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#1 amnacheema

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

I downloaded a movie from torrent. It downloaded completely but when I played it, it shows only one screen. The time bar below moves but no video plays. What should I do?


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#2 Bezukhov

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:35 AM

Torrent, eh? Delete it and scan your computer with your anti-virus.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:39 AM

But I always download movies through torrent. This has never happened before

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:22 PM

Corrupted file ?  Download it again ?

 

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

What media player, you might do better with VLC.

As another note, do be warned that videos you download which flash up a "you need to download codec... to watch this" are often scams, there is no actual video there, it is just a video of the supposed pop-up which then encourages you to go and download a virus.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:17 AM

Corrupted file ?  Download it again ?
 
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

Post #6, maybe try once but usually if a file is corrupted it hasn't happened in transit, it was corrupt at the source. You can check things like sha256 or crc to identify corruption in transit, but in my life I've never encountered it happening except in cases where your own machine or your browser crashes while you are downloading something (in which case downloading again may help).
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