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Solved: Windows 8 and Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Hammermill, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. Hammermill

    Hammermill Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    I tried to play movies I made with my camcorder in Windows 8 but they only give me audio through Windows Media Player and won't play on the video that came with Windows 8. They played just fine in Windows Media Player in Windows 7. I also can't figure out how to play DVD movies in Windows Media Player in Windows 8, I don't like Power DVD. I'm not a fan of Windows 8 but I needed a new laptop and I got a great deal so I am dealing.

    Can someone help me work this out. Thanks
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Missing codecs. You will need to install the codec used for the videos that won't play. You can open the files using gSpot or mediainfo and see which video codecs are needed. You will then need to install the codec. I suggest refraining from taking the easy route and using a codec pack. DVD's require an mpeg2 codec or simply use a different media player.
     
  3. Hammermill

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    Thank you very much. Will do.
     
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