mpeg files wont play on windows media player

calmat

Member
hello everyone
I know this is not a vista problem, but i am hoping that someone can help.
My daughter has windows XP on her computer and she has a camcorder with a hard drive that runs on MPEG files. I have downloaded them on to her computer, but when
she tries to play them on her media player nothing plays and an error comes up and says cannot play these files look at web help.
Is this because her windows media player is to old and can it be updated to play MPEG
files, or is their a free download programme that she can use to play these videos on.

regards calmat
 

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t-4-2

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hello everyone
I know this is not a vista problem, but i am hoping that someone can help.
My daughter has windows XP on her computer and she has a camcorder with a hard drive that runs on MPEG files. I have downloaded them on to her computer, but when
she tries to play them on her media player nothing plays and an error comes up and says cannot play these files look at web help.
Is this because her windows media player is to old and can it be updated to play MPEG
files, or is their a free download programme that she can use to play these videos on.

regards calmat

Suggestion :

Google for a FREE video converter and change your mpeg files to WMV file formats.

WMV files are the most reliable and fool-proof formats for windows media player.

I use Prism as my video converter. It is free.
Prism download link :
Prism Video File Converter - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

You can go to the web and pick- choose. No need to buy one. A free converter will do the job.
 

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tom982

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Gold Member
Hello calmat, me again! (I'm hoping you remember me from last time I helped you)

Alternatively you can do the following:

K-Lite Codec Pack

1. Go to: Free-Codecs.com :: Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 7.1.0 : The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack includes the K-Lite Codec Pack Full, QuickTime Alternative, Real Alternative support and Monkey's Audio DirectShow decoder.
2. Scroll down to find the link that will "Download [ K-Lite Mega Codec Pack X.X.X ]" where the X.X.X will be the version number
***If the link doesn't work then choose one of the links with "MIRROR" written next to it***
3. Click on it and save the file to your documents
4. When it finishes downloading, find the file and run it

Now we have to install the program:

1. Click Next
2. Check "Advanced Install" and click Next
3. Click Next
4. On the drop down menu, select "Profile 8: Lots of stuff (without player)" and click Next
5. Click Next
6. Click Next
7. Check the "Windows Media Player" box and click Next
8. Check both of the boxes:
-"Video file extensions:"
-"Audio file extensions:"
and click Next
9. Click "Select All" and click Next
10. Click Next
11. Click Install

This will let you play 99.9% of all video extensions out there in Windows Media Player

Tom
 

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calmat

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hello tom 982
yes i do remember you
thanks for your help once again, yours is the second solution i have been given
and will try both

calmat
 

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