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Date Posted: 15:09:50 12/11/02 Wed
Author: Mommyof3
Subject: Okay, tried many things.
In reply to: wormie 's message, "Re: Hmmm..." on 13:17:11 12/11/02 Wed

>>Just to make sure, you are downloading them first to
>>your hard drive, and then watching them...correct?

Definitely doing that. Gotta have 'em all at my fingertips all the time!
>>If that's the case, perhaps make sure you have the
>>latest version of Windows Media Player...

Did that, over Daddyof3's vehement protests. We have 6.4, and he hates the update(s). Refers to them as "memory hogs and system bloaters". But I downloaded it anyway. When that didn't work, he gleefully pushed me out of the way and uninstalled it. Been a while since I've seen him enjoy anything that much. Huh.

>I have to agree with Donna's assessment. [Sometimes
>*really* old computers can't process video fast
>enough, but if you got yours within the last few
>years, you should be ok.] Another possibility is that
>your codec files are corrupted or you don't have the
>right codecs; re-installing windows media player can
>fix that.

Geez, it's not that old. DH is pushing for a new one though, so this may give him more leverage. Hmmm...spend a fortune on a new puter so I can watch my videos? I don't see why not. Anyway, the media player has been reinstalled, and it's still not working.
>Here's a trick: sometimes you can change the extension
>on the file from .wmv to .mpg and then play it in
>windows media player without a problem [but this will
>NOT work if you try to play it in another movie
>application like quicktime or music match]

Okay, I'm off to give that a shot. Crossing my fingers.
>hope it helps.

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  • Hold on, I'm going to throw a tantrum. Maybe that will help. -- Mommyof3, 15:17:45 12/11/02 Wed
  • Another idea...and kudos to Wormie :-) -- DEHPenguin, 16:00:57 12/11/02 Wed

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