Problem playing videos

By dasun
Dec 13, 2010
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  1. hello.i have a problem in playing (specialy MKV) videos which are slow to os is XP.and chip set is via VT8601tT apollo PLE133T(pentium iii).please help me to resolve this problems.
  2. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 120

    Try VLC Player it will play all kinds of video.
  3. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    yes you should try vlc media player it is a packet-based player it is very light and plays all kinds of video's it can even play files which are not downloaded fully so you can preview the file's that are downloading (through p2p)
    it is a freeware and works smoothly without any problem . so you wont have any problem viewing any of your video file's again . SO ENJOY !!!
    and please tell me if you have any problem
  4. Jane55

    Jane55 TS Rookie Posts: 19

    What the tool to play you used?
    specialy MKV? or special MKV files? I suppose maybe you need to do converting, try iFunia video converter to help you, and then it's freely to play on any players.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    If they are HD mkvs then I'm not surprised that you have difficulty playing it on a Pentium 3. Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a pretty good alternative to VLC. I found it to play HD videos smoothly on low powered PCs when VLC couldn't.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    That's probably the problem. I had a lot of trouble playing HD mkvs on my 4200+ CPU.

    You need a lot of RAM too if you're trying to play a 10GB BR rip.

    Your video card is probably not new enough to offload the work onto the GPU, but that is always a solution too.

    But if neither VLC nor Media Player Classic allow you to play them, then you're probably limited by hardware.

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