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Clicking On Old .mpgs Freezes Folder


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#1 dr.inpoc

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:39 AM

Hi,

First post. Glad I found you guys!

So problem: Got some old mpgs that I can't play on MS media player 10. What's more, when I even click on the mpg it freezes pc & I have to CTrlAltDel to unfreeze. I can't delete the files, either. Every time I try & click, (even right mouse), it freezes the folder.

Could someone tell me where if I need new, (old), Codecs & if so:

1) how to tell which ones I need
2) where to get them
3) will it 'harm' my media player if I install.

Thanks

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#2 Nikas

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:27 PM

Hi dr.inpoc and Welcome to BC!

1) I have no idea too.
2) Depending on the required codec.
3) If you get from known source, it shouldn't be a problem.

Lost? Now, if you could not get your video to play, or if your video plays without output (only audio). Then you are missing codecs. To identify what codec that you required. You can download Gspot.

I recommend you to download K-Lite Codec Pack. It consist of various codec and probably, you won't need to install any other codec in the future. (That's what I'm doing now.)

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Nikas

#3 dr.inpoc

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:33 AM

Thanks Nikas,

On that now. Gspot rings a bell - think I did that on an old pc sometime ago.

cheers

dr.I




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