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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:31 PM

Where is a good clean place to get update codecs?


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:39 PM

I don't know about those qualifiers..."good", "clean"...but I haven't installed codecs since my initial install and I used codecguide.com (I thhk) as the download site for the KLite pack.

 

I've never concerned myself with updating codecs, but it may be done automatically.

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:55 PM

Thanks Louis!

 

I will give KLite pack a try.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:23 AM

Yup, K-Lite is the way to go for media codecs.

Personally, I use the K-Lite Basic pack. If you also want to install media player classic, then install the Standard pack.

Of course, if you use VLC (highly recommended) then all of the codecs are already built into that program.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:50 AM

I have an issue on a few news sites, I will click on a movie and nothing happens.  I have the VLC player how does it interact with the movies on the net?


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

 

I will click on a movie and nothing happens.

 

This could be because the web-site in question is using Flash based videos and Flash is rapidly being rendered obsolete. Firefox will allow you to run flash after a warning, I believe Chrome is even more reluctant. If I remember correctly, as of some time next year Firefox will not allow Flash at all.

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:34 PM

I just tried the same sites using IE, IE does not have the issue.  I now think it has to do with the new FireFox.

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, from your description, Phil, it sounds like a flash video issue. You did not tell us previously that the issue was in a browser. Even the new M$ Edge browser is tightening the screws on Flash video security and is making it difficult/impossible to watch flash vids there. Flash is notoriously badly written software. It voraciously consumes power and is not secure at all. Apple outright banned it years ago from their devices.

With stock VLC you have to download the video file to be played, first. Then you feed the downloaded file into the VLC player. For flash the extension for the downloaded file is FLV, but typically the website will not allow you to get the FLV file as it demands that you allow it to stream it into your browser. If you can get an FLV file then VLC will be able to play it.

If this really is an [inside the browser] issue then tweaking your codecs in VERY unlikely to resolve the it, sorry.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

Hopefully someone will come up with something better, for now I will live with it.  Not sure if it is totally a browser issue as the same video will play on another news outlet.

 

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