe I have that codec and it can be played by VLC. There is a Windows Codac Pack for free download which I will probably try but as I say I suspect it is not a codec issue, otherwise why would the apps refuse to play anything?
Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:53 PM
The file played OK in WMP, VLC and Metro Media Player which is a Store app. However, what I most want is to get media to play in the Store app AV Remote which is designed to work with Chromecast,but I have not so far found a way to open it in AV Remote. You are supposed to be able to move and drop a file into AVR but as soon as it enters the app's window the file's icon turns into the no entry sign and is not recognised. If there is a way of doing it I havnt found it yet.
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