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HP Laptop WIN 8, Does NOT play back any videos!!!!!!

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    HP Laptop WIN 8, Does NOT play back any videos!!!!!!

    I am trying to help a friend out. he and I were in bands together , and I've sent him different video formats, but he can not open any of them.

    Does he simply need to remove FLASH, and re-install the program....Does he also have to go into Flash settings, if there is one, and change to ALL FILE TYPES, like Windows Explorer has in it's tools, or settings? he and I also have DROPBOX, but without a player, he still can not play any videos.

    What should he try next? He's not that close to me, and doubt if he knows how to download new programs like FLV, or another kind of program to work with this HP Laptop, or even go into ADD/REMOVE programs and delete the FLASH PROGRAM. If you need the model. I will get that shortly.

    Does it also matter if he's using the ADOBE FLASH, or NOT? I'm not sure what his laptop has.

    Thank you for any help!


    I use pinnacle Studio 15, so I can convert almost any video to a format, but playing on all computers can be challenging, with not everyone having the same video players. Mpg, Avi, .Mov, Quicktime, Flash

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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Personally, I use Media Player Home Cinema. You need to set the file associations in its options after you install it.

    If he doesn't know how to search for, download and install a program then I'm not going to be much further help. Sorry.

    PS: When he right clicks on the file and selects Open with Windows Media Player, it doesn't play?
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Download and install VLC player. It'll play almost any format:
    Download VLC Media Player |
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HP Laptop WIN 8, Does NOT play back any videos!!!!!!

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