Why don't MPC-HC play movies?

By learninmypc
Oct 31, 2013
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,016   +716

    If you install, "Video Download Helper" in Firefox, you can specify what format you'd like the download to be in. (At least from many sites).This one: http://www.downloadhelper.net/index.php Seems to pass the sniff test for adware/malware. There are these types of add-ons that don't. I'd get it directly through Mozilla's site.

    Then just play it with WMC (in W7), or the latest version of VLC. To the best of my knowledge, VLC has a full codec pack loaded, you don't need to add any. In fact, they're working on Blu-Ray playback in the 2.xx versions.

    We had a long thread about this "viooz" BS not working before, was that you?

    How did you come up with a "26 inch" monitor. Is this CRT? ATM, Newegg only shows 3 or 4 LCD 26". Kind of a rare size.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    I'll mess wth it tomorrow. Thanks. :)
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,016   +716

    TBH, it sounds like you, (or your Windows edition/ installations), are the issue.

    Granted, WMP is not the easiest file system to navigate, but it plays many music formats without issue. Certainly .wma, .Mp3 & CD.

    It also will play any format of commonly available video, .mov, wmv, Mp4, (which it claims not to be able to play but does fine), including DVD-Video, protected or unprotected. (This is in W7 Home Premium or Pro, 32 or 64 bit).

    Bear in mind, Vista Basic will not play DVD-Video, you have to bump up to "Vista Home Premium" for that capability.In XP, VLC plays any format I've managed to find in the way video. (Even in 1.xx versions, without additional codecs).

    So, at least IMHO, the "viooz" site is still a big question mark.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    My Vista is Home Premium.I'll mess with it tomorrow. Thank you.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    Although I'm fully content with watching the movies from here http://viooz.co/movies/
    in browser, I'm not going to mess with downloading them and/or trying to convert them.
    I thank you for your help & I hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep. Have a nice day. :)
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,016   +716

    The trouble with any number of sites offering "free videos", is that some require special players. I believe I had, "Move Media Player" installed, and Firefox branded it as "hostile", then disabled it. That kind of threw me, since I believed it had come along to gain access to a major network's video offerings. False positive or not, I believe it better to be safe than sorry.
    I thought my computer clocks had all been reset by accident, and my wall clocks were telling the correct time. (I hadn't set them yet) So, the extra hour fell out of the sky, like a gift from heaven. And thank you, I'm in the process of having a good day.:)

    I would ask you to consider this, I "think", (but am not certain), that WMP & WMC, access playback from the same set of codecs. So, what plays on one, should play on the other. (Make sure you have the latest version installed). Where WMC differs, is the consolidation of access to all content, and perhaps foremost, program guides. WMC will integrate content from cable and a tuner as well. (Which WMP obviously won't) It this case the tuner is the decoder. The tuner's driver supplies the tuner's output, in a format that Windows can deal with.

    The only thing you really lose by playing the content in your browser, is the "on demand" function, that we've all been spoiled with.
  9. Lofski759

    Lofski759 Newcomer, in training

    No problem playing with browser, good movie:)


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