Comp wont play videos?

By Midgetmax
Nov 1, 2007
  1. I recently tryed to play a video that i had downloaded on my computer a while ago in winamp. when i opened it up, winamp came up, but no video screen, so i manually clicked the video button, and it was black. i tryed pressing play and it did nothing. so i tryed opening a different video and same thing happened. i then tryed opening a video in windows media, and an error popped up forcing me to close wmp. im pretty fluent with compuers so i ran spyware and virus scans, and they came up with nothing, and i have no idea why my computer wont play any video i through at it. and help? im running winXP home, Radeon X1300, 1gig RAM, 2.2 Ghz Athalon XP 3200.
  2. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    you may need to see if your videos are in a proper format for playing. find a video and right click and see what type it shows. for example is it avi, mp3, mp4, divx etc, or in your case, wma - windows media file format.
  3. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    Try VLC i have had good luck with this program it can play almost anything.
  4. Midgetmax

    Midgetmax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    its not the format of them, i have checked that. most of these videos i am trying to play i have played before.winamp does not do anything when i press play. i am going to try the new player that u suggested though, and i will get back to you on how that goes. thanks for the suggestions guys, im open to try anything at this point.
  5. Midgetmax

    Midgetmax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    hmm, well i was surprised to see that VLC worked. weird that it still wont play on winamp and WMP...
  6. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    VLC is universal :) i still find it strange that you could view those videos with winamp/wmp before. maybe you've downloaded some updates of these programs? all i can think of is that maybe you've change files associations. in this case you can go to options->preferences on winamp and check the 'file types' section.
  7. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    You could also try and download Xvid, most newer video files are using mp4's and maybe the codecs where just removed or corrupted.
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