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all videos keep freezing and the shutdown feature doesn't work

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You seem to be lucky. Maybe you downloaded a different level than wecaan. With Codec packs and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen.
    Yes, that's true. I make it a point to only install the basic version, and if I need any other codecs, I use the specific program that it was designed for. Seems to have done well for me in Windows 8 so far.

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  2. #12


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    Thanks for the link whs.


    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You seem to be lucky. Maybe you downloaded a different level than wecaan. With Codec packs and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen.
    Yes, that's true. I make it a point to only install the basic version, and if I need any other codecs, I use the specific program that it was designed for. Seems to have done well for me in Windows 8 so far.
    I guess I should stop being greedy and not go for the mega pack just because. I've been using codec packs since 2008, and I never had this happen before.

    Btw, the alt+f4 works like a charm.

    Thanks everyone for being so helpful.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by wecaan View Post
    I guess I should stop being greedy and not go for the mega pack just because. I've been using codec packs since 2008, and I never had this happen before.
    Yeah, well with an Alpha operating system, codecs can tend to be quite hectic.
    Quote Originally Posted by wecaan View Post
    Btw, the alt+f4 works like a charm.
    Good to know!
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  4. #14


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    Ok, so I nuked my drive and reinstalled windows 8. This time, I didn't download any codec. Everything was working fine but then I downloaded VLC player to play .mkv files and as soon as I started, it froze. I will try to delete VLC and see if the problems comes back.

    I need to find a way to play .mkv files.
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  5. #15


    VLC newest version works fine here.
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  6. #16


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    I honestly think it's the video drivers. When windows 8 updates itself, it downloads nVidia 285.16 drivers. Before the update, all videos played fine. After the update, the videos froze. So I deleted the nvidia drivers, restarted the computer, and so far, nothing is freezing up.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by wecaan View Post
    Thank you all for the reply. I neglected to say that I did download the latest k lite codec package before all of this happened.
    K-lite is working fine for me
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