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How do I play MPEG ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8

    How do I play MPEG ?


    I have just purchased a new laptop which has Windows 8 installed . I am used to using Vista

    I have loads of problems but today I want to know how I can use my video camera with it

    I connected the Sony digital video camera to the computer and downloaded the files but Windows

    cant play MPEG. Can Any one help ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Unfortunately, Windows 8 dropped its media player. You can install a program to do the job: VLC is a free program that does about everything--play, convert, record, etc. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

    Another option is a light-weight app that, I think, just plays is MPC-HC: Home :: MPC-HC ::

    Or, you could search through the App Store to find a player.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by rchris View Post
    Unfortunately, Windows 8 dropped its media player....
    Say what? Windows Media Player version 12 is alive and well on my Windows 8 installation.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Windows Media Player version 12 is still there. Just right click on the .mpeg file and select open with Windows Media. However, Windows Media Player version 12 will not play some of the format such as .mkv and DVD. You can install VLC or another freeware such as KMPlayer which has a nice user interface, both will use their built in codec pack to play almost any format.
    Just be careful when installing those freewares, they always ask to install additional softwares such as Google Chrome, Ask toolbar etc... just uncheck those.
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  5. #5


    Window media player was dropped in the EU...in America it's still there. There was a lawsuit brought before the EU counsel and MS was forced to drop it.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Thanks I have now got VLC installed


    Quote Originally Posted by rchris View Post
    Unfortunately, Windows 8 dropped its media player. You can install a program to do the job: VLC is a free program that does about everything--play, convert, record, etc. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

    Another option is a light-weight app that, I think, just plays is MPC-HC: Home :: MPC-HC ::

    Or, you could search through the App Store to find a player.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the suggestions I am not very good at this ! My next problem is - I have found a download on the Windows site for Windows movie maker, which I really like and have been using for ages but the MPEG files dont play on that anymore can anyone tell me if theres a solution ?
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  8. #8


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You need to install a codec pack. K-lite standard should do the job:
    http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_co...k_download.htm
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  9. #9


    You could also try Shark007 which works fine:Shark007.net - Windows 8 Codecs for Media Center
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  10. #10


    San Antonio
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    Janie,

    You can always try this website which will give you all the tools mentioned prior and a few other solutions to ease your issue:

    Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
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