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How do I play MPEG ?

  1. #21


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Sorry I am not very skilled at this - I have just checked -In system properties It just says Windows 8 edition and 64 bit




    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Janie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    Have you tried installing K-Lite codecpack? That ought to do it.....
    Yes I tried - that didnt work either
    At some point it'd be good to have a few facts, like whether you have the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 8, and whether you have the "N" version (no WMP) or not.

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  2. #22


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    And have you installed the x64 version of K-Lite?
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  3. #23


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Yes I tried but it didnt help
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  4. #24


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by Janie View Post
    Yes I tried but it didnt help
    Sorry to say , but this sucks!!! You have a serious problem. Sorry, but I don't know anymore things to try except a clean reinstallation of your entire system.
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  5. #25


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    You've got about a week left to get upgrade to the Pro Pack! Do it NOW! It will save you a whole lot of time and f-ing around. It's not that expensive.

    You'll regret it when it starts selling for mega-bucks after Jan-31 and you're stuck with VLC (which is good, but limited).

    Win 8 that ships with new computers is not Win8 Pro, so you cannot upgrade using the free MCE product key. You have to get the Pro Pack.

    Did your computer not come with bloat-ware video players to play DVDs? They should do the job too, but not very well.

    Honestly, upgrade to pro pack.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Yes I can play DVDS ,

    I think I may not have made it clear that my problem is with Windows Windows Movie maker I REALLY need to get that working -
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  7. #27


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Janie View Post
    Yes I can play DVDS ,

    I think I may not have made it clear that my problem is with Windows Windows Movie maker I REALLY need to get that working -
    The edition of windows you have does not have the ability to decode MPEG2. It is the typical installation that comes with shop bought PC's.

    That means Windows media player will not have the ability to play MPEG2, which also means Windows Movie Maker does not have the ability to open them either.

    You can install all the codecs you like, but unless they work with Windows media player, it's highly probable they will not work with Windows Movie Maker either.

    The only way to get MPEG2 decoding OFFICIALLY in Windows 8 products is by upgrading to Pro Pack, which you have now less than a week to acquire at a reasonable price.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the info - I wish they made it clear on the windows site that it wouldnt work for me .
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  9. #29


    Posts : 2
    windows xp


    VLC or MediaPlayer classic both have codec packs that plays almost all formats of video.

    5 Best Video Player for Windows - XP,7 and 8 - TechMing
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