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*.mpg Stopped Working


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#1 JXBlack

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:36 AM

When I try to play an *.mpg file in Win Media Player I get a small message at the bottom of the screen saying that it is trying to locate a codec server. If I am off line at the time then that is the end of it, but of course the *.mpg file never plays. If I am on line it seems to find some sort of site, then the word ""Error"" flashes by and the file begins, but it is only sound.........no picture at all.
This just occured a few minutes ago........(rebooting didn't help) prior to that, I had no trouble playing these files.


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#2 fozzie

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:26 AM

WElcome to BC JXBlack!

First a few questions :

You mean Windows Media Player? which version?
Which Windows do you have XP?Home?

As a first step please download Gspot here Install and via the browse button left top go to the file and click render. If possible post a screenshot of what you get with Gspot.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:23 AM

Can you do a system restore?
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#4 JXBlack

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:59 AM

Many Thanks for your kind reply.

I have windows media player version 10 and I have XP Pro.
I have downloaded and run G Spot. I noticed in the upper right hand corner that it says "Codecs are installed"??

I don't know how to post a screen shot. I will try to google my way thru it. Please forgive if my replies are slow. Their was an earthquake off Taiwan a few days ago and it has badly disrupted our web speed.

I have a program called VLC. It is a video player. I just tried the *.mpg file that will not play in WinWedia Player and it seems to play fine.

Thanks again for you help.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:58 AM

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Due to the crashed Internet out here I used all but 1 very recent restore points. I tried it but it didn't help.

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Sorry.......I have managed to get a screenshot of G Spot but I can't figure out how to paste it here. Do you know how this can be done?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:15 AM

Did you install any new software recently? In particular, any new video related software? I had the same problem once when I installed some video conversion software. After I uninstalled it the problem went away.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:26 AM

Yes.......same problem.........same solution
I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to convert VCD to DivX and installed 5 or 6 Video conversion programs. After I un installed them........the problem went away. So, I'm back where I started....can't convert ???(any ideas) but, at least I can now I can play *.mpg films again.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 08:22 AM

Did you try any of these




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