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  1. Default Total newbie

    Sorry for the question.

    I have recently reinstalled a fresh copy of windows xp on my pc i have now put all my files including camcorder recordings back on my harddrive. Now when i go to play them they wont work and come back with an error, i have tried other players such as real view and quick time also but with no luck.

    I guess i am missing a codec, but havent a clue where or which one to use.

    Plz help.

  2. Default

    What does the error say?

    And have you tried using VLC?

    VideoLAN - VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player

    It works with (almost) everything.

  3. Default

    Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or a required codec might not be installed on your computer.

    Codec is missing

    Windows Media Player cannot play the file (or cannot play either the audio or video portion of the file) because the MPEG-2 audio decoder codec is not installed on your computer.
    The missing codec might be available to download from the Internet. For more information about codecs,

  4. Default

    Have you downloaded and tried VLC yet?...

  5. Default

    Dont really want to download another player, would just prefer to get windows media player working thanks

  6. Default

    Thanks had a look u need to pay for those?

  7. Default

    Or use VLC which is free.

    Now there probably is some codec pack out there that is free and will work for you but I don't know off the top of my head where to get one.

    Either google around for said codec pack or change your video player to VLC

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    Cheers mate have found one now and it works.

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