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  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    unable to play video


    i had been using video.........but for the last few days i was not able to play video....using the icon selected frm windows 8 start menu.....and its not able to update............watz the reason????

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi there .............
    You haven't actually told us anything at all in your post.

    You have been using what video?
    Now you cant play video?
    using what icon?
    Update what?
    Reason could be anything, but as you don't really tell us anything that anything could be 1000 things.

    Also, could you please, please fill out your system specs properly.

    Please tell us what icon you have been using (Program name?)
    Please tell us what kind of computer
    Please tell us what video card if you know?
    Please tell us what it is you are trying to update.

    Thanks Sudheena
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  3. #3


    My thoughts could be the standard video app that comes stock with windows 8? I do notice that it does hang on the startup screen a lot but does eventually open and is functional. Perhaps he is referring to this? And maybe closes it before it has a chance to load completely? I only responded because this happens to me but I let it continue loading until it eventually opens. Don't know why windows 8 apps/programs take so long to open.
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by dyrelogan View Post
    My thoughts could be the standard video app that comes stock with windows 8? I do notice that it does hang on the startup screen a lot but does eventually open and is functional. Perhaps he is referring to this? And maybe closes it before it has a chance to load completely? I only responded because this happens to me but I let it continue loading until it eventually opens. Don't know why windows 8 apps/programs take so long to open.
    A good idea is to use Windows Media Player instead
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by dyrelogan View Post
    Don't know why windows 8 apps/programs take so long to open.
    it could just be you computer is a bit slower ,or its because the some programs connect to the internet first ,most of mine open almost instantly ,but some slower because they are connecting to the internet

    also I agree with antspants, we would all only be making assumptions until OP explains what apps they are using and what type of computer they are using
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  6. #6


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dyrelogan View Post
    Don't know why windows 8 apps/programs take so long to open.
    it could just be you computer is a bit slower
    yeah my stock vid app is instant. Maybe the amount of videos in the folder?
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  7. #7


    I don't have any video's in my folder. My laptop is fairly new and hardly used so I haven't put much on it. Perhaps like CaperJack said, it is due to accessing the internet. I personally use VLC. And for my itunes bought movies, I use itunes because of the copyright protection, which won't let me view them on anything else, save for Quicktime.
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